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Ken Kelly
Artist: Ken Kelly © 2004
After the Kinkayle Massacre, King Tristan granted his protection to the Kinkayles,
to keep the remaining two members of Clan Kaíl safe!

        This Digest is more of a rant than anything. It seems that the welfare system is greatly abused these days. Now for the sake of argument, I do agree that some people need aid from the government for whatever the case and, for those reasons, blessings upon them taken ill until one can restore their place in society. However, I think I can safely say that there are those who willfully abuse the welfare system and circumvent the system with unacceptable reasons for aid. For sake of argument, they know who they are, and I don't.
        With this being the case, I think offspring, is the main issue here. Common sense would say, "if you can't afford it, then don't buy it." This goes for offspring as well. "if you can't afford it, don't create it." Creating life requires responsibility, your own responsibility, not the responsiblity of the government. We live in a free society but with that freedom comes responsibility, and as I remember, we the people make the United States what it is. The United States does not make us what we are.
        The other issue remains on laziness. "Get a job!" From personal experience when I was unemployed for a year, I was diligently looking for a job. Yes, everyone goes through a phase of doubt, but I did get a job and regained my self-respect. I know that these are very trying times for employment and in times like this, yes welfare is acceptable, but don't "work the system" for personal gain. I know of many who diligently "job search" and make an honest attempt to look for a job, and honestly use the privilege of Welfare. Kudos to them. They are trying and putting in an effort. In the long run, if you're not making an effort, don't mooch off the government for money. And, in my yearlong-jobless case, I did not meet the requirements for unemployment, so I had to fend for myself in that time. Make money yourself and if you have a big family, make sure you can afford for every mouth and back in the household. "If you can't afford it, don't buy it." Use common sense. "If you can't afford it, don't create it."

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The Angst over Welfare:

        Why is there so much angst over this issue on a personal level with the welfare system in our country? It's plain and simple actually. Every first week of the month, restaurants seem to attract the motley crowds on welfare. By motley, I refer to the ones who seem to "abuse" the system of government. One can tell, yes. And, on the list of "unpleasant guests" are the motley welfare crowds (oddly, this is tied in with the unpleasant, motley Church Crowds on Sundays, which is another issue). Why are they on this "unpleasant" list? Foremost, watching them each month, they are messy, show no care or thankfulness for the service given to them (esp. tips), careless and insensitive with their children (which sometimes number more or less in the quantity of 10) the employees in the restaurant, and to be quite blunt, they are gluttonous slobs who show no care for their service. Number two, they are not only doing business with Golden Corral or Frisch's where I work, they are doing business with ME personally! Yes, me. Not only must they think of doing business with Golden Corral, they must think about ALL the individuals behind those food lines, serving them, who gave them the privilege to dine at Golden Corral. I call this situation the "vice-versa business" not Golden Corral's business. Granted, I'm not standing behind the line picking people out who apply to this "personal business," but they know who they are. There is the "buck starts here" (my employment) the "buck ends here" (president), and the "no-go buck" (the staggered dollar). They pay, but that dollar goes back to them via the government, namely my taxes. Over the years, this deep animosity with "government moochers" has been on my mind, and I've written about it in the Chronicles of Tristan. Seeing that there is good in the Welfare System of the United States, and to the many who use it properly, has inspired one of my favorite, but tragic, characters in the Chronicles of Tristan.

Daulky Kinkayle was on Welfare (Ràvin 3):

        "Both Daulky and Karah attained the Kinkayle Manor from Theá and Dermit, their deceased parents; It was years after the Kue killed the parents in the bloody battle at Axis, and this was witnessed during the rule of Count Boílgrául and King Shadlíer the Skor. The day of Dreáich 31 became known as a contentious time in Axis, even for Ví and the Feast of Aóiconach. The Kinkayle Massacre at Galf Orchards was the epitome of death, not life for the remaining two Kinkayles. What feast, following the wind of order, symbolized the rebirth of nature brought death to a once prolific clan in County Kalidon. The Clan Kaíl was cursed from this day on, the bloodline of Shalíes would suffer due to the fate of this Massacre, and the fire of the clan would diminish.
        Receiving news about the deaths of Theá and Dermit sparked the intervention of King Tristan. He was eager to help the clan and he collaborated with the Count of Axis. Negotiating with the King, the town of Axis was gracious to Daulky and Karah, and King Tristan sent a nanny named Tíela to the children, until they were of age, for they were given the rite of the "protective help services." For a time, until this debt could be repaid to society, the children remained on the welfare system in Axis under the protection of the Raven Order, and the contract was marked by the very seal of King Tristan in acknowledgement of all his living kin.
        According to the contract, Axis granted welfare to the children and restored Kinkayle Manor to the two remaining clan members, Daulky and Karah. Daulky later joined the "Order of the Strául" at Kema-Kot with conscription to King Tristan, and Karah repaid her debt working with the Raven Order and Vinsalla at Axis. In accordance to the King’s terms and the Skoran Journals, the debt of Daulky and Karah Kinkayle was paid in full, and the balances standing in opposition against them were leveled evenly."

(Chronicles of Tristan: The Revelation - Chapter One)

Food for Thought:

        Cóimh-Oámháith Bhássailágh [KO-ya-way VAY-sel-lach] < Cáterneásh = "Protective Help Services." The Original Cáterneásh term for the Welfare System used in Arden or lit. Protective Help Services. In a time of need, the "protective help services" was gifted upon individuals who needed financial and civil assistance by the ruling fief, but only with a price. In times of need, individuals who faced adverse or sudden turmoil, such as death or "clan contention" could ask the fief for financial and civil assistance. The Tide of Alíath (every 50 years) was never accounted in this reckoning, since this was a time where all debts were forgiven and prisoners were set free.
        The ruling fief negotiates the "protective help services" and the terms. The "Cóainforechiáth," the Town Keeper or Mayor, bestows the services on those who need the assistance. Count Boílgrául of Axis gave "protective help services" to the aid of Daulky Kinkayle and Karah Kinkayle for a time. King Tristan negotiated the terms of the services after he learned about the deaths of Theá and Dermit Kinkayle, the parents. The terms included the conscription of Daulky into the Order of the Strául and Karah in the Order of the Raven. Daulky and Karah were the last two living clan members of the Clan Cáelhá (Kaíl). When they were young, the King sent a nanny to the children to raise them, and when they were older, the both of them received financial help from Axis, before finally repaying their debt to society.
        Upon receiving the "protective help service," a balance was set by the fief. As long as you were on the service, your solemn duty to reckon the account was necessary and, again, the Tide of Alíath was an exception. This meant that you had to repay what was given to you, if being your own life. If members using the "protective help services" were found abusing the privilege of the service or feigning the negotiations (forgery, fraud, gluttony, breaching the contract willfully, etc), those members were arrested and taken to the courthouse. There, in front of the courthouse or the center of town, they were "purified" of their wickedness usually by floggin or put to death, depending on the original, negotiating terms of the ruling fief. One of the accusations used against Daulky Kinkayle at his first trial with the House of Síemh was his repayment to society after using the "protective help service." History, as we know, documents that Kinkayle repaid his debt by joining the Army of King Tristan, and King Shadlíer blessed him for his nobility and civil duties towards King Tristan. His contract was rendered "paid in full" according to the Skoran Journals and King Shadlíer, the true ruling fief at the time, not King Ilùviuks.

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