I am not disputing that the federal government is overreaching in a lot of areas. I am just not convinced that moving vast amounts of power back to the states will be some kind of magic bullet. There is plenty of corruption in state governments even with the minimal power they have now. In theory they are more accountable, I am doubtful about how well it would actually work in practice.
It is the way the US was originally set up, it is actually STILL in the constitution to govern this way.
Many of the problems we see today is because we have strayed from that form of government, with most power residing in the states.
You are supposed to be a citizen of your state first, and then a citizen of the United States second.
Because states are not run by the same democrat and republican politicians running Washington?
Your city and state representatives are MUCH more answerable to their citizens, than their federal counterparts. They live with you rather than being isolated in la-la land in DC.
Let's roll back the clock and have them ONLY to only be allowed to fullfill the narrowly defined duties and responsibilities given by the US Constitution, things like defense, border protection, etc.
Bring the power back to the states as it is supposed to do, and we'll cut most of this spending nonsense out.
At the very least, let's at least narrowly define what "interstate commerce" means, and roll back the laws that are based on the overreach of that idea.
You're mostly right. Bill Cosby often speaks on this subject, advocating self-accountability and hard work. But, more and more, he seems to be shunned and dismissed in favor of others like Jesse Jackson who insist on blaming everyone else for the black community's woes.
True...and for the Jesse Jacksons and Al Sharptons of the world, they really do NOT want to truly help the black community, if they were to promote success instead of victimization, they'd have all their revenue sources dry up.
They make their living trying to keep racial dis-harmony going.
But what is society doing wrong that these guys can't seem to wrap their heads around wealth to begin with?
It isn't so much society in general, but the black community itself that seems to have a problem with what it takes to get out of the vicious cycle of poverty and crime.
I've known blacks, even back when I was growing up, that during HS were working hard to get an education, taking part in scholastic function, like president of student council, etc. They were often shunned or ridiculed by their peers for "acting white". I was shocked to hear this.
I think that is a large part of what the problem is. The culture, at least of the lower end of the class system, of blacks don't promote things like getting an education and working hard to be successful in today's society as something to strive for. However, thug life, gangsta rap type trappings, and professional athletes are the main heroes that are held up as something to emulate.
I think this is part of the problem, and it is not something that you can legislate away.
This general type of attitude is something that can ONLY be fixed from the inside of the community itself, and so far, this isn't being pushed. And sadly, you often see folks that DO escape from this cycle of poverty into successful jobs and neighborhoods, they also shun the lower end and often understandably so, as that they don't want their kids around that culture.
Is punter some kind of African slang for something/someone?
This is what we get for letting them get out of the kitchen in the first place...
Yep, and now to the non sequiturs. And you think I am predictable?
, I really LIKE being able to buy tomatoes and grapes in February.
Except said "fresh" tomato is bred now for travel rather than flavor, then picked way before it is ripe, gassed to turn it red and brought to your store, where you can then buy the flavorless lump of vegetation.
Ugh...first time a few years back, I found heirloom tomatoes, fresh during the summer. I bit into one, and immediately was taken back to childhood when tomatoes had flavor.
Trust me..you're better off in the winter, eating canned tomatoes than "fresh" ones coming from a million miles away.
uhh, actually it does. The "startup" definition varies but it generally boils down to not having a viable business plan. It means throwing feces against the wall and hoping it looks like art. Why would a competent programmer work for a high risk company without a viable business plan?
Yeah, I'm pulling a No True Startup and saying if they have competent programmers, they're not a startup.