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#284

Not talking about laws. Talking about rights.

Viva Detente.


#285

Of course all our laws aren’t in the Constitution. But the Constitution defines and limits the powers granted to our federal government under which laws of the United States may be made.

Our founders were very clear in enumerating specific grants of powers listed beneath Article 1, Section 8 Clause 1 for which Congress was granted the power to tax and spend to provide for the common defense and general welfare of the United States.

Which of the specific powers listed beneath Article 1, Section 8, Clause 1 allows Congress to tax and spend to provide public housing for the citizens of the United States?

JWK


The unavoidable truth is, the Bernie Sanders/Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ socialist plan for “free” college tuition will be paid for by taxing millions of college graduates who worked for and paid their own way through college and are now trying to finance their own economic needs.


#286

“Better” is either debatable or subjective. It cannot be both.


#287

This is nonsense. Only a few governments in the world act like that.


#288

9th…


#289

That’s it. :rofl: Some of them probably think that is possible.


#290

Great points! :+1::+1::+1:


#291

I blame our generation. We haven’t taught our kids the difference between wealth and money, and how wealth is created.


#292

thank you!!


#293

Yeah… I get that…

It was about politics… some might call it “Identity Politics”… since all politics is identity politics.

It is more about identifying an “other” to reign in and control, finding support against a supposed grievance than it was about being fiscally responsible.

That is one of the things about how our political system has evolved over the years that bugs me the most. Sadly… I think it is an inevitable outcome of any Democratic system.


#294

This needs to be reiterated. Too many folks think tyranny cannot create progress.

It does not seem, however, that the USSR’s success was emulated by other Marxist-Leninist countries (Maoist China, Cuba, Cambodia under the Khmer Rouge).


#295

That’s true. I did teach my kids, but the current generation in general don’t seem to know.

I saw some on TV being interviewed on the street and they were for free education for example and when asked who would pay for it they said “the government of course”. :roll_eyes:

When asked where the government got their money they seemed puzzled.


#296

The younger generation sees the generations previous to them getting heavily subsidized college and are wondering why they don’t deserve the same.


#297

The cost of college is completely out of control. It has significantly outpaced inflation and even the cost of healthcare!


#298

Cambodia was run by blanquists. Pol Pot ran a secretive government, and only adopted a Maoist mass line once he saw how successful the cult of personality in China was. There’s little marxist about recreating an agrarian golden age and purposefully sending your country 1000 years into the past. In fact, it’s the exact opposite.
Cuba was blockaded; Mao was a great commander but a terrible leader who implemented half ass schemes he thought of in the middle of the night. His successors (not the gang) created the China we know today.


#299

Conan did this thread already


#300

read more interesting news


#301

Is this a conflabulation? USSR’s success? Surely you jest. Or you made a funny and I didn’t get it.


#302

Yes, the USSR, while horrible, was successful in building an industrialized nation in a few decades. I’m not defending the sacrifices that were made to achieve that.


#303

Hmmpf. The only time industry shined in the USSR was during WWII. And at what cost? Millions were sacrificed so that one sector could shine up a bit. Success and Communism are not two words I’d use in a sentence.