"No free government can stand without virtue in the people, and a lofty spirit of patriotism . . Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other."
- John Adams
But then there's people that can not get a job due to physical or mental impairments. Those people have no way to make money to care for them selves. They suffer every day, more than any of you can even imagine, and without welfare they would die. All because of greedy people who don't want to pay taxes to take care of those who can't take care of themselves. Where's the freedom in that?
I cannot favorite this enough.
Being a selfish and hostile jerk who's afraid of helping others is no virtue in ANY world, progressive or not!
in today's America, if you've never worked a day in your life, and don't care to, the government will make sure you don't have to, by paying for your every need through taxpayers. having dignity is no longer a necessity for a good life.
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in today's America, if you're against the government's views, you are labeled as a "terrorist." Such terrorists include most traditional Christian religions. what happened to freedom?
Your hate and envy makes it impossible for you to consider that a solution outside of big government is possible. I got news for you, not only is it possible it's far more effective.
I pity you for your self-inflicted narrow closed mind.
Is it large enough for a window sticker? say 3" x 4"?
Would you send me a good digital copy, maybe I could make a few thousand and market them for you.
In a true free market the 1% only has power that we choose to give them. If you don't like how they do business, simply buy from their competitors. Would you rather the government be the 1%? Now thats some dangerous power.
...and I have to note that healthcare and free birth control are not good counter-examples to self reliance and self worth.
Republican-dominated states functions differently than democrate-dominated states, sometimes they have an even bigger divide than among european countries.
Mind you, republicans are not 100% conservatives by a long shot, especially their leadership.
From what I see, conservatives keeps to the values of the USA, liberals believes they know better (but donīt).
One side is less "american" than the other.
Not the type of disagreement that makes individuals want to abolish the 1st and 2nd US amendement because they are short-sighted enough to believe it will furthers their self-interests and beliefs.
Compromise only works with someone who actually understand why there should be a compromise, when a large and growing part of the electorat doesnīt have the mentality of spoiled children.
Even worst when the governement itself believes it could and need to be able to impose its decisions regardless of what its subjects thinks.
This intention is why there is this push to ban "assault" rifles and why opposing that is important.