America is such a screwed-up country, and I don’t know who or what is ‘right’, but we’re wildly out of balance. If you read comments under any political statement on the web, what people say about their fellow citizens is so harsh. Can’t afford medical insurance? – then you should die. There are people who utter and write that kind of uncompassionate tripe, whether they believe it or not. Would they say that about their parents, or their children? If they would, then they are psychotic and should be medicated and/or institutionalized.
We can’t afford care for all, or food for all, or housing for all – under the current system. I don’t agree with philosophies that rule from the top down. Theocracy is totalitarian rule, and is usually more repressive/regressive than other forms of governance. I’d rather be ruled by an atheist dictator than one who purports to follow the orders of some unverifiable/unknowable ‘god’. There is no Utopia. All forms of governance are fraught with missteps and corruption. I like the idea of a council with elected members – all of whom have a publicly funded budget for their campaigns, and that’s it. Now that we have a plutocracy where funding comes from undisclosed sources in an organization, political influence can now be, and probably is, from outside the United States as well as from multi-billion dollar corporations.
Mitt Romney and the Republican party want to make the poor poorer by taking away programs that barely help them, as well as making them pay more tax, while greatly reducing, if not eliminating, taxes on the wealthy.
Eventually, the people will revolt as poverty increases in the United States to the level of third world countries, if it’s not there already. Pockets of the citizenry are doing what they can to keep rights for the labor class – and while unions need reforming and more flexibility – they are also important to keep rapacious business practices at bay.
I remember hearing that while I’m preaching to the choir, even the choir needs practice.
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