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 blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
Originally Posted by Freedom&Liberty
The domestic tranquility and general welfare will go straight to shit when the 100 million Americans who live at or near poverty can't feed their kids. I'm not interested in self-righteous pseudo-moralistic crap about what you think they should do. What they will do is start running down yuppies, beating them to death and nicking their wallets watches and beemers. I'm sure I know the emotionally based, irrational response that you're currently planning: zOMG WELL HIRE TEN TIME AS MANY COPS AND BUILD 100 NEW PRISONS AND BUST THEM DOWN SELF-RIGHTEOUS INSANITY FOR THE WIN, or something along those lines. It would not only cost a hell of a lot more than just providing basic assistance, it would also be a bloody and violent disaster. It is the government's job to prevent that.
The insane level of greed that you people espouse in your willingness to let the whole country go to hell just to save yourself a percentage point on your taxes is remarkable, even if it is completely insane.
"All that stuff I was taught about evolution, embryology, Big Bang theory, all that is lies straight from the pit of hell [the bible] teaches us how to run all our public policy and everything in society." Rep. Paul Broun (R)
"I hope I live to see the day when, as in the early days of our country, we won't have any public schools. The churches will have taken them over again and Christians will be running them. What a happy day that will be!" -- Jerry Falwell