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Aren't public schools, libraries, and police stations based on socialist principles?

Do those of you against socialism in all forms shun these institutions?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:01 AM on Feb. 18, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • I don't think ANYONE is agaisnt socialism in ALL forms. Even Ayn Rand said that the government should maintain these types of institutions (along with our infrastructure and the courts).
    Ati_13

    Answer by Ati_13 at 11:04 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Those are all state or county but anyway it does not mean our entire country should be one big nanny socialist state.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:08 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • So, you think we should toss out the things that actually HELP people? There is a big difference in a police department and a govt required medical exam. A big difference between a library and a welfare check....

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    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 11:21 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • In your opinion Special (and not that I don't agree), but others may not. Who's to say your way of thinking and mine is correct, and should be the law of the land? Let me guess, your pocket sized Constitution? I think there are things that conservatives would like restricted that can/do help ppl, including paid HC, S8H, HS.

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:31 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • You can't have it both ways! Either denounce the 'evils' of socialism or accept it!
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • There is a difference between a city/town/state taking on the responsibility of social programs with taxes and levies and a FEDERAL GOVERNMENT MANDATING. Local municipalities VOTE to maintain those programs. The beauty of this nation~ If you don't like how one state is operating, YOU have the freedom to find new opportunities and MOVE.. Look at California. People do NOT like the way Cali is broke.  Look at all of their social programs. They are broke=PEOPLE ARE LEAVING.. A NATION that has social programs?  Name one social program that is working successfully /financially in EVERY city of EVERY state in this nation and we can discuss that program first.

    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:47 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Hell, name one social program from the Federal government that is working within its budget and is not hemorrhaging cash? Otherwise, I think it is safe to say overall most social programs that are run and managed by government's are BROKE.
    grlygrlz2

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:47 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • yeah

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    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:52 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • Some of us, even those who have never relied on anyone else and likely never will, appreciate that for SOME a welfare check is just as useful and needed as a library, DESPITE THE FACT THAT WE WILL LIKELY NEVER BEEN ON THE RECEIVING END. How come ppl can not accept that everyone has DIFFERENT NEEDS? FWIW, I think libraries could easily reduce service hours. Yes, EVEN MORE .Research can be done is so many other places. Go to bookstores, and watch the # of ppl just researching. What about the Internet or University libraries (Yes, many are open to the public)? For more recent events, what a primary source interview?

    Sisteract

    Answer by Sisteract at 11:55 AM on Feb. 18, 2010

  • In many countries socialism is beneficial to the people or proletariat the Norwegian social model for instance has been extremely successful yet when it turns to communism it is realized that this Utopian idea is difficult to apply without resulting chaos N. Korea for example, Just be grateful that although we are a capitalist state run by bourgeoisiepigs we still have liberty and access to government help . Libertarianism will never work nor will Marxism but institutions such as libraries and public schools and social security are essential to civilization.

    GINSMUM123

    Answer by GINSMUM123 at 12:01 PM on Feb. 18, 2010

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