Freakzilla wrote:Drunken Idaho wrote:Freakzilla wrote:If the majority of people in my house want ice cream for dinner, that doesn't make it right.
You fascist dictator!!!
But households are not democracies. Father knows best, right?
But I hope you see my point. I don't think the general population is intelligent as my children, I don't want their majority ruling my life.
Most citizens may want free college and healthcare but that doesn't mean it is necessarily best for the country.
Daddy still has to pay for all those goodies eventually.
I did see your point, but I still disagree. In fact, there is a majority running the country in a way that you, and many many others don't approve of. A majority of your population decided that they wanted a government that spoke for how they felt, and about real solutions for important challenges like climate change, energy independance, military withdrawal, etc. Your country made a choice, and I find that beautiful.
Also, I'd like to say something about free health care being best for the country. Don't you think that if any citizen could get the medical attention they desperately need, without having to become destitute, then that would be best for the country? We have capitalist systems that depend on a chunk of the population being poor and/or unemployed. Is that chunk also expected never to get sick or injured? I'm tired of this notion that what's best for the US is whatever is going to help private firms, and be the least taxing on everybody. I think what's best for the country boils down to the quality of life provided.