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Random Thoughts

Athena4 Wrote: May 27, 2014 10:55 AM
A serious problem wherever there are government health programs, like the UK and Ontario, Canada, is that there is no provision for getting more doctors, even to the extent of paying for medical education. That is why there is a shortage of doctors.
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Random Thoughts

Athena4 Wrote: May 27, 2014 10:50 AM
Note that Uncle Tom was the Christ-like here of Harriet Beecher Stowe's Unc;e Tom's Cabin, the book that Abraham Lincoln said set off the Civil War! So it is not an insult to be called an "Uncle Tom." Those using the term as derogatory are those following Simon Legree, the cruel overseer.
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Poverty and Snow Storms

Athena4 Wrote: May 20, 2014 7:25 PM
A fundamental problem is that so many children are growing up without fathers, exacerbated by welfare policies which undermine marriage. Boys without fathers tend to be violent and girls without fathers tend to be promiscuous.
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A Not-So-Wise Latina Justice

Athena4 Wrote: Apr 25, 2014 7:00 PM
Justice Sonia Sotomayor should have met Socrates. She is conceited, thinking that she is wise. When the oracle at Delphi said that there was no one wiser than Socrates, Socrates took this as a task to find someone wiser than himself. He asked questions of those supposed to be wise, poets, politicians - like Justice Sotomayor - and craftsmen, and discovered that they were not wise. He was wiser because he knew he was ignorant. Justice Sotomayor should study the 14th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which has been violated by so-called "affirmative action," government-enforced racial disrimination, for a long time.
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The High Cost of Liberalism: Part III

Athena4 Wrote: Apr 24, 2014 8:03 PM
(1) The word "liberal" has become a euphemism for "socialist." A liberal is one who values liberty - see John Stuart Mill, On Liberty. Socialism is not concerned with liberty. (2) On inequality of possessions: See David Hume, An Inquiry Into the Principles of Morals, On Justice. He discusses different theories about what justice is, including the theory that it is equality of possession - and he shows how wrong that is. John Rawls, A Theory of Justice, uses as its fundamental principle, the principle of ignorance - justice is what you would choose if you were behind a veil of ignorance. He should have read Plato about the importance of the search for wisdom and NOT hiding behind a veil of ignorance, and he should have read David Hume. (No doubt he read them, but his views about the importance of being ignorant show that an ignoramus he was.)
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A Tiger of a Book

Athena4 Wrote: Mar 18, 2014 5:33 PM
The welfare system undermines families by not giving assistance to those with husbands or fathers. The enticements of welfare are numerous. The children grow up without fathers, the boys becoming violent teenagers and the girls promiscuous and candidates for welfare!
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Are We Serious About Education?

Athena4 Wrote: Aug 13, 2013 9:05 PM
(1) I went through the (white) public school system in Washington, D.C. when it was racially segregated, and Dunbar High School was one of the leading high schools in the country. The schools were excellent, whether white or colored. Our teachers were older women who had gone into teaching when it was one of the only occupations intelligent women could go into. (2) Alas, the administrators now run the schools and do a bad job of it.
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The Tragedy of Isolation

Athena4 Wrote: Jul 30, 2013 4:46 PM
The term "multiculturalism" was invented by Pierre Elliott Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, to refer to the Canadian situation of French-speaking Quebec and the rest of English-speaking Canada. It has developed into a nonsensical notion that all "cultures" are equally good - human sacrificing Aztecs and pacifist Amish.
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Who Is Racist?

Athena4 Wrote: Jul 09, 2013 10:13 AM
The "War between the States," the Civil War, was solely about slavery. To say that it was about "states' rights" is an excuse - for slavery - since the only "states' right" which the Confederates wanted was the right to have slavery. The Confederates started the Civil War by firing on Fort Sumter. President Abraham Lincoln knew something about the causes of the Civil War - it was the institution of slavery.
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The Mindset of the Left: Part II

Athena4 Wrote: Jul 03, 2013 7:58 AM
President Obama has built nothing on his own except his career. He did not build the automobile - Henry Ford did that, he did not invent the computer, like the MacIntosh, Stevie Jobs did that.
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