For a very long time I have been hearing about a "Liberal Agenda".
I think it is worth examining, as it rolls off the rightwingers
tongues with a loathing and easy contempt.
What is it ??
If, by "liberal agenda" they mean....
Keeping Social Security viable for those most in need in our
society and those who have already worked a lifetime
contributing to a system geared to regular folks.
Something the "right" wants to "privatize",in other
<but alas... you are wrong here... the people who MOST want social security, and CAN'T get it are those who HAVEN'T WORKED A DAY, YET STILL FEEL "ENTITLED" TO OUR MONEY. under your system, they could get it, under PRIVATIZATION, only the person who EARNED the money can SPEND the money. THAT is the american way. by the way, under JEFFERSON, there WAS no social security, as every american was EXPECTED TO PROVIDE FOR HIS OWN RETIREMENT.>
To insure Government regulation of
"for profit" companies so we don't have rampant corporate
theft and massive exploitation of hard working Americans.
<if by HARD WORKING AMERICANS you mean UNION EMPLOYEES PAID $75.00 AN HOUR as per a UNION CONTRACT...would you REALLY prefer that all companies be GOVERNMENT OWNED??? >
(Ie. the current conservative/republican caused economic collapse)
To insure Government regulation of the food industry.
So people wont have to test their own ground beef for
mad cow or Ecoli.
<so, government regulation is going to ENSURE that we don't get mad cow or e. coli??? i think NOT. besides, you already have e. coli in your system. you couldn't digest your food without it. it's when it gets out of your intestines that it causes trouble. look it up for yourself.>
To insure Government regulation of
imported goods.So YOU don't have to test for dangerous
<how about testing those GOVERNMENT OWNED PIPES IN DETROIT AND FLINT that provide LEAD TAINTED WATER to the citizens who live there? isn't THAT a shame too? obviously not.>
Government regulation is government doing
To ensure that those who have the ability to go
on to higher education do so.
<they always have, it's called SCHOLARSHIPS. yes, they HAVE TO BE EARNED, which is why you dislike them so... but... oh, by the way, part of HAVING THE ABILITY TO GO ON TO HIGHER EDUCATION IS THE ABILITY TO PAY FOR IT.>
To insure Universal health care for all Citizens.I
If we can afford a war we can afford health
care for all Americans.
<yes, we can, but for what we spend to fight the war, you would have a very crappy health care system. canada spends fifty five percent of it's citizen's yearly income on a crappy health care system, how much more would you want them to spend on the finest healthcare system in the world?>
When our government tells us that
"Universal Health care for Iraqi's is sound policy, but for
Americans its SOCIALISM, its time for a new government.
<providing ANY healthcare to an iraqi is "providing universal healthcare" >
If every individual is "entitled" an attorney, whether
or not he/she can afford one, than I believe by virtue of
citizentry alone, EVERY American is "ENTITLED" to
Universal health care.
<people are only "entitled" to an attorney AFTER they have been arrested. now, that's in our constitution. where do you get the idea that every american is "ENTITLED" to universal health care?>
Insurance companies "compassion" for
my illness should not end where their PROFIT/LOSS margins begin.
<why not? their only COMPASSION for your illness is whether or not they have to pay for it. that's why you PAID for insurance. they are an insurance company, not a RELATIVE. you COULD go back to relying on your relatives for support... good luck on THAT one.>
If my health determines your profit and my illness decides
your loses,than you would want me either... healthy or dead.
That's NOT a very good system for health care.
<health insurance is not a system for health care. it's a system to pay the bills when your system of health care FAILS. it's sort of like those "warranty policies" that pay for your car repairs when your "system of car care" fails. but you don't know that, do you?>
To insure our nation never invades, attacks or aggrieves any
Sovereign nation(s) that commit no provocation or threat.
Such as Vietnam, Grenada, Panama, Iraq.
<wasn't it KENNEDY that attacked vietnam? wasn't it CLINTON who attacked grenada?>
To insure "equal protection under the law"For all people.
Not just some people but all people.Not just some rights
but all rights.If you fall into the category of Human Being,
you are "entitled" to the same rights as all other
people.Straight people, gay people, black people,
religious people,non-religious people, ALL... people.
