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Name Something You Can Do Without Government Permission?

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 10:57 PM
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I often hear from people this is still the freest country in the world (Amerika) however there is not much you can do without some kind of government permit license, fee/extortion and coercions directly or indirectly. So I thought it might be good to make a list of anything you can still do without it if there is still such a thing.

So lets hear it. And you might be surprised at what you think is still free but is actually not.

Edited to add:

So far we have everything from laugh to flying kites to thinking and passing gas wow what a country.


So let me rephrase it a bit. Name something you can do without government permission that you can't also do in Communist China?
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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:01 PM
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Think.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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Originally posted by nerbot
Think.


Boom. Pretty sure that just pwnd yeh You can pretty much do anything without the government's permission...Like...anything.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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I can enjoy the laughter of a child, I can kiss the man of my dreams and feel the butterflies in my stomach, I can feel the warmth of a hug from my grandmother and I can laugh until I cry...

I know this thread was intended to prove a point and will probably go negative very quickly as was the hope (probably) but I thought I'd make a point of my own...

Cheers




posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:04 PM
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I heard the other day there's no crime in attempting suicide in the US..
Does that count?



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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You have left yourself open to a great deal of ridicule for not having thought this out to well.

Here is a short list.

Laugh with a friend
Watching the Sun rise.
Viewing the Northern Lights
Listening the to wisdom of someone older
Walking in the rain
Complimenting someone
Having a debate with family
Experiencing pain and love (technically still free)


Oh yeah....stealing neighbors internet to download songs and movies at 2 am in the morning


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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:07 PM
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Flying a kite at the public beach? Of course I would have to walk there to avoid driving a car, with all of it's gov regulation requirements.


spec



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:20 PM
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Originally posted by darkdays4u
You have left yourself open to a great deal of ridicule for not having thought this out to well.

Here is a short list.

Laugh with a friend
Watching the Sun rise.
Viewing the Northern Lights
Listening the to wisdom of someone older
Walking in the rain
Complimenting someone
Having a debate with family
Experiencing pain and love (technically still free)


Oh yeah....stealing neighbors internet to download songs and movies at 2 am in the morning


edit on 21-11-2010 by darkdays4u because: (no reason given)


Why open to ridicule? I said lets make a list of things you can do. Most of the things listed so far can be done in communist China also but no one thinks that is a free country. I expected the usual things like that listed. But many of them can be still be shown to indirectly need government permission of you dig down a little. Like having a debate with family unless you live in the woods with no electricity and hidden from society your likely going to be having that debate in a house you had to get permission to build and some of you family likely drove there in a vehicle they had to get permission to drive to the house and if you used the toilet you have to have a septic permit or sewer hookup permit before it could be used etc. etc.

I expect it will get around to the more direct stuff eventually.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:24 PM
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Originally posted by speculativeoptimist
Flying a kite at the public beach? Of course I would have to walk there to avoid driving a car, with all of it's gov regulation requirements.


spec


Ok good one but... the kite would not be available to you without the paper or plastic it was made from by the company who got a permit to operate a business so they could make the product,

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posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:25 PM
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are you being sarcastic? attempting suicide is sooo a crime in most states



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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Originally posted by LadySkadi
I can enjoy the laughter of a child, I can kiss the man of my dreams and feel the butterflies in my stomach, I can feel the warmth of a hug from my grandmother and I can laugh until I cry...


...o'yeah - thats good...


...i'll add - we can still marry who we want to... or we can just shack up with whoever and as many as we choose... women can still have as many babies as they want... i can paint my house any color i want... i can play my mandolin all night long, if i wanna... there are no limits on what kind of music i choose or what kind of books i read or what kind of movies i watch...

...i can hop in the car and drive anywhere i want, just because i wanna... i can shop where i want... i can call whoever i want on the phone and talk as long as i want... i can kick my dog if i want but i would never... i can badmouth my ex, if i want and sometimes i do just cuz i can... i can boss my kids, if i wanna, even tho they're grown and dont mind me anymore...

...i can hang out on ats until the cows come home (as long as i behaved myself somewhat)... i can choose not to work and, instead, take care of my mother who has alzheimers and i can do that as long as i want... there are countless things we can do that does not require permission from anyone... if you cant think of any, you arent trying hard enough...



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:26 PM
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We need to put the Federal government back into the powers and size of the original intent of the constitution. It has too much power and has been given permission to violate our bill of rights. I have not lived everywhere else in the world to know if we are the most free. II know European countries and Canada are not freer than we are.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:28 PM
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and everything I do that is illegal I do without the governments permission. And that's the most fun



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:31 PM
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I can do anything I please, I'll just suffer "consequences." aka Life in prison.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:33 PM
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Originally posted by Electric Crown
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are you being sarcastic? attempting suicide is sooo a crime in most states


No I'm not..I'm in Australia and read about the Aussie twins that shot themselves at that shooting range..
One lived and the police were interviewed and said she would not be charged because she shot herself and that is NOT against the law..He did note that if each twin had of shot the other then it would be a crime..



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:49 PM
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...i'll add - we can still marry who we want to...


Marriage license?


i can paint my house any color i want...


Not in some locations wituthout government or association approval


i can play my mandolin all night long, if i wanna...


As long as it doesn't disturb your neighbors yes


there are no limits on what kind of music i choose or what kind of books i read or what kind of movies i watch...


True that is a good one


...i can hop in the car and drive anywhere i want, just because i wanna...


Not without government permission for you and the car in the form of a license and registration


. i can kick my dog if i want but i would never...


Most states now have laws against animal abuse


i can badmouth my ex, if i want and sometimes i do just cuz i can... i can boss my kids, if i wanna, even tho they're grown and dont mind me anymore...


Unless the state thinks you're abusing them.


...i can hang out on ats until the cows come home (as long as i behaved myself somewhat)... i can choose not to work and, instead, take care of my mother who has alzheimers and i can do that as long as i want...


As long as you can afford it without a job and are not on government assistance


there are countless things we can do that does not require permission from anyone... if you cant think of any, you arent trying hard enough...


I didn't say there wasn't anything



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:51 PM
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I can openly criticise the federal government without fear or reprisal or being fined.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:56 PM
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WANK!!!

The biggest industry on Internet.

Anyways, it could be argued that porn makers need governmental permission, in that case



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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i can take a fat crap on privately owned forest land.



posted on Nov, 21 2010 @ 11:58 PM
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Alternative Energy
Shamanic Practices
Owning Land & Property
Taxable Health Care (MEANING EVERYONE GETS FIXED NO QUESTIONS ASKED)
NO MORE DRUG WAR!

^---- This is what the 21st Century SHOULD consist of. You introduce all of these into society and
the level of love will overrule all of this hatred caused by ARTIFICIAL SUPPRESSION.

I say; If the Government doesn't trust me with my own decisions and wants to spy on me
using my computers built in camera every once in a while, by all means go for it, just don't
talk me out of experiencing Earth the way we were meant to experience it in the eyes of God.

I don't believe ANYONE is here to hurt ANYONE. Love and Peace is all thats needed to participate.

\m/o_-\m/




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