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So what have we learned in2,063 years?

"The budget should be balanced, the Treasury should be refilled, public debt should be reduced, the arrogance of officialdom should be tempered and controlled, and the assistance to foreign lands should be curtailed lest Rome become bankrupt. People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."
~Cicero - 55 BC

Evidently nothing...


Asked by Carpy at 8:38 PM on Oct. 27, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

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  • Here is an opportunity to make a crucial point.

    When the Founding Fathers were in the process of forming a government, they investigated and studied and debated all forms of government in history. They knew Cicero's comments, and the wisdom of dozens of others.

    The Founding Fathers went through this process many times. Each colony labored in their assemblies and governorships to create a functioning set of rules, trying something and scrapping it when it didn't work, then trying another idea.

    When it came time for the states to unify and agree to a shared set of rules, the best and most trusted statesmen from each new state were sent to the Constitutional convention. The first Constitution we had was the product of months of work. After some years, it became obvious that it was not sufficient, so they set to work again. And after months produced our current Constitution.

    Incredible expertise went into our Constitution.

    Answer by waldorfmom at 1:21 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • 2 Thessalonians 3:10
    For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat

    this doesn't just mean food...

    I am not putting down public assistance. granted, these days, people really need the help, kind of like a booster to get back on their feet. there have been times i've needed it. but to live off of it even though you are capable to get a job, and you choose not to so you can get assistance, that i don't agree with.

    Answer by armywife43 at 8:46 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Wow! That has to be the saddest thing I have seen all day!

    Delilah, I have a question. I am not bashing or being snarky, I'm really curious. How is it that you agree with this? It goes against your belief that the things you need such as food and shelter should be free. Have you had a change of heart on that?

    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:33 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • History repeats itself.

    Answer by FroggyFeet at 10:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Thank you for the post. It's perfect!

    Answer by thelowlander at 11:12 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • BUMP

    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 9:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • Great quote!!!!!

    Answer by jesse123456 at 9:22 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • "People must again learn to work, instead of living on public assistance."

    I agree and NO some people as we can see want the government to help them with everything, they like being salves.


    Answer by gammie at 10:56 AM on Oct. 28, 2010

  • oh i totally agree. i just didn't want and don't need the bashing of others lol. totally not in the mood for bashing right now lol

    Answer by armywife43 at 9:01 PM on Oct. 27, 2010

  • maybe that progressives and the ever ready bunny have something in common...wink mini


    Answer by agentwanda at 9:44 PM on Oct. 27, 2010