Moderator's Warning: Both of you STOP.
"Never fear. Him is here" - Captain Chaos (Dom DeLuise), Cannonball Run
Mace Windu: Then our worst fears have been realized. We must move quickly if the Jedi Order is to survive.
If I reference the constitution I do so making reference to the fact it’s the supreme law of the land, the Statute of Liberty is not. Or I make reference to it explaining how it’s principles still fit the context of the world today.
In 1886 our population to land ratio was significantly smaller. There was a significant need for an increase in the population base within the country in order to allow it to grow and thrive. There was significant gaps within the work force that needed bodies to fill, both in the creation of jobs and businesses and the staffing of them. At that time we were not the economic engine of the world and a lone super power but rather a fledgling nation still building up and establishing itself.
Today, our population has skyrocketed. Our city centers bursting. Our job situation one where we have less than we can fill, not more. We are now the economic engine of the world, no longer struggling to grow. Where quantity over quality was once important for the context and goals of the country we have naturally shifted due to the way things have progressed over the past century.
In 1886 we were the start-up phase of what would become a fortune 500 company, where you’re grabbing anyone and everyone that can help. In 1886 we were the days of the NFL when a teacher could walk-on and make an NFL team. In 1886 we were an aspiring Director who’s having to work with the likes of June Wilkinson and Robert Robyn as your top billing actors.
In 2014 we’re that fortune 500 company that’s at the top of their industry that is able to pick and choose the best up and coming minds to fill their ranks. In 2014 we’re the NFL standing as a behemoth where anyone who isn’t a world class athlete or a college standout is unlikely to make a team. In 2014 we’re the Director whose able to tap Marlon Brando or Tom Hanks as our lead actors.
Much like some founder’s thoughts regarding voting rights being only for land owning white males is outdated and not realistic in the context of the situation facing this country today, the words on the statue of liberty also do not make sense in the context of our country today. And even in this instance, the founder’s particular words were at least LAW and required actual change…the Statue of Liberties words were just that, pretty words with no legal binding what so ever. They define not what “America is” but what it was at it’s earlier days. And it was what it needed to be. But it is no more necessary, intelligent, or reasonable to apply to today then the notion of owning slaves.
"I am appalled that somebody who is the nominee...would take that kind of position"
"A court took away a presidency"
"...the brother of a man running for president was the governor of the state..."
It's horrifying because Trump is blunt instead of making overt implications.
These protests make it harder to deport illegal aliens.
One of you will end up here next!
All of Europe, Barely bigger than the U.S., has a population BIGGER than that of the U.S., amounting to over 700 MILLION.
In the entirety of the U.S. we are nowhere near even 400 million. Land is hardly an issue.
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