Isaiah 1:18 -- Come now, and let us reason together
Any habitual action, such as eating or dressing, may be performed on the appropriate occasion, without any need of thought, and the same seems to be true of a painfully large proportion of our talk. -- Bertrand Russell
Interesting note on CCN that 6 billion was spent amount all the 2012 races and what do we have to show for it?
A Dem. Pres, Dem Senate and Repub House. Just like before all that money was spent.
If you didn't support Obama, this needs to be your attitude. If you supported Obama, you still need to contribute everything you can to move things forward.
We're not so different. Give it a few years, and the GOP will regain some of its form and get another Presidential seat.
"les grandes défaites forgent les grands hommes" - Rudy Gobert
So when are they going to take our guns and send us all to FEMA concentration camps?
Yes back then everyone either had a "farm" (with free slave labor) or a "manufacturing thing" with almost free child labor (working ridiculously long hours, in often dangerous conditions). What ever happened to the good old days?Yeah, so I've lost my faith in America.
What we have here is a change in society. When the constitution was originally written, everyone in the country had to pretty much stand on there own two feet or die of hunger. Most everyone had either a farm or a manufacturing thing and the ratio of employee to employer wasn't very high. Back then most every vote was equal because everyone knew how to work. Now we live in the world of giant corporations where a handful of people have tons of assets but they employ hundreds of uneducated minions, all of which have the same equal vote as their doctorate wielding bosses. This means that elections are being decided by people who don't even have a high school diploma rather then people with over eight years of college education. (Yes I realize that people back in early America didn't have an education either, but they still had a much higher work ethic than dude working the counter at Walmart)
Also, back then, you were allowed to fend for yourself as you saw fit. You could go hunting and fishing every day if you wanted, and bring home dinner. You could move to an uninhabited area and claim vast amounts of property as yours, for free.
Things are a lot different now.
I do find it troubling that you're questioning the work ethic of people who maintain full time employment (even work lots of OT). Just because they didn't get a job you approve of doesn't mean they're lazy or not hard workers.
By the way, PLENTY of economists disagree with you about lower taxes on the wealthy being necessary for a good economy.
Also, these educated people you speak of, you realize they are mostly voting for Obama right? The uneducated farmers and small town cowboys almost exclusively vote republican.
I am pretty surprised so many Romney supporters are shocked Romney lost.
Buckle up for the next 4 years, should be a bumpy ride now that Obama doesn't have another election to plan for.
Finally someone suggests some kind of change.Obviously we should solve this problem immediately. I propose literacy tests of classic works and poll taxes posthaste.
It's true that society has changed, however if this is true than why are we still using the same electoral college? I can't count how many times I've heard people say 'why vote, Utah is republican so what difference does it make?' In a world where we have instant access to the internet which spans the entire nation, why are we still relying on such an archaic system?
But that still isn't the answer. I can't change the mistakes of the past but I also can't deny that America is being passed up by other countries, our dollar is no longer on top, our morals are falling away and there is a movement of governmental dependence that will soon have us either becoming a socialist country or having another civil war. However, now that the military has smart bombs and tanks, a civil war won't even work, so the only answer we have is to either endure or vote in a system that is broken.
I need to clarify, and apologize to Walmart. The actual full time workers (of which Walmart tried to get rid of them all a few years ago) probably has the work ethic to make sound voting decisions. The ones I'm concerned about is the person who can't hold a part time job for more than a few months and relies on government support to survive when they don't have any specific disability. I'm not saying that these people should starve, that can't work in today's society. You want to hear something outrageous? How about this:
Anyone who is dependent on government support for housing and food forfeits their ability to vote.
What? Don't you folks believe the people who are voted in will continue to support the weak minded? Ok, I'll amend it; if they have a documented disability then they keep it. That's fair, nobody wants to hamper the disabled, but random chick who can't keep her legs shut and has tons of kids she can't take care of shouldn't be making electoral decisions for America. Or drunk guy who buys his beer with food stamps who knocks up these women shouldn't either.
Does anybody else have any suggestions? Or are you ok with feeding these people and paying for their houses with either your tax dollars or your employers tax dollars?
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