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Big BrotherDick Cheney We must be prepared to face our responsibilities and be willing to use force if necessary. Dick CheneyDick Cheney
Big BrotherGeorge Bush We will not tire, we will not falter, and we will not fail.George W. Bush, Speech after 9/11 attacks43rd President of US (1946 - )George W. Bush Every nation in every region now has a decision to make. Either you are with us, or you are with the terrorists.George W. Bush, September 20, 2001George W. Bush
Big BrotherHitler What luck for rulers that men do not think.Adolf HitlerGerman Nazi dictator, orator, & politician (1889 - 1945)Adolf Hitler
Big BrotherHo Chi Minh "It is better to sacrifice everything than to live in slavery!" "The Vietnamese people deeply love independence, freedom and peace. But in the face of United States aggression they have risen up, united as one man."
Big BrotherJoseph Stalin A single death is a tragedy; a million deaths is a statistic.Joseph StalinGeorgian Soviet politician (1879 - 1953)Joseph Stalin
20% of the population in the developed nations, consume 86% of the world s goods.
Even in the US, around 13% of people live below the poverty line.
Brainwashing? Political language -- and with variations this is true of all political parties, from Conservatives to Anarchists -- is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable, and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind.George Orwell, "Politics and the English Language", 1946English essayist, novelist, & satirist (1903 - 1950) (Example: Two-Minute Hate)George Orwell
Aw jeez Kathleen, why are you picking on me? I quit school just so I wouldn't have to answer these ding-dong questions. First of all, if you want to remain unique, don't share your Social Security Number with anyone. If that is not good enough; eat, drink, and be merry and become the fat lady in the circus. That's sort of unique. Huh?
Seriously, the only thing that is important is to find your life's work doing something that you really enjoy. And then work really hard at it, doing the very best you can. I mean really sweat the hard stuff. That means you will sometime have to forego certain pleasures and activities that would keep you from completing your work. Then be honest and truthful and you will earn the respect of your family and neighbors. And never regret not being the most important guy on the block.
Don't worry about your civil rights. We have more of these now than when I was growing up. The Cops never had to read me my Miranda Rights if they picked me up for stealing a car when I was a kid. They do now, and if you get a good lawyer, you might get off with probation. I think that it is more important for people to understand the responsibilities of being a good citizen and accept the duties and discipline that are required to maintain an orderly society.
Is America still a democracy? Compared to ancient Athens it is. In that particular time and place, women, slaves, and certain servants couldn't vote. However, it probably isn't the pure democracy that was practiced in Iceland hundreds of years ago. In that place and time (about the year 930 AD) everyone met at the "Athing", an open air meeting, known as Thingvellir. Here they made new laws and dealt with complaints. But it was really cold standing out in the open. At least we vote indoors now.
Does America still stand for freedom? Why is everyone in the world trying to get into this country? Right now we have to chase them away. That ought to answer that question. And are its beliefs still the same? The answer to that is no. Our beliefs have changed over the years. At one time back in the 1920's it was decided that all Alcoholic beverages would be prohibited. Then the country changed its mind. But, Moonshine is still illegal. However, that is why we have a constitution and a Supreme Court to decide which of our new beliefs reflect the ideas the founding fathers had of freedom.
Personally, I am a Libertarian and believe that the Government is way too big and that there are too many rules and regulations. But, unfortunately I am in the minority. OK, that is the extent of the wisdom that I will dispense for free. Good luck, and I am warning you that if you use any of my ideas you might not graduate.
What do you recommend I do to remain unique? Always be you, as easy as it may seem to conform to what someone else thinks you should be, being what God intended is always right. And remember always to look for the good in people first, When you look for the bad in mankind… expecting to find it… you surely will -Abraham Lincoln
How can I always live well and think for myself? First, always look at the world without blinders! Many people walk around through life with blinders on… like a horse being led, no choice, and no peripheral vision… never looking around them and seeing the beauty of the world itself. I can guarantee if you take the time to notice life around you, you will be a well rounded and free thinking individual.
What is important in life? God and family. Everything else will follow!
Are we in danger of losing our civil liberties? Personally, anything can be lost… but the true trick is how to regain what is lost! But to answer more I feel compared to the past and may other countries we have an abundance of civil liberties and should hold tight to keeping them.
Is America too free? How much control is necessary? America is not too free, but maybe too many people question what free is… stamping their thoughts on the Constitution. Trying to finagle it to read what they want it to say. Our fore fathers stated what they did for a reason and our country was and is the most free, doing quite well by the words written by these men and the many sacrifices made in what would have been termed as treason to the crown back then.
Is America still a democracy? Yes, we have our disagreements and those will always exist in a free democracy.
To remain unique one must think for one self. Assessing who you are is nothing more than honestly looking at what talents and gifts you have been given and then using them in a manner you think best. Pressure is everywhere -- reality checks come hard at times, but to be unique sometimes means paddling upstream when the Armada is going with the flow.
How can I always live well, and think for myself? Look in the mirror. If you like the person staring back as you, you are on the right track. Read good literature -- especially the Bible. Strive for truth. As a Christian listen for the leadings of the Holy Spirit -- some compare this to conscience, but in actuality it is more than that. Humans can change their conscience.
