- Jul 13, 2005
sounds to me like Compuwiz1 hit a button or 2....Originally posted by: BoberFett
You can stop right there. What makes you think that a nation of 300M is possible to rule with one set of laws? Did it ever occur to you that the reason there's so much partisanship is because Texans might prefer a different way of life than New Yorkers? The further government gets from the people it governs, the more it treats them like cattle: nameless masses that exist solely so they have someone to rule over. The city and county can be a pain in the ass to deal with. The state even moreso. The feds are entirely unforgiving. Why do people feel the need to keep shifting power up that ladder?Originally posted by: teclis1023
Here's my issue with the Ron Paul stance ... it treats the government, its politicians and laws as the enemy.
Yes, it's true we began as a smaller nation founded on rebellion...but why in the world would we possibly imagine that the rules that once governed a small nation of people could hold up and properly scale as the country grew to be a massive powerhouse? Should we also return to the puritanical, racist, strictly religious roots of this nation?
I just don't understand big government cheerleaders. Compuwiz1, you're just goddam schizophrenic in your views, and kookier than Paul could ever be. You bash Bush over the war constantly, but it's the vast powers that have been concentrated federally that allowed him to invade Iraq. If you keep giving more and more power to the feds, do you honestly think that they'll somehow become MORE responsible and accountable instead of less?
"Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results."
So the feds have fucked up the war on poverty, let's give them more money. The war on drugs? Let's give them even more power? They invade Iraq? I know, let's give them more power yet? Oh yeah, and here's our entire health care system to run. Surely giving them more power and money could only be a good thing, right? They do such a great job with everything else!
Damn, if Paul is a loon, what does that say about you freaks?