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Originally posted by For(Home)Country
Taxes is what uphold the social structure of benevolence for our society, and what forces, what would otherwise be selfish human nature, to contribute to society what we can to help others. Without taxes, our care would be simply limited to the ones we deem "good enough" to be cared for and only contribute to them whereas taxes ensure that there is a much larger pool of resources available for distribution on a national scale.
-My Government has kept me safe on several occasions, including the destruction of a recent plot of some people that were going to come shoot up and kill people at my University.
-Because of my Government, I am able to get financial assistance to go to school to earn a higher education without having to worry about working while at school, thus being able to devote my time to studying as the loan only has to be paid off once I get my degree.
-Because of said above point, many students can take advantage of this, go to school, and get a good education whereas they wouldn't otherwise be able to. One student going to school will, in the long run, benefit more people than just him/her self.
-My Government has ensured that there is proper transportation infrastructure so I can go home and see my parents every weekend, and they upkeep the infrastructure to ensure that my travels, along with the travels of millions of others, is kept as safe as engineerically possible.
-The Government has help protected the cities and towns in my area time and time again during terrible floods and other natural disasters by utilizing the Military to help battle these circumstances, assisting people in protecting their way of life.
-My Government has put in place laws and guidelines that every Canadian must abide by to protect the rights of each and every one of us, ensure freedom, and allow us to do what we need and want to do, so as long as it doesn't harm others. Without this, we would be a selfish, destructive anarchy.
-The Government has ensured that every Canadian that walks out there on the street has the right to do what they need to, without hindrance from others. If there is, the party that has infiltrated someone else's life in a negative aspect will be dealt with accordingly, attempting to help return that person to a positive, contributing member of society.
For me, Christmas time isn't just a religious event, or time together with family, but also another great opportunity to be thankful for all the good that has happened to me and those around me (as should every day). The Government, to me, is the single largest structure that prevents selfish human nature from seeping through into every part of society, wrecking countless lives as we all work for ourselves.
Originally posted by NOTHING 4 NO ONE
I suppose your government in Canada is ok. No problem coming from me but I'm an American. Ours sucks. England's gov't sucks too. With how many posts i see coming from you plus the troubling the title banner for this one I can only surmise you're fishing for points and injurious insults from "us" who are in no way satisfied with the performance of our dictatorships. I didn't even bother to read your whole post, it's just too long winded...
For the most part i get the jist of ur post but how can the U.S. trust anyone anymore when money slated for programs intended for the betterment of the community winds up making "elected" officials richer? When the money's gone, quick fixes like lotteries, bond creation, and other fundraisers are implemented. Our government is woefully inadequate for the resources it demands... by force may i add. Don't forget that the U.S. really owns you too and it will be only a matter of time before uncle sam comes a knockin at your door. So when that happens are you gonna come out with your hands over your head or on the trigger of your gun?
What does any of the above have to do with government?
Originally posted by nixie_nox
I am thankful that I can go to any corner and buy medicine from a store 24 hours a day.
I am thankful every city has a museum, or multiple museums, theaters, galleries and churches.
I am thankful I can major in what I want.
I am thankful that no matter where I go, I can call 911 in an emergency.