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You can always tell the trolls because the repeat the same phrase over and over again (e.g. "constitutionally elected government") in an attempt to use the other side’s arguments against them. An individual does not relinquish his rights just because a majority of people in a democracy vote to use government to deny them. This is why legitimate government actions must be limited and narrow. Otherwise a constitutionally elected tyrannical majority could vote to harm the minority. This is essentially where we are today and why we must ask and answer Mr. Bowyer’s question.
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The Left Hates Prosperity

AZBJD Wrote: May 26, 2014 10:01 AM
I’ve had many an argument with lefties about that statement by Elizabeth Warren. They love it, but like you I think it provides a tremendous indictment of American lefties and their wrong-headed thinking. The truth is that the leftist ideology of the modern Democratic Party is diametrically opposed to the principles of individualism and freedom upon which this country and our government are based. There can be no reconciliation between their collectivist ideas and the individualist ideas of our founders, embodied in our constitution. Thus, democrats are “anti-American” by definition.
If you've ever been to Vermont you know that it's not part of the US. It's a communist hippie commune and the comrades that live there love their government. The residents of Vermont, like Howard Dean, believe in the absolute authority of the State over the individual, they have zero respect for individual rights and liberty. For him to say that Republicans are power hungry or like communist Russians is absurd. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
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The Real Pope Francis

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 10:25 AM
Happy to see a writer on Townhall that doesn't feel the need to apologize for this Pope. Pope Francis is no friend to Americans that love freedom, capitalism and individual rights.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 4:09 AM
Pope Francis speaks out against Individualism and Capitalism and provides statements like the following that clearly identify the political philosophy he supports: “I beg the Lord to grant us more politicians who are genuinely disturbed by the state of society, the people, the lives of the poor! It is vital that government leaders and financial leaders take heed and broaden their horizons, working to ensure that all citizens have dignified work, education and healthcare.” It is clear from his statements that he advocates greater government involvement in reducing poverty. He does not express a belief in protecting individual freedom and individual rights. He does not suggest lower taxes, reduced regulations, greater free-enterprise, or more limited government in order to spur economic growth and create more jobs so that people can provide for their own needs. I don’t hear him telling the poor to modify their behavior in any way in order to improve their situation. What he does talk about is how the wealthy, corporations and governments must do more to help the poor. He is advocating greater statism and collectivism. There is no other honest way to look at. Call it Communism, Socialsim, Marxism, whatever you want. The shoe fits.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 1:30 AM
Done. She believed in human freedom and individual rights.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 06, 2014 1:28 AM
It is the weak debater that makes ad hominem attacks. You have not responded to my arguments with any counter arguments except to say I should read books or look at his actions. I have read a great deal about him and responded to his words and actions with my own ideas, you however cannot even make a counter argument. You say that I am biased and attempt to be condescending. You are a week minded trolling fool.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 5:18 PM
What actions, you mean his consistent avocation of a political/government ideology that denies the highest of all human values – freedom. Yes, freedom, because without freedom there can be no altruism that he seems to value so highly. He seems to be so caught up in his love for the poor that he's willing to support a system that forcibly denies people their ability to control their own lives and act in the manner which they see fit. That is immoral. One more thing, next time come with a real argument or shut up!
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 4:20 PM
Let's not get caught up in semantics or text book definitions. His words are enough for us to make decisions about his political, social and economic values . If you don't like communist we can just call him a statist-collectivist-socialist.
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Francis: No, I am Not a Communist

AZBJD Wrote: Apr 05, 2014 2:08 PM
I'm not twisting his words to fit some ideological mindset. He often calls on political leaders to take "political actions" to combat poverty. What other type of actions do politicians take? He's not calling for an end to socialism. Has he once said that we should lower taxes, reduce regulations, limit government actions, and have a rebirth of respect for individual rights in an effort to increase employment and thus reduce poverty? No he has not. He talks about "social justice" and "economic justice". Never once has he said government anti-poverty programs are immoral because they enslave the individual to the state and his/her neighbor. Quit being an apologist for someone that obviously does not understand and share the values on which this country was founded.
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