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Do you mean to say that you would like other people to pay more money on your behalf if it went directly to soldiers pockets? I have little doubt if you really wanted to give your own money and put it into soldiers pockets, there are at least five charities designed to do just that. Not to mention, nothing is stopping you from doing this your self. Please let me know how your donation (or lack thereof) goes.
originally posted by: Forensick
Can I just say that I would like to pay more taxes if it went directly to soldiers pockets.
The rest of the budget can do its a thing but I would like to pay a guaranteed percent of tax direct to soldiers pay and returning soldiers care.
They deserve it.
Sometimes, no doubt. But even if they are really nice, it's no business of theirs if gay couples want to wed.
If someone thinks being gay is a sin, its because they are bigoted, and they are a bad person.
Its up to a person flying a flag to decide what it stands for.
originally posted by: ketsuko
a reply to: Phallacy
They are no more or no less underprivileged or disadvantaged than any immigrant from a poor nation, and somehow those immigrants manage to overcome.
originally posted by: Phallacy
a reply to: ketsuko
That's how I saw it too until I actually read the material my WP friends kept suggesting I read like "White Privilege: Unpacking the Invisible Knapsack." It's about the everyday experience (and its compounding effects) of being a skin color that's generally treated as an underclass (albeit often unintentionally). Quick except:
1. I can if I wish arrange to be in the company of people of my race most of the time.
2. I can avoid spending time with people whom I was trained to mistrust and who have learned to mistrust my kind or me.
3. If I should need to move, I can be pretty sure of renting or purchasing housing in an area which I can afford and in which I would want to live.
4. I can be pretty sure that my neighbors in such a location will be neutral or pleasant to me.
5. I can go shopping alone most of the time, pretty well assured that I will not be followed or harassed.
6. I can turn on the television or open to the front page of the paper and see people of my race widely represented.
7. When I am told about our national heritage or about "civilization," I am shown that people of my color made it what it is.
8. I can be sure that my children will be given curricular materials that testify to the existence of their race.
9. If I want to, I can be pretty sure of finding a publisher for this piece on white privilege.