As America slips into a socialistic state; how will achievement be defined? Will the individual be defined as a public servant simply to serve the community. Will ambition and talent exist only to serve those who have none. If all have a right to housing; what housing do they have a right to. What job will they have a right to? Does equality mean, 'equal under the law' or equal in intelligence, possessions, ambition, talent and who then is the definitive authority, as to a human norm of conduct and achievement?
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Christin--That you take my money by force and give it to those who have not earned it, how is that justified? In taking my money you limit my freedom. The more you take the less freedom I have. "Socialism is the equal distribution of poverty."
Thx Jthomp. Everyone is a "taker", when you drive on roads, send your kids to school etc. my tax dollars pay for that. You can't have a society that is completely non-socialist. Some people can't earn - what? throw them away like garbage?
Christin--Roads are primarily paid for by gas tax that all pay who drive. Schools are becoming money pits and better left to private industry. Some can't work--charity and local government--most are lazy.