To all Conservatives out there, what are the 10 ways that the Great Society which was
implemented by the late President Lyndon B.Johnson in the sixties created a dependency and entitlement culture, seeing the goverment as a source of rescue and uplifting, instead of seeing oneself as the main protagonist in one's socioeconomic improvement?
We cannot, it seems, help but wonder if (entirely unintentionally as Johnson believed that if the playing field was leveled that people would then line up to play the game) Great Society programming of the 1960s has not contributed to generational poverty and to generational failure of some to take responsibility for their lives and the lives of their children.
And, we also cannot help but wonder if programs designed for temporary relief from what in 1964 were deep social and cultural barriers for some to upward socio-economic mobility have become permanent "entitlements" which do more harm than good.
by Grace Marguerite Williams 2 years ago
This post is inspired by & dedicated to Ahorseback. Before the advent of social enrichment programs a/k/a The Great Society in the 1960s, there were poor people who advanced from being lower, working, & lower middle class into the solid middle, upper middle, &/or even the upper classes...
by Grace Marguerite Williams 14 months ago
and let live. These people are NOT bothering anyone, going on with their individual lives, and contributing to the community. They are fine, upstanding people. Again, why the strong animus towards this community?
by Ralph Deeds 7 years ago
A long article in this week's "The New Yorker" by Sean Wilentz entitled "Confounding Fathers" traces the antecedents of Glenn Beck's rants and the Tea Party's hysteria to two individuals who spouted much of the nonsense now being repeated Beck and the Teatards. Unfortunately...
by kirstenblog 8 years ago
I have never understood all this right wing, left wing stuff. Can anyone explain what its all about, what are these wings and do we get dipping sauce to go with em?
by Credence2 4 years ago
Here is the gist of it in a statement provided by the judge:"Many police practices may be useful for fighting crime — preventive detention or coerced confessions, for example,” she wrote, “but because they are unconstitutional they cannot be used, no matter how effective.”So much for...
by GA Anderson 23 months ago
Gary Johnson is the Libertarian party's presidential nominee. If he had a chance to beat Hillary Clinton, would you consider him over Donald Trump?If Conservative's compared Johnson's history and issue positions to Trump's history and issue positions, would they still pick Trump?Is Trump a choice...
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