View Poll Results: Which of the following choices is MORE true

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  • More American's want their country to do more for them

    29 80.56%
  • More American's want to do more for their country

    2 5.56%
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Thread: The JFK poll

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    So this is all a lie?

    Watch the video. It's sad how they are drawing names for lucky people.
    So, Canada has "free" healthcare for all. Yet 5 million people have no doctor and things are getting worse.

    Video: Canada’s health-care lottery « Hot Air

    Why aren’t there more family-practice physicians? Canada’s provincial governments had to cut their spending on health care, which drove the doctors out of the system. Thanks to a lack of competition, no other supply can come to market, which eventually leads to this kind of rationing.
    Doctor shortage: Have you had trouble accessing a doctor? - Point of View
    I guess the CBC is lying too...
    Northern provinces are suffering from a critical shortage of doctors compared to their neighbours in southern Canada, according to a Conference Board of Canada report.
    The region with the most dire physician numbers per capita was found to be Northern Saskatchewan, which had just three doctors per 10,000 people, according to the map.

    Nunavut was next lowest, with only one doctor per 2,000 population, followed by Northern Newfoundland and Labrador (one per 1,250 patients), Northern Alberta (one doctor per 1,000 patients) and Northern Manitoba (one doctor per 909 patients). However, the Yukon appeared to have an abnormally high number of physicians, with one for every 268 people - the highest ratio of doctors in Canada.

    By comparison, Southern Ontario had one doctor for every 417 people and Southern Quebec had one doctor for every 384 patients.

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by zimmer View Post
    The last election proves this wrong.
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    Until something is actually done, this statement is full of more **** than an Obama speech.


    As for the poll at hand, I want the country (which in JFK's case is to mean government) to leave me the **** alone.
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    Re: The JFK poll

    "In a much quoted passage in his inaugural address, President Kennedy said, "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask what you can do for your country." Neither half of the statement expresses a relation between the citizen and his government that is worthy of the ideals of free men in a free society. The paternalistic "what your country can do for you" implies that government is the patron, the citizen the ward, a view that is at odds with the free man's belief in his own responsibility for his own destiny. The organismic, "what you can do for your 'country" implies the government is the master or the deity, the citizen, the servant or the votary.

    To the free man, the country is the collection of individuals who compose it, not something over and above them. He is proud of a common heritage and loyal to common traditions. But he regards government as a means, an instrumentality, neither a grantor of favors and gifts, nor a master or god to be blindly worshipped and served. He recognizes no national goal except as it is the consensus of the goals that the citizens severally serve. He recognizes no national purpose except as it is the consensus of the purposes for which the citizens severally strive.

    The free man will ask neither what his country can do for him nor what he can do for his country. He will ask rather "What can I and my compatriots do through government" to help us discharge our individual responsibilities, to achieve our several goals and purposes, and above all, to protect our freedom? And he will accompany this question with another: How can we keep the government we create from becoming a Frankenstein that will destroy the very freedom we establish it to protect?

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    Re: The JFK poll

    In my opinion most americans are willing to do more for their country if they know that they will get more from their country in return. Its reciprical.

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    The entitlement mentality had not become part of the DNA
    Nor had the "what's mine is mine and I don't want to give anything to my country" mentality that is prevalent among the right-wing today.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    It was before we went "multi-cultural." We had unity of purpose.
    This nation has ALWAYS been multi-cultural. Its just that some prefer some cultures over others.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    Didn't I hear a while back that some place in Canada they held a lottery? If you were lucky enough to get your name drawn you got a doctor?
    That's just right-wing propoganda. Let me guess...you heard it on FAUXNews?
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by chevydriver1123 View Post
    Until something is actually done, this statement is full of more **** than an Obama speech.


    As for the poll at hand, I want the country (which in JFK's case is to mean government) to leave me the **** alone.
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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Juiposa View Post
    Even though many people don't have a family practitioner, we all still have health care. Unlike Americans.

    47 Million Americans Without Health Insurance, Census Report

    Wao. 47'000'000 with no healthcare what so ever. Read it.

    Also many people don't have a family doctor because either, they don't want one, or have never thought about having one. Agian, there, is, no, shortage.
    You are wrong. Everyone in America has health care. They cannot be turned away at the emergency rooms. We also I have free clinics. What they are lacking is health care insurance. I don't have insurance but I go to my doctor on a regular basis. It's called self-pay.
    We need healthcare reform but we do not need to go the way of Canada or Mass.
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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Barbbtx View Post
    You are wrong. Everyone in America has health care.
    This is false. If you do not have money, you do not have health care.
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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