It is time for a revolution. Government does not work for regular people. It appears to work quite well for big corporations, banks, insurance companies, military contractors, lobbyists, and for the rich and powerful. But it does not work for people.
The 1776 Declaration of Independence stated that when a long train of abuses by those in power evidence a design to reduce the rights of people to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, it is the peoples right, in fact their duty to engage in a revolution.
Martin Luther King, Jr., said forty three years ago next month that it was time for a radical revolution of values in the United States. He preached "a true revolution of values will soon cause us to question the fairness and justice of many of our past and present policies." It is clearer than ever that now is the time for radical change.
Look at what our current system has brought us and ask if it is time for a revolution?
Chief of Staff, 007's gone round the bend. Says someone's been trying to feed him a poisoned banana. Fellow's lost his nerve. Been in the hospital too long. Better call him home.
Dr. No wrote:I'll have to read it through when I have more time. To me the radical thing Washington needs, is doing the right thing regardless of the big money interest.
bjmdds wrote:As long as Jessie Ventura is not the solution either. He has lost the rest of his marbles. The TEA PARTY movement will devour the Democratic candidates in 8 months. Kris, you left the USA?
katied wrote:Shame that you couldn't get the health care you needed here, Kris.
Unions are also special interests groups. They want their financial goodies too and have ruined a lot of business in the USA with their benefits. Why do you emphasize the 'white' people Kris? Is it because few blacks attend their functions?Kristatos wrote:bjmdds wrote:As long as Jessie Ventura is not the solution either. He has lost the rest of his marbles. The TEA PARTY movement will devour the Democratic candidates in 8 months. Kris, you left the USA?
Like I said, my wife and I were bankrupted by American healthcare after I developed an expensive illness, despite having really good insurance (I worked for state government and my wife was a teacher). So we moved back to my native UK, where most healthcare is free at the point of delivery. But I still follow the healthcare debate with interest, as I recognise that leaving the country is not an option for most of those who are uninsured or underinsured. I know a British style NHS wouldn't work in America, but something like Canada or continental Europe, where the system is publicly funded but privately run, probably would.
As for the Tea Partiers, I see them as part of the problem, not part of the solution. What started out as a genuine populist uprising has long been co-opted by elite interests as a vehicle for preserving the status quo on healthcare and dragging America back to the 18th century - a time when government was by the rich, white plantation owners for the rich, white plantation owners.
And yeah, Jesse Ventura is madder than a bottle of crisps, but I think the world would be a poorer place without him. But then I'm English - we treasure our eccentrics. It's part of our national character.
bjmdds wrote:Why do you emphasize the 'white' people Kris? Is it because few blacks attend their functions?
bjmdds wrote:Do you consider them racist?
bjmdds wrote:How about the signs and hatred of Bush? Was that any better? It's not a one way street.
bjmdds wrote:Hatred is hatred. Where was the media's outrage then?
bjmdds wrote:I cannot stand Bush either. But pictures of him as Satan were the same thing with the protests. Can't you see that?
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