What is important in life? Agape love. Love that brings us to community and the caring for others.
Are we in danger in losing civil liberties? Yes. We have no privacy anymore. Big brother is watching. In the name of peace and protection we have voluntarily given our identities to the government. Scary!
Is America too free? How much control is necessary? We have always been free under the law. So the question is has the law and its premise changed? We know it has. The more we educate the public the less necessity of control lessens. Ask the migrant workers if they are free? Ask the poor if they are free? There is a high cost for freedom and it begins at home. If the rich get richer and the poor get poorer we will build more prisons.
Is America still a democracy? We have a democratic process, but that is not your question. A democracy only exists if the people are able to and willing to vote their minds. This also means the elected must listen to all of their constituents. I am not painting a pretty picture!
In your opinion does America still stand for freedom? We stand for it and we are the best in the world at it, however we do not extend it to all Americans. We are biased and prejudiced and we will pay a dear price for our bigotry.
Has its beliefs still stayed the same? No. In some ways we have gotten better. Slavery has been abolished the rights of women and other oppressed peoples have gotten better. A problem one of many is that our social ethic has not kept of with the J curve of the 21st Century.
What do you recommend I do to remain unique? I dont believe one has to do anything to remaining unique. One takes on natural bettering and will retain the essence of one.
How can I always live well, and think of myself? Be honest with everyone and yourself, I believe also that you will better know what you need to sustain and take care for your fruition.
What is important in life? For me, it is to know that God is. Knowing that without Him, I am nothing; and that without His wisdom, I dont choose so wisely. God & His wisdom would equate to what is important to my life.
Are we in danger of loosing civil liberties? To the best of my knowledge, there is always a threat of loosing something if we dont hold onto and protect it!
Is America too free? How much control is necessary?I believe that we are less free than we think we are. The most control necessary would be self- control as in respect for others, our country and the earth.
Is America still a democracy? Less so as bigger companies decide for us through their lobbyists who work the direction of legislation for their ends. Less gets decided by a majority of the people.
In your opinion, does America still stand for freedom? By our constitution, yes! By some of our countrys actions both here and abroad, we have good reason to wonder.
Has its beliefs remained the same? Is it like how powerful we need to be, what we need to control, what countrys population should live differently, who we take care of and who we block plans for? I dont think I know that answer. Better question may be How long have we held our present beliefs?
What do you recommend I do to remain unique? Keep these three things foremost in your heart and mind: God, country and family. If you keep these guiding principals, you will truly stand out.
How can I always live well and think for myself? Eat food that will make and keep you healthy and exercise for enjoyment and to keep your body limber. Keep to your core principals, when there is a problem to be solved, use analytical and scientific approaches, but if that fails dont be afraid to use your heart.
What is important in life? Love of God, love of country and love of family.
Are we in danger of losing our civil liberties? Only if we lose the will to fight those ideals that threaten our way of life on a daily basis. Keep a sharp eye on the socialistic godless lunatic ideals the left truly believes it needs to impose on the rest of us.
Is America too free? How much control is necessary? We have the freedoms we need and all the control that is needed is in the Constitution and Bill of Rights.
Is America still a democracy? Very much so, its in our very fiber.
In your opinion does America still stand for freedom? Of coarse! Look at all who flock here to start a new life.
Has its beliefs still stayed the same? It is a constant struggle to keep our children and new comers educated in the American way and we must remember our beliefs are what keep us free.
Conclusions The world is more like 1984 than we could ever imagine. Many leaders of old can be compared to Big Brother. Important: Love, God, Family, Country Fight for what we still have in terms of civil liberties Dont conform to others ideas. Hold on to your own principles Be the best that you can be and dont let anyone hold you back. Maintain an orderly society without infringing on too many freedoms Keep an eye on the government! In the near future, we could loose many of our civil liberties. There is no law forcing us to pay income tax! The world is more like 1984 than we could ever imagine. Many leaders of old can be compared to Big Brother. Important: Love, God, Family, Country Fight for what we still have in terms of civil liberties Dont conform to others ideas. Hold on to your own principles Be the best that you can be and dont let anyone hold you back. Maintain an orderly society without infringing on too many freedoms Keep an eye on the government! In the near future, we could loose many of our civil liberties. There is no law forcing us to pay income tax!
Conclusions Like a frog in a pan of water on a stove, we are unconscious of so many changes around us, because they change so slowly we dont take notice of them. Very soon they will crank the heat up, and hopefully we will notice the governments oppression to reduce our freedoms significantly. We, the people of our country, must never turn our backs on our leaders. We should not confide so much trust in them that they would be empowered to become corrupt without us knowing and allowed to pull the rug out from under us so fast we dont even know it is gone. If we quit thinking and questioning, we could lose a lot more than our minds! Like a frog in a pan of water on a stove, we are unconscious of so many changes around us, because they change so slowly we dont take notice of them. Very soon they will crank the heat up, and hopefully we will notice the governments oppression to reduce our freedoms significantly. We, the people of our country, must never turn our backs on our leaders. We should not confide so much trust in them that they would be empowered to become corrupt without us knowing and allowed to pull the rug out from under us so fast we dont even know it is gone. If we quit thinking and questioning, we could lose a lot more than our minds!