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Originally posted by Mahatma87
Constitutional Republic where unalienable rights are upheld above all else is the answer imo.
Stupid media propagating the fallacy that democracy is heaven on earth does not help. Stupid is not the word, deviant would be better.
Originally posted by PeaceUk
You can have socialist aspects of a society without going all the way, such as we enjoy here in England.
Many people seem to have negative connotations of socialism, ideas of laziness in those who will live of the welfare state. This does not have to be so. Certain aspects of socialism can be taken and used to good effect (the NHS for example). It can be seen as a safety net on which any person in society, irrespective of class, ethnicity or any other aspect, can use when we reach 'tough times', which is inevitable. The only part it seems that many greedy Americans have such a tough time getting their head around is the fact that the working, healthy people who are not currently using it have to pay into this system. It's a question of being selfish.
Originally posted by Irish M1ck
Yeah, people don't understand that we already have socialist tenets in our capitalist society.
- Government agencies such as the FCC control business. They regulate what business can and can't do. That's a tenet of socialism.
- Acts, such as the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, further control business. This act forces CEO accountability on financial statements and disallows the accounting and auditing firm to be the same.
- Welfare - duh
- Medicaid - duh
- Price floors and Price ceilings
- Minimum Wage
- Subsidies (Without them, we wouldn't have affordable airlines or food)
People hear socialism and they have no idea what they are thinking about. We are already under a socialist-capitalism hybrid, and some people just want a couple more socialist features.
Socialism keeps capitalism honest and in-check.
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.