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  • Protect it's citizen's rights.

    30 90.91%
  • Protect citizen's from national disasters and provide aid in such events.

    21 63.64%
  • Re-distribute the wealth.

    7 21.21%
  • Make retirement funds mandatory to pay into.

    8 24.24%
  • Make healthcare funds mandatory to pay into.

    7 21.21%
  • Give you free healthcare.

    6 18.18%
  • Maintain roads.

    20 60.61%
  • Manage buisiness.

    4 12.12%
  • Other (please discuss in post)

    11 33.33%
  • None of the above

    1 3.03%
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Thread: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Protect it's citizen's rights.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Since government is created by people to create a structure for their society, based on the people of that society's needs, morals, and mores, the government role should be whatever the people of that society deem it to be.
    I wonder how many of the people that agree with you/thanked you understand the full implication of what you said here.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yeah, look at the destitution of the poor before many new deal programs. Retirement (Soc sec) is a part of that. Also, I think single payer socialized systems are better for society and private business cannot make it happen, so it falls on government.
    So... choice is a great thing, so long as you agree that a certain choice should be given.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Any civilized society will provide for those less fortunate. This falls under "protect the general welfare." I suppose we could just let our old and sick float out on an iceberg...
    Where is "protect the general welfare" found in any of our governing documents?
    And then, when did the word "protect" come to mean "provide for"?

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by liblady View Post
    then there's this:
    Which is supposed to mean... what?

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goobieman View Post
    So... choice is a great thing, so long as you agree that a certain choice should be given.
    I think citizens should always have a choice at the voting booth. If a majority does not agree with me, I have no right to dictate my preferences.
    Last edited by tacomancer; 07-09-10 at 02:35 PM.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by MaggieD View Post
    Any civilized society will provide for those less fortunate. This falls under "protect the general welfare." I suppose we could just let our old and sick float out on an iceberg...
    I disagree with the structure of your sentence.

    Less fortunate implies that it wasn't behavior, that caused people to fall but just bad luck.
    That isn't true most of the time.
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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    Yeah, look at the destitution of the poor before many new deal programs. Retirement (Soc sec) is a part of that. Also, I think single payer socialized systems are better for society and private business cannot make it happen, so it falls on government.
    There were lots of adequate private systems prior to Soc sec and Medicare.
    They don't get their fair shake in the history books though.
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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Everyone starved before the New Deal don't you know? I thought everyone knew that.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Harry Guerrilla View Post
    There were lots of adequate private systems prior to Soc sec and Medicare.
    They don't get their fair shake in the history books though.
    I was not aware of this, I am curious to know about them, got any links?

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