Capitalism or Socialism?

After watching this video, I thought the time might be right to start an earnest dialog about what form of government we the people want and why; You know, the people in Washington aren’t exactly doing a bang-up job representing us, so we need to represent ourselves. If representing ourselves is what is ‘coming down’ we should have an idea of what we’re representing.

After all, we can’t proceed to solve our problems, until the majority of us are on the same page as to how much or how little we want government to be involved in our lives and solving our problems. Do we want a government deeply imbedded in our lives or a government which sits on the sidelines and has minimal input, determining laws, collecting taxes and powers set forth only by the Constitution?

The choice of either way (large, controlling government vs, smaller, allowing you and me to control our destiny) will mean a change in life as we know it. I think you know where I stand from having read  this blog; but I’d really like to hear what you  have to think and why you think it. Remember, everybody’s opinion is valid-at least here!

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5 thoughts on “Capitalism or Socialism?

  1. I stand with you. We do need a dialog, that was the primary reason I started my blog. It was out of frustration and an attempt to get the opinions of others. However, it is difficult to get people, especially within my own circle of friends to say anything. All my posts go to my FB page where only a handful, actually less than a handful of friends will ever comment on what I have written when it concerns politics or our national problems.

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    1. A diaolog, a discussion, is needed. I mean TALKING and putting our collective heads together to come up with a solution. We can start on your blog, continue on mine or any number of blogs and papers. We just MUST be civil in disagreement. I’ve already taken flak when on my blog, I only attempt to introduce ideas.

      Then we need to take solutions reached (on FB/blogs/over the dinner table/coffee shops, etc) one step further and convey it to Washington. If Washington doesn’t ‘listen,’ reelect only those who WILL listen. Not just GOP candidates, but liberal candidates. Thanks for your candid comments, flyover!

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  2. A diaolog, a discussion, is needed. I mean TALKING and putting our collective heads together to come up with a solution. We can start on your blog, continue on mine or any number of blogs and papers. We just MUST be civil in disagreement. I’ve already taken flak when on my blog, I only attempt to introduce ideas.

    Then we need to take solutions reached (on FB/blogs/over the dinner table/coffee shops, etc) one step further and convey it to Washington. If Washington doesn’t ‘listen,’ reelect only those who WILL listen. Not just GOP candidates, but liberal candidates. Thanks for your candid comments, flyover!

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  3. The things being said here were complaints of the ancient Greeks and are also prominent in the Old Testament featuring the Jews. Seems to be human nature to act so. We won’t bother ourselves to work at a citizens’ responsibilities but we complain when things don’t go as we wish…

    The point made in this post: We must settle whether we want more or less government, seems to me the salient struggle of our time; indeed we cannot maintain a civilization unless we agree on it. And as times become harder, that struggle will intensify, seems to me.And become less civil…

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  4. Thanks for your thoughts, Jackcurtis. I agree we must determine as a nation, what form of government that we want. Quite frankly, I thought this was decided in 1789 when the Founders signed the Constitution, but apparently the issue needs to be revisited for those who can’t/won’t read the founding documents.

    What the Founders wanted as a form of government seems clear from the documents and I feel strongly that we can chose the form of government we want. But the form of government for the United States of America was established in 1789 when the Constitution was signed. If someone doesn’t want to live under the rules set forth by this document and the other founding documents, I hear other countries have room for more!

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