Kwing wrote:No matter, my problem with Republics is that the government needs money in order to keep its country in line. Granted, I think the right to bear arms should keep the government on its toes so it's hard-pressed to please its people, but one person with millions of dollars is unlikely to help pay for schooling or road construction, aye?
This...makes no sense. You've touched on three entirely unrelated points.
First one: All governments need money, not just republics.
Second: Am I reading this wrong, or are you saying that the Second Amendment was made to make it difficult for the government to make American citizens happy? Because, a) it was written to help ensure that we can fight back against a tyrannical government, and b) pleasing it's citizens has never been the role of American government. Nor should it ever be.
Third: Bullshit. Many billionaires give a disgusting amount of money away.
Kwing wrote:Furthermore, the more money governments put into health care and education, the less the citizens have to pay for it. You see where I'm going with this?
I don't. The money that governments put into any program comes directly from the tax payers. It's just their way of taking money, pocketing some of it, and then giving it back. Plus, the government shouldn't even have it's nose in either of those markets.
Kwing wrote:Also, distributing money in a more 'liberal' way helps small businesses rise to power and prevents big businesses (Wal-Mart, Monsanto, Baxter, and McDonalds come to mind) from running amok and pissing on their employees. We need to ensure freedom from both our government and businesses. Maintaining a balance is difficult.
You're high aren't you? Competition and innovation is what helps businesses rise, not handouts for failures. If a small business can't compete, it deserves to fail so that it can be replaced by a better business that can compete.
We already have freedom from business, though. You are not forced into purchasing their products, working for them, or in any other way, playing their game. There is zero sympathy to be had for Wal-Mart employees who bitch about their wages and working conditions. It's a voluntary employment and they can quit at any time. If finding another job is so difficult that they can't leave, then maybe they should have got off their fat asses and learned a marketable trade.
A liberal distribution of money just promotes laziness, stifles creativity and innovation by rewarding failures, and causes even greater harm to our economy.