The New Slavery in America
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With that being said the only thing that exists in the US with any significance is ironically the opposite of slavery. In times of old, people were taken from their homes and were threatened with force to produce labor. Today people stand in lines, go to agencies, find websites, and send in applications to find work. If they were offered their freedom, it would be one of the worst fates they could face. The work is voluntary, and people agree to it because it is better than the alternative. Everyone from people at Taco Bell to the workers picking their tomatoes are engaged in voluntary labor.
Now we may be tempted to equate some of this hard work to slavery but to do so is a mistake. The people working in these jobs may not be happy now but with the work experience obtained in these jobs come new skills, and new opportunities to advance. You do not need to look far to find examples of people who have left a job to find a better one.
And even those who do not progress are better off here than they would be anywhere else. The worst job in the US is better than no job or even the same job in Central America.
I suppose I must concede that the work performed in America is to a large extent voluntary. I would say however that the will of survival is without option, and it is on this basis that employees have been manipulated, both by political leadership and by employers.
We serve a supposed free market based upon the effects of competition, yet the voice of the small business owner is left unheeded, and the largest voice heralding the need for a loosening of restraints in the interest of increasing competition is that of monopolies.
What appears to be freedom is a predetermined course for the most part. The largest recipient of the labor of the common man is the Federal Government via the tax system, which has mutated far beyond the borders of it's original constitutional intent to form a lucrative enterprise.
The means by which sound leadership is exercised is the upholding of responsibility. However, our leaders demand accountability and a weight of responsibility they could never dream of being under the sentence of. It is upon this premise that I claim disparity between the leaders, and the led.
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Reasons for voting decision: pro fell tremendously short of proving that there is a new slavery in America, but con forfeited every round anyways so conduct to the pro
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