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Originally posted by Reflection
As Krishnamurti says, "It's a conflict of consciousness." We have to stop fighting with each other and start letting love win out over fear. This is not just some hippie slogan or some dreamy idea from the 60s. It's the only way we will survive and support a quality life for our grand children and their grandchildren.
Some litigants have contended that the right to petition the government includes a requirement that the government listen to or respond to members of the public. This view was rejected by the United States Supreme Court in 1984:
"Nothing in the First Amendment or in this Court's case law interpreting it suggests that the rights to speak, associate, and petition require government policymakers to listen or respond to communications of members of the public on public issues.
Originally posted by Flatfish
reply to post by volitionawareness
So, you're an optimist through and through, I get it.
No really, it's never so bad that we should just give up. Where there's a will there's a way and when working people in this country get tired of being enslaved by the wealthy, they'll develop the will to make the necessary changes. I assure you, the ultra wealthy in America are in for a rude awakening, so don't give up just yet.
I really believe that no individual should be allowed to control vast amounts of wealth until they have proven their ability to perceive and handle the social responsibilities that go along with that control.
There was a reason that the highest tax rate used to be 90%. It was to insure that the greedy didn't ignore the social responsibilities that go along with controlling that much of the nation's wealth. Even during the Carter years, it was around 70% but today it's around 36% and the wealthy are continuously crying about how they are being overtaxed.
What we are witnessing is the apex of absolute greed and I'm sure it will soon come crashing down upon itself. Personally, this movie has been a long time in the coming and I can't wait to see it play out.
Originally posted by Revealation
Let me ask you a question. What happens when us middle class is basically wiped out? Then who are they gonna have work for them and whose money are they gonna take then?