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View Poll Results: Is Social Darwinism a cornerstone of American Conservatism
1. Yes 7 46.67%
2. No 8 53.33%
Voters: 15. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 09-18-2011, 12:12 PM
 
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Yeah, for the most part the rich are more intelligent than the poor. I don't think that's even debatable. There's a strong correlation between intelligence and life success. Sure, some intelligent persons fail in life while some morons make millions, but those are statistical aberrations.

And it's not really the issue of working hard or being lazy. Plenty of people bust their butts at their low wage jobs, but they often make poor life decisions because they lack intelligence.

It really shouldn't be the goal of society to encourage poor choices and most government welfare does just that. It should be structured in a way that rewards progress and punishes sloth. Right now we have the opposite.
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:34 PM
 
Location: Pa
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I am a bit of a social darwinist.
Take drug addicts for example. From the time we start school until we leave we are taught drugs are bad and if you become addicted life will suck.
Yet here we have meth addicts and crackheads and heroine addicts.
OH I know these idiots thought those lessons were about everyone else.
If I had my way not 1 tax dollar would be spent to help those tards.
Drunk drivers. ( especially the repeat offenders)...
Repeat out of wedlock pregnancies. What part of unprotected sex will make you pregnant do they not get????
Elected reps. Strange we all know in our personal lives that you cant buy a friend. Yet billions of wasted dollars later they keep trying to buy friends.
You cant help those who wont help themselves. That is a fact.....

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Old 09-18-2011, 12:39 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Supachai"Yeah, for the most part the rich are more intelligent than the poor. I don't think that's even debatable. There's a strong correlation between intelligence and life success."

LOL, considering on average we use 10% of our intelligence, result differential and even perceived intelligence might more often be the variance b/w one using 8% and one using 12%. Reaction time to ideas also often turns heads-should it..hmmmm...?
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Old 09-18-2011, 05:00 PM
 
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It's odd, according to the poll, some conservatives voted not, yet their comments indicate they support Social darwinism.


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