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Re: a dumb query? pls humor me

hendrik@topoi.pooq.com wrote:
On Sun, Mar 04, 2007 at 07:04:13PM -0800, Freddy Freeloader wrote:

If we do go socialistic this nation will have abandoned what made it
great.  I hope you do notice that the further we move toward socialism
the more our country has declined in both moral fiber and in respect by
the rest of the world.  We became great because anyone had a chance to
work and make it on their own, not by promising everyone that the state
would run every aspect of their lives.  In fact, immigrants came here
because they state didn't interfere with their lives.

Being rom the rest of the world, I have been losing respect for the United States because it fails to ensure a minimum standard of living for its people, and sends out armies to interfere in how the rest of the world runs its lives.

-- hendrik

What does your personal internal paradigm have to do with how we Americans think our government should act, and what we perceive to be the best form of government for ourselves? That's about as irrelevant as me telling you how Sweden should be run.

Should I be telling everyone on this mailing list that I think Sweden's form of government is ludicrous and that I long ago lost respect for it, and its people, because it basically takes 75% of its citizens earnings as taxes and has created a citizenry that dependent on their government and sucks off the government's teat rather than being responsible for themselves?

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