Jackboots always come in matched pairs, a left boot and a right boot.
This is like the fair share argument about taxes. It should be a fair share, but you refuse to identify what is fair. In this case, you recognize they shouldn't be paid the same but you won't identify what the appropriate variance would be.Obviously the pay scale differs from place to place, but when you compare the wages that they get compared to college professors it's downright absurd. I'm not saying they should get paid the same as college professors, but the differences in pay there are just astounding to me.
Notwithstanding the bogus hit on conservative values, you're discounting the effects of the sexual revolution which shifted importance from family to individual gratification. In a nutshell.The complacency came from a lot of places. A lot of people complain about the 60's, but at least the youth then had some motivation to go out and get stuff done. I think a lot of that was not only due to the Vietnam war but how good and revolutionary the music was back then. The music that is popular now is just dreadful. We are stuck in a soulless vacuum right now culturally. And I don't buy for a single second that it's a result of the sexual revolution. Conservative values do not solve everything.
As for a soulless cultural vacuum, I agree. But notice where the attacks on culture are coming from...feminists, multiculturalists, racialists, etc.
Agreed.As for illegal immigration, I'm not arguing that point. I think illegal immegration needs some serious cracking down on. We need to control our boarders a bit better. But we can do wonders with legal immigration.
Good point. But I cited it as a way to illustrate the lack of national will to control legal immigration. I think I'm on point with that.I wasn't talking to that. But as to the idea that we don't want to control immigration I think to some level that is true. And that's not so much facilitated through the People as much as it is facilitated through the politicians and the government. If they don't fix the problem, they get to leave it as a talking point. Yell about what the other side is or isn't doing, meanwhile making no real effort to solve the problem.
Agreed.I think the practical problems with illegal immigration and assimilation is definitely something that would need to be reproached. Assimilation is the goal, it's great to have immigration and it's good for a nation to have it. But you can't lose your national identity because of it. There is a proper way to do it and it would necessitate an overall regulation and prosecuting of illegal immigration while encouraging overall legal immigration.
Fair point re: France, and I agree.Some of that is cultural. In France they don't take so kindly to Muslims. Those people are put in the poorest sector and they are given huge roadblocks to proper assimilation and participation in the economy and improving their lots. You can't really do that and expect things to come out rosey. But that's the way France's socialist structure works and because of that a certain sector of their population is purposefully kept poor and without access to other parts of the economy and society. I'm not so sure we would have the same problems here as we take our freedom of religion quite seriously (as well we should). I think that if you set the structure up right and allow for proper legal immigration with abilities to actually assimilate; then you can easily obtain those goals.
I agree if we're allowing in immigrants that enhance our culture, our creativity, etc. In other words, I agree if we get to select who comes here. However, to date, all I see is opposition and resistance from the Left to be so selective.Drawing from immigrants is not a bad thing. You need it, it helps prevent stagnation. Stagnation is slow death. I agree that there are problems with the way we currently address issues such as illegal immigration and assimilation; those would have to be addressed. But that's all part of the proper solution to the problem.
The schools need to stop being intimidated by idiot parents. "If you don't like how we discipline your child then teach him yourself!"
If they're not being taught at home then make the school hours longer. We've been blaming lack of parental involvement for decades and it's time to realize it will never happen.
It won't happen because as a culture we have abaonded traditional values that have the family at the center of our lives. Now it's about promiscuity, 'cuz, you know, if you get pregnant, just abort it, right?If they're not being taught at home then make the school hours longer. We've been blaming lack of parental involvement for decades and it's time to realize it will never happen.
If we make welfare, food stamps, unemployment, and minimum wage dependent on having a high school diploma, then kids will finish school. The only other choice for them will be to live with mommy and daddy til they die and leave the house to them. Got a younger brother that did just that, only worked 2 years in his whole life in the military. But to his credit, he never married or had kids and somehow lives on a small military disability check. The state will take his house when he dies as he hasn't paid taxes in years.
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.
Hurricane Katrina was such a blessing in a lot of ways. We are now a model city for urban schools. We do everything accept what we used to do.
Your brother should learn bookkeeping or something that he can do with a disability and earn some extra money. If he's able to. Just a suggestion. He did serve in the military and is entitled to compensation.
I remember once my mom got mad that the elementary school was showing us some African documentary film that showed boobies. That was the end of boobies in 6th grade.
SOME people you can't help...
The school system may have failed him, though. He was clearly in need of extra help in some areas, and my parents never seemed to be concerned about any of us when it came to education.
Our school counselors only met with future college types, and the few who were causing trouble. The rest of us got nothing from them...
Oracle of Utah
Truth rings hollow in empty heads.