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Liberty vs. Totalitarianism????? Who wants to volunteer???



March 29, 2009 – Comments (6)

It appears that tax revenues are evaporating around the nation.  Sales Tax. Property Tax. Income Tax.

Asset values are crashing.

Pretty soon....millions of Americans will be broke.....millions already are....

Instead of paying people to work for the government...a government that is paying private bankers billions and billions of taxpayer dollars.......are we now going to force are citizens to work for free?????


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#1) On March 29, 2009 at 1:10 AM, BradAllenton (31.53) wrote:

It will never fly. Talk to some kids between 18-25 and you will quickly see why. The funny thing about it is that they talk about 3 months of mandatory time for national interest. Most people work until May before a dime of the money they earn is their own. So 5 months per year, you are already a servant. (not to mention local taxes) By the time you die you will kick back 40-60% of the money you make in your lifetime to some sort of government and now they are twisting the screws for mandatory service. People will flat out reject it and if it manages to pass the enforcement will be a nightmare. By the way if Americans need to serve to be considered citizens, what do the millions of illegals have to do?

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#2) On March 29, 2009 at 1:16 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

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#3) On March 29, 2009 at 1:16 AM, briyan (< 20) wrote:

The beginning of this clip looks like some kind of budget porn, lol.  The woman is cute, I like her despite the feeble accent =)

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#4) On March 29, 2009 at 1:30 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

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#5) On March 29, 2009 at 4:38 AM, AnomaLee (28.53) wrote:

"Liberty vs. Totalitarianism"

How did you find this title?

LOL @ People 18-25 complaining about having to stop smoking pot, put down their cell phones and pry themselves away from Facebook and Twitter, trying to party every night only to get off their asses to accomplish something and actually partake in their communities.

Yes, most would complain or even revolt and that is what is sad.

Today, non-secondary schools are basically mandatory in every state. When that was first determined as a requirement in locales acorss the country MANY complained and said it would ruin the country. Today, the average sixth grade has both greater possesion and access to more information than ivy league students a century ago.

I also find it ridiculous that high school is still considered secondary schooling, or that summer breaks still exist because our education system is still scheduled for a historically arcane economy based upon agriculture. If these things were changed I'm sure most people would complain.

People think the object of work is to make money when the object of work is to exchange goods, skills, and services. Since economics is typically not required this misunderstanding is never raised in our general education systems. However, I'm not surprised that you posted this, since we are all trying to game the FIRE economy and exchange paper for goods and services.

Even if a more negative scenario [as your title suggests] occured perhaps a greater positive would occur and people would have more care and be more involved in political issues if some sort of citizen draft[volunteer program] were established. There's a lot of supporting research that equities create concern. I don't think I need to expand on that on a stock market forum.

When there's a person affected in the headlines there's concern for a day, but when there's a person affected in the family there's concern everyday.

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#6) On March 29, 2009 at 9:59 AM, alstry (< 20) wrote:

Good response Anoma.....

I view my role on CAPs as one to force people to think a bit......

You know.....connect the dots.....

Every point you make is valid.....but

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