Other, of course.
I have no way of knowing which is true, I have no stats, no numbers.
Imagine the poll question and the responses.
I doubt if human nature has changed much o'er the years.
In the 1600s, man had no choice, other than to farm, hunt, or steal from others.
One of these is a problem, even today.
Enter welfare, I think this has worked, but not perfectly.
More American's want their country to do more for them
They want the country to do more for them, be it decreasing its presence or increasing its presence. Here or there there is a sense of civic duty, but I think it is rather muted. To a degree, I would not be surprised if it was never that emphasized anyhow (history has made me a slightly non-rosy colored guy), but one cannot help but feel as if civic duty is not really pushed. For instance, when one politician or prominent government worker dies, I think to myself "thank you for your service." Many others will say, "thank you for your service (because I agreed with you)", but when it is someone less agreeable, "This guy/gal was a scumbag. Good riddance." Then again, my perspective rings a bit too much like "fascism" for many, because I happen to like nationalism.
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"We all of us know down here that politics is a tough game. And I don't think there's any point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually."-Daniel Patrick Moynihan, December 5, 1963
Now it is up to Dirty Hairy Reid. Of course he will try to avoid bringing up that issue. Wonder what he is fearful of?
He's not fearful of "whining"... it cuts a little deeper than that.
As for the JFK question... we have more people today than in JFK's day (but not a majority as evidenced by the last election) willing to use the government as a conduit to thieve money from others, and they are vocal about it. Back in JFK's day, people would have thought you were daft.
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I AM DEPLORABLE.
NEVER CRIMINAL HILLARY (S-NY)
I understand you position but I still think Americans whine more than act.
Also, I don't understand why so many people are agianst Nationalised Health Care? Free visits to the doctor is amazing. I don't know why you Americans reject it! Obamacare is the first step forward to that.
Also... Why the Pierre Trudeau reference? Really? He was a better leader than any other Canadian PM will ever be.
"After all, you know, there are worse things in life than death. I mean, if you've ever spent an evening with an insurance salesman, you know exactly what I mean."