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Old 08-22-2009, 02:34 PM
 
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(9) The Burning of the Sick and Poor

Dracula was very concerned that all his subjects work and contribute to the common welfare. He once noticed that the poor, vagrants, beggars and cripples had become very numerous in his land. Consequently, he issued an invitation to all the poor and sick in Wallachia to come to Tirgoviste for a great feast, claiming that no one should go hungry in his land. As the poor and crippled arrived in the city they were ushered into a great hall where a fabulous feast was prepared fore them. The prince's guests ate and drank late into the night, when Dracula himself made an appearance. "What else do you desire? Do you want to be without cares, lacking nothing in this world?", asked the prince. When they responded positively Dracula ordered the hall boarded up and set on fire. None escaped the flames. Dracula explained his action to the boyars by claiming that he did this, "in order that they represent no further burden to other men so that no one will be poor in my realm."

The Historical Dracula - An Essay by Ray Porter (c)1992

Vilad the impaler made sure of everyone working.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:36 PM
 
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and that my friend is why i became a democrat.
marie antoinette is a vampire.
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Old 08-22-2009, 02:55 PM
 
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and that my friend is why i became a democrat.
marie antoinette is a vampire.
Democrats tell you to eat shoit. At least Marie wanted you to have cake.
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Alvarado, TX
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Another fairytale, yet...
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Old 08-22-2009, 03:12 PM
 
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So...what is the lesson? To kill all the sick and poor people?
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Old 08-22-2009, 06:10 PM
 
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It is said history repeats itself, and this really happened. In 1459 ad--- the oldest, disabled make up the greatest part of our population.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:40 AM
 
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Akin to the ideas of those in Hollywood and in Washington D.C. whilst workers toil in the kitchen. Bon appetit to those who enjoy the meal prepared under the masters's order.
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:47 AM
 
Location: Texas
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In the early history of the US, welfare was similar to the old saying "healthy,wealthy, and wise", the opposite of today. There were no welfare laws. The were called poor laws back in the day.

founder Ben Franklin
"I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it. In my youth I traveled much, and I observed in different countries, that the more public provisions were made for the poor, the less they provided for themselves, and of course became poorer. And, on the contrary, the less was done for them, the more they did for themselves, and became richer."
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Old 10-02-2009, 01:54 AM
 
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But the concessions of the weak are the concessions of fear.

Author: Edmund Burke
Source: Speech on the Conciliation of America
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Old 10-02-2009, 04:31 AM
 
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So...what is the lesson? To kill all the sick and poor people?

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