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Old 12-13-2012, 12:29 PM
 
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It's rather ironic that 150 years ago the largest government give away spurred the rapid expansion of land ownership to American citizens, the Homestead Act of 1862, distributing some 270 million acres to some 1.6 million individuals and families. Under the subsequent legislation the federal government help to establish the Land Grant Colleges and Universities, many of which went on to become some of the premiere institutions of higher learning the country. Schools like Cornell University, Auburn, University of Florida, Purdue, Kansas State, Louisiana State, University of Georgia and others.

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Old 12-13-2012, 01:04 PM
 
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Homestead Act doesn't count, because all that land was only given to minorities. Whites didn't benefit. LOL..
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:12 PM
 
Location: west central Georgia
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Fix your thread title.
Please.
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Old 12-13-2012, 01:24 PM
 
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It's rather ironic that 150 years ago the largest government give away spurred the rapid expansion of land ownership to American citizens, the Homestead Act of 1862, distributing some 270 million acres to some 1.6 million individuals and families. Under the subsequent legislation the federal government help to establish the Land Grant Colleges and Universities, many of which went on to become some of the premiere institutions of higher learning the country. Schools like Cornell University, Auburn, University of Florida, Purdue, Kansas State, Louisiana State, University of Georgia and others.
Or you could go a little deeper than that superficial analysis and see that what conservatives complain about isn't free stuff. The government owned that land and gave it away for free. The government does not, however, own the birth control it is mandating to be given away for free. Giving person A birth control paid for with person B's insurance premiums isn't free. It's government wealth redistribution from one private citizen to another private citizen.
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Old 12-13-2012, 02:42 PM
 
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It's rather ironic that 150 years ago the largest government give away spurred the rapid expansion of land ownership to American citizens, the Homestead Act of 1862, distributing some 270 million acres to some 1.6 million individuals and families. Under the subsequent legislation the federal government help to establish the Land Grant Colleges and Universities, many of which went on to become some of the premiere institutions of higher learning the country. Schools like Cornell University, Auburn, University of Florida, Purdue, Kansas State, Louisiana State, University of Georgia and others.
Dear god, not another red state \ blue state stupidity thread.
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Old 12-13-2012, 03:01 PM
 
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And you know exactly what would have happened with this land sans government intervention how exactly?
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:27 PM
 
Location: One of the 13 original colonies.
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Dear god, not another red state \ blue state stupidity thread.


Amen to that. It is getting damn sickening. The ignorance abounds.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:39 PM
 
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Or you could go a little deeper than that superficial analysis
No one is paying me to write 500 word opening statements. We can flesh out the theme as we go along.
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:41 PM
 
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[quote=Mathguy;27327738]Dear god, not another red state \ blue state stupidity thread. [/QUOTE

Funny how when someone on the left authors such a thread it is just another stupid thread, yet the same critics have little to nothing to say about the proliferation of threads from the other side. Now why can that be???
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Old 12-13-2012, 05:50 PM
 
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The government owned that land and gave it away for free.
A valid argument if the topic was wealth redistribution which it is not.

The Homestead Act covers to contemporary complaints, government intervention into the economy, and securing votes by handing out "free stuff".

The Homestead act was vehemently opposed on both grounds in the 1850's and wasn't passed until the Congress members from the slave states resigned.

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The government does not, however, own the birth control it is mandating to be given away for free.
By the way, birth control isn't free is provided without co-pay which doesn't mean that the cost of the prescription cannot be included in the original premium.

So now that we've dispensed with that little side piece of superficiality can we get back to the Homestead act?
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