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Originally posted by The Savage Khan
reply to post by sadchild01
And which business school did you attend? Harvard, Yale, Princeton. Whatever, I'm not into sports. The point was the economy is a lot more complicated than assessing the interest rate on a credit card. And regardless, the article this thread is based on is poppy cock.
The point was the economy is a lot more complicated than assessing the interest rate on a credit card.
I'm not into sport
Originally posted by Illusionsaregrander
reply to post by ProtoplasmicTraveler
Lol. I just posted a much shorter, but not as elegant, comment on the same phenomenon in another thread.
There is no difference between the agenda of the parties, because like you say, they are owned by the same people. Bought and paid for. The whole two party thing just keeps us bickering and cheering on our "team" and when they fail us too, we just tell ourselves, "well its because of the other guys, they messed it up so bad my guys couldnt do better."
And even bright people cannot let go of the dream that their favorite party is going to ride in on a white horse and save them.
I obviously agree. Although I loved your phrasing of it. As usual, very nice reading.
When in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. — That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security. — Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States
Originally posted by xmotex
Modern "conservatism" did not exist when this country was founded, neither did modern "liberalism"...
Socialism, or anything like it, had not even been conceived yet.
Neither had an industrial or postindustrial economy, very different from the agrarian economy of the Colonies....
The founders, however, were the "liberals" of their day, to wit: classical liberalism.
Many portions of that belief system have mutated into modern conservatism (the emphasis on economic freedom), others into modern liberalism (the emphasis on individual rights).
Well I kind of like what life was in the 50's when I was growing up. Taxes were way higher back then and most in this country were a lot happier back then, life was more "fair" and equatable. Maybe I missed something, but these threads are always calling for revolution, but when big changes come, the masses always get hurt terribly.