I was just wondering, what people's thoughts were on what the basis for marality and ethics is.If you would, please just put down your thoughts and draw them to your logical conclusion of why they are the basis for morality and ethics.
Reason: just genuinely interested on what other peoples thought about this are?
Peace on Earth? Forget it. Nowadays, Christmas is a battlefield in the culture wars. "It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas" has come to mean that there are endless arguments about nativity scenes, Santa Claus and reindeer on public property, Christmas carols in public schools, and the greeting "Merry Christmas" vs. "Happy Holidays."
"Arguments" is, perhaps, too polite a term. These days, we can't argue about anything without name-calling, hyperbole, paranoia, and crude stereotyping. Christmas is no exception. One side sees a satanic peril in a store clerk's "Happy Holidays" greeting; the other sees a theocratic menace in a Christmas carol sung at a school concert.
WASHINGTON (AP) — In the spirit of the holiday season, President Barack Obama’s tax-cut
deal with Republicans is becoming a Christmas tree tinseled with gifts for lobbyists and lawmakers...
The tax deal, reached behind the scenes and still informal, now includes ethanol subsidies for rural folks, commuter tax breaks
for their cousins in the cities and suburbs and wind and solar grants for the environmentalists — all aimed at winning votes, particularly from reluctant Democrats.
The holiday additions are being hung on the big bill that was Congress’ main reason for spending December in Washington, long after the elections that will give Republicans new power in January. The measure will extend Bush-era tax cuts, averting big tax increases for nearly all Americans, and keep jobless benefits flowing.
Republicans generally liked that agreement, worked out by Obama and GOP leaders. Democrats generally didn’t, hence the add-ons....
This is an informative peace by "The Daily Caller", here is the link if anyone wants to read the whole peice: http://dailycaller.com/2010/12/11/add-ons-turn-tax-cut-bill-into-christmas-tree-4/
The DREAM Act has four basic requirements which are:
You entered the country before the age of 16;
You graduate high school or obtain a GED;
You have good moral character (no criminal record); and
You have at least five years of continuous presence in the US.
If you meet the above criteria, once the DREAM Act passes, you will then have six years within which to obtain a two-year college degree or complete two-years of military service.Â Upon doing all of this you will gain the chance to adjust your conditional permanent residency to U.S. citizenship.