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Rochelle Frank says
Local school boards exist everywhere. They do have choices and having covered a lot of those meetings, I can assure you the people make their views known. Schools are funded mainly at the local and state level.
absolutely right -d.william
Yes, your last statement completely argues against everything else you have said. There is no way the government will reclaim a "sense of direction and decency" if it is the people's only source of authority.
The people have to speak up. Trust me you can have corruption and a lack of decency and surrender to the rich at the local level. I have seen it.
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Charles Mark Walker says
There are too many other things very different about the U.S. and the world to make a meaningful comparison between the 60s and 80s+ to lay blame on any one administration. I agree that the citizens are not in charge in the U.S. anymore.
Tom Ware says
To say nothing of the historical fact that the centralization of command and control societies has always led to destructive unanticipated consequences because the blunders are bigger ...
central government does not only equate with china/n.Korea? Central Governments 'by the people-for the people' is not the same as your examples. Fear mongering offers no solutions
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Larry Wall says
correct answer, very insightful Larry
spoken like a true teaparty member.Anarchy is not the answer, nor is individual states fighting each other. we need uniformity without judgmentalism. Ur descriptions are not very realistic,logical,or informed.
Your own words, "we need uniformity," clearly reveal your position, which by the way is unrealistic, illogical and uninformed. Can you cite a successful "uniform" society? Oh, yes, I forgot, a little Austrian tried to establish one in Germany.
there R no perfect governments. But democracy is the best we can hope 4. fractionalizing the states is no solution. can U offer a better one? Uniformity in basic equality is not what U R talking about. I am.
What you're talking about is authoritarianism, which in the whole long, dark, bloody history of mankind has never once resulted in equality.
attikos.as usual U manage to rewrite what some says in a way that is so far out to lunch it is amusing.
I'd suggest going out to buy a mirror, d.william, but it'd be a waste of otherwise perfectly good bytes.
atti: again, attacking is not offering solutions, but you are great at criticizing without rationality. Maybe i misinterpret debate as constructive instead of bashing?
On second thought, getting that mirror might be a good idea.
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