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PRETTY SAD that Hillary is the front runner for the Democratic Party, they just keep sinking lower and lower. I guess people don't really mind she cost another senator his life and just a few disposable soldiers, THEN LIED ABOUT IT! But hey thats what Clintons do.
Maybe they Democratic party should outsource for the next candidate.
He can't spend all that money. why is a politician who preaches fairness a millionaire and has so much more than 99% of the rest of americans?
This president can afford to pay more taxes. SO why doesn't he? Why does he still take deductions in order to get out of paying what he owes?
It's funny how the wealth accumulated by those who wear the label Democrat or Republican is only offensive to those who swear allegiance to the opposite party. The reality is that money, in and of itself, is not evil; nor is the accumulation of money particularly evil. It is the love of money that is evil. It is the act of elevating the rich to some elevated status that is evil. It is the methods for accumulating wealth that may be evil. If you gain your wealth because you invented a cure for cancer or a new method for traveling through space, then you have earned it. If you gain your wealth by exploiting your labor force, through grinding them down and keeping them in poverty, by preventing them from having access to medical care and decent housing and adequate food, then you are evil. If you earn your money by writing a series of best selling books (which is a lot harder than you might think) or by having enormous talent at one thing or another, then you are not evil.
It is also a question of whether you have earned or inherited wealth. It is also a question of whether or not you use your wealth in order to avoid responsibility. Do you think the rules of decent behavior no longer apply to you because you have wealth? Do you treat people badly because you can get away with it now that you have wealth? I think most of us can agree that Justin Bieber is not putting his newfound wealth to good purpose.
I also believe that there should be some limits on the amount of wealth one can accumulate. Excessive wealth equals excessive power and influence. If the wealth of the world continues to flow upward to a smaller and smaller and smaller number of people, we will eventually be completely ruled by those wealthy few, without any say in what happens to us or to our lives. That kind of wealth needs to be curbed. That kind of wealth does need to be "redistributed" because it gives individuals way too much power.
It's interesting that the founding fathers inherited wealth or made good marriages but then managed to squander their money. It's also interesting that many of them owned slaves. We put these people on pedestals and fail to understand that, while they may have been brilliant in some ways, they were also flawed human beings with their own fair share of weaknesses and bad judgment.
It is important to recognize their failings as well as their strengths. They were products of their time, and they didn't always get it right. Elevating their opinions and words to the level of holy Scripture is foolish.
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