You're right about one thing: the rest of the country does prefer the friendly simpleton, or even the crude simpleton, to the "smart man/woman". I certainly do, and without apologies.
Is there any reply you could give to the question "why would you do that" that wouldn't make you sound kind of gay for Trump?
But if you're trying to claim that poor people commit crimes only because they are poor, well, that's pretty bigoted to start with. It ignores the vast majority of poor people who are still ethical and honest people. So yes, your "moral fiber" comment does apply.
On the other hand, you seem to be suggesting that criminals would commit the same crimes regardless of their economic status. Does that really make sense to you?
If you think that we should stop imprisoning people because we can just give them $10,000 a year not to commit crimes, well
It's kind of weird how it's mostly poor people committing crimes. Probably something to do with moral fiber and bootstraps.
Taxes are meaningless with fiat currencies
How do you feel about fluoride?
Give me something small profile that's quick to load and easy on the bandwidth.
Worse performance at triple the development time, relying on poorly-maintained libraries and poorly-documented frameworks. The process is so agile and liberating that every project has the potential to look completely different under the hood depending on the whims of the lead dev and whatever the MVC flavor of the month might be.
Spot on. Here is the original for the interested:
It is always a temptation to an armed and agile nation
To call upon a neighbour and to say: --
"We invaded you last night--we are quite prepared to fight,
Unless you pay us cash to go away."
And that is called asking for Dane-geld,
And the people who ask it explain
That you've only to pay 'em the Dane-geld
And then you'll get rid of the Dane!
It is always a temptation for a rich and lazy nation,
To puff and look important and to say: --
"Though we know we should defeat you, we have not the time to meet you.
We will therefore pay you cash to go away."
And that is called paying the Dane-geld;
But we've proved it again and again,
That if once you have paid him the Dane-geld
You never get rid of the Dane.
It is wrong to put temptation in the path of any nation,
For fear they should succumb and go astray;
So when you are requested to pay up or be molested,
You will find it better policy to say: --
"We never pay any-one Dane-geld,
No matter how trifling the cost;
For the end of that game is oppression and shame,
And the nation that pays it is lost!"
- Rudyard Kipling
"Engineering meets art in the parking lot and things explode." -- Garry Peterson, about Survival Research Labs