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Old 11-07-2010, 06:43 AM
Acid Lamp Acid Lamp is offline
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I agree that we need to separate the economic and social issues. It could be argued though, in any country with an existing strongly capitalist market that the party in charge is fairly irrelevant providing they are not trying to dismantle the whole system. Things might become more or less friendly to certain types of businesses but the basics will march on regardless.

Social issues though are universally experienced as they address basic human conditions. The right to food, shelter, health care, or control over one's body are issues that affect every human to some degree, and as other countries have shown, can be quite separate from the type of leadership in place.

Considering that the only countries that are less socially progressive than the US are also heavily dominated by the catholic church, I would say that we are not doing so well in those areas. We would probably be like them if not for the mandated separation of church and state.