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I believe there should be no government at all. Leave the people alone and let mother nature keep us in check. No other animals have a government. The world spins with or without one; probably a little less wobbly without one.
Originally posted by macman
Originally posted by BubbaJoe
reply to post by macman
I guess we differ greatly here, I am not under the assumption that laws are written for what-ifs, I am under the assumption (Dangerous word, I know, but don't have time to do the actual research), that laws and regulations are written for the most part, after the fact. When a problem becomes known, they attempt to enact legislation to prevent it from happening again.
Somewhat like locking the barn after the horse is stolen.
If you believe in Liberty and Freedom, you will hopefully come to the idea that just because one person does something, a law should not be developed denying others freedom.
Say someone buys a legal M16, fully auto rifle.
Now, said person goes out and kills people.
The knee jerk reaction is to not only react to the person, but then to ban the purchase of the rifle.
That ban does nothing to punish the person that committed the act.
It punishes everyone else.
it does not stop people from illegally getting the rifle and does not stop murder.
That is the difference.
We don't need more, bigger, stricter and intrusive laws.
We need to just establish punishment for the action of murder.
Originally posted by Dragoon01
Many of you worry that if the above practices were put into place that there would develope a very segmented society with very rich and very poor. That will not be the case.
Tell, in your own words, your political stance.
What should Our government do, or not do?
What problems are so important that we must solve them together?
Example: I believe that the government must protect citizens from outside aggression, environmental devastation, and provide a level playing field for all its citizens, including food, shelter and a good education until such time as every member of our democracy can contribute to the greater good.
Originally posted by jimnuggits
reply to post by beezzer
As a teacher, no department of education makes me very nervous.
Could you make a case for it?
What would be considered a 'good education' then?
Originally posted by Partygirl
"I believe that the government must protect citizens from outside aggression, environmental devastation, and provide a level playing field for all its citizens, including food, shelter and a good education until such time as every member of our democracy can contribute to the greater good."
Sounds good to me, no objections, although I'd like to see the fine print on what exactly constitutes a "level playing field." I have a feeling there is room for disagreement within that broad and noble sentiment.
As a Chrisitan, I also want a government headed by Christians that protects and encourages Christian values.
All I have to say is that all the parties...Reps., Dems., Tea Party etc., act like a bunch of snotty nosed noobs!
There, I said it....they all suck!
Anyone defending any of these jerks can take their "leaders" and their stupid indirect Electoral College and shove it! There's only one party...the American Party and we should be the sole direct voters...wake the hell up everybody!