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Originally posted by ChesterJohn
The worst thing is I didn't send my kids to Public K-12 because they don't teach well enough. I sacrificed to send them to a private school. an accelerated education program that some colleges prefer this students over public schools because they are motivated to learn and know how to study.
Originally posted by gamesmaster63
reply to post by flice
Second line, more wow.
originally, i wasn't gonna respond to this but you're opening sentence forces my hand.
Originally posted by KingAtlas
Okay I wasn't going to write anything but all the uneducated responses forced me to it.
First off, when stating Wall street isn't responsible, Big governement is... Is this your first day here, if so welcome...
Companies Like Goldman and S+P do run big Gov.
These companies created the financial problem by bundling up subprime mortgages and bundling them up and giving them AAA ratings, which should not have been done, not only did they do this but with control of big government through lobbying and through staff moving into government jobs.
I mean, its not a subjective point of view, its fact. Look it up.
You can trace almost every problem back to Wall Street. Follow the money.
But I do understand it is important for some to think they know all without the proper information because their own self image is tied ito it.
Just remember, Follow the money.
we acknowledge the reality: that there is only one race, the human race
Originally posted by gamesmaster63
Originally posted by TheThirdAdam
so you're okay with communism? that's what taking power from the elite and giving it to the people is all about...
So, you're telling us that Abraham Lincoln was a communist?
"Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal.
Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, or any nation so conceived and so dedicated, can long endure. We are met on a great battle-field of that war. We have come to dedicate a portion of that field, as a final resting place for those who here gave their lives that that nation might live. It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this.
But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate -- we can not consecrate -- we can not hallow -- this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract. The world will little note, nor long remember what we say here, but it can never forget what they did here. It is for us the living, rather, to be dedicated here to the unfinished work which they who fought here have thus far so nobly advanced. It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Abraham Lincoln...The Gettysburg Address
Lincoln+communism Each of these men, wrote Wilson, "became an uncompromising dictator" and was succeeded by newly formed bureaucracies that continued to expand the power of the state and diminish freedom so that "all the bad potentialities of the policies he had initiated were realized, after his removal, in the most undesirable ways."
Defenders of the free society have long recognized this truth. In the August 24, 1965 issue of National Review, for example, the magazine's editor, Frank Meyer, wrote that Lincoln's "pivotal role in our history was essentially negative to the genius and freedom of our country." This was so because of the "harshness of his repressive policies and his responsibility for methods of waging war approaching the horror of total war," among other things.
"Under the spurious slogan of Union," wrote Meyer, Lincoln "moved at every point . . . to consolidate central power and render nugatory the autonomy of the states. . . . It is on his shoulders that the responsibility for the war must be placed." "We all know his gentle words, ‘with malice toward none, with charity toward all," Meyer said, "but his actions belie this rhetoric." Here Meyer referred to Lincoln's win-at-any-cost strategy, his refusal to consider a negotiated peace, his imposition of a "repressive dictatorship" in the North and the "brigand campaigns waged against civilians by Sherman" in the South.
"Were it not for the wounds that Lincoln inflicted upon the Constitution, it would have been infinitely more difficult for Franklin Roosevelt to carry through his revolution [and] for the coercive welfare state to come into being . . . . Lincoln, I would maintain, undermined the constitutional safeguards of freedom as he opened the way to centralized government with all its attendant political evils."
same source ... In an October 20, 1861 article entitled "On the North American Civil War," Marx wrote, "Naturally in America everyone knew that from 1846 to 1861 a free trade system prevailed, and that Representative Morrill carried his protectionist tariff through Congress only in 1861, after the rebellion had already broken out. Secession, therefore, did not take place because the Morrill tariff had gone through Congress, but, at most, the Morrill tariff went through Congress because secession had taken place."
As is true of almost everything Marx ever wrote about economics, this statement is patently false. The Morrill Tariff passed the U.S. House of Representatives on May 10, 1860, before Lincoln's election and before any state had seceded. It passed the U.S. Senate on March 2, 1861, two days before Lincoln's inauguration. (Abe vigorously lobbied for the bill, telling a Pittsburgh, Pa. audience two weeks before his inauguration that no other issue — none — was more important.)
Originally posted by Honor93
reply to post by gamesmaster63
if you think the money game begins or ends at Wall Street, you are sadly mistaken.
it is the uneducated masses "they" are counting on ... do jump right in ... the water should be warm by now.
something about a frog in a pot of boiling water keeps ringing in my head