reply to post by nixie_nox
Oh, nixie nixie nixie...
I have an overwhelming selection of free or cheap museums, theaters,science centers and aquariums to go too.
Does this have more meaning for you than your rights as a free citizen?
If my child gets sick, there are 24 hour pharmacies and urgent care centers that I can take him too in the middle of the night, 15 minutes
I remember when the doctor would come to your house, even in the country, in the dead of night to help care for a sick child. Which is preferable? A
doctor or some minimum wage clerk in a drug store?
I am grateful that I get to choose my spouse, and choose to leave him if I want too.
As am I. Did you think I was speaking against that? That is a right you have... and one you can lose if this country continues to crumble.
I am GRATEFUL, that my child doesn't h ave to drop out of school at 9 years old to work at a sweatshop for 60 hours a weeks you can have those
stain free clothes on your back.
As am I. He doesn't have to do that because he has basic human rights.
I am GRATEFUL, that even in poverty, my husband doesn't have to make the decision to take a job that will kill him in three years to make sure
we get provided for ,for just one more till I am widowed.
Millions of Americans are about to be left out in the cold with no jobs nixie... no way to support anyone. After a few weeks of hunger, they will be
ready to take any job, for any wage, doing anything. I have been hungry before; I promise you it will happen.
I am grateful people are no longer hung for something stupid like stealing a horse or gold, and that you get a trial at all.
Again, rights enumerated in the Constitution. Should we not keep that document?
I am grateful that I can go to a pool and it is clean and has a lifeguard.
I really don't see how I ever spoke against that...
I am grateful that I can fly in a plane and know that it is as safe as can be for 10,000 metal tubes being in the sky at any given
As safe as can be? Have you been keeping up with the problems airlines are finding in their older planes, planes that are kept in service because they
cannot afford new ones?
I am grateful there is no longer a draft.
I would prefer there not even be a registration... oh, never mind... that's for males only.
I am grateful that you are no longer killed for the color of your skin.
Again, you speak of a basic human right to life.
All of these things you are so grateful for have been provided by the country based on how it was during the last century. So now why do you feel it
is good to abandon these principles that have carried us so far?
Without the principles that founded this nation, none of these things would exist today. Not your museums, not your education system, not your nice
pool with the cute lifeguard. They are born out of the thing which is being destroyed before your eyes. If you are grateful, then why do you want
change, change, and more change? Why does each change bring more problems than it solves, problems which then cry out for more solutions that cause
Where will this gratefulness end nixie? When the museums are closed, the pools are unattended, the workers are as those poor souls in the pictures you
When will you realize what you have lost?
I have no intention of moving. This is my home. I was born here, raised here, and will probably die here, on this same mountainside where I have spent
the vast majority of my life. This is my country, be it right or wrong. I do, however, reserve the right to cry out when it is being twisted into
something it was never intended to be and cannot survive.
And that is a right I will not relinquish... neither for you, nor anyone else.
People cry about rights being taken away, and quickly forget what they have been given.
Which do you value more, nixie? Your rights, or your entertainment and convenience?
You do realize that those two things are not mutually exclusive? That one may have advancements without losing their liberties? You mention slavery
(although my 'good old days' do not go back quite that far)... how is a cry for lost rights in any way supportive of that? How is a desire for
freedom in opposition to helping the impoverished? How is a yearning for self-reliance directly opposed to a better standard of living and higher
I value both... and I mourn the loss of one, for with it goes the promise of the other.