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2. start killing criminals/making forced labor

They already do the labor thing to some extent.

 

And having capital punishment for anything other than first degree murder is just wrong.

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Americans are not violent, nor are they stupid. You are such an elitest.

really?

 

 

 

Are we just fun loving people? The French and Germans much more violent than we are. really?

 

 

 

So we're heavenly sweet? compared to them, yes.

 

Why do liberals make Americans seem so bad and dumb? We bring in more money than anyone else, so we must be doing something right.

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Americans are not violent, nor are they stupid. You are such an elitest.

really?

 

 

 

Are we just fun loving people? The French and Germans much more violent than we are. really?

 

 

 

So we're heavenly sweet? compared to them, yes.

 

Why do liberals make Americans seem so bad and dumb? We bring in more money than anyone else, so we must be doing something right. Sorry, Cape, But I'm the farthest thing from a liberal and I wholeheartedly concur... Americans are dumb.

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They need to have prisoners do some hard labor and stop treating them like Kings and giving them what they want.

 

TV, Gym, Entertainment is not my ideal jail.

 

Hard labor so maybe they think twice before committing a crime again and going to jail. Some people just dont care because their better off in Jail than in the streets with nothing.

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America the Stupid

 

 

Something to think about:

 

Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died in the United States from heart failure on the brink of the new millennium.

 

No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in the bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes and factories, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness.

 

For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivation of such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and (it's okay to come in second.)

 

A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including body piercing, Whole language, and "new math." But his health declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus.

 

In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouth wash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition.

 

It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.

 

Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports.

 

When a woman, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, and was awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel.

 

As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, stepladders and auto emissions.

 

Common Sense finally succumbed when, while the United States was fighting a war on terrorism, a federal judge declared the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional.

 

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers: My Rights, and Ima Whiner. Three stepsisters: Apathy, Ignorance and Lethargy.

 

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized that he was gone.

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America the Stupid

 

 

Something to think about:

 

Today we mourn the passing of an old friend, Common Sense. Common Sense lived a long life, but died in the United States from heart failure on the brink of the new millennium.

 

No one really knows how old he was, since his birth records were lost long ago in the bureaucratic red tape. He selflessly devoted his life to service in schools, hospitals, homes and factories, helping folks get jobs done without fanfare and foolishness.

 

For decades, petty rules, silly laws, and frivolous lawsuits held no power over Common Sense. He was credited with cultivation of such valued lessons as to know when to come in out of the rain, why the early bird gets the worm, and that life isn't always fair. Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend more than you earn), reliable parenting strategies (the adults are in charge, not the kids), and (it's okay to come in second.)

 

A veteran of the Industrial Revolution, the Great Depression, and the Technological Revolution, Common Sense survived cultural and educational trends including body piercing, Whole language, and "new math." But his health declined when he became infected with the "If-it-only-helps-one-person-it's-worth-it" virus.

 

In recent decades his waning strength proved no match for the ravages of well intentioned but overbearing regulations. He watched in pain as good people became ruled by self-seeking lawyers. His health rapidly deteriorated when schools endlessly implemented zero tolerance policies. Reports of a six-year-old boy charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate, a teen suspended for taking a swig of mouth wash after lunch, and a teacher fired for reprimanding an unruly student only worsened his condition.

 

It declined even further when schools had to get parental consent to administer aspirin to a student but could not inform the parent when a female student was pregnant or wanted an abortion.

 

Common Sense lost his will to live as the Ten Commandments became contraband, churches became businesses, criminals received better treatment than victims, and federal judges stuck their noses in everything from the Boy Scouts to professional sports.

 

When a woman, too stupid to realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot, and was awarded a huge settlement, Common Sense threw in the towel.

 

As the end neared, Common Sense drifted in and out of logic but was kept informed of developments regarding questionable regulations such as those for low flow toilets, rocking chairs, stepladders and auto emissions.

 

Common Sense finally succumbed when, while the United States was fighting a war on terrorism, a federal judge declared the Pledge of Allegiance to be unconstitutional.

 

Common Sense was preceded in death by his parents, Truth and Trust; his wife, Discretion; his daughter, Responsibility; and his son, Reason. He is survived by two stepbrothers: My Rights, and Ima Whiner. Three stepsisters: Apathy, Ignorance and Lethargy.

 

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized that he was gone.

This article is an example of whats wrong. This stuff annoys the crap out of me. Usually its written by some naive well to do who has nothing better to do with his time than read the headlines of newspapers which report nothing but negative articles and create this romantic notions of how life needs to be and how life used to be perfect and how life now stinks. Waita sum the extremley complicated into idiotic terms like "common sense is lost." Yeah thats it...common sense is gone because the world as you perceive it isnt perfect. Jesus, how egocentric can you be.

 

Guess what...we dont know how people fifty or sixty years ago went about their daily lives, what made them happy, or what about the world made them angry. Its stupid to pretend things back then were so much better than things right now because we will always think things were better in a different time. Its the grass is greener syndrome that plagues the b***hing and moaning American public. Im sure back then people hated their lives, hated the way things were going, hated politics. Just because you watch "Its a wonderful life," doesnt mean thats how things really were. Id hate it if people percieved our time period by watching movies like "American Beauty."

 

That writer who wrote that has no frikkin clue. Im sure everything he does is based on "common sense." Im sure if we watched how he made decisions we would stop and say, "hey Mr. Perfect, that doesnt make sense!" Why doesnt he try to understand everything instead of shuttering at all that has a cold touch on his skin or isnt part of his idealistic romantic view of the world that perfectly fits his philosophies. He needs to follow up on stuff and look deeper into it instead of buying everything the newspapers feed him to see how complicated matters can be. If everything could be summed up in the cookies and ice cream view of common sense than the world would be simpler. But the greatest thinkers of all time have been trying to figure out what common sense morality is since the dawn of man yet this guy seems to have a grasp on it. Yeah..makes a lot of sense.

 

The media and political parties take advantage of people who follow this stuff. "Your solid values are under attack, you work hard and others dont, there all out to get you, blah blah blah.." Stop the whining.

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I don't think this country got where it is with dumb people. I bet you all thought that the early Americans were dirty scum.

you need to grow up and get a clue Cape.

 

 

 

I noticed you never answered the query as to what other counties you have been to?

 

 

 

You are putting the French and Germans in a historical context when saying they are more violent people based on the various wars and such that these nations have been involved in.

 

 

 

For the most part people are dumb and stupid. This includes Americans.

 

 

 

those fighting for the American cause in 1776 and the years around were not the everyday citizen....it was a small group of people leading teh charge.

 

 

 

if you look at those that have shaped this country via invention, innovation, etc....its again a small group of chiefs......

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