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Cruz Control? Part II

ACinNC Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 9:17 AM
2nd day in a row, and for only the 2nd time that I can recall, that I heartily disagree with Mr. Sowell. This rationale of putting party allegiance first, in order to get R's elected, has been going on for what, 40, 50, 60+ years? How about putting principle first? Other than Reagan, that's gotten us Nixon, Ford, Bush I, Dole, Bush II, McCain & Romney. Most of them decent men, but they've either NOT gotten elected, or they governed as just slightly slower spenders than Democrats as we barrel along the road to a federal deficit and federal debt that are now speeding through the stratosphere. NO THANKS. I hope Ted Cruz keeps on fighting.
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Cruz Control?

ACinNC Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 10:59 AM
While Obama spoke in soaring rhetoric, he also did say what he would do as Prez (and his background very much spoke volumes of what he would do). He has done so. Hitler also said what he would do. And he did so. Cruz has said what he would also do: Smaller govt & greater individual liberty. His words and background are MILES APART from the other two. I hope he gets the chance to do so as well. This is the first commentary of Mr. Sowell's that I can recall disagreeing with so completely.
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Cruz Control?

ACinNC Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 10:51 AM
Well said, Dr. E. My thoughts as well.
Well you just can't get more romantic than that. I can't wait to get home tonight to tell my wife: "Hey honey, let's have sex tonight so we can go get an abortion on Friday for Valentines Day". I wonder if it's more appropriate to give her roses tonight, or on the way to have an abortion.
Well Ross, you need to read up on your pre-WWII and WWII history. Many of the German people went along WILLINGLY with Hitler's plans. Due to the horrible conditions suffered by the German people following the very tough Treaty of Versailles signed after WWI, it paved the way for a charismatic person like Hitler, who promised to return prosperity & national pride. All societies are susceptible to such an awful mess, given the "right" set of circumstances. Without an over-arching standard that supersedes the changing ideals & mores of man, then it always comes down to who is in charge. You have a liberal view of the nature of man, that we are all basically good & will tend toward the good, the noble, the excellent, etc. History is replete with empirical evidence to the contrary.
As mentioned above, with no ultimate authority above humanity, then society's morality becomes that which is dictated by those in power and with the most guns. Much of what Hitler did was with the consent of the governed. Morality by majority? Good luck with that.
If it wasn't for the seriousness & tragedy of what abortion really is, I would find this both laughable & awesome. Laughable because PP often provides amusement simply by their poor taste & stupidity in their marketing & communications efforts. And awesome because this event demonstrates the sham that PP is all about "women's health". No, PP is all about sex. Unfettered & unprotected sex without the inconvenience of "consequences". But alas, > 55M abortions since 1973 is no laughing matter.
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Ideology vs. Reality

ACinNC Wrote: Jan 07, 2014 2:44 PM
....."Every government agency and program should be regularly required to justify, not only its budget, but its very existence." Gee. Kind of like what those in the private sector have to do. Live by the reality of a bottom-line.
Rodman is a silly man still grasping at the limelight. An over-the-hill FORMER athlete who is willing to prostrate himself on the altar of idiocy to get attention and find some meaning in his life. PITIFUL.
Uh yeah, when you're dealing with an evil regime that supports terrorism, oppresses it's own people, desires our destruction and lies. Getting nothing tangible in return, other than hopeful future outcomes, is repeating the feckless diplomacy of Neville Chamberlain.
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