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What do you think about th eFrench rioting?

They often have violent riots in Europe. Usually against something the government is or will do. What make the Europeans so different from American who seldom have riots. What would you think if Americans rose up in this fashion?

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itsmesteph11

Asked by itsmesteph11 at 12:06 PM on Oct. 22, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • We THINK the government listens so we do it peacefully. The truth is they DON'T!!!
    delilahsmom1177

    Answer by delilahsmom1177 at 12:13 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • The sad thing is that people don't realize that this is the direction you go when you start expanding social entitlement programs. These programs are created to expand, never do they get dialed back.


    I think the French need to take a hard look and understand that they have to 'tighten their belts'.  If they keep going like they are they will not be able to allow people to retire ever.  There just isn't enough money, they need to change the way they do things.  This is what happens when the people become too dependant on their government. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:46 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • They have more riots & strikes because they're political economies allow for those types of strategies to be effective. Because they use pluralaties & at-will elections "the people" can have more of a voice. Our winner-take-all system does not allow for the same type of voice.
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 2:07 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • I think we would see some of the same stuff if entitlements were cut off or greatly reduced.

    yourspecialkid

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 3:21 PM on Oct. 22, 2010

  • Im surprized he have not. Give us time
    HomeAlone45

    Answer by HomeAlone45 at 12:36 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

  • I think it's just part of the culture....
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 5:15 PM on Oct. 23, 2010

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