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The laws that regulate business, prevent them from committing crimes like dumping massive amounts of poison into our environment, don't restrict my ability to engage in the market. Some guy who chooses to dump poison into the water supply which results in little kids dying a slow death of cancer for profit should not only have to pay out large amounts of money, but should die just as horrible a death IMO.
How do people not get this?
Oh, but you do business with the bad guys whether or not you like it, or know about it, under deregulation.
...You have bought into the lie that resources are not replenishable and that some guy at the top has to dole it out to everyone. I shudder to think there are more who think like you.
You can't be thinking of free markets in the terms of Austrian Economics.
The Tea Party is anti-democratic and guilty of abuse of power
Amazing people here don’t see that the blackmail that the Tea party is doing to the US government is dictatorial, anti-democratic, anathema to the US constitution, dangerous, and is setting a precedent for worst things to come.
Here is the scenario:
These 85 or so congress people voted in office in 2010 by Tea party support are not remotely the majority of the American people, yet they are using their newly acquired power to threaten the American system of government with default if they don’t get there way. In this scenario it is the debt ceiling that they are using to do their blackmail. Previously, raising the debt ceiling was, is, and has been a bi-partisan simple process, that even the conservative Republican Ronald Regan has denounced people for playing politics with. They, the Tea party are using this vulnerable part of the Governmental system to blackmail it . . . it’s that simple. This is an abuse of power, undemocratic, and fascistic. And those who do not see it this way. . . don’t because they are partial to the cause of the Tea party Republicans. When this very undemocratic method one day is turned against them—then they will see the danger that this is to a democracy. Turn the tables: what if 85 extreme left-wing congress people did the same thing to the country? How would you then feel about that?
As of now because of these people the US economy will likely default and enormous economic disasterous repercussions will be resultant.
So bottom line, 85 freshman congress people who don’t represent even 1 percent of the American people have taken over the Republican Party and have blackmailed the system to do their bidding and if not have threatened to destabilize the American economic system.
That is anti-democratic, and an abuse of power, and opposite everything the spirit and letter of the US constitution stands for.
These 85 or so congress people voted in office in 2010 by Tea party support are not remotely the majority of the American people, yet they are using their newly acquired power to threaten the American system of government with default if they don’t get there way.
In this scenario it is the debt ceiling that they are using to do their blackmail. Previously, raising the debt ceiling was, is, and has been a bi-partisan simple process, that even the conservative Republican Ronald Regan has denounced people for playing politics with. They, the Tea party are using this vulnerable part of the Governmental system to blackmail it . . . it’s that simple.
Originally posted by Veritas1
With all due respect, I have to disagree that the Tea Party is as destructive or worse to America. They are not the new brown shirts. If you are worried about a new brown shirt movement, then you should read this. These are Obama's own words...
...They are so desperate now that they are using Terrorism..not from outside the country but from within to keep Americans in line. Terrorism has now replaced the Soviet threat. This is becoming very telling. ....
Global Governance 2025: at a critical juncture
Global governance – the collective management of common problems at the international level – is at a critical juncture. Although global governance institutions have racked up many successes since they were developed after the Second World War, the growing number of issues on the international agenda, and their complexity, is outpacing the ability of international organisations and national governments to cope....
Three effects of rapid globalisation are driving demands for more effective global governance....
The shift to a multipolar world is complicating the prospects for effective global governance over the next 10 years. The expanding economic clout of emerging powers increases their political influence well beyond their borders. Power is not only shifting from established powers to rising countries and, to some extent, the developing world, but also towards non-state actors. Diverse perspectives on and suspicions about global governance, which is seen as a Western concept, will add to the difficulties of effectively mastering the growing number of challenges.
Originally posted by ThirdEyeofHorus
reply to post by SaturnFX
Not worthy of a response..akin to answering why I want reptilian ghosts to rule over us and turn us into frogs...aka, nonsense.
No, sorry, The Power Elite controlling resources is not the same as reptilian ghosts turning us into frogs. Not the same at all. What a ridiculous comparison.
Thats how things currently are run now...I am a fan of the new world order, because our current old world order sucks and only favors the machine. I have no idea why you fight for a corrupt system, but again, blinders I imagine have something to do with this...we see what we want and ignore what is inconvenient.
Originally posted by 46ACE
The healthcare bill was rammed down our throats in much the same way. (political gamesmanship and maneuvering within congress)
Doesn't feel so nice now does it?
Originally posted by Fromabove
The Tea Party is a reaction to tyranny and abuse of power. They are here to stop the car from going over the cliff. Tea Party people care nothing for party names like democrat or Republican, they care about the people who elected them and why, and more importantly, they care about the United States Constitution.
What we have right now is an Oobamah dictatorship and a banana Senate. In November of 2012, we hope to end the power of both and return all of congress and the presidency back over to the adults in the room. But first we have to take away the blank check and the credit cards.
edit on 30-7-2011 by Fromabove because: (no reason given)