Ill Portents -
Al Cappucino -
I find it retarded that people who have suceeded in the greatest country/economy/freeest country in the history of the world, want to change it so badly.
OP obviously has reaped the benefits of our economy as he has been able to post every 15 minutes of his workday, every day, for years.
Is this one of those situations where you DON'T want to acknowledge my entire post?
If our country is making more money per capita than almost all of those countries but our citizens still have a lower quality of life than theirs...shouldn't something change?
Do you believe in improvement?
Yes and to have improvement you would follow philosophies and policies that have a proven track record of actually improving people's lives.
These would be western values and free market policies.
You would lower the tax burden, grant educational freedom, provide incentives for entrepreneurs and business as a whole to grow, etc...
You would not follow socialist policies that have been a complete failure. You would not allow a centrally planned economy as that is a proven failure, nor would you burden your citizens with regressive tax policies, you would not force them into failing public schools, you would not make creating a business a bureaucratic nightmare, you would not limit free speech or personal liberty.
In short you have one philosophy that is a proven success in practice. On the other hand you have a philosophy that is a proven failure in practice. However liberals like to compare the actual practice of the first with the philosophy of the latter.
They know that their ideas have failed, but they are too emotionally invested to admit it. If they did then they would have to admit that their world view and personal failings are their own, not societies, and they are simply too weak to face the truth. Thus people screaming in the streets, attacking others, hiding behind false claims of racism, sexism, etc... It's all a front to keep themselves safe from reality.
Hopefully this helps you come out from the dark despair of liberalism and join us in the warm, enlightened light of liberty.