Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.
One cannot reason someone out of something they were not reasoned into. - Jonathan Swift
I would define greed as an excessive desire to acquire or possess more, especially more material wealth, than one needs or deserves, or an insatiable desire for wealth.
I won’t rehash all the factors that led to the current housing market collapse, the near collapse of the banking industry, and the collapse of the credit markets. It has been discussed in depth here many times, and the information is also available readily on line. Some blame Democrats, and some blame Republicans, but the bottom line is, a lot of people made a lot of money with the schemes and policies that led to our current economic problems. Even when it became apparent that there was a good chance the whole house of cards would come crashing down, those involved did nothing to stop it. In fact, they sometimes hid the facts to ensure they would continue to make more money, even if it was at the expense of the rest of us. To me, that constitutes greed.
[QUOTE][Pete that's just what we don't want here. That is an ad hominem attack. That isn't civil discussion.
If america was always a social or marxist nation then I would say that no principle was compromised.
But since my grand father,father or I cant remember this country ever being a socialistic country or a marxist country ,,then I have to say it was our principles that were compromised,,, if they werent outr budget would be in the black.
Slowley since 1913 this was a pretty free country,,since then those freedoms have become usurped through compromising with those who do not hold those principles dear.
If we were becoming a very conservative country then I would say that the liberal doctrine has been compromised.
But that wont ever happen again. That I can guarentee.
Although Roosavelt was a Dem. By todays defintion he would be a far right extremest.
Don't mention it. Just doing my patriotic duty.Well, that clears that up. Thank you
On ther contrary.would have to say greed is more likely the origin of our current social and fiscal ills
Greed occures because principles are consistantly broken without much consenquence.