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Old 03-28-2008, 01:18 AM   #31
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Re: "ďAyn quests for her ideal rational hero. Anti-communist (was born in Russia) and

America is getting to the point where arguments like "someone is born the wrong color" doesn't fly anymore. We have potentially the first black President, potentially the first latino VP, we have black people in very high ranking positions in the government, business, etc etc... We have to sometime get beyond our petty differences due to differences in genetics. (You never hear about Clarence Thomas, Michael Steele, Condaleeza Rice, Colin Powell, etc etc.. as being great black Americans. Mostly here, they're painted as sell outs.)

The most amazing people I actually see here in America are those who fled from East European countries after the fall of the Soviet Union. Talk about coming from nothing. To them, having a bathroom with running water was a luxury. To that end, these people are the hardest workers we have in our country (harder working than a lot of citizens.) It should be clear though that these people are not corporate executives, or even managers of their own businesses. They are the people who go out, work hard every single day, never complain, never ask for help, and don't make a million dollars in life, but they are living free. They earn every penny they get and it's a great feeling. (sorry for the rant).

I also completely agree with her that government should not be in the business of giving charity. The Government is the biggest waster of spending in the world. There is no profit motive, no demand and no competition. Private companies will use their charity money much more effectively than a government 10 out of 10 times. If you want to solve a lot of problems in the world, look to private companies.
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