The poor should be banned from voting
The richest 10% should be banned from voting
The top 1% should be banned from voting
Only the middle class should be allowed to vote
*- An accusation I argued against for years... until just recently as now I'm starting to wonder.
-JryanI'm coming to see that no matter what law we regulate, be it the stand your ground act, there is never an objective morally right answer to any morale question; in fact, since there are multiple objectively right answers to every moral question that leaves us with a lot of grey area and a lot of black area (not in the racial since).
I don't make excuses for people. I just don't reduce the complexity of decision-making and positions in life down to "you just have no personal responsibility". It's an irrational position. It would be irrational for you to say that you have gotten to your position in live because you just "took responsibility for yourself". You may like to think that way because it makes you feel good about yourself, but the fact remains that your choices in life were greatly influenced by people and events outside of your control - people and events that a great many other people may not have had.Are they all getting an education, or are they dropping out of school? More than half of inner-city kids drop out of high school and never get an education. Are they making responsible choices in their lives? Most poor people do not. Bad choices make for no responsibility where it counts. However, unlike many liberals, I don't let them make excuses. There are plenty of poor people who do stay in school, who do not get involved in gangs and drugs, who don't get pregnant at age 15, who don't go to prison, who work hard and get out of the ghetto. It can be done. I don't accept anyone who refuses to do it.
"It ain't what they call you, it's what you answer to." - W. C. Fields
“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” -Napoleon