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Is There Anything We Can Agree With

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posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 12:42 PM
a reply to: introvert

Agreed! And there are several other topics I agree with here:

Election Reforms and term limits, everything TonyS said, and that something is WRONG and needs to be addressed in a serious way, not just MOTS. Oh, and the venomous snakes thing...

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 12:46 PM

originally posted by: KawRider9
a reply to: angeldoll

You're an ineptaphobe!!!!

lol! It took me a second to 'get it', but Yes! I suppose I am!

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 05:25 PM

originally posted by: Daedal
Can we collectively agree on anything, liberal or conservative, left right, it don't matter. With so much rhetoric being tossed around from all directions, is there anything all people can agree with in this country.

And, if so, how could it be utilized to bring everyone together, and help use this common ground to educate ourselves and help find and fix problems we all face, together.

Any suggestions? How do we as a nation move this country forward without the bickering, left right divide. Certainly we can agree to something, can't we or at least agree to disagree?

Unless, in my opinion, we put down our differences and come together as intelligent people and discuss things that affect us all, those that continually create division will continue to do so.

Any ideas?

There are several issues of agreement between left and right and I refer you to Ralph Nader's "Unstoppable: The Emergencing Left-Right Alliance to Dismantle the Corporate State:

Require that the Department of Defense (DOD) budget be audited annually, and disclose all government budgets. Secrecy destroys accountability.
Establish rigorous procedures to evaluate the claims of businesses looking for a government handout which would end most corporate welfare and bailouts.
Promote efficiency in government contracting and government spending.
Adjust the minimum wage to inflation.
Introduce specific forms of taxation reform as well as push to regain uncollected taxes.
Break up the “Too Big to Fail” banks.
Expand contributions to charity, using them to increase jobs and drawing on available “dead money.”
Allow taxpayers the standing to sue, especially immunized governments and corporations.
Further direct democracy—initiative, referendum, and recall, for starters.
Push community self-reliance.
Clear away the obstacles to a competitive electoral process.
Defend and extend civil liberties.
Enhance civic skills and experience for students.
End unconstitutional wars and enforce Article 1, section 8, of the Declaration of War Act.
Revise trade agreements to protect US sovereignty, and resume full congressional deliberations, ending fast track.
Protect children from commercialism and its physical and mental exploitation and harm.
Control more of the commons that we already own.
End corporate personhood.
Get tough on corporate crime, providing penalties and enforcement budgets.
Ramp up investor power by strengthening investor-protection laws and by creating a penny brigade to pay for an investor watchdog agency.
Oppose the patenting of life forms, including human genes.
End the ineffective war on drugs.
Push for environmentalism.
Reform health care.
Create convergent institutions

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 06:10 PM
a reply to: Daedal

Air is good to breathe?

General distrust of authority depending on who that authority is.

But as my husband points out - if the research is correct, people of left/right ideologies in general are wired to think differently, so it's hard to find things we will truly agree fully on. That doesn't necessarily make one side or the other more or less "right." Technically, both sides have necessary survival traits, and so we really should see each other as necessary to society. The problem is when one side (or both) becomes so convinced that it is right and the ONLY possible paradigm for survival and right thinking and being that it tries to completely expunge the other.
edit on 11-7-2015 by ketsuko because: (no reason given)

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 06:32 PM

originally posted by: angeldoll

Congress was elected to do a job they are either too emotional or too incompetent to do. They should all be fired.

Yeah - you do that for me please....

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 07:24 PM
In my opinion, create a new "CONTRACT" in which we collectively "CONSENT" against corruption. Thank you.
edit on 2015-7-11 by pikypiky because: Correction due to smartphone typo!

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:26 PM

originally posted by: MoreBeer
Inner city, thug life culture is poisoning and ruining what ever it touches.

Nah, Wall Street embezzlement culture is poisoning and ruining whatever it touches. Inner city "thug" culture is nothing compared to Camorra/Mafioso thug culture either.

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:41 PM

We love our country

We love our families

Politicians are corrupt and dont have our interests in mind

Washington is out of touch

The Rule of Law has been corrupted and is no longer adhered to

Wallstreet is corrupt

None our our elected officials listen to their constituents........

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:56 PM
Can we all agree that the current growth industry known as the prison industrial complex is a direct threat to personal liberty, and opens the doors to corruption?


posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 08:59 PM
Can we all agree stressing on the differences between people is counter-productive?

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 09:24 PM
a reply to: Daedal

Yes , Ice Cream . Even Scum Bag Progressive Liberal Marxist like it too !

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 09:27 PM

originally posted by: Zanti Misfit
a reply to: Daedal

Yes , Ice Cream . Even Scum Bag Progressive Liberal Marxist like it too !

Thanks for adding that. Would you like chocolate or vanilla?

posted on Jul, 11 2015 @ 10:47 PM
Justin Bieber sucks, and Miley Cyrus is a slut.

posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 06:40 AM

originally posted by: TheChrome
Justin Bieber sucks, and Miley Cyrus is a slut.

OMG!!!11!!! I'm a Belieber. How dare you?!

Just kidding.

posted on Jul, 12 2015 @ 07:05 AM
Can we all agree waking up in the morning is a good thing?

I mean, like, the alternatives could be waking up in the afternoon or not at all.

Ya know?

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