Originally posted by yadda333
We voted in representatives to vote on these things for us. The US is a republic.
Honestly, I'm tired of this whole "government for the people and by the people" talk. I don't want the general population in charge because the
US is full of morons.
I say we destroy the constitution and start over. This whole system is completely outdated.
The system is outdated to some degree. But I don't want the "new system"
to grant government permission to tell me or my children that we MUST volunteer.
Again what happens when we don't follow what "they" ask?
Are we law breakers?
I personally already do plenty of volunteering..
and I was just brought up to help others out...-
as do many of the people I know.
We know how to help each other - and we do.
I am against a LAW that says this has to happen and how.
This is not ok.
I was born a free human - capable of critical thinking -
and I think our responsibility to ourselves and the
next generation is to insure it stays that way to the best of our
If they want to give options to people -
get people from each state to help motivate others...
put programs together to build shelters for the homeless and teach everyone how
to garden fresh organic non GMO food - so we can live the healthy lives we were born to live - then good.
Do these things for "the people"..
Children do not belong to a country - to be molded as a political party sees fit.
There should not be ownership in any way - shape or form.
Motivate them to do the right thing - Yes.
Own them - No.
[edit on 21-4-2009 by spinkyboo]