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

    29 80.56%
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Thread: The JFK poll

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    The JFK poll

    On this day, the 50th anniversary of JFK's inaugural address, I've put up the following poll. It's self explanatory.
    I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on whats being proposed here, hed agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute. - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.


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    Re: The JFK poll

    Majority of the Americans I know whine about the government and don't do anything about it. They are concerned about what programs, benefits, decisions et cetera, that government can offer than helping with coming up with solutions. My country and the US need more referendums.
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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    On this day, the 50th anniversary of JFK's inaugural address, I've put up the following poll. It's self explanatory.
    We've become a welfare state that hates paying taxes...need I say more?
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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    On this day, the 50th anniversary of JFK's inaugural address, I've put up the following poll. It's self explanatory.
    “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country” has morphed into "Ask not what your country can do for you - ask why it's not doing more...for you."
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    Re: The JFK poll

    I think most people want to know what their country can do for them. And honestly, that's the way it should be. JFK's quote was a nice soundbite for history, but expecting good governance is far more important than offering one's services out of a sense of nationalism.
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    Re: The JFK poll

    I remember JFK's inaugural address. America was a different country then. The American people had a very different consciousness then.

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Albert Di Salvo View Post
    I remember JFK's inaugural address. America was a different country then. The American people had a very different consciousness then.
    The entitlement mentality had not become part of the DNA



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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
    I was a Democrat back then. Never in my wildest dreams would I have thought it would come to this. Americans then wanted to be free. Now Americans want to be free and be taken care of at the same time. They don't realize the choice is either/or, not both.

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    On this day, the 50th anniversary of JFK's inaugural address, I've put up the following poll. It's self explanatory.
    People like to give the impression of being self sufficient, but they are really not. No man is an island. Myself, I welcome all the help I can get, anytime, anywhere, and I don't care where it comes from.

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    Re: The JFK poll

    Quote Originally Posted by repeter View Post
    We've become a welfare state that hates paying taxes...need I say more?
    Maybe two percent depend on welfare for one reason or another. The other ninety-eight percent need some kind of steady work to keep their sanity.

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