Post by winterssuicide on Jan 3, 2018 21:09:04 GMT
all men and women must have an equal opportunity to pursue happiness. I just don't think that everyone should be guaranteed "happiness"
That's where we have an issue in understanding each others views. You're saying that you think liberals are trying to make it so that it is "guaranteed" that all people are equal, but that's not the case at all. What we ARE saying is that the "equal opportunity to pursue happiness" is NOT equal
On that I agree and it was not until about a generation ago.
And as it pertains to the rare exceptions where there really is no safe, decent educational facility available to the poor, I will be the first one to vote yes on the tax proposal that endorses better education and the required safety that goes along with it.
On this hierarchy there are some people who are so low that they hardly even exist. Can you imagine being a gay native American Indian in a wheelchair who lives on a res? Sure you're an American citizen, and you're expected to pay your taxes and put in to society, but do you think that guy gets a fair and equal chance? Fuck no. That guy's fucked before he's even started. So liberals are the bad guys when they create a program that makes it so that guy doesn't end up starving and homeless?
Don't be ridiculous. Nobody wants to see anybody starving or homeless. And I don't a single conservative would say fuck the guy in a wheelchair. In addition the taxes that I already pay, I donate to charities - and, more importantly - I help fund the lives of people in my own family. That's how it's supposed to work. Nobody in government needs to take care of Mamaw because winterssuicide learned long ago the call to help widows and orphans and knows that working directly with the people you know is more efficient than a bureaucracy, so Mamaw needn't worry. Let me ask you: are your writing checks for people in your family? Because that's where it needs to start.
Should he be on public assistance forever? Of course not. But at least until he can get on his own feet, so to speak (no pun intended).
Okay, so see, we kind of agree. I'm all for helping people who are down on their luck. But helping them means teaching them to fish. And they have to be willing to gut those fish and get their hands dirty.