I hear what you are saying, and you sound reasonable.TRDean said:Ok...so I am a conservative...I have been labelel an evil person by quite a few of you...who don't even know me...let me set the record straight...
I used to live in a town...too crowded so me and my family moved way out into the country. Not even there a year and the "government" says they are taking a huge swath of land through my property so that high tension power lines can be put in. This has done two things...it has uglied my property...it has dropped my home value by god knows what...and there are very real health issues related to being within 100 feet of these power lines. They said they did this by imminent domain...for the greater good of society. Interesting.
I don't make a lot of money...I didn't get into my career to become rich...but I did have to put myself through graduate school. During that time I went to school, and worked a job on the side to prepare for my family. During that time I had no insurance...my wife needed surgery. I am still paying off that bill because it is the right thing to do...I will be paying it off for quite a while!
I am a church going American. I give the church 10% of our income. I also have 5% of my income automatically taken from my pay that goes to the charity of my choice.
I am raising 2 children who are growing up educated and productive in our society.
Now some of you think I am evil...how much more should I have to give? I don't give enough? What is enough? I don't need anyone telling me or acting as my moral compass!! You people have not even a clue as to my background and what I have done in life...
And for the nimrod liberal who wants to kick my ***...I live in NC...just let me know. And for the record...you are the one who acted like the ***.
Anyone on this board or in life can disagree with my or anyones opinions. However, when you attack me personally with name calling or whatever it crosses the line. I have not attacked anyone here personally...just given my position. I don't care if you agree with it or not...you are not me and never will be.
By the way Washington DC needs an enima...calling the Pres a liar was wrong..now a congressman saying republicans are nuckle dragging neandrithals? Yea...sounds like some on this thread.
But know this, I to am a Christian, and I donated almost 15% of my gross income to church and charity last year. I also give of my time. I also believe that the government holds the necessary responsibility of taking some of my money for the common good. Unfortunately, history has shown that we cannot rely on the generosity of the wealthy. There is no real world example you can point to that will show this.