Source: The Detroit News
quote: Monarchies are not inherently left nor right. Furthermore, Britain was a parlimentarian system, even in 1776. The king had power, and indeed part of the problem with George the third was his attempts to restore more power to the throne, but what kept him in check was the Parliament.
quote: I''m not certain how you feel it was a right wing view, by definition ''conservative'' is an adherence to tradition, and at the time of the Revolution the tradition was monarchy.
quote: Right = Saddam''s IraqRight = Putin''s RussiaRight = IranRight = Saudi Arabia
quote: Authoritarinism has nothing to do with right or left leaning policies. Furthermore, economic systems are not inherently left or right, you mention the National Socialists(NAZI) but Hitler was extreme right leaning in almost all social and military aspects.
quote: And it is your opinion that a tilt to the left is a bad thing for the USA. I look at rising lifespans, greater economic opportunities, rising wealth and a much higher quality of life and it seems to fly in the face of a claim that the US is declining due to any perceived leftward tilt.
quote: It's not society's job to pay for his treatment - that's your family's job and responsibility. Short of that, turn to charity.
quote: Given that you cannot reply without constant insults, and you seem to believe you have a right to your own facts rather than only a right to your own opinion, I am not going to bother to respond to this mess.
quote: No.Period. And anyone who tries to change this I will oppose. This is basic human decency. This kind of thinking is a war against the people who built this country. My father worked in construction his whole life because he wanted to be one of those people you talk about as making America great. Unfortunately that kind of work has a great toll, especially physically. Combined with unlucky genetics, he is in a situation that would cost me more than a hundred grand a year. That burden is too great for me, even at my income level, and it is certainly nothing he could have ever prepared for.
quote: Society can afford to take care of situations like this. Otherwise there is no point to a society at all.
quote: I would say that I am sorry that the country is not going in the direction you would prefer, but I'm really not. The nation you would like would cripple me financially and penalize people like my father who built the things you get to enjoy every day.