reply to post by maybereal11
Indeed they don't. They've managed to convince many people that unchecked corporatism is a good thing by spinning it into "freedom loving". I
don't trust corporations, I don't trust government, and I certainly don't trust corporate government.
You'd be surprised the kinds of policies I would advocate as a Constitutionalist. I would LOVE to see universal health care...At the STATE level. I
don't believe blanket ordinances from the Feds does service to individual states as no two state economies are the same. Heath care reform should be
done at the state level as more local governments have a better idea of the needs of their people than a far away federal government.
I support private and individual state education, but the DOE has got to go. They haven't done jack in the 50 or so years they've been around. We
have the worlds worst ranked education system and every day we see examples of it's failures.
Right now the only thing standing in the way of positive reforms at state level is the Federal government and their penchant to overstep their
enumerated powers. Once the National government is restored to within Constitutional boundaries we can then work to pay down debt and get some of
these badly needed reforms pushed through.
As far as globalism is concerned(as a typical left wing stance would be), no thanks. We know the UN is corrupt. The only people who are promoting one
world currency and governance are the same people who screwed the current system...it would be silly and eventually dangerous to let them take the
reigns of the whole world.
We need American solutions to American problems. But I'm not fooled into believing that ALL progressives and liberals are the same as their higher up
political counterparts. Indeed, just like Conservatives you meet everyday, your typical liberal isn't corrupt or blind to the realities of what is
happening in this country. I learned that from my experience opposing the Bush administration. back then MY ONLY allies were liberals. Many have left
my side, as they don't understand why I'm not happy with the new guy, or the party he hails from.
The only thing I want is my rights to be respected as much as yours. Equal Protection Under the Law.
I want to speak freely and I wants others to as well, especially the ones who offend me. I want to own whatever guns or other means of self defense
that I so choose. I want to be secure in the knowledge that some government goon isn't listening to my phone conversations or reading my e-mails. I
don't want to be taxed to death by a war mongering government. I don't want corruption in the guise of 2000 page "reform" legislation shoved down
my throat. I don't need government to tell me what to believe, how to eat, what to put into or take out of my body, and I don't want them to have a
say in how my INDIVIDUAL health is managed. I don't want government stooges reinterpreting what rights are and aren't. Right are rights, not
subject to negotiation.
That, in a nutshell, is how I see things.
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