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It's easy to justify sacrificing a fraction of the population for "the greater good" when you're on the winning end. The more we give government the power to take away individuals' rights and attempt to artificially even society out, the likelier it'll be that you'll end up in the minority on the losing end someday. And that will suck for you.Give a man a fish and he'll eat for a day but teach him how to fish and he'll eat forever.I just hope self-reliance, man'ing the fu*k up and a world of cause and effect with consequences comes back in style someday.& btw,Nancy Pelosi last night. Wow. What a muppet!
Anyone know of any up and coming DEMS? I love Obama... but I am trying to figure out who are the other young big shots? In LA we have Eric Garcetti, this guy could do big things in the next decade...
Slam me all you want, dude. I expect nothing less on Soulstrut. I certainly am not offended or hold it against anybody. I come on here with the intent of talking about records and the occasional "Best _____Restaraunt in _____ville." Sometimes I just can't help myself. Trying to champion the free market and the ideals in our constitution that the founding fathers held near and dear on Soulstrut is like promoting euthanasia in a nursing home. I understand that.Something I feel is important, though, is to stop referencing the last 8 years and Bush. I'm not a big fan of Bush either. I think he is a very poor representative of the traditional core values of Republicans. I also don't think the economic policies during his terms in office are representative of the free market. We haven't had a free market in this country in a loooooong time.Also, I'm not a Republican. I'm not sure what I am. I'm actually registered as a Democrat and have been for 10 years (since I turned 18) but I can't say I'm even close to being completely aligned with any party right now.
lol"watch this 40 minute video to understand my posts"
I want the opportunity to succeed to an extent that is only limited by my own talents, motivation and hard work. I want to willingly help the less-fortunate through charity. I do not want the government to interfere and force me to do it their way.
It's super low-budget and corny and the background music is horrendous but it comes very close to summing up what I believe. It's about an half-hour long but time well-spent in my opinion.Based onIndividualism Vs. Collectivism[/b]A series of lectures by G. Edward Griffin1/5