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This of course is worse case scenario. This is IF war were to break out, and if you think it cannot that you are blinded by the media spin.
Maybe I am unique in my sense. So far in life I am the only person I have ever known that understands the notion of individual liberties completely, without having some kind of convoluted enforced paradigm that infringes on individuality. So long as it doesn't hurt somebody, you shouldn't need permission to do ANYTHING. That is individuality. That is liberty. That is FREEDOM.
So, OutKast Searcher... I beg the question - do you feel that the political divide on ATS is a healthy one even though it is quite clear that it is hindering progress and distracting from the real issues at hand?
...and in the end America will still be here. It may look different, it may not be what some individuals wanted...but it will still be here.
...because I saw the health care reform bill as progress...but I don't think you did. You were part of the resistence to that progress...so you would think you would embrace that resistance and teh political divide in that case.
Or maybe I am way off on what you are refering to...what are the "real issues" that you speak of? Because the "real issues" that I see are exactly what are being addressed, discussed, resisted, and then either progressed or gets defeated.
I said that "Maybe" I was unique because I still don't see your stance on the matter exactly. At one point you seem like you are agreeing with me but at the same time you also keep throwing out examples of how the division between people is a good thing - at least that is what I take from it.
What difference does states rights make when that state is willing to disparage the rights of people residing in that state? This was the case then, and it is the case today. Every state comes with its own constitution, and for anyone who bothers to read those constitutions, it is clear that the law demands the peoples rights be respected. Yet, it should be clear to anyone who is "awake", that such a thing is not the case.
Those who advocate some form of communism or socialism are advocating a state enforcement of wealth redistribution and as such are advocating "legal plunder". Plunder is plunder and from a moral standpoint, plunder is wrong. It matters not who has done the plundering, whether it be the fabulously rich who became this way through plunder, or whether it is through more controlled methods of wealth redistribution, it still remains plunder. I see this as self evident, and yet, I assure you my friend, there are many who would vehemently disagree with my assessment, and therein lies just one of the great political divides between people.
You speak of advocating of certain things, yet I speak for advocating of NOTHING besides individual will. In my view things such as socialism and Communism should NEVER be enforced on a mass of people because surely there are some in such groups that would be against them. The enforcement of any type of system upon a mass, particular a mass in which people disagree with the enforcement and are given no choice to opt out - is a CLEAR ASSAULT on individual liberties and does not take into account free will of people at all.
What I think is unique to me, and what you think is unique to you.
THAT is what I see happening in America, and the entire world today. I am not idolizing myself because of my uniqueness, because to me we all are unique. However, though each person is unique in their own ways, many share philosophies and beliefs that others do as well. I am simply stating that I have yet to find someone on these forums or in my life who has exhibited the same clear cut philosopher of individualism that I do. Perhaps you do, perhaps I am failing to see it. If so I apologize in advance and I want to let you know that I have read your posts and I find myself in agreement with much of what you say.