The right to gun and firearm use is one of the fundamental rights of all American citizens. Informed by the philosophical ideals of the enlightenment, particularly the writing of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, the revolutionaries who toppled the French monarchy in the 1790s established a new republic in their wake. Though the République française was short-lived — Napoleon’s rule transformed France into an aristocracy by the turn of the next century — its founding on the principles of Rousseau’s Social Contract would be particularly influential to the myriad nations soon to emerge from crumbling European monarchies and splintering colonial empires. This is not to say that I believe democracy is dead within the USA, I believe that it is alive and thriving,for example take President Obama’s health reforms whether they are the right or wrong course of action does not matter, the fact is that they are an act of democracy. The USA was the first true democratic republic and its democracy is thriving still today. As a neutral participant (I’m British) I think it is important to mention this. Catholics and Jews both benefited from the founding of the Weimar Republic. Catholics entered the government in leadership positions, and Jews participated actively in Weimar cultural life. Many Protestant clergymen resented the loss of their privileged status. While many slowly accepted the new Republic, others were never reconciled to it. Both Protestant and Catholic clergy were suspicious of the Socialists who were a part of the ruling group in Weimar and who often voiced Marxist hostility toward religion. Conflicts over religion and education and religion and gender policies were often intense during the Weimar years. The growth of the Communist Party in Germany alarmed Protestant and Catholic clergy, and the strong support the Catholic Center Political Party had given to the Republic weakened in the last years of the Republic. While Jews had unprecedented opportunities during the Weimar period, their accomplishments and increased visibility added resentment to long-standing prejudices and hatreds and fueled a growing antisemitism. Charles James- Your comments make good sense. Health care is surely a problem in the USA. What is objected to is Obamacare. Most of us feel that the problems here have largely been caused by the government to begin with. The government runs Medicare and Medicare, which combined have $100B per year of fraud. So, we don’t see the sense in giving them a $17T program to run when they do such a lousy job with a $660B program. The problems here are massive lawsuits, which cause malpractice insurance to cost some doctors $80,000 per year, and far worse, makes doctors order millions of unnecessary (and invasion and painful) tests and procedures to keep from being sued; that insurance companies are not allowed to compete across state lines, greatly reducing competition; and that the government sets the price of over 800 medical procedures, thus enterfering with the free market. In addition, costs are driven up by terrible diet and lack of exercise, combined with exploding technologies, which will keep the sickest people alive, but at tremendous cost. Having the government take over is not about sick people, but about power and control in the hands of the central government. We don’t want that.
In November 2010 they elected many freshmen to congress who were from the Tea Party, and who are the driving engine for the traditional conservative Republican Party, went about the business of stalling, rejecting, denying, and preventing social programs or legislation Barack proposed. All these shenanigans were target and are till being targeted towards the poor, jobless, homeless, old, sick, young and students of the United states. I believe that using the label of Democratic Socialism is going to be a hard sell for Bernie, because it is so easy for the ill -informed and those that are still living in the 60’s with the threat of the Soviet Union think that is what he is selling. Believe me it isn’t. Ian Fleming’s idea was to deceive the German High Command in Berlin and especially Rudolf Hess, that when war broke out The Link had not disbanded but had simply gone underground. It had allegedly regrouped and recruited even more prominent pro-Nazi members in the British Establishment including aristocrats and royalty. These were represented by the NID as influential people with the political muscle to overthrow Prime Minister Winston Churchill’s national wartime government, call a ceasefire and agree to a peace treaty with Germany. The plan was that under its terms Britain would keep control of its existing whole Empire and Germany would have free reign in occupied Europe. The Nazis also hoped that the revered British troops would be sent to fight alongside the German Wehrmacht and the SS against the Soviet Union in a joint anti-communist crusade. Many elements of modern Haudenosaunee culture such as performance theater also echo the cultural continuity of Pre-IBSM women’s roles into the twenty-first century. For example, the Kaha:Wi” performance of Santee Smith of the Mohawk Nation is a nearly all female cast of Native American women performing an interpretive dance series depicting the Haudenosaunee creation story through the lens of women’s’ importance to Haudenosaunee spirituality. As shown through the Kaha:Wi” performance program, 30 Haudenosaunee women have retained their spiritual position of elevated importance in Haudenosaunee society (relative to that of white American women of the same eras in American history) propelled by such aspects of Haudenosaunee spiritual beliefs as women’s reproductive importance, female gender assignment of the four directions on a compass as the four sisters,” the female gender assignment of natural elements such as Grandmother Moon,” 31 and the importance of a matrilineal society to Haudenosaunee community organization.