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311 weeks ago @ Big Journalism - What Andrew Taught Me · 0 replies · +2 points

Equality of opportunity, not of results. Everyone born in this country has the right to pursue happiness. Everyone starts from a different starting point, because that's the way life is, and will always be. But everyone in this country has the opportunity to become filthy rich; all it takes is hard, hard work, a bit of luck, and a willingness to do what is necessary to better yourself, no matter what.

Forcing equality of results means everyone becomes equally miserable, and is the antithesis of what the Founding Fathers wanted. Put down the Marx and read the Federalist and Anti-Federalist papers for a real glimpse into the intentions of the founders of this country. You'll find the libertarian/conservative ideology is MUCH closer to what they intended for us than the eventual tyranny that is created when Leftist ideology is followed to its conclusion.

312 weeks ago @ Big Government - Romney Goes Occupy: Th... · 0 replies · +3 points

Romney won't beat Obama. At all. He doesn't offer a clear enough alternative to the Marxist in the White House, and independents will go with "the devil they know".

God help us all, and damn the Republican establishment for putting up such a rotten slate of candidates in the first place, with few notable exceptions.

312 weeks ago @ Big Government - Romney Goes Occupy: Th... · 6 replies · +5 points

The top 1% in our country has 25% of the wealth, and pays 40% of all the taxes taken in by the Federal government. They also directly and indirectly provide jobs and opportunity to millions of people with their money. The top 15% (which you are a member of if you + your spouse make 80k or more in total income) pay the lion's share of the taxes, yet conversely reap the least benefits for doing so.

What about the now 50% of Americans (according to the CBO) who pay no income tax whatsoever, yet reap the lions share of all the benefits? Are they paying "their fair share"? Until everyone is paying into the system, your "fair share" argument is specious at best, and downright economically ignorant at worst.

318 weeks ago @ Big Government - It's Time to End the W... · 0 replies · +5 points

Yup. I've always said, that if I handed two teenagers 40 dollars each and told one of them to go buy a bottle of booze and bring it to me, and told the other to do the same with a sack of weed, I'd put 200 bucks down on the kid I sent for the weed to come back first.

The very fact that it is illegal makes it easier to obtain illegally by minors. And as for the spurious claims that it is a gateway drug...

A. It wouldn't be a gateway drug if it were legalized and regulated; the average person would not be put in contact with the elements of society that dealt in the harder stuff just to buy a bag of weed.

B. Going with the "use of one will lead to the use of the other" definition of gateway drugs, I'd bet good money that 100% of heavier drug users started out with the two legal substances, alcohol and tobacco, before moving on to the harder stuff.

C. If a person is already inclined to try harder stuff, he will. See my above comment about alcohol and tobacco.

318 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - 'Carnage' Review: Pola... · 0 replies · +8 points

Meh. I don't give my money to child rapists. If it is on in the background somewhere, I may watch it for free.

But I will not support a man who deserves to have his family jewels crushed in an auto shop vise.

320 weeks ago @ Big Hollywood - Top 10 Ways Hollywood ... · 0 replies · +3 points

Familiarity breeds contempt.

320 weeks ago @ Big Government - Ron Paul Puts the Left... · 0 replies · +3 points

Uhm. I don't smoke pot. Try again.

320 weeks ago @ Big Government - Ron Paul Puts the Left... · 3 replies · +3 points

If they do disagree with me, it's solely because they refuse to do due diligence on their candidate of choice. His voting record is publicly available for all to see.

I'm not basing my statements on opinion. It's solid fact.

As well, where did I directly insult or condescend to you in any of my posts? Here it comes now, though, sweetie.

If you insist upon voting on one push button issue to the exclusion of all others in this election, you are an idiot. There is too much at stake. The future of our Republic hangs in the balance.

320 weeks ago @ Big Government - Ron Paul Puts the Left... · 8 replies · +5 points

Once again. Santorum is NOT conservative in anything but his pro life stance. In almost every other instance he has sided again and again with people who want to grow the power of the federal government in our lives.

Just because he loves babies doesn't make him a conservative. He's a baby loving STATIST who should by all rights have a "D" in front of his name, and would, but for their stance on abortion.

Purely social conservatives (and I'm guessing you are one of them, judging from your adherence to labeling Rick Santorum as "conservative") are some of the most dangerous voters out there, because they claim the mantle while not believing the basic tenets.

320 weeks ago @ Big Government - Occupy Movement Comes ... · 0 replies · +4 points

United States Constitution (Article and section abridged for relevance)

Article I Section 8

The Congress shall have power:

- To raise and support Armies, but no Appropriation of Money to that Use shall be for a longer Term than two Years;

- To provide and maintain a Navy;

- To make Rules for the Government and Regulation of the land and naval Forces;

- To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;

- To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;