I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
"The necessaries of life occasion the great expense of the poor. They find it difficult to get food, and the greater part of their little revenue is spent in getting it. The luxuries and vanities of life occasion the principal expense of the rich, and a magnificent house embellishes and sets off to the best advantage all the other luxuries and vanities which they possess. ... It is not very unreasonable that the rich should contribute to the public expense, not only in proportion to their revenue, but something more than in that proportion."
-- Adam Smith
Second, I looked at your link. Only 41% of those expressed strong support to repeal the law as it stands today. And its Rasmussen which means you can take five points right off the conservative leaning end of it. Other polls - several which have been discussed in other threads right here - point to a majority in support of some of the provisions of the law and a minority in favor out outright total repeal of it.
Ask people if they support specific provisions of the Health Care law such as no barring of previous conditions, extending your kids to age 26 on your policy and no lifetime limits on benefits and see what you get.
Since this has become a cause celebre of the right, poll numbers on this are highly politicized depending on how the question is asked.
But again, this has NOTHING to do with my previous post. NOTHING.
As to the Declaration of Independence - its a nice little birth announcement. No more - no less. It means nothing beyond that.
Last edited by haymarket; 07-17-12 at 06:20 PM.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Thank you, Quazi!