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Twenty Things this Conservative Believes

Doris63 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 8:34 AM
Only number 2 gives me pause, because of the fact that I have had to depend on food stamps, and medicaid over the past 2 yrs due to a medical condition I had no control over, and I would hate for my child to feel ashamed that I have had to resort to using them just to survive. I am a 47 yr old, and this is the very first time I have ever depended on the government for support in my life! I have worked all my adult life, and up until a couple years ago, met all my bills, and was a single mom, supporting my child, until I started having my current medical problems that made me lose my job. Some times there are right reasons to have to be on food stamps, and medicaid, and not have to feel ashamed.
wk2w Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 9:13 AM
You have a point. Cases like yours make those programs justifiable. If we lived in a perfect world, a private organization would have handled it, and handled it better (Mother of 4 is right).
I thought the word "ashamed" was a bit strong. It would be fair to say that someone should feel uncomfortable about having to resort to gov't assistance and they should want to get out from under it as soon as possible. A private organization would be compassionate, but firm; gov't workers rely on people receiving assistance so they can keep their jobs.
TexasChris Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 9:59 AM
Nothing a thief does with his stolen loot justifies the theft.
AZYaateeh Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 10:18 AM
Taxes are not theft. Executions are not murder.

To put it in terms you might have some chance of comprehending, living in this community means you CONSENT to our laws, and one of our laws is that you pay a certain part of your property into the common pot to pay for things the whole community has decided it needs (and you help decide which things we're paying for by voting).
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 8:58 AM
Private charity would be a better option.
Doris63 Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 11:21 AM
There isn't a "private charity' that operates in my town. I live in one of the poorest counties in my state, so the only thing that I do have to depend on is government asst at this time. I do get help more from my family, so I'm not totally dependent.
Mother of 4 -- the original Wrote: Jun 01, 2012 1:25 PM
You live in the only town in the US that has no Christian churches?

1) Any illegal alien caught in this country should be forever barred from legally visiting this country, working here, or becoming an American citizen.

2) If you take welfare or food stamps or if your kids have to get free meals at school, you should be ashamed. Your kids should feel ashamed by your failure, too.

3) There is no such thing as a conflict between Christianity and science or a reason for any Christian to have his religious beliefs override any conclusions that he'd reach by simply following the science. Any and all apparent conflicts between science...