Originally Posted by Redlark
I'm not brilliantly smart in mathematics. I just thought certain things were common knowledge. Like Income Tax... When you get paid through a taxable check, you never get what you worked for. May it be McDonalds, Kroger, Toys R Us, whatever. Even if it's only a $25 check. You still get like three or five bucks taken out for taxes. And the only actual calculating that I did for that post was with my own personal income.
But if you're going to say I'm "totally ignorant" with ethics and philosophy, you're wrong. I've probably read just as much dry material as you have. Everything from Plato, Dante, Satre, Camus, Adams, Marx, Trotsky, Aquinas, Bible, Koran, the Tanakh, Einstein, Telsa, Clovers and Blue Moons, Hearts and a--nvm. I almost minored in Philosophy in college. But soon realized I could learn and apply just as much on my own by talking with actual Philosophy majors and Religious Majors in my area.
I wouldn't feel like I could make a good political argument if I didn't feel as if something wasn't completely fair in certain fields.
But on with ethics--I'll play the role of Socrates and throw out a hypothetical argument:
Is it ethical for Politicians to make outrageous promises they can't keep?
Do outrageous promises get numbers at the election booth?
No politician is innocent. Not to say they don't try their best all the time. I'm pretty sure if Obama felt like an idea was, at it's root, bad. He'd try at all cost to avoid that option (unless there were no other options, then he's in the chair of doing bad things because he has to). But as a politician, if you knew your Plato, is arguable.