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Please read Walt Williams column for a more reasonable position.
Right - the drug companies are required by law to disclose the potential side effects and consumers are free to take the drug or not. Doesn't sound much like the "we have to pass the law so you can find out what's in it" or "a mandate to purchase insurance or be penalized via the tax code" law to me.
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Entertainment Control

brutus1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:53 PM
It is an interesting paradox. As those that proliferate such violent content refuse to show any self restraint regarding what they are willing to promote we create a natural response that "someone" must censor them, because they won't. We also seem to have descended to the point where a large market exists for the consumption of such material. We also realize that this type of material only needs to impact those prone to be affected by such for similar tragedies to occur. It seems that when the moral fabric is pulled from a society such that there is little self restraint, it is inevitable that it will recur to government authority to fill that role. If we want to be a better society we must be a better people.
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Invincible Ignorance

brutus1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:10 PM
C'mon John, Mr. Sowell is trying to have that conversation. And what he is saying is that there are a number of studies that show that tighter gun control laws have exacerbated, not lessened the problem. The reason the NRA comes out immediately in the aftermath of a tragedy like Sandy is that gun control advocates are so swift to use these tragedies as a platform for stricter gun control. It has been my observation that the gun control advocates nearly always begin this unproductive avenue of discourse. On the other hand, it seems that given the number of studies that show gun control isn't effective we might try to have a discussion about what kinds of ailments in society are causing this in the first place.
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Invincible Ignorance

brutus1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:10 PM
C'mon John, Mr. Sowell is trying to have that conversation. And what he is saying is that there are a number of studies that show that tighter gun control laws have exacerbated, not lessened the problem. The reason the NRA comes out immediately in the aftermath of a tragedy like Sandy is that gun control advocates are so swift to use these tragedies as a platform for stricter gun control. It has been my observation that the gun control advocates nearly always begin this unproductive avenue of discourse. On the other hand, it seems that given the number of studies that show gun control isn't effective we might try to have a discussion about what kinds of ailments in society are causing this in the first place.
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Invincible Ignorance

brutus1 Wrote: Dec 18, 2012 6:10 PM
C'mon John, Mr. Sowell is trying to have that conversation. And what he is saying is that there are a number of studies that show that tighter gun control laws have exacerbated, not lessened the problem. The reason the NRA comes out immediately in the aftermath of a tragedy like Sandy is that gun control advocates are so swift to use these tragedies as a platform for stricter gun control. It has been my observation that the gun control advocates nearly always begin this unproductive avenue of discourse. On the other hand, it seems that given the number of studies that show gun control isn't effective we might try to have a discussion about what kinds of ailments in society are causing this in the first place.
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The Whole Sick, Ugly Story

brutus1 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 6:04 PM
It is becoming more apparent that the youtube video was just a fallback in case an attack actually occurred. The administration was simply taking a wait and see attitude hoping the 9/11 threats would not materialize, and in case they did, they had a premeditated narrative to push "It was the insensitive video". I don't think they could have imagined the aftermath wrought by that terrible tragedy. It ought to be a nail in Obama's coffin.
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Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

brutus1 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:42 PM
his management skills will solve all of the countries ills. But, for goodness sake, they will certainly help. Please Romney, propose to do each of the things Medved brings up, and do them in a hurry.
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Can't Make a Choice Based on Lies

brutus1 Wrote: Oct 03, 2012 5:37 PM
"And if Governor Romney claims that we need only repeal Obamacare, cut tax rates and deploy his fabled managerial skills to avert fiscal catastrophe, he is also lying." - First of all, Romney has never said that these are the only things we need to do, he has also hinted at means testing social security and Ryan has some proposal to help the floundering Medicare program. Not enough, perhaps, but I don't see how the above statement is a lie. The repeal of Obamacare removes a huge albatross from the economy. Romney's proposal is to cut tax rates across the board and and remove many of the deductions. This is exactly what the tax code needs. Reduced and flattened total rates with less complexity. And Romney certainly won't try to claim that
If anyone ought to get special consideration regarding the provision of a way to vote it ought to be the men and women in the military.
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