Posted 12 years ago on Oct. 7, 2011, 7:07 p.m. EST by kidding
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Are you guys kidding with this whole thing? Seriously?
What specifically are you protesting? Do you even know?
More Rights? Jobs? Equality? What do you not yet have that you are asking our system to provide you? All you should expect is an life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness! Do you not have that?
You are not free to start a small business and grow it into a large one?
You are not free to move from company to company to optimize your income and personal career opportunity?
Are you protesting because you have unpaid student loans? Really?? Think about the absurdity!
Please post the URL that provides the case study for a successful long-term socialist or communist economic/societal model?
We laughed at France and Greece when they mindlessly tore up the streets because their respective federal governments threatened to raise the retirement age by two years, or to freeze civil servent wages, or any number of other sensible austerity measures. Now you've decided to take up a feckless copy of these "movements"... over what?
Please explain your exact demands without the use of hollow populist platitudes.
What are you doing? The system set up by the founders of this country have been the foundation of the greatest 200+ year civil society the world has known: a representative government, a free market economy, a construct for liberty and equality. Please help me (us) understand why you are camping in the street instead of applying your capabilities to the pursuit of the American Dream.
Do you suppose Geoge Soros, Warren Buffett, or Bill Clinton spent much of their youth tilting at windmills? Do you think, perhaps, they applied their talents to maximize their education and then apply it in the pursuit of their personal dream? Could you perhaps be doing the same? Is there anything structurally stopping you?
Do we need more affirmative action? Do we need more welfare? Do we need unemployment benefit entitements that last more than 99 weeks? Do we need more free stuff from the federal government? Please explain specifically how much more of each, and the resulting expected benefit to society? We are open to realistic and productive approaches in all aspects of our economic collective. But please, be specific on how much is enough and the expected benefit.
"A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the majority discovers it can vote itself largess out of the public treasury. After that, the majority always votes for the candidate promising the most benefits with the result the democracy collapses because of the loose fiscal policy ensuing, always to be followed by a dictatorship, then a monarchy. " - Alexis de Tocqueville
"Freedom is only one generation away from extinction." - Ronald Reagan