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Show Of Hands December 15th, 2012 12:00am

Is American society essentially unfair, or fair?

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DrReid Ever present.
12/23/12 9:05 am

We still treat our citizens unequally...

malibuskie Minnesota
12/21/12 10:33 pm

American society is unfair. Why? Because it's unfair that people, who are just trying to be themselves and get by with another day, get bullied. Teased. Made fun of. Pushed around. Because society thinks it's okay. Lying. Cheating. It seems like these kinds of things in society are becoming... Okay.

vkissa
12/21/12 3:54 am

Look at the statistics. The older you get the more fair you see things. Now go back and look at the question who made a Christmas list? The older you get less lists.Think maybe fair & unfair have to do with being a adult? Or a child in the sandbox who still won't share their toys & take yours too !

2ndafe Flat lands of Ohio
12/20/12 2:07 pm

Of course it is unfair, example...affirmative action...what a load of unfair BS!

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
12/20/12 5:29 am

I meant "the" not "true". Ugh, auto correct. :P

Ariella LovePeaceNHappiness
12/20/12 5:28 am

Life is unfair. Some people are born with everything who don't deserve it, and some people are born with nothing who deserve all the riches in the world. You play true best game of life with the cards you're dealt with, all the while constantly striving to be better.

dylanconrad Ohio
12/19/12 12:06 am

There are more problems then just monetary problems... Sickness..... Discrimination...... Stress

geauxhome Louisiana
12/18/12 8:52 pm

life isn't fair because it is fairly unfair In the amount of unfairness to each individual.

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satiricalnick meh
12/18/12 5:16 pm

White privilege? You mean how "minorities" take priority for financial aid, and college admissions? I wish i had been born anything other than white so the country would hand me everything on a silver platter. Then i could play the race card and never be booed down by ignorant americans.

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BCKR Onward and upward
12/18/12 11:05 am

This is fascinating, given the discussion going on in the death row question above.

EarlyBird Portland
12/17/12 6:54 pm

Rose - no, not at all.
My point is that life isn't fair. It can never be fair but the US as a society does a great job of creating laws intended to provide fairness.

RayX quit
12/17/12 6:08 pm

I notice a lot of bias against old fat white men.
Haven't we paid enough for the sins of our great great great grandfathers?

Jabes
12/17/12 5:56 pm

What of racism in china and Japan and India, what of mass murderers in central Africa, what of anti-semitism and sexism in the Middle East (just to name a few)? Have you ever lived in other "1st world" countries, even, or is it simply cynicism that makes you believe he US is the worst?

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fourwinds box of rain
12/17/12 5:13 pm

I mean to say most Western societies. Obliviously white privilege is not an issue in Korea, lol.

fourwinds box of rain
12/17/12 5:11 pm

As long as white privilege exists, most societies will be unfair. But America is probably much more so than many other 1st world counties.

Aliggan China and Florida
12/17/12 3:43 pm

Some things are more fair than others.

ladyniner81 no hope for humanity
12/17/12 7:20 am

unfair,, try having epilepsy. you cannot drive, find a job because it's deemed unsafe, people look at you like you're a leper. Either that or you get treated like a "special needs" kid. and if you went to a special education school?? get ready to be made fun of

rons screw politicians
12/17/12 7:06 am

Very subjective question. We all ride the same roads, allow to join little league, can watch the same tv shows, can walk in the park, travel here freely, eat fat. What's fairer?

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dallas Highland Park, TX
12/17/12 1:30 am

There's no requirement for success. You can succeed as much as you want, and making society your excuse is just a shame. We're all very sorry there are other people more well off than you. Deal with the hand you're dealt without dragging everyone else down with you.

mrrosebud Ohio
12/17/12 12:57 am

stop whining and start working. it isn't unfair. poverty and laziness go hand in hand. besides how many American rags to riches movies have you wasted your time by watching that were based on a "true story"
you aren't poor just because someone else us rich. go and make your own money.

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Evan812
12/16/12 11:28 pm

American society is a lot more fair than you give it credit for; you don't see the educated, hard working peoples of this nation complaining...

