Posted by AuntieMel on December 5, 2005, at 15:49:15
In reply to Re: Amen » verne, posted by Gabbix2 on December 3, 2005, at 12:36:12
"It's circumstance not virtue that put you where you are."
Indeed, indeed. At the *very least* it is circumstance that determines your starting position.
In my ideal society everyone would have an equal chance for a good education. And we would get back to the days where "college prep" isn't considered the only good education. We would respect that a lot of people's talents don't lie in that direction and a good education would provide some other training.
No one would live in poverty, but those who *choose* not to work would also not be showered with the same goodies those who work get. <Remember this is my ideal, which assumes that there is some way to determine who chooses not to work and who can't work>
Everyone willing to work would have access to good and inexpensive child care so that they can realize the money they earn.
All disabled people will get good case workers to help determine what assistance they need and to be their advocate, so that they do not have to be made to feel inferior. This applies to mentally disabled as well as physically disabled. If the disability is temporary, that advocate will assist with any treatment needed.
Public housing will be more discrete, mingling with non-public housing wherever possible.
I could go on, but I'm tired.