"With me everything turns into mathematics."
"It is not enough to have a good mind. The main thing is to use it well."
"It is truth very certain that, when it is not in one's power to determine what is true, we ought to follow what is more probable." -- Rene Descartes
Why can't the poor have some nice things?
Many of us that have nice things donate our items to the poor when we buy a newer item or don't want the item anymore.
One of my "working" poor friend's car broke down and she could not afford to fix it. She had breast cancer and needed good reliable transportion so DH and I decided to buy a new car and "sell" her ( for a token fee ) mine.
Also most of her clothes came from me. I always tried to make look like she was doing me a favor.
She and I were about the same size so 3 or 4 times a year I would have her over and mention I needed to clean my closets out and then I wouldgive her a bunch of my clothes ( some that still had tags and were never worn)
and tell her to keep what she wanted and to give rest away to her relatives and her church friends.
ALso there are people out of work today that had nice jewlery ,Cds , video games etc. before the economy went to pieces.
Yes, a very small minority of welfare people play the system but most people on welfare are hard working poor folks who just need a hand up.
would you rather pay welfare?
has america goes further and further into the evil of democracy, we shall destroy ourselves, as people continue to push for new rights, so they can they create things for themselves.
“Remember, democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet that did not commit suicide. It is in vain to say that democracy is less vain, less proud, less selfish, less ambitious, or less avaricious than aristocracy or monarchy. It is not true, in fact, and nowhere appears in history. Those passions are the same in all men, under all forms of simple government, and when unchecked, produce the same effects of fraud, violence, and cruelty. When clear prospects are opened before vanity, pride, avarice, or ambition, for their easy gratification, it is hard for the most considerate philosophers and the most conscientious moralists to resist the temptation. Individuals have conquered themselves. Nations and large bodies of men, never.”
— John Adams (1797-1801) Second President of the United States and Patriot
Anti-Democracy advocate, Mixed government is the only good government
THE second point to be examined is, whether the [constitutional ]convention were authorized to frame and propose this mixed Constitution.