Jared Marr War is also bad enough for me to change my mind. However, taxation can't be a matter so voluntary that the amount of funds available to the government is in a constant limbo. Unless, I misunderstand and you do not arrive to the discussion with the assumption in which case I apologize for ignorance.
Jared Marr She wouldn't either. She indicated that she isn't happy about her tax dollars going to the ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel and then indicated that she didn't have a choice. So ho are you different? Neither of you would pay for war if you had a choice that you both agree you don't have.
Jared Marr Lori, I would agree with you; however, where we are at an impasse because I don't believe that time is now. Several studies highlight racism such as the ethnic resume study in "Freakenomics", and the several studies and programs about racial tracking in schools. Racism has just become more subtle
Jared Marr I think there could be merit in a non-employment based health insurance model similar to that of the French model. However, I think to do anything less than a total shift would be to the detriment of workplace equality due to the extra processes that would be needed to secure uncovered meds.
Jared Marr I don't really see why "smart power" is emphasized. Hillary didn't invest it the Joseph Nye did in a book "Powers to Lead" and previous publications of his. Further, smart power has always been employed from the Cuban Missile Crisis to Iran and it's nuclear dilemma. She's just another Democrat.
Jared Marr The burden of proof is on you since your position outside of what is generally accepted. You would be hard pressed to find evidence for this. Taxes are needed for defense, epa, but what I would agree with you on is we don't need a "global police", corn subsidies, etc which are sold as public goods.
Jared Marr When controlling the options available do you not determine someone's health? Families who don't have insurance go without healthcare all together due to the prohibitive cost of direct payment. Plus a slippery slope is bound to occur where employers find religious objection with precious meds.
Jared Marr What I don't understand is how marriages work when the women are never really allowed to mingle with the opposite sex? Men and Women are from different planets and if you had never interacted with the opposite surely an interpersonal relationship like marriage would be doomed to fail.
Jared Marr I am torn. I believe in the concept of "investing" via tax revenue after spending time in NY and SC I can honestly say a climate of investing is much more preferable. However, in the status quo the system steals from the poor and gives to the rich. If my taxes went to education etc I would be o.k.
Jared Marr I agree totally. I think it is ridiculous that Republicans can support things like this under the guise of religious freedom! How could it possibly make sense that one person being able to tell another person what to do with their body is somehow an extension of religious freedom. Totally illogical.
Jared Marr I hardly think this is the same thing. In those leagues it is partially to create fair and consistent match ups due to physiological differences etc. If you refused woman a job purely based on her sex then you would be in violation of federal law I see the logic here as being no different.
Jared Marr I don't know why you think the country is 1800 years old if the first settlements were definitely not in 13th Century. America does have culture, apple pie, the super bowl, NASCAR, NFL, Hollywood, NYC, LA, ATL, Mt. Rushmore, etc. represent American culture and that can exist without your xenophobia.
Jared Marr Vithar, How right you are. Is the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 is figment of my imagination? What about federal government knowingly giving contracts to Protestant groups to run "Americanization" schools? What about the Court of Indian Offenses created in 1883 to outlaw "outward Indian practice"?
Jared Marr Constitution is the culmination of our culture it tells the story of immersion of blacks from slavery to equality, about the fight for women suffrage, it reminds us of Prohibition and in general reflects the evolution of our nation. What is more cultural and what is more purely American than that?
Jared Marr Indeed, you hit the nail on the head. This is what it truly means to be American. To this day I still wonder about why people are sworn to uphold our government with religious texts instead of the document on which the government, within which they work, is based.
Jared Marr Vithar, You do realize your position neccesitates changes to the Bill of Rights. This "national culture" would be implemented through legislation, yet Amendment One of the U.S. Constitution clearly states that there shall be no law respecting an establishment of religion.
Jared Marr Common culture is needed, but it is not necessary to erase individual ethnic or religious identities to achieve that. The fact is American history is multicultural of 13 colonies RI was founded by a heretic, PA by Quakers, GA by prisoners, yet them came together to form a unified country. Pluralism
Jared Marr Lori, Social welfare programs of any sort get labeled with accusations of "reallocating wealth" or "sharing the wealth", but in reality when you consider they systematic discrimination over the years and the lasting socio-economic trends Republicans were reallocating wealth for a long time.
Jared Marr 1800's immigration policy was cultural genocide that the U.S. committed upon is recipients. The "Land of the Free" forcibly changed people's last names, but America was formed by a diversity of opinion the 13 colonies weren't even Anglo-Protestant. Mass. was founded by Lord Baltimore for CATHOLICS.
Jared Marr The method by which this occurs is easy to understand. Anyone who has gotten a good grade on the SAT knows it is essential to have internet access, study books/flash cards, etc. If you are living in a working class family that goes from paycheck to paycheck that may is a necessity they can't afford.
Jared Marr Education is meant to be the great equalizer that everyone could get a basic education to enter the workforce and "real world" on a level playing field, but standardized tests which are needed for placement into advanced tracks and determine available paths, systemically discriminate based on SES.
Jared Marr What you have said about textbooks is misleading. This is highlighted several times throughout the book "Lies My Teacher Told Me" by Dr. James Loewen of Harvard University. In his examples he demonstrates through citation of primary documents how American history is written for Western European ears