posted on Aug, 12 2012 @ 11:45 PM
“But America is more than just a place…it’s an idea. It’s the only country founded on an idea. Our rights come from nature and God, not
government. We promise equal opportunity, not equal outcomes. This idea is founded on the principles of liberty, freedom, free enterprise,
self-determination and government by consent of the governed.”
I would like to look at the original quote.
There are many good things here. If it were true, then we would have a better place no question about it. The main problem I see here is the promise
of equal opportunity. I was raised in a world like the Ward and June Cleaver family. What a wonderful opportunity I was given. Great life, schools,
family, etc. You name it, I have a great life. Not everyone was given my start. I was born on second base, as the saying goes. Some kids are not
even in the batter'sb ox.
The flaw in the statement above is the promise of equal opportunity. Not all American children are given the start I was given. One of the main
divides in the country is that most Americans want this to be true but we disagree on how to get there.
Do we assume that all have equal chances and everyone is able to suceedw ithout assistance?
Do we assume that not all have equal chances and not everyone is able to succeedwi thout assistance?
Do we find a happy medium?
Oldre posters on the thread might remember that we used to have polititians who would work together.
EPA? republican prez....
Deregulate airlines? democrat prez....
many more examples as we all know.
(broke hand = poor typing.. sorry)