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513 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Thoughts on Changes to... · 1 reply · +2 points

I wonder if the idea behind this is to keep more Nash Keune type candidates from running.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - The DTH and 'sexting' ... · 0 replies · +1 points

"I disagree that every law asserts a moral agenda on society."

I'm sorry but this is just incorrect. All laws are based on moral value judgments.

"Laws that protect negative individual rights and protect innocent victims assert only that basic function of government"

For example, you are making a moral judgment by asserting that this is the just and true function of government.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - The DTH and 'sexting' ... · 0 replies · +2 points

Brian, the logical outcome of your suggestion is the legalization of child pornography.

You suggest minors taking and sending explicit pictures of themselves should be legal if done voluntarily. Except that children are held to be legally incapable of giving consent in such a case. Yet, you seem to want to change this in "sexting" cases. This would have the effect of making the taking and distribution of sexually explicit images of minors legal if the minor consented...yet the very notions of child pornography and statutory rape hold that children are incapable of giving legal consent in such cases due to the underdeveloped nature of their brains and their susceptibility to pressure and suggestion from an adult.

By allowing minors to consent to the creation of pornography, you are opening the door to the legalization of child pornography in general.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - The Tunnel Of Oppressi... · 2 replies · +1 points

Harvey Milk wasn't killed because he was gay, he was killed by a mentally unstable man who lost his job and wanted it back.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Health Care: It's not ... · 1 reply · +1 points

Once again, there is a crucial difference: The money you pay in taxes goes to the government, but the money you spend on health insurance goes to the profits of a private corporation.

Do you not see the bad precedent set by a government legislating that people should buy certain products from certain corporations.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Health Care: It's not ... · 4 replies · +1 points

I suggest a government program that covers people with pre-existing conditions who cannot get coverage elsewhere.

I'm not against government social programs, just comprehensive government social programs.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Health Care: It's not ... · 3 replies · +1 points

The automobile insurance example doesn't work. You are not required to own a car. If you do own a car, insurance is just an operating cost, like buying gasoline. Never before has the US government forced someone to buy something just for being alive.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Health Care: It's not ... · 6 replies · +1 points

You won't go to prison, but it's the principle of being required by law to buy something.

540 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - Health Care: It's not ... · 8 replies · +1 points

That is true, but before, customers were not required to purchase health insurance. Now, they have no choice but to pay.

541 weeks ago @ Carolina Review Daily - The Tunnel Of Oppressi... · 10 replies · +2 points

Your argument seems to boil down to:

1) discrimination of the type that I talked about does not exist.
2) If it does, it is minor.
3) If (1) and (2) are false, they deserve it anyways.

I think (3) pretty much explains your views (1) and (2).