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fpere035
12/16/12 10:14 pm

There's lots of room for improvement. But it will never be fair.

tdaddy Kentucky
12/16/12 9:44 pm

Regarding MRIs I mean.. Hone the procedure so it's foolproof, then use them in court.

tdaddy Kentucky
12/16/12 9:42 pm

Very unfair. Juries of twelve are modeled from historical English courts; it's time to pick a fairer scheme. Punishments are unfair; courts rarely administer corrective routines that totally reprogram criminal minds. Can you say "Clockwork Orange"? Today MRIs can read minds. Use them in court.

Threeper301 Gilbert, AZ
12/16/12 7:53 pm

Hell of a lot more fair than anywhere else in the world.

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CommonCent
12/16/12 7:37 pm

Liberals......never tire of playing the victim.
Stop whining and get busy!!
Always looking for something to be offended at.....
Pathetic.

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lindseybell
12/16/12 12:40 pm

Nothing in life is fair, including society.

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outdoorgirl
12/16/12 12:36 pm

I think it's as fair as it can be. Nothing in life can always and completely be fair.

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RayX quit
12/16/12 12:30 pm

There are a lot of us little guys feeling raped also.
The irony is that he's not really helping the needy.

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arste New York
12/16/12 12:15 pm

It's fair until Robin Hood Obama rapes the rich

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EarlyBird Portland
12/16/12 11:35 am

Who told you, you were the wrong color?

canecorso Las Vegas Nv
12/16/12 11:19 am

Babymomma I watched zeitgeist on Netflix. Funny thing is before I could even get 10 minutes into it this guy is talking about "gods" born on Dec 25th. Which (anybody who does their own research) knows is incorrect. Jesus was born most likely in the fall, but possibly in the spring.

rautan
12/16/12 10:39 am

Republicans, 1980s: Let's give the working poor a tax credit so they can lift themselves out of poverty instead of relying on government assistance!

Republicans, today: OMG THOSE LAZY FREELOADING POORS DON'T PAY TAXES!

gonk In a psychology textbook
12/16/12 10:35 am

Life is not fair. Get over it.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:31 am

That's simply not true. Could there be some reforms to the legal system? Sure. But I wouldn't say that it's impossible to win without money.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:30 am

They should be, but government meddling and unreformed tort law has made colleges scared to say no to "minority" applicants who aren't quite up to snuff. So the majority suffers. Sounds fair, right?

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:27 am

Fairness is equality of opportunity, not equality of outcome. Government hasn't come to that epiphany just yet.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:26 am

I always check the 'prefer not to disclose' box.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:24 am

I have to give you props for giving back when you could. That's more than a lot of folks do.

pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:21 am

In its current incarnation, with progressively burdensome taxation, and government-funded disincentives to work, and rewards for those who take, take, take without ever giving back? Not so much.

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pinkyusuck The Carribean. I wish.
12/16/12 10:19 am

In its original, Constitutional form? It is about the fairest system available: You work, you get paid. You work harder/faster/smarter, you get paid more. You don't work, you starve. And charity for the unfortunate ones.

SugarShaq
12/16/12 9:31 am

Applications should be blind. No gender race geography questions asked

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SugarShaq
12/16/12 9:30 am

Colleges should not be asking these things at all

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cowboy Doors of Perception
12/16/12 9:28 am

Churchill was the Reagan of England at the time. He tried to warn the world of what Hitler was doing. Instead the little sissy England boys tried to make treaties with Hitler as he was killing his own people.

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tg1162
12/16/12 9:26 am

@kelly, I prefer to help the poor with a hand up, not a hand out. When a poor person earns less money when working compared to what they get on govt dependency, most will not work b/c their standard of living is better with govt assistance.

randoman
12/16/12 9:25 am

Nothing is fair, thus everything is fair

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MisterE Conservistan
12/16/12 9:25 am

The government doesn't give a rats ass about you either.

tg1162
12/16/12 9:18 am

@kelly, you don't seem to ask why they are poor? H-S dropout, abuse drugs/alcohol, laziness, etc... Did u know the the pple on welfare have a higher standard of living than the avg European? Deny it if u want, but it's true. I lived in Germany, Denmark, and the U.K., I know it's true.