Originally posted by Valhall
Originally posted by Dronetek
Just because one candidate wants to operate in a more socialistic style doesn't mean he wants to destroy the constructs of our country. And insinuating such is lying for the benefit of scaring others into thinking/acting your way.
This is my first post here after reading many of these comments for awhile. While this may be somewhat off topic I want the oppurtunity to address the above quote.
whether or not a candidate "wants" to destroy our countries construct is irrelevent when he chooses to run the country in a more "socialistic" style. The results will be the same, i.e. total anihlation of the above said construct ...heres why
This wonderful country was based on (at least at some point in our early history) an persons individual rights. The constitution comes to mind here as a method the founding fathers chose to limit the powers of our government not to endorse those powers and to preserve the powers of the individual against that government. When you compromise a capitalist system with a system which leans more towards socialism you compromise an individual right for the "right" of the masses, thereby leaving the individual as little more than a sacrificial animal to the whims of "society". That sort of society cannot be misconstrued as a free society while it imply's taking from man according to his ability and giving the the man "neighbor" according to his need.
Barack, in Germany, was recently quoted as saying we need to take the money from free trade and free markets and more equitably distribute it. (not verbatim, sorry) If this doesn't alarm anybody including a man of a more impeachible character such as John Voigt than I must say this is a very GRAVE day/time for our country and I believe if such a thing were possible our founding fathers would be rolling in their graves.
What we need isnt more government i,e, socialism, but less. They need to stay out of the way of those willing and able to produce for our standard which is better known as the American Capitalist standard. THAT is the only standard throughout the history of mankinds blood-shed and turmoil that has given us all the right to post on a forum such as this one and enjoy one of the remaining semi-free places on earth(America). Preserving individual rights isn't a priviledge which can be compromised by a politician. It is an INDIVIDUAL RIGHT. Socialism has proven one thing throughout history(and history will back me on this); It has proven that the individual must compromise his/her rights for that of society. Think about it, compromising one persons right for that of another isn't only immoral but stands against all this country was founded on...In other words, our constitution.
I want this to be clear...any code other than that code of individual rights and government limitations as set forth in the constitution DOES compromise the constructs on which this country has been built. And take it to the bank....this does not mean I am "scaring others into thinking my way." i am mearly pointing to the flaw which is concerning not only John voight but many individuals in this country who use the one thing God gave them that seperates them from the animals. The power of thought to logical conclusions.