posted on Mar, 10 2015 @ 09:09 AM
a reply to: EternalSolace
I see what you mean.
I think it has to be said that while a certain percentage of those people you see on your street who could work, MAY be on the take, it is worth
assuming that they have looked for work, and found none for which they are qualified, or which would pay them a wage that would allow them to do as
you have suggested, i.e. feeding and clothing a family, having a home, and so on. Further to that, although it is often tempting to see what others
possess, and assume the worst when you see them do no gainful work, it is often unwise. There are many jobs that people can do from home these days,
and it is also possible that some of those folk you mention work nights.
May I ask, are these people truly your neighbours? Do you speak with them in the street, do you barbecue together? Do you knock back a brew or two at
the local bar with them every now and again? How much do you really know about what they do, where they do it, and how much of it they do? I only ask,
because if these people are your neighbours and you know them well enough to know where they get their money, for a FACT, then that is one thing. But
if you do not know these people, have never been in their lives enough to know for certain where they get the money they live on, and not by second
hand knowledge but by the word of their own mouths, then how can you be sure of your convictions about them? This is why politics is so divisive!
I think where the political element of your OP is concerned you are right to be confused. The Democratic Party as it stands today, traces its origins
back to the Jeffersonian Republicans, the first to refer to republicanism in the US. That party was started in 1791-93 or there abouts. It was started
by Jefferson and his friend James Maddison, or so the story goes, in opposition to the Federalist Party, run by the treasurer of the time, Alexander
Hamilton. However, later on it split into the Republican Party, and what became the Whig party...
How we got to this mess however is a tale of epic proportions, and I have not the time to tell it!