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Originally posted by illuminatislave
Originally posted by Misoir
reply to post by illuminatislave
Ah. Were you one of these people who were born desperately poor? I like to ask for some background information of the people that believe that the children that are born into poverty should be left to blow in the wind.
Climb to the top my ass. If the game is rigged, there's no such thing as a climb to the top, most people will be lucky to keep their heads above water no matter how hard they try. If you are poor and cannot receive a quality education, or if you do not have the money and resources to pursue a higher education, there is no climb to the top. That stuff about starting off as a damn janitor and rising up to the top of a company to own it is a load of jingoistic, dishonest horse#.
The days of this idiot mentality are soon coming to an end, because once this economy heads off the cliff we'll see how many people, especially those that have no concept of what it is like to live in poverty, are still singing that "pull yourself up by your bootstraps" tune.
There will be a lot of hypocrites being exposed, I reckon.
Originally posted by TupacShakur
reply to post by jimnuggits
I made a thread sort of like this a while back, so I'll post some of those things here.
The government should operate within the Constitution.
The wars taxpayers pay billions for every day should end immediately.
People who have millions of dollars collecting dust in a bank and make 500X more than the average American citizen should pay a lot more in taxes.
The Drug War should end.
Pursue clean/free energy and make it available to the public.
Introduce a glasnost-esque policy in which many of the shadowy, top secret elements of our government that 99.99999999999% of people know nothing about yet many are suspicious of are explained, de-classified, and made informationally available to the people who are paying for them.
Close Guantanamo Bay Prison.
Educate people on science so we can have an intelligent society as opposed to a bunch of ignorant creationists.
End the flouridation of water.
Stop cutting down trees and polluting the earth and find cleaner alternatives. The hemp plant has over 25,000 industrial/agricultural uses, that would be a great start.
Find a way to end corruption within the government. Screen political candidates heavily like they used to do in Greek democracies, and if the people don't like the way they're operating, they can have a certain number of votes and oust them.
edit on 25-9-2011 by TupacShakur because: To edit my post
Originally posted by jimnuggits
Can someone explain to me why some modicum of federal oversight is such an evil thing in some people's mind?
I am all for freedom and liberty, so why shouldn't there be a watchdog to prevent oppression in any of the United States?
Doesn't the Department of Education oversee what is considered a standard of learning that reflects a collective ideal for the benefit of the learners involved?
We have nothing if we have only answers...