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Forum Post: Our Right to Life, Liberty, And The Pursuit Of Happiness

Posted 11 years ago on Oct. 21, 2011, 5:49 p.m. EST by 1111observer1111 (1)
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To begin with I will say that I am against violence and any actions that end in the breaking of the rule of law, protests can be successful without such behavior. However with that note now behind me I would like to say that one of the most important points that this protest has made is in the form of the right to a gaurenteed income for those making fewer than forty thousand dollars a year. If one were to dismantle the current broken welfare system and replace it with a basic stipend for all within such parameters then those who are either in poverty or completely homeless can be afforded their right to live. Unlike what the opposition spouts, the idea that such a benefit would eliminate the desire to work is laughable. With our basic needs met we can then be left to pursue work for what we want rather than the endless cycle of working only as a means to survive. With the incentive to work only for the right to live extinguished we can then achieve the goals that have been shattered by reality, left to put what funds we obtain not into the ever inflating expenditures of food and rent but in the dreams we all share. Also to those who claim that they rose to reach the American dream, coming from nothing and somehow now emerging as millionaires I will say that is not thanks to your own doings but rather a serious of fortunate events. Equal work does not mean equal pay in this country. We can work eighty hours a week at three jobs and emerge with nothing but a portion of food and an eviction notice on our door while the stock broker next door works four hours a day and makes one thousand times more. This is the truth, a sorry state of affairs for a country that guarantees the right to life liberty and the pursuit of happiness when as things stand the bulk of the country can barely meet the first so called inalienable right.



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[-] 1 points by stevemiller (1062) 11 years ago


No chance for progress in America

The media pundits keep telling Americans on TV that we must have globalization, we must only elect Republicans and Democrats, we shouldn't have a class war, we should keep letting the politicians take bribes on the record and kickback favors for those bribes, and the list is a bottomless pit of stupidity,

Only people in a deep trance would be irrational. Americans are so arrogant and hypocritical that they'd prefer being destroyed by the pundits who use propaganda to keep them in a trance around the clock.

Obama has lied about everything he promised us. I don't care what color the president is if he's making decisions that will benefit all Americans with good job opportunities, fair taxation, and a great energy plan.

[-] 0 points by TIOUAISE (2526) 11 years ago

And what's more, the famous "Preamble to the Constitution" makes "ESTABLISHING JUSTICE" the VERY FIRST PRIORITY of our government... even before "ensuring domestic Tranquility". Interesting to remember in our present context, ain't it?

"We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessing of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity."