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The Left hates free markets because they don't understand them. They also suffer from a delusion that freedom and security are different names for the same thing. In many respects, freedom and security are OPPOSITE concepts and one of the main valid purposes of government is to strike a reasonable balance between these two opposites. This is also why there is no "perfect" government and why "Utopia" is actually what it means-"Nowhere". Government is ALWAYS a trade-off between extremes and is always making some people happy and some others angry. Heaven-on-Earth is a poor and dangerous concept for ANY government to seek.
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The Equal Pay Delusion

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:57 AM
Equality (of results) is not freedom, it is the OPPOSITE of freedom. It is the siren-call of tyranny and has been since the time of the French Revolution.
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The Politics of Ebola

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:53 AM
If every hospital in the US is not at this moment running Ebola drills and making sure-absolutely sure-that EVERYONE including the maintenance crews and the office staff knows what to do and when to do it-they are living in delusion.
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Who's Afraid of 'Rocky Mountain Heist'?

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 8:41 AM
In my youth, old-fogy "Conservatives" were largely in charge at the national and state political levels and it was youthful "Liberal-Progressive" interests that were arguing for their free-speech rights. I largely agreed with those seeking free speech. Those old fogies are now long-gone and a new crop of old fogies has sprung up from those original young "Liberal/Progressives" and they are mightily trying to stifle the now-out-of-power "Conservatives". It appears that their attitudes about freedom were really just self-serving balderdash. I still largely agree with those seeking their free speech rights. I haven't changed sides-the sides have changes sides.
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Fascist Leftists in Houston

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 17, 2014 7:50 AM
Liberal Progressives have consistently used the rule of law to force their beliefs on the rest of us. Now, they seem ready to chuck the rule of law under their political bus whenever it interferes with their plans to gain and hold on to political/secular power. Their "pragmatism" is beginning to smell an awful lot like Fascism.
The pastors of Huston should agree to submit any and all sermons on the topic in question if, and only if, they are published in Government documents and videos of the "offending" sermons are put up on the Internet. Let's see how many people agree with their comments and how many disagree. McCarthyism is alive and well in Huston, Texas.
"At the end of the day, between the intellect and the heart, the heart wins out." I'm glad Mitch said that. He is speaking truthfully-for himself. But he should have said "MY heart wins out". I like truth-it's so rare today. If more of us were to speak truthfully, we could make our way though this mess. But it is when people begin to believe that whatever is in their heart IS the truth for all times, all places and all people that tyranny begins its reign.
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Irresponsible 'Education'

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 6:35 PM
If there's one thing worse than knowing you're a slave, it's being a slave and not knowing it. Modern Liberals have enslaved millions of people-of all races, creeds and colors by proclaiming them as victims and themselves as saviors. For those people who accept their victimhood, the future is bleak, since from that moment on, their salvation is in the hands of some person other than themselves. And that's slavery, pure and simple.
Most churches and pastors are proud of their sermons and you can probably get a copy without any legal proceedings by simply requesting it at the church offices. I think the churches should invite the mayor and the city council to come back on Sunday morning and listen-in, just like everybody else. They might learn something new about love, and tolerance.
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Where’s Obama on Ebola?

bigbill10 Wrote: Oct 14, 2014 4:51 PM
Ebola is a dangerous virus that destroys people. Obama is a political virus that destroys nations. Which is worse? We'll see.
Stalin had a more effective way of dealing with out-of-favor comrades involving AK-47's and a charge of "Revisionism" or "Fascism". Google "Trotsky" for a good example. I hope we never get there..........................
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