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You are either a leftist troll, or an idiot. The job of a good candidate is not to watch the polls and focus groups and tell people what they want to hear, but to inform and educate them and persuade them that he has a solution to some of the nation's problems. A good candidate can expand his voting base, rather than accept the status quo and assume that since they haven't voted for his sort of policy in the past, that they never will.
Far too many of these "perfectly good incumbent Republican senators" are little better than Democrats. Maybe, twenty, or twenty-five percent of Republicans in the Senate could be classified as conservative. If anything is going to be changed for the better in this country, we need conservatives in power, not Republicans whose main interest is preserving the status quo and selling government to those who fund the party apparatus. We need people in office who see that the existing structure of government is the problem and intend to tear some of it down.
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Equality in Discipline

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 16, 2014 6:23 PM
Has any school system ever decided to reject federal money and run their own show? This is the answer to the feds meddling in education. Money has nothing to do with quality education, since we're spending more than ever, with worse results. Education is about good teachers, good curriculum and discipline, not fancy buildings, unnecessary personnel, gadgetry, drugging kids for some imaginary attention disorder, or "new ideas". My mother got a better education in a one room school, heated by a coal stove, in the early 1930s, than is provided today at $15,000, or more, per student.
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A Republican Vision for Health Reform

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 12, 2014 2:38 PM
We don't need a Republican plan, a Democrat plan, or any plan and Obamacare must be repealed. We need a free market and an end to the federal and state interference with the healthcare industry and the health insurance industry, along with a rewrite of the laws and rules that allow lawsuits holding people responsible for things beyond their control (a doctor, or hospital that has received informed consent and taken reasonable care in the treatment of a patient should not be subject to being sued out of business). About the only things in this proposal that make any sense are tax deductability for privately purchased insurance and tax-free medical savings. Obamacare cannot be allowed to stand; there are simply too many things in it that give government control over and access to things it has no right to be involved with.
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Will China Dominate the 21st Century?

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 12, 2014 5:29 AM
Moron troll.
There is no longer any law in this country. Everything is political and subject to the personal preferences of government officials. There is little difference between what we have today and the Soviet, or Nazi governments of eighty years ago; they make it up, as they go along--they are the law.
Good advice, but any politician who was worth a damn to begin with wouldn't need it.
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Gambling and Government

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 02, 2014 6:27 PM
I don't see that government has any authority, or interest in controlling gambling, other than prosecuting those who run crooked games. This is something that people have always done and will continue to do, regardless of any law to the contrary. As long as people aren't being misled, or cheated, there is no practical reason to interfere. Like prohibition of drugs, or alcohol, the only real result of making it illegal is to raise the cost enough that a violent criminal element becomes involved.
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How Foreign Is Our Policy?: Part II

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 02, 2014 5:56 PM
Obama consistently acts against US interests; whether it is from ignorance, or intentional policy, the result is the same. The Japanese made a stupid mistake in letting go of material they could have used to build nuclear weapons. They should have realized by now that they can't rely on the US (certainly not under this administration) to defend them, or their interests. If they don't produce a credible nuclear deterrent of their own, there is nothing to prevent the Chinese from having their way with them.
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Big Government Really Is Over

Anthony305 Wrote: Apr 01, 2014 3:27 PM
The present level of government in this country is unaffordable and has mostly destroyed our right to manage our lives, businesses and property as we see fit. Most of it needs to be eliminated and as much as possible of the necessary functions financed and run at the local level, where people can control government, rather than be controlled by it. We cannot allow ourselves to be ruled by distant politicians, judges and bureaucrats, over which we have no power. It's a matter of either dismantling and decentralizing what we have now, or breaking up into units small enough that citizens will have the power to overthrow bad laws, excessive taxes, incompetent, or corrupt government officials, judges, etc.
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