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The mere illegal nature of the street drugs is a big culprit behind their use to begin with (or at last the selling of them)
Originally posted by Bunch
Why is it that in this country helping the poor through goverment programs is seen in such a bad light?
Helping the poor is bad, is amounts to socialism and things of that nature is said in these boards on a daily basis.
Many of the people that say this come from a party that proud themselves of their high moral and religious values... Isn't a good thing to help those in need?
Wasn't that one of those things that Jesus did and preach about throughout his life?
What have you done personally of late to help some of those in need
Nah... but is never the rich folk fault, they are too smart in the eyes of many, they should be respected and adulated...is the poor folk that made the decision of investing in the stock market, is the hard working fella that shouldn't have taken the loan, is the poor folk that is at fault for not been born with a silver spoon to his mouth.
And while we have gave them billions in tax cuts, and billions in bailouts some people CRY foul when is suggested that we should also help those whose life have been ruined by these highly respected and adulated individuals and companies.
Please someone explain me what we should do to help those who need help during these tough economic times? or should we not help them at all?
Originally posted by cognoscente
Ameratsu: John Adams expressed this nicely.
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce, and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
It seems that any sufficiently advanced society tends to gravitate toward socialism. Now couple the political paradigm of socialism with an economic paradigm of abundance. That combined socioeconomic notion, I believe, is the ultimate goal of any intelligent society or culture.
Of course, John Adams' love for learning was unparalleled. And this may have lent to some of the bias in the above quote.