I thought I'd update how I think America should be fixed. Ultimately, most of America's problems are a result of spiritual apathy or lifelessness. If Christians were to wake up and start living like Christ, then many of America's problems would simply disappear. Firstly: Economics The Bible clearly teaches good stewardship. (Lk. 12:42-48) If the government were to observe the teaching of this passage, then America would start to revover from her economic woes. Secondly: Marriage "Therefore shall a man leave his father and mother, and shall cleave unto his wife, and they shall be one flesh." (Gen. 2:24) Unfortunately, this one sparks uproar in homosexual communities. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah over this issue, He will destroy America as well. Thirdly: School "He that spareth his rod hateth his son: but he that loveth him chasteneth him betimes" (Pro. 13:24) This concept sparked the popular phrase, "spare the rod, spoil the child". If schools were allowed to enforce discipline, academics in America would be much stronger. Also, their would be a lower crime right in American schools, because kids would be taught the difference between right and wrong, and the consequences for stepping out of line would be severe. Continued in next post . . .
I think the original post was political trollbait/ flamebait. I don't think you expect anyone to come up with a feaseable plan to fix a country with so many problems are the US. On a serious note I hope you guys do figure it out.
Actually, the original post was bait for people to come express their feelings without the fear of being trolled. I will never attack someone, or blatantly attempt to irritate them. I will ask questions, in an effort to understand the reasoning behind what people say, and I will more than happily argue my points of necessary.
sounds like u have a good point but to me it could be all fixed if everyone was more educated, and i agree with u about removing all the scumbags out of government. Obama should do a boris yelstin come in pissed and say your all sacked!
TBH, I'm not very intelligent when it comes to politics. It's not so easy to get into, IMO. Though, apparently, I'm socialist. So, to fix that place using my knowledge of politics would end up making the place even worse. Though, this is probably what I would to on the top of my head. Remove all religious and/or corrupt influence from politics. Full stop. Fix television so that it is less biased. And for the kids, maybe a show that isn't absolutely idiotic. Dora the explorer will be out on her little ass, that's for certain. Equal rights for all. None of this nonsense where transsexuals would be laughed at by police/doctors/the public. Despite me being an athiest, I'd still permit religion, but I would prohibit the concept of one pushing their beliefs on another. So, you can have your churches and prey to god and stuff, but no breaking your son's metal guitar, or bitchslapping your lesbian daughter. And finally, much more legislations and laws to make sure children and teenagers aren't being bullied, raised badly, or indoctrinated with anything. Oh, and I'd ban all neo-nazis, KKK members, and the WBC would be sent back to kindergarten (in their own little class, so they don't bully the more mature children.) All in all, this is my opinion. If there is a flaw in my logic, I apologize, but opinions are opinions.
The Founding Fathers were very religious men, for the most part. Therefore, removing all religion from government would be a very bad idea. Yes Being transsexual is wrong, but I'm not going to hate YOU. It is your SIN that I hate. Yea, those "churches" aren't preaching the Word. The Bible teaches discipline, but not provocation or abuse. Yes Be careful about opinions, try to be sure of the facts behind them.
The Constitution is based off of several "religious" principles. The fact that it says all men are created equal under God is a clear indication of the founding fathers religious back grounds. Also, Jefferson and Adams lived during the First Great Awakening period (circa 1740-1760). They would have been directly influenced by great preachers like George Whitefield. Also, they more than likely, were Presbyterian or something close, as that was the dominant religion at the time.
The Constitution is based off of several "religious" principles. The fact that it says all men are created equal under God is a clear indication of the founding fathers religious back grounds.
The Constitution never mentions God.
Also, Jefferson and Adams lived during the First Great Awakening period (circa 1740-1760). They would have been directly influenced by great preachers like George Whitefield.
The fact that they lived at the same time as George Whitefield means nothing, especially since John Adams was a Unitarian and Thomas Jefferson was a Deist. Also, their letters seem to imply a disdain towards organized Christianity.
Like I said, the dominant religion at the time was Presbyterian. It does matter that Whitefield, Jefferson, and Adams all shared time. Jefferson and Adams would have heard him speak, and no one was immune to Whitefield. Being a Deist means that he believed their is a god. He probably believed in the One God, although no one knows if Jefferson ever accepted Christ as his Savior. Even if Adams was a Unitarian he would still have believed in Jehovah.
Believing in God does not mean that the Constitution is based on religious principles. The founders went out of their way to make to keep the government secular. This especially appears in the Treaty of Tripoli which openly declares the United States to not be a Christian nation.
It is. God instituted government as a means to curb man's sin nature. But He did not intend for it to be all intrusive. The Treaty is really saying that the US isn't going to fight someone over their religion. It says "As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion." That does not mean the US was not a Christian nation, which it isn't anymore.
[link] First, I higly recommend you read this. It changed my opinion on religion, from "intolerable" to "don't mind.". Assuming all of the bible is that poorly translated, I could totally bring myself to believe in the christian doctrines.
