Is the United States Going in the Opposite Direction to the Rest of the World?

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    As the rest of the world is becoming more democratic and moves towards free market economies, socialism has gone mainstream in the United States.

    We have known for years that the leadership of the Democrat Party favors world socialism. MoveOn.org is just the organized manifestation of that doctrinaire philosophy. If the MoveOn.org people get what they want next year, and there is a fairly high probability that they will, we may very well be making an irreversible move towards European-style socialism.

    With a Democrat president and both houses of Congress, we might indeed get socialized health care, a surrender to the war against Islamo-Fascism, and the disabling of our economy for the hoax of man-made global warming. Like every other entitlement that this country has established, socialized health care, once adopted, will be perpetuated indefinitely. Social Security and Medicare alone are going to require a 30% tax rate to maintain within fifty years. Add socialized medicine, and you have Sweden in North America.

    As Thomas Jefferson said over two centuries ago: "A government big enough to give you everything you want, is strong enough to take everything you have." The steps that the government might take in order to combat "man-made global warming" will seriously imperil the economic growth of our country. Add high tax rates; and the entrepreneurial spirit that has driven this country for over 200 years will be extinguished.

    The reasons the MoveOn.orgs of the United States may get what they want in 2008 is due to the simultaneous alignment of the following:

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    and you can thank your boys bush and rove for that. Their method of governing has so infuriated the majority of the American people that a Dem take over may be in order.

    As one of your candidates stated, this administration has been arrogant from the beginning. This is what the Neo-Cons wanted and now this is what the Neo-Cons will get.
     
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    The republicans aren't exactly the bastion of economic freedom they market themselves as, either. The prescription drug plan was passed by republicans, spending (even domestic spending) has soared the last several years, Bush is now on board with global warming, there's more federal-level spending on education than ever before, etc. Overall, I can't think of anything done under Bush and the republicans which has been done to roll back the federal government's reach. There was a tax cut, but since government spending wasn't cut, the burden was merely shifted onto the hidden tax of borrowing and inflation.

    Likewise, I don't think most of the democrats really want to leave Iraq. Pull back to isolated bases, and stop policing their cities, to reduce our casualties? Maybe. But a fullscale pullout? No. They've put up token resistance to the war, and token resistance to his wiretapping and so forth.

    Aside from rhetoric, I don't think there's a whole lot of difference between the two parties.
     
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    Well put, by someone who obviously doesn't have a clue as to what is going on in the world around them.

    Other than that, spot on.........:thup:
     
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    I don't know about all that in regards to the rest of the world going more democratic,...France got rid of Jacques Chirac and brought in a very conservative leader! The tides are turning in France!
     
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    "Is the United States Going in the Opposite Direction to the Rest of the World?"

    Er, where've ya been the past seven years?
     
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    You say these things like they are bad things!
     
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    A single word in answer to your title question."YEP"
     
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    Are we moving towards socialism is the question? About 50% think we should. About 50% think we shouldn't.

    Now going against the rest of the world? With a few allies, we were with Iraq. Today? I'm unsure, while we haven't gained allies there, we do seem to have garnered more support for the principles behind the original actions. Where? In elections in other democracies. In actions like Sarkozy breaking off diplomacy with Syria until they remove themselves from the Lebanese electoral process.

    It's called leading.
     
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    actsnoblemartin I love Andrea & April

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    common, a little thinking in your answer please

    My god atleast explain why


     

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