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Immoral Beyond Redemption

halleysfifth Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 9:12 AM
By definition those dependent on the government are wards of the state; if common sense prevailed, wards of the state should be ineligible to vote.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 9:32 AM
A constitutional amendment making those receiving government welfare checks (including recipients of social security, Medicare, Medicaid, food stamps, section 8 housing, etc.) ineligible to vote would be a good thing. Of course seniors will cry foul, saying they paid into Social Security and Medicare for years and now deserve their return, so we'd have to have some transition program for them.
MoreFreedom Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 9:34 AM
Better yet, would be prohibiting government from doing anything other than protecting our freedoms (the negative rights prohibiting government from doing things to us, not positive rights of what government has to give us). As it was when the country was founded.
OldEnoughToKnowBetter Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 9:59 AM
I'd happily give up my Social Security and Medicare if you would simply give me back the money I paid into it over my 50 years working, plus interest. Unfortunately our government already spent that money.
Corbett_ Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:11 AM
Old Enough:

You paid in money to the government. The money's gone. Does that give you the right to steal it from the people working today?
talltexanoilfieldtrash Wrote: Jun 06, 2012 11:54 AM
Hey stupid!Yes you more fu@@@@up! Social Security was supposed to be an INSURANCE POLICY ADMINISTERED BY THE GOVERNMENT!!!SO WAS MEDICARE!!!Ibought the insurance because the gummint made me! It ain't welfare.
Benjamin Franklin, statesman and signer of our Declaration of Independence, said: "Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." John Adams, another signer, echoed a similar statement: "Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other." Are today's Americans virtuous and moral, or have we become corrupt and vicious? Let's think it through with a few questions.

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