posted on Jan, 31 2009 @ 02:12 AM
Originally posted by Anonymous ATS
reply to post by PeaceUk
America needs not socialism or communism, but a huge reform back to the constitution, back to our forefathers dreams and outline, and back to a
society who's actions are based on collective MORALS and LOGIC and not just the hard letter of the LAW.
I would just like to point out that the American people no longer share collective morals or logic. The "melting pot" stopped melting a long time
ago. Any state government trying to run an autonomous system would face all the same challenges that our federal government has to deal with right
now. All the issues would be the same - gay rights, women's rights, illegal immigrants, gun rights, etc. The list never seems to end. (probably never
I also favor a democratic system with socialistic policies for full healthcare and education. We could pay for it easily with a flat tax - One of my
professors stated a 10% flat tax would pay for pretty much anything we would ever want, and eliminate our tax debt.
I don't see how *2* additional socialistic policies threatens freedom or encourages laziness. You can't eat your healthcare to survive, you still
need a job to buy food. You can't live in your school, I imagine they would kick you out eventually. Not to mention all the other things you would
want to buy - a tv, maybe some video games, a dog, the list goes on. I don't see laziness.
Full education would be a godsend to our people, I think. I've been struggling to get through school (I refuse to take out a student loan) and free
college education would really help out the American people. If everyone learned a skill, the demand for good jobs would skyrocket, businesses would
be pressured to open new stores and offices for people to work at. Competition can be good, sometimes.