Two Different Americas

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    There have been two completely different Americas in U.S. history. Let’s examine twelve ways in which they differ.


    1. For more than a century after the United States came into existence, there was no income taxation or IRS. People were free to keep everything they earned and decide for themselves what to do with it.

    Today, income taxation and the IRS are a core feature of American life. The government essentially owns everyone’s income and decides how much people will be permitted to keep, much as a parent permits his children to have an allowance.


    it's nothing new that we have always been divided but the article points out some distinct differences between the founding and now.

    2 through 12 are here.
     
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    The division is between those who believe that there is an absolute reality, including absolute truth and absolute morality, and those who think everything is relative.
     
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    Number 7........The times have changed, along with the needs of a nation.
    It really isn't a black or white issue.
     
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    It's made gray by corrupt empty suits.
     
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    Number 2. Times have changed. Average life span used to be like 45 in 1910. People worked until they died of something. Modern medicine has doubled our lifespan in just a few decades. Since nobody wants to work when they're 80 the gov't had to do something to provide income for these people while they were alive but retired.
     
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    Wrong forum.
     
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    Orwell said it best:

    "2 + 2 = 5"

    Once you accept that, you will accept anything.
     
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    It’s sad how far we have fallen. A once great nation destroyed by too much government. Old story.
     
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    It's made gray because we don't need a flood of undocumented immigrants coming to this country.
     
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    Depends on who you ask, what great period have we fallen from?
     

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