When you take a casual view of Communism you help pave the way for others to try to make it popular.
It's like introducing a very small amount of poison into someone's food thinking it can't hurt anything.
One side MAY be right. But the question is....which one? Personally I lean towards the right when it comes to fiscal issues, but to the left when it comes to social issues. Of course some issues are both social AND fiscal, and in those cases I usually give the fiscal aspect more weight.
Sometimes I think we're alone. Sometimes I think we're not. In either case, the thought is staggering. ~ R. Buckminster Fuller
His mother left Barack senior because he wasn't sufficiently radical. His grandparents chose as a mentor to young Barack a card carrying Communist, Frank Marshall Davis. So, it's natural he'd find Communists to associate with.
It's not guilt by association. He actively espoused the same dreams as his father.
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Reality Check vs. Fact Check - Lee Habeeb - National Review OnlineWhat were his father’s dreams? Obama’s dad left Hawaii to do graduate work at Harvard University and then took his book learning back to Africa. In 1963 he wrote an article for the East Africa Journal called “Problems Facing Our Socialism,” where he made the case that high taxes are morally and practically good if the government uses them to provide for the people.
And how high could tax rates rise? “Theoretically,” he wrote, “there is nothing that can stop the government from taxing 100 percent of income so long as the people get benefits from the government commensurate with their income which is taxed.”
That is not a typographical error. President Obama’s father, whose dreams he adopted, argued in a scholarly journal that a 100 percent tax rate could actually work.
No, I don't believe we are smart enough when we are young. When we are young we are going to live forever. I don't think a mandate is the way to go, I think a single payer system is the way to go.Are we smart enough to decide we need health insurance? no mandate it.
absolutely you can decide how much salt you want, but I suggest that educating the young about the consequence of such dietary choices is appropriate. And certainly informing the public of how much sodium etc is in both packaged and fast foods is a good thing for people to decide for themselves.\Can you decide how much salt to put in your food? clearly not restrict it.
there should be some limitations to how you raise your children. Despite what some people might think,they are not a parents property, only their responsibility. For instance, you wouldnt approve of a father raising his female children to sexual service him. You wouldn't approve of a parent who beats their children. I know I wouldn't approve of a parent who denies a child life saving medical treatment. I also wouldn't approve of a parent who refuses to have their children vaccinated.Can you raise your children the way you would like? heaven forbid no
Personally I completely disapprove of religious and poltical indoctrination, but I recognize in many instances the line is too subjective. That said, I beleive parents should be prevented from indocrination of their children to hate.
I agree that both side restrict freedoms, but in order to live in a civil society, some freedoms must be restricted or our outright forbidden. Its a fine line, and mostly subjective, but not always - paedophilia, child porno, and other "crimes" as defined by society.Both sides, left and right restrict freedoms, and both justify it, loss of freedom is wrong ether way.
My Karma ran over your Dogma.