""Regardless I think that there should be some better way of demonstrating merit and virtue in the voting system than currently exists, and there should be some perquisite to vote other than "merely existing"."
Your belief is…"
""Not really, If a person buys food from a grocer with food stamps, and then sells the food to a drug user, at least the grocer still made a profit.As opposed to the welfare money going directly into the hands of a drug pusher without the grocer…"
"A basic income wont happen. While everybody thinks he is trustworthy with money, everybody also thinks his neighbor is not and will just spend it for "negative outlets such as illegal drugs, cigarettes junk food, and alcohol""
"Speaking of nationalising. I love that Churchill quote in which he was once using the urinals in Westminster and Attlee came into the room to use it himself. Churchill, being the odd shy man he was moved further away which made Attlee comment on…"
"I read once it was the most socially diverse as well (at the time I hear officers, etc in most armies like the former German army under the prussians, the British, and others, were given their job based on class rather than merit)."
"I can speak for my family - which contained at least 4 confederate soldiers in my immediate lineage.
I know they were opposed to slavery because they were buried in cemeteries in the Wesleyan Methodist churches they were baptized before the…"
"I don't want this to descend into a debate about the civil war. All I'm saying is I don't know what the common soldier was fighting for/thought they were fighting for, or what their family thought they were fighting for. In an age…"
"His history is extremely one sided. He completely ignores the fact that 4.5 slave states remained in the Union, 4.5 left the Union only after the attack on Fort Sumter, the same economic warfare England had used on the American colonies the North…"
"I think the thing about when neo-confederates pull out the "ordinary soldier didn't fight for slavery" argument is that few, if any, ever cite actual soldiers' words in support of this argument. Surely there are CSA soldier…"