[quote]Professor X wrote:
Professor X wrote:
Maybe the tone of the thread escaped you, but I clearly remember the subject heading saying “I like Bush, BUT”. It’s no surprise that brought on the Bush-haters in droves with their political spin on a social issue.
The tone doesn’t discount the issue. You only take offense because I assume you support Bush. How about staying on topic?
No, not really. I make it more clear - you can think what you want about any political figure. That’s your perogative. Just don’t (and I’m not talking to you specifically) say that every disturbing social trend is Bush’s fault in knee-jerk fashion. Anybody familiar with the pharmaceutical industry will tell you this is a commercially motivated move that goes beyong partisan politics.
Ok, and Bush is in office this time around. Deal with it. It isn’t like had the current president been a Democrat that Republicans would never do the exact same thing.
Nothing like this has ever come from any other administration, so tell me, why should I not notice this? Tell me why I should also ignore other stories in the media like:
which shows a small provision in the No Child Left Behind Act that compels public high schools to open their doors and pupil records to military recruiters.
Districts that don’t comply could risk annual federal funding.
There seems to be an air of control in this administration that has not been present in other recent presidencies. You may be willing to overlook that, but don’t act surprised when the rest of us don’t.
I took you to be a more astute poster. Obviously, I was mistaken. Show me where I said that this issue is no big deal and that you shouldn’t worry about it? To save you some time, I’ll just tell you - I said no such thing.
What I DID say was that this issue is non-partisan and would arise regardless of which party was in the White House or the house/senate. This is an issue with the pharmaceutical companies and their power over virtually every politician on Capitol Hill.
Like it or not, this “control” you speak of has been a trend for decades. You can see it in WWII when movies we’d call blatant propaganda today influenced the American public’s stand on the war. You can see it in the institution of social security numbers and computerized medical and dental files. Society is just becoming more interconnected, which in tern increases the pervasiveness of the government.
So while this level of control may be increasing, it’s not something unique to the Bush administration, it’s something that’s been happening for a long, long time. If you want to stop it, don’t bitch at the administration, work on finding a way to get the general population informed on the issues surrounding our country in a non-partisan way. THAT would solve a lot of these problems.