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We Are at a Turning Point

0_BAMANATION Wrote: Jul 12, 2012 1:36 PM
THE "RIGHT" TO VOTE is trumped by the requirement to vote responsibly Knowing basic and correct facts regarding the US Constitution and Bill of Rights combined with essential knowledge of US and world history empowers and enhances one's ability to analyze facts and.. thus.. vote responsibly. It is the opposite that does not. The result is state and federal legislatures loaded with pandering fools. Such costs you, me and everyone via elevated taxes substantial amounts that is (ab)used to buy the vote of but fools.

Presently in America, nearly half of all households receive either a salary or substantial benefits from the government. Presently in America, nearly half of all adults pay no federal income taxes. Presently in America, the half that pay no income taxes receive the bulk of their income courtesy of the government, but ultimately from the half that do. This money is extracted involuntarily from the paying half by a permanent bureaucracy that extracts and gives away more each year no matter who is running the government. The recipients of these transfer payments rely upon them for subsistence, so they have a...