Gamed - Why did all those Rs vote for H.R. 1388? The answer must be other then to promote volunteerism because: President John F. Kennedy said, `The raising of extraordinarily large sums of money, given voluntarily and freely by millions of our fellow Americans, is a unique American tradition . . . Philanthropy, charity, giving voluntarily and freely . . . call it what you like, but it is truly a jewel of an American tradition'. Also, Americans gave more than $300,000,000,000 to charitable causes in 2007, an amount equal to roughly 2 percent of the gross domestic product. The vast majority of those donations, roughly 75 percent or $229,000,000,000, came from individuals. Studies have shown that Americans give far more to charity than the people of any other industrialized nation--more than twice as much, measured as a share of gross domestic product, than the citizens of Great Britain, and 10 times more than the citizens of France. This is far from an exhaustive list...
Briefly, HR 1388 is (very) costly, telling the extremely charitable American people that they need to be encouraged to volunteer by such costly methods is a slap in the face, plus I thought we were having fiscal problems. This has many mandates for our educational systems, teachers must recruit and thus spend less time actually teaching.
Hypothesis, demands, making my argument and proving my point: It's not a hypothetical that the laws of our land work and the results were good. This is my demand. The proof is in the success of this country when these laws are more closely followed. The whole of the argument has been made for me by the founders and signers. The further we get from following these laws, the worse we are as a country and individually. I do not ask for anything other then that. Outside of that, they are all free to run things as they see fit. I'll write and throw my two cents in but nothing will be a deal breaker.
Trust, freedom and liberty, my safety, my success, and my ability to pursue happiness has been constrained, limited, and undermined by those in my gov'ts. Even my ability to exercise my religion and speech freedoms has been interfered. Children are given knowledge without moral fortitude, which encourages misuse of knowledge. If our liberty had not been undermined, children would be provided an education and families would supply the moral fortitude.
Gamed again: We the people have been cut out of the equation of demanding accountability from anyone.
And next year 'they' will draw up their districts again. Who will 'they' represent, the people? Themselves!
Treason: That's a strong word you're using. It's been said that it encompasses being a traitor toward a sovereign. I believe 'we the people' are the most sovereign. You tell me, have we been betrayed?
Thank you for condescending to my concerns.