posted on Oct, 25 2008 @ 03:14 PM
Freedom ,or more importantly liberty, are the foundations of america. The freedom to not pay for someone elses problems and faults, or the liberty to
help others when possible. No goverment can mandate what you do, think, or belive. Just because something makes sence in a city environment doesn't
mean you should force those needs or values on anyone outside of your own local areas. Lets use public radio(NPR,ect), and public television(PBS).
They are both publicly funded programs, however they run solely based off of DONATIONS from you and me. If you like the service, you give what you
can...not what some goverment has decided and the mandated as a requirement. The US government was run in a similar fashion until about the last 100
or so years.
People of the US(and the world) have the inborn rights as laid down by our constitution and bill of rights. If a family decides they want to farm,
and live off the land, that is thier right as humans. And equally, someone who decides to take up residence in a large city has that right. Now, the
problems that arise from each path in life, are the problems of the people who took thier specific paths willingly. When a family/'s in a city force
those who homeschool, or better yet, allow thier children an apprenticeship in a real skill to pay for someones elses education, thats wrong. It goes
against the founding priciples of the country. We are a constitutional republic NOT a democracy. Democracy(or socialized democracy) allows the
majority to RULE the minority. THAT IS NOT FREEDOM OR LIBERTY!
You cant mandate unwilling participation upon anyone, whether it be through tax,law, or force(as the second amendment allows you to protect oneself
and your family).
If a school system fails, its your fault. No amount of money will make it better.
If your body fails due to misuse or apathy, its your fault. Have your family take care of you, dont force others to pay in for your mistakes.
Forgot to save for retirement, or generally mismanage your cash/stash...sorry, that too is your fault.
Life can be good or bad, but the goverment sure as hell doesn't cant force it to be good by throwing money at a problem. If you want to make others
pay a certain amount of thier wealth into a system of the community, then keep it to your own community. Not everyone wants big brother holding thier
hand all through life because they are to weak, or dumb to have any forethought for thier life.
[edit on 25-10-2008 by LordBaskettIV]