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On Libertarianism and Rules, Social Conservatism and Santorum

by / Sunday, 26 February 2012 / Published in News, Politics, Psychology
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One Response to “On Libertarianism and Rules, Social Conservatism and Santorum”

  1. peter says : Reply

    How misguided. You end by saying that Americans want less intrusion in their lives, but how could you ever reconcile that with Obama as president? He’s the most intrusive president since the Progressives were running around.

    The fact of the matter is that you would be correct in your statement if you said that tax paying Americans want less intrusion. However, we now have 49.5% of the country that pays no taxes and is paid by the government in some form or another. Those people want considerably more intrusion by the government since the government is their sugar daddy, so the bigger the better. Which is why the first step to fix this country is to only allows those who pay taxes and get no benefits from the government to vote. I can’t give you $100 to vote for me, but I can promise that if you vote for me I will steal $10,000 from your neighbor and give it to you each year, that is legal.

    You argument about contraception and abortion is wrong. Libertarians don’t care what other do with their own bodies, however, they do have a problem paying for it. Sexually active people have all the rights to do what they want, the only right they should not have is to force me to pay for birth control or abortions. This goes the same for everything about our bodies, it is none of the government’s business as we are our own masters.

    As for education, you could not be further from reality. A college degree today is worth less that a high school diploma a hundred years ago. Further, most college degrees are in the arts, which are useless. Unless you know how someone can pay off student loans with a women’s history or english degress (hint, they can’t)? Moreover, it’s the cost of college which is the real issue. Government loan programs have artificially raised the price of college by increasing the demand. Half of the people in this country with college loans never got a college degree.

    Our education problem is 100% the fact that the federal government is involved at all. Libertarians believe that the people should be responsible for their education locally, as close to the school level as possible. The federal government has no authority to be involved in education. Their powers are set forth in the Constitution, and that is not one of them. The reason why we are right here is simple, just go to any public school and see the idiots inside, both students and teachers.

    You seem to be missing the entire point of what the Constitution is. You believe that our founding fathers made laws for us to live by. You are wrong. The Constitution is the rule book from which laws spring. Laws can continually change with the times, but they can never expand past their constitutional limitations. Trying to argue that times are different now and thus the Constitution should change is just a cop out for people who think they are smarter than others and thus should have the power to make rules over them.

    The Constitution is not about laws, the Constitution is about the powers of government. How the individual is willing to give us certain of his freedoms and give them to a group that makes laws. It limits what powers the government can take from the individual. It controls the size and expansion of government by only giving it certain authority.

    Our founding fathers were way smarter than us, not one of them would have even considered drinking a beer with Obama, Santorum, McCain, Biden or any current political criminal. Abortion is in the Constitution, look it up. 10th Amendment. Those powers not delegated to the federal government shall be reserved for the states and the people. Each state decides abortion. Not 535 criminals in congress, not 9 idiots with robes on. The people make their own laws as close to their local government as possible. Thus the people have the ultimate authority.

    And the proof that I am right. Look out the window. Look at our society. Look at our country crumbling around us. Look at our endless wars. Look at our 75% prison drug population. Look at black teen pregnancy. Look at the economy. We are bankrupt, and the reason we are is that the government has expanded beyond its constitutional mandate. We are all Greece now! And that is what our founding fathers tried to avoid. Under their rules we would not be $16 trillion in debt and be getting sexually assaulted at airports by government agents.

    As for the gold standard, the problem is fractional reserve lending, which allows banks to create money from thin air and lend it out. It is a naked short of the currency. Further, the fed is an extension of congress, they are a private bank which prints money and charges the US interest on that money. They do exactly what congress wants them to do, the only difference by having them in the loop is that they charge you and me interest for printing money where congress would not. They have a mandate for stable prices but instead have 2% inflation which steals 75% of a working man’s value over his lifetime.

    Bottom line, it’s pointless to discuss. We are bankrupt, government will either move to a tyranny or shrink by 75% in the next three or four years. You can argue constitutional meanings, politics and such all you like, but you can’t argue with math. In 8 years we wills pend $1.6 trillion just on government medical costs (current tax revenues are $2.2). Then again, only a moron thinks we will ever reach that point.

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