posted on 02/25/2005 1:28:12 PM PST
But the other America is poor, underprivileged, and insecure. To big applause, Mr. Edwards promised to "fight" to close that gap.
Ah, good 'ol secularism. Define a person's quality of life by the material possessions they own. How thoughtful.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:29:53 PM PST
("Let fly the white flag of war." - Zapp Brannigan)
The elites like Dean, Kerry and Edward have NO intention of sending their children to public schools.
It is the upper middle class they are seeking to eliminate.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:33:20 PM PST
There are "two Americas," according to former Democratic vice-presidential candidate John Edwards.
He should know.
He IS a lawyer!
posted on 02/25/2005 1:35:40 PM PST
(Forgive me fellow FReepers....for I have dial-up!)
I wish the Dim's would just drop all this We're Liberals, We're Progressives,We're Blah,Blah,Blah. Run the Red Flag up the Flagpole and call themselves what they have become. SOCIALISTS. Be done with it.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:37:42 PM PST
(The price of greatness is responsibility)
The problem with the "two-classes" idea that the Democrats constantly push is that the two classes that go Democrat are the wealthy and the non-working (ie., welfare) poor. The Democrats seem to believe that the wealthy should keep their money and the middle class should give until they go blind in an effort to keep the welfare class living as well as the middle class. The problem the Dems are facing is that the Middle Class is tired of supporting both the top and the bottom rungs and aren't about to vote for the party who wants to keep it that way.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:38:57 PM PST
That is to say, in the liberal universe, there are actually three Americas: the rich, the poor, and the coalition of politicians, intelligentsia, and bureaucrats who constitute the ruling class.
It's so ironic that the left constantly accuses conservatives of 'McCarthyism', even though their world-view as it is described here exactly parallels that of the Communists. It's just another way of describing the 'bourgeousie', 'proletariat', and the 'vanguard of the proletariat'.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:46:27 PM PST
(Let's take the word "liberal" back from the commies!!)
Yeah, the EU is struggling with the socialist agenda, that has killed their economies, and corrupted their leaders who are trying to cover their six. We all wish to fail don't we, so let's go with a tried and true failure: SOCIALISM!
(well, actually, it would have worked in Russia, if they would have managed it correctly, like Kerry would!) /sarcasm
These are the "smart folks" who tell us we RED staters are stupid. It is stupid for them to fail to learn from previous failures of the socialist governments. Even China is learning this. Socialism is NOT an economic system, it is a PEOPLE CONTROLING system ONLY.
posted on 02/25/2005 1:59:59 PM PST
(Proud to be an infidel.)
The writer hit on a big problem in America - an unelected, unaccountable fascist bureaucratic class.
He should have expanded his thoughts. For example, Congress has divested its legislative law-making power and given it to bureaucrats. And the idiot courts have allowed it.
Anytime you have unelected bureaucrats writing law, you have a dictatorship. Bureaucrats place an unaccountable layer between the citizen and accountable branches of government.
Courts have ruled that citizens must exhaust bureaucratic scraping and bowing before laws written by these fascists can be challenged. That's crap. No unaccountable weasel, pencil-neck bureaucrat should have the power to write law.
One of the chief features of totalitarian societies is bureaucrats arbitrarily writing law. This was common in both the soviet union and fascist Germany.
Bureaucrats should have only the power to push papers written by legislators. Bureaucrats should have no law-making power, no reason to be armed and no sovereign immunity.
posted on 02/25/2005 2:15:35 PM PST
(Smart growth is Marxist insects agitating for a collective hive.)
posted on 02/25/2005 3:06:14 PM PST
(We are NOT a democracy - though we are democratic. We ARE a constitutional republic.)
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