Provide a line in the Constitution stating that "Congress shall make no laws deemed to be Socialist or otherwise promoting the spread of Socialism".
One could argue that the powers a government needs in order to implement socialism aren't explicitly stated within the Constitution and therefor fall under the tenth amendment, giving the states the power to implement socialist policies but not the country as a whole. Which would be nice because then if you don't like socialism you could move to another state. Federalism is cool.
Quote: Well its not bluntly stated in the constitution as socialism wasn't a term in the late 18th century but its just general knowlegde that socialism is against the american dream.
That's a rather ridiculous claim. Capitalism is a worse offender than socialism in terms of preventing the American Dream. Sure, it exists, but only for a few: for those at the bottom, capitalism has made the American Dream completely unviable. With democratic socialism, everyone has the ability to follow the American Dream, not just the upper class.
Why do people call it the American Dream?!
Do you have to be American to be rich and famous or what ever,
Or maybe just only Americans feel that way
Or America is simply better that everyone else so everyone else should be America
Or just America thought of being rich and famous before everyone else.
Seriously, does it actually make sense, or is it kinda racist...
I mean I am Australian and I am pretty sure I can do anything an American can do (not like some laws that are stupid), does that mean I can't achieve the American Dream if I am still patriotic to my country?
The American Dream is defined as
"the ideal that every US citizen should have an equal opportunity to achieve success and prosperity through hard work, determination, and initiative."
It's called the "American Dream" because it is the national ethos of the United States (Wikipedia has a page on it). It's not that the U.S. invented being rich or that no-one else can achieve it, it is that Americans hold the belief in particularly high regard. It's the idea of "moving on up in the world" and giving your children a better chance at doing so. Unfortunately the American Dream is much harder to achieve nowadays, and where once wealth was the mark of perseverance and hard work, the rich tend to be despised, or at least disliked.
I believe America is superior to other nations, I honestly do.
But not because of race: we don't have a particular race identity, unlike, say, Greece, which is Hellenic. And before you say that we're predominantly white, I'll say this. The only reason this is so is because white Europeans were the ones who knew about America, and wanted to flee from English (or whatever) tyranny. It could've just as easily become predominantly black or Asian.
I honestly think that anyone can have a good life here of liberty. It requires hard work, but I believe this fully through. And I won't tolerate someone insulting America. I'm sure you wouldn't like it if I insulted Australia, Lego. We are all proud of our country: we admire the men that died for it, because they believed in what it stood for.
I know there are quite a few countries in this world that outclass the United Stupid of America in a great many ways. I honestly know. Even to such an extent that I believe I can honestly sincerely state that there are at least ten countries in this world that are superior to the USA when it comes to being a civilised nation. It's true.
Come debate me somewhere else if you please as I will shut down this thread for reaching an unmanageable size for Smartphone users.