The Greatest President Ever...Written by Gary R. Hess
Franklin Delano Roosevelt is arguably best president in American History. His views on world were one not matched by others and his ideologies of races and freedom are only left to be improved by even recent standards.
His views of America were not to divide but to bring together American people during Great Depression and Second World War.
FDR himself believes we are going in wrong direction, even 60 years after his death his words live on in eminence and will forever be taken into context. Roosevelt was a democrat who helped America recover from hard times. Bush and Cheney say United States cannot elect a democrat during war if we want to win. I say ask FDR if he approves of what Bush is doing and if conservatives are ones who can’t handle war.
"A conservative is a man with two perfectly good legs who, however, has never learned how to walk forward."
"A nation that destroys it's soils destroys itself. Forests are lungs of our land, purifying air and giving fresh strength to our people."
"Here is my principle: Taxes shall be levied according to ability to pay. That is only American principle."
"I ask you to judge me by enemies I have made."
Slavery – It’s Economic in Today’s WorldWritten by United Citizens of America
Slavery has taken a new dimension in our country. People are no longer owned and driven to perform tasks for no pay. Today, slavery is to our governments, with very little chance of ever breaking financial bondage.
On average, Americans now spend more time working to pay their taxes than they spend working to provide food, clothing, and shelter combined. According to Tax Foundation, typical middle-income taxpayer in 2003 had to work until April 19 just cover their federal and state income taxes. That’s almost a third of year, 109 days, or 2 hours and 23 minutes of each eight hours in earnings. Now add on your local taxation fees and your homeowner tax. Each American is working almost half a year just to pay their annual tax burden. Close to half of your 8 hour, workday is going directly to pay your tax requirements. In comparison, in 1930, it only took 30 seconds of an individuals daily work time to cover their tax burden.
Many people discuss “good ’ol days” of American life, and how today’s generation has it tougher than our Grandparents did. If you look at old unplanned pictures of 30’s, 40’s and 50’s, people going to work have smiles on their faces. I commute everyday, and you rarely see people smiling. Work is no longer a pleasure, but a necessity to survive. Losing your job in today’s market is a virtual death sentence for you and your family’s way of life. The burden on “providers” is staggering.
These daily pressures are surely being noticed and absorbed by our children. Youth crime is skyrocketing. Drug use is still very prevalent in our youth, and moving toward harder “mind altering” substances. Violence and violent actions are getting more severe in our younger generation. Our children are angry, nervous and stressed, and with less parental support due to working requirements, our children are losing control, lashing out at each other, authority figures, and anything else that may get in their way.