I don't disagree with you but as a centrist with mostly leftist friends, I've never heard one of them make that claim about Europe ever. Like, who is actually saying that? I'm honestly curious.
@Commander_Red I hear it nearly every time I debate the concept of socialism. I've had people tell me that Social Security is socialism. Maybe I just haven't debated any of your friends.
Getting rid of the government is what you call anarchy and that honestly never works. And tbh, the constitution SHOULD be minorly changed to fit a modern society. People argue about religion being outdated and barbaric, but talk about the constitution which is approximately 233 years old, and apparently, we're not allowed to go there. If we followed the ORIGINAL constitution from when it was first drafted, black people would still be considered slaves, and any other minority would be considered a second class citizen, oh and you would probably be forced to be a housewife because you would only get as many rights as a man thought that you needed. However, I do agree that the government itself is hypocritical, can't make its own decisions, and bickers over the stupidest things. Unfortunately, getting rid of the government is not the answer. We need government reform, and more diversity to fill in those seats in Senate and Congress because you have politicians who have been there forever and are outdated about modern issues.
Scroll Down to Read Other Opinions
Disraeli said, "Finality is not in the vocabulary of politics." Lincoln said that the only words that were true for all times and all circumstances is, "This too shall pass away." Yet, Lincoln added, we can hope that it is not quite true. That certain principles may endure.Thus, Edmund Burke said, "A disposition to preserve, and an ability to improve, taken together, would be my standard of a statesman." Reform is to be preferred to revolution but society does not learn and impatience boils over and feeling takes precedence over reason.Thus, the current times. As the Bible says in another context, "we know not the day nor the hour..." so the job of the good citizen is to ride out the storm and preserve what can be preserved, given primacy to reason and custom over emotion and trendiness.The tumults of the 1960s and 70s led to the relative - and it is ALWAYS relative - stability, peace and prosperity of the 1980s and 90s. This may just be another swing of the pendulum, or the final swing. It is, to borrow one more quote - this from Dickens - "the best of times, it was the worst of times." Such is the way of the world.
You don't believe hatefulness needs to be fixed?
Hatefulness in what way? That’s how politics is.
Objective truth? Like using the threat of force in order to extract resources from people is still theft although veiled in government power?
@Liam_Hayden What does that even mean?
It is objective truth that the use of force to take funds from others is theft, yet most people on here have no problem using politicians to financially rape others.
@Liam_Hayden Dude, we can objectively agree to there being a sun in the sky. We can objectively agree that gravity make everything accelerate the same in freefall. There is objective truth outside of politics.In the trump era, politics defines objective truth. And that is insane.
Then the only person left will be you.
Correct. And what a peaceful world, completely free of hate that would be.
Kind of hard when politicians steal half of everything I earn, but I'll try.
I agree but the freeloaders would then lose their ability to steal from the productive so it will never happen.
It won't work. Freeloaders need the productive to feed their system. California is quickly learning this the hard way as business after business leaves.
I agree except there is a lot at stake.
@Jersey2 absolutely and that's at odds with the nonnegligible subset of voters who want it entertainified