"Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.
I said someone should tell Putin, meaning "other nations with which we have diplomatic and trade relations become democracies". Someone should tell Putin to become a Democracy.Originally Posted by Dittohead not!
“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.
Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.
Alexis de Tocqueville
If you had actually gone to Cuba, you would see there are many resorts and fine hotels, some of them Canadian chains. There are even banks where you can take out money and some of them are European and Canadian...and they are ALL private sector, for profit operations paying VERY good wages compared to the rest of the Caribbean. You would also that Cuba has a much higher standard of living than many of the "colonial" Caribbean countries.
Secondly, the picture of what "capitalism" has done to America is foolish, as anyone can crop a picture from anywhere and say, well, this proves that "capitalism" doesn't work.
I also suggest you do some political science reading as "capitalism" and "communism" aren't really viable terms anymore as few governments are pure capitalist and even fewer are "communist"...China is the fastest growing "free enterprise" economy in the world, while the United States has some antiquated socialist laws not the leats of which is two years of unemployment.
"Small people talk about people, average people talk about events, great people talk about ideas" Eleanor Roosevelt