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Tackling Fairness and Justice

Mitchell73 Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 3:07 PM
Linda's article gives Libs "wiggle room" by wrongly noting that "There is no right to be taken care of (except among children, the severely disabled or very old)." There is no right to be taken care of ... period. Individuals ... friends and children will typically care for others in need VOLUNTARILY ... and that's the way it should be. Certainly government has no authority in that area!
psydoc Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 4:36 PM
I agree, Mitchell. Who took care of children, the elderly, and the disabled prior to these programs? Individuals planned for such problems; families, churches and charities filled the gaps when individuals needed additional help. We helped each other, not because we were forced to do so, but because we knew we had the moral obligation to do so.
olerocker/bluesman Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 4:53 PM
I remember in the 50's for those elderly who had no place to go, the county bought an old huge house and they lived there, grew gardens ect. and the county taxes helped .....the people aways took groceries and such to help them out......then when in college visited a mental instution, most floors were elderly folks who the state took care of with no place to go..now both are gone...if a nursing home is not affordable, and no one to care for them, their on the streets...but we still give billions a year to other countries.......strange.
Hunrodr Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 5:04 PM
countried like egypt who kill us.
NewJAl Wrote: Dec 29, 2012 11:13 PM
The Japanese have no SS. Children provide for the old folks. I am sure you can find some misery, but even with that, there is not the immorality of putting debt on citizens who have no say and cannot vote. Those being the growing children.
George Washington was very angry that the leadership might consider leaving accumulated debt upon future generations. Talk about injustice and inequity.
Never a word about that from the mouths of adults who prate about how they love kids and are concerned about their welfare. Is putting debt upon children molestation and abuse?
The last year has been a tough one for conservatives. The hope that four years of failed policy would be enough to repudiate the liberal/progressive ideology of the Obama administration ended when the majority of the American public voted to maintain their entitlements -- so long as someone else paid for them. And the conservative response to the debacle has been for the various factions within the movement to declare war on each other.

It's time for conservatives to give serious thought to what they believe and how they can make a more persuasive case that conservative principles offer...