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Prophet 451

(9,796 posts)
Sat Apr 7, 2012, 07:05 AM Apr 2012

These Things I Believe

- I BELIEVE that everyone has a right to decent healthcare, regardless of their income or social class.

- I BELIEVE that everyone deserves the right to a decent education, up to and including college. I BELIEVE in equality of opportunity, including the opportunity to return to education later in life.

- I BELIEVE that money brings power and with great power comes great responsibility. I BELIEVE that if you achieve great wealth, you have a responsibility to pay out some of it so someone else gets the chance to do the same. I BELIEVE that taxes are the price we pay for civilization.

- I BELIEVE that being gay is just one more variation in the human condition and as morally neutral as having green eyes or blonde hair. I BELIEVE that love is the joining of two souls and none of us have the right to get in the way of that.

- I BELIEVE that putting human rights to a vote sets a bloody dangerous precedent.

- I BELIEVE that no-one, not begger or king, president or pauper, is above being called to account for their wrongdoings. Fiat justitia, ruat caelum.

- I BELIEVE in a deity but my beliefs do not require you to believe them. I BELIEVE that life would be significantly easier if we just kept our beliefs between ourselves and our chosen deities. I also hope that your chosen faith (or lack thereof) brings you happiness and/or peace.

- I BELIEVE that something is wrong when the democratic republic jails more people than the communist dictatorship.

- I BELIEVE that once you have paid your debt to society, society should give you the chance to turn your life around.

- I BELIEVE that if you cannot work or cannot find work, society has a duty to provide for you. I BELIEVE that a humane society does not let it's citizens starve because of their misfortune.

- I BELIEVE that a just society would execute it's citizens only rarely for the most heinous of crimes and with absolute proof of guilt.

- I BELIEVE that justices should, well, administer justice.

- I BELIEVE that the law should be a protector of the weak, not a tool of the powerful.

- I BELIEVE that it is possible to be both a democracy and a republic.

- I DON'T BELIEVE in evolution. It would be like believing in the milkman. I just accept it.

- I BELIEVE that conservatism, as it currently stands, is detrimental to the USA.

- I BELIEVE that our planet is warming and human activity is the main cause. I BELIEVE we can overcome this obstacle.

- I BELIEVE in the capacity of human imagination and ingenuity to overcome any obstacle.

- I BELIEVE that the liklihood of failure is no excuse for giving up the fight.

- I BELIEVE that the search for truth is it's own justification.

- I BELIEVE in the power of one human spirit to change the world.

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These Things I Believe (Original Post) Prophet 451 Apr 2012 OP
I believe this is an amazing post. Kick. nt. polly7 Apr 2012 #1
I believe in it, too! MarianJack Apr 2012 #3
Thanks guys n/t Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #4
Evolution vs. Creationism h2ebits Apr 2012 #2
Thanks n/t Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #5
Huge K&R! n/t OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #6
k & R MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #7
Thanks man n/t Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #8
Bump (nt) MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #13
Ever considered standing for Parliament? That was a GREAT post! LeftishBrit Apr 2012 #9
Too attached to my soul to run n/t Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #11
I believe that Kerry began every speech with "I believe..." RUMMYisFROSTED Apr 2012 #10
Don't remember that Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #12

h2ebits

(619 posts)
2. Evolution vs. Creationism
Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:06 AM
Apr 2012

I DO BELIEVE that evolution takes place.

And I also believe that this post is a good distillation of my thoughts.

LeftishBrit

(41,169 posts)
9. Ever considered standing for Parliament? That was a GREAT post!
Sun Apr 8, 2012, 05:44 PM
Apr 2012

Wish more of our leaders thought like you.

Prophet 451

(9,796 posts)
12. Don't remember that
Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:02 PM
Apr 2012

Of course, the fact that a politics junkie like me barely remembers anything he said probably says something in itself.

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