The Media Trust
Ledbury Calendar

Rare Coins and Tokens
Ice Bytes

 

Ledbury Portal Community Forum

Guests can read the forums. To post a reply or new topic or have access to other forum functionality, please log in above with your site membership details.

Announcement

Welcome to our forum! I've added some new discussion areas and a place for announcements, small ads and even personals so go ahead, jump in and make the place your own. Portal members can log in above with their existing details to get the full features of the forum. To become a Portal member, create an account from the link at the top of the screen. Guests can read the forum anytime...

Add to: Mr. Wong Add to: Mr. Wong Add to: Webnews Add to: Icio Add to: Oneview Add to: Folkd Add to: Yigg Add to: Linkarena Add to: Digg Add to: Del.icio.us Add to: Reddit Add to: Simpy Add to: StumbleUpon Add to: Slashdot Add to: Netscape Add to: Furl Add to: Yahoo Add to: Spurl Add to: Google Add to: Blinklist Add to: Blogmarks Add to: Diigo Add to: Technorati Add to: Newsvine Add to: Blinkbits Add to: Ma.Gnolia Add to: Smarking Add to: Netvouz Information

#1 2012-11-06 16:34:30

johneager
Moderator

The Election: Think or Believe

Who would you vote for? Who do you believe in? Which candidate would you put your faith in?

Republican Romney backed by the banks or Democrat Obama backed by Internet corporations?

Which one would you follow?

As a mostly disinterested spectator of the big-money-buys-the-presidency show, I am struck by the religious feel and fervour of this election.

It has long been mandatory for an American president to believe in God and be a good Christian, but American politics looks more and more like a big bucks religious circus, complete with its evangelical politicians.

Voters now are not being asked to think; they are being asked to believe.

But believe in what? A failed foreign policy and a failed economic system. Whichever candidate wins, I'll bet the winner will continue with one unspoken policy - feed the rich, starve the poor.

What do you believe in?

 

#2 2012-11-07 10:07:03

dsgg10
Member

Re: The Election: Think or Believe

Because socialist agendas have done much better historically?? As proven yet again by the last Labour government, where a whole bunch of supposedly "socialist" believers all suddenly lurched to the right at the sniff of power, supposed principles easily ditched. The poor are pretty good at keeping themselves poor in many cases, I suspect even if you re-distributed the wealth evenly among the population, within a generation you would have rich and poor once more. Human nature and personal greed will eventually destroy any attempt at a socialist engineering. That said there glaring and obvious holes that need an overhaul and legislation simplifying, but again that reaches from ludicrous tax loop-holes for large corporations and individuals, to a benefits system too easily abused by those who simply choose to avoid working.

 

Forum Tools

Board information

Board statistics
Total number of registered users: 342
Total number of topics: 129
Total number of polls: 0
Total number of posts: 253
Total number of posts this week: 1
User information
Newest registered user: Elim Sports Church Ledbury
Registered users online: 0
Guests online: 28

Powered by Agora 2.5.5 Pantheon
© Copyright 2007 - 2008 Joomla Me!. All rights reserved.