Should people be free to achieve?
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?
I'm not sure I understand the premise of this line of thought. How should ensuring everyone has housing stop you from achieving anything? Human beings should have the right to basic needs. The last time I checked, the people living on section 8 in my town did nothing to prevent me from working hard and earning money. There is a tendency to treat poor people in this country as though they are trash or subhuman. You nor I know the stories of all of these people. How does meeting their basic needs - and sometimes not even that, in any way effect your ability to achieve or accomplish your goals? - It doesn't.
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.
by And Drewson 2 years ago
If someone is of sound mind, meaning they understand the consequences, should they be allowed to kill themselves?
by Grace Marguerite Williams 4 years ago
What causes MANY people to adopt an anti-achievement and anti-success mentality,not ever wanting toimprove themselves educationally nor socioeconomically, just being content at their station in life?
by Kawaljit kaur 6 years ago
Have you achieved your ambition?
by theirishobserver. 8 years ago
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by John Holden 6 years ago
Should people write hubs using biased information?I've seen quite a few hubs eulogising Margaret Thatcher. Usually posted by people with little or no experience of living in the UK and with no experience of living under Thatcher's rule.When challenged they often insist that they know more about the...
by HuntersWhitt 5 years ago
With all of the uproar over gun laws lately, I'm curious to see what HubPages thinks. So here's the question:A) What guns, if any, should be allowed?B) Do "gun laws" actually accomplish anything?
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