<so why make some people more equal than others by asking SOME people to pay OTHER'S BILLS?>
Please let us all remember these words;
"Those who will not stand up for the rights of others put
their own rights in danger of being lost as well."
<EXACTLY SO. i don't care if you want to pay for someone else's healthcare, but i don't believe it is your right to FORCE ME to pay for what is THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to pay for.>
To insure that there is freedom of religion.
<and not FREEDOM FROM RELIGION.>
To insure that YOUR freedom of religion ends where MINE begin,religious or otherwise.
To insure that everyone pays their fair share of taxes.
<AND NO MORE>
"Taxes are the price our society pays to invoke the word
Civilization upon itself"~~Thomas Jefferson ***
Anyone who would insinuate that taxing someone $3 million on an income of $10 million a year, is being "punished" for their hard work is among the worlds biggest lunatics.
<taxing three dollars out of ten is usual, but not fair. now, millionaires are taxed FIVE dollars out of ten. read your tax code.>
#1 anyone who "makes" $10 million a year is NOT digging
ditches or working hard. (He may have done so to get there
but lets be clear, once he gets there he is NOT working hard.)
<yes he is. i see YOU haven't worked hard enough to emass that kind of fortune.>
Hard work is many things, it is also hard work to be really
poor with no job. Ask a welfare recipient if its not hard
work trying to make ends meet? Try to figure out how to
pay $1660 worth of expenses on $1100 a month. Gas or electric?
Telephone or cable?Clothes or rent? Food or medicine?
Can't imagine? No, neither can I !
<that is easy. cut out the cable. entertainment is NOT a necessity. that is a start. your mentality puts CABLE TELEVISION RIGHT UP THERE WITH RENT.>
#2 It is NOT punishment to pay your fair share!!
"To those whom much is given, much is expected"
<that is a quote from karl marx. who stole it from thomas jefferson.>
To insure the basic necessities of existence for every citizen.
Food, shelter, health care, disaster relief.
<why do you keep harping on health care? who's responsibility is it to look after YOUR health? if it's mine you are going to be a sick puppy for quite a while, because i don't think you are worthy of it. if it's MY responsibility to provide YOUR health care, you had better quit PISSING ME OFF, or those aspirin are going to be few and far between. you had better become a BETTER SERVANT to DESERVE THE HEALTH CARE I GIVE YOU.>
To do any less is not humane, to do more is Private charity.
<every man is intitled to the right to life, liberty and the PERSUIT of happiness. there is no guarantee that just because you have the right to PERSUE happiness that you will ever FIND happiness. it's not our job to make you happy, only to stand out of the way while you persue it.>
To rely on private charity alone leads to the following;
Private charity leads to public homelessness.
<and public charity in the form of UNIVERSAL HEALTH CARE LEADS TO EXACTLY THE SAME THING... OR CAN'T YOU COMPREHEND THAT????>
Private charity breeds demoralization and contempt.
OUR RIGHT TO, OUR ENTITLEMENT TO, THESES THINGS:
"Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness"
These are things that are not for sale and have been paid for
IN FULL by the Americans that came before us.
For ....all Americans.
<but your ENTITLEMENT to HEALTHCARE HASN'T. now, if you WANT IT... PAY FOR IT.>
Anyone having a problem with these precepts must have
a problem with the Constitution and the notion
"United We Stand".
<show me in the constitution where it says that i have to pay for your total healthcare.>
And finally, To forever insure the proper correlation between
our law and our justice.
<the law is in black and white, JUSTICE is in men. we are a nation of LAWS, not of MEN.>
Our Future, will of course, end up being our children's history.
How will you, YOU, write that book?
Think your vote means little? Think again.
Liberal Agenda??? It use to be called the American Way.
<THE LIBERAL AGENDA WAS NEVER CALLED THE AMERICAN WAY, IT WAS ALWAYS CALLED SOCIALISM>
US ARMY VET
For republican voters, that's THOMAS Jefferson~3rd President Not GEORGE Jefferson~the dry cleaner ***