And, "it's your SIN I hate.", really? Be concerned with your own sins, sweetie. The fact the founding fathers were "Religious, for the most part" doesn't change my opinion, plus, assuming the bible ISN'T as poorly translated and/or taken out of context, It does...
I read it. The author points out the different words in the original tongues, but he does not mention the tedious process by which the Bible was translated into English, not does he mention how it was preserved through the ages. I am. My point was that God hates sin not sinners, because I'm a Christian, I try to be like Christ (God the Son). I must hate sin but not sinners. I will happily explain how the Bible was translated via a note. Most true Christians despise what WBC does, those that don't need to get reacquainted with God.
I don't know of anyone in power who can be accused of doing that. Besides, true Christians don't force converts, they can only show the facts and let people choose for themselves. That's why I'm a Christian, because, unlike everyone else, you don't have to agree with me. I started this forum to see who disagreed with me, and to get a greater understanding of what people truly think of America right now.
Universal health care, abolish nuclear weapons, strengthen diplomacy with all nations, raise taxes on the richest of us, end subsidies for fossil fuel companies, strongly support renewable energy, strengthen Endangered Species Act, strengthen Social Security, strengthen veterans' pensions, give more support to Native people's rights, reinstate the assault weapons ban, and elect a woman to president.
How do you fund it? Nuclear weapons must be removed on a global level, not just here. The rich already pay 90% of all taxes. Currently we don't have to technology to make renewable energy efficient, but as soon as it is, I will gladly make the switch. Why do oil companies need subsidies anyway? Agreed, but be cautious not to be wasteful. Yes, fix it. Yes, they deserve it for risking their lives. I thought they were American citizens, and therefore have the same rights as everybody else. Correct me if I'm wrong. The only person who can stop a bad guy with a gun, is a good guy with a gun. (Edmund Burke) Only if I believe she would be a good President.
1. Universal Health Care 2. More effective gun-control laws. 3. General sense of responsibility 4. Greater empathy towards others 5. Stricter environmental standards 6. A congress that actually does something 7. Improved immigration laws 8. Stronger economy 9. Less foreign aid to Israel 10. Better relations with other countries 11. Stronger sense of community in cities, suburbs, towns, etc. 12. Slightly higher taxes on the rich 13. Smaller Defense budget 14. Abolition of affirmative action 15. More responsible spending 16. More national parks 17. Preservation of environmentally-sensitive areas 18. Greater awareness environmental problems such as oceanic acidification, climate change, etc 19. Free college education 20. Greater sense of Civic Duty 21. More participation in politics.
How? Yes Yes Yes Are they needed? Yes Yes Yes I don't think that's a good idea. Yes Yes No, lower taxes on the rich, with general taxation being equal across the board. Everybody pays the some percentage of taxes. Yes Could you elaborate? Yes Sure, why not? Yes Ok, so long as it is actually scientific. Nothing ever comes to one, that is worth having, except as a result of hard work. (Booker T. Washington) Source: [link] Yes Yes
legalize, regulate and tax marijuana. free health care increase taxes on the rich. (unless they contribute in humanitarian efforts within the U.S) bring back the troops (imo, it's presumptuous to call ourselves 'the world police') increase gun control and crack down on organized crime. crack down on government corruption
I can see your point, but I don't think it is a good idea. Free healthcare is extremely difficult to sustain. The rich make jobs, as do large corporations, reduce taxes so they can make more jobs, which leads to more taxable income and a net profit. Yes To what extent (on gun control)? Yes
marijuana is much safer than alcohol, and can potentially be a major cash crop. (and it'd deny cartels a very large profit from illegally sold marijuana.) Not to mention that it'd create jobs relating to the production, regulation, and distribution of marijuana.
free healthcare can be sustained. ask Canada.
a net profit... for the rich. (seriously; 85% of U.S wealth on 1% of U.S population? tad extreme, amirite?)
and gun restrictions would depend on each state (rural areas would have less gun control, but urban areas would be a lot more restrictive.)
If I could fix America with the flick of a switch, first thing I would do is auto-magically make the businesses most capable of doing so adjust the earnings of their lowest wage-earning employees to acknowledge the basic cost of living for at least one person (rent, food, utilities, the basics). *proofreads* Yeah, it's full of holes, but it comes from experience working such jobs and realizing their significance in relation to the company's business model.
We need some kind of personal transportation better than cars. They are expensive and dangerous and every wage-earner has to drive a one-ton metal bullet at 45mph or more with their two puny human arms back and forth to work every day while avoiding every other aggressive maniac on the friggin road. Every time anything breaks (especially from wear-and-tear) it costs a small fortune before the car is ready to drive safely again. So I would snap my big meaty magic fingers and VOILA uh something safer and cheaper and slower would take their place. I dunno, I guess all the cars would just turn into bicycles and everybody would have to live closer together.