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    Democracy - One person, one vote.

    Capitalism - The golden rule.

    Free University and Health Care for all, now. -8.88, -7.13

    by SoCalHobbit on Fri Mar 26, 2010 at 09:01:10 PM PDT

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    •  but America is based on more than just (1+ / 0-)
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      the ideal of one person, one vote, isn't it?

      what about property rights?  social contract?  the relationship between the individual and the state?  the common good?  natural laws and positive laws?  the relationship between States?  we very quickly begin to see that even the ideas from the thinkers of the Enlightenment from which derived America were far too limited in today's world.

      how is our understanding of economics, of costs and limited resources, too parochial?  how can we justify the availability and consumption of 99 cent hamburgers or cheap "throwaway" tshirts?  why do we distinguish between man and his environments or ecosystem as if it exists separate from us?  what ought to be the role of government, if at all, in the relationship between labor and management/business?  

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