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“See, if you look at the drug war from a purely economic point of view, the role of the government is to protect the drug cartel. That's literally true.” - Milton Friedman
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The Government and Freedom

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 2:43 PM
+1000
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The Government and Freedom

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 2:42 PM
Subtle sarcasm - I love it. I was there when the GOP had the White House and controlled Congress from 2001-2006. The GOP oversaw the greatest expansion of our government and debt in the history of our nation up to that point (I know, Obama has left them in the dust). Yes, Dems are worse, but GOP is not far behind.
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The Government and Freedom

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 16, 2014 9:55 AM
Spot on. "Patriot Act? What is the Patriot Act? Oooooo - look! American Idol is on tonight at 7!!!"
My grandfather was the most conservative person I knew. Whenever someone asked him about his personal affairs, he would say "none of your dam business." Since when has people's personal lives been any of our dam business? When someone asks me about my relationship with my wife (I am a man), I tell them to stick it - - none of your business. That is both real, and conservative. And just for the record, the debt was also created by God fearing anti-gay marriage Christians. They are not the fruit of gay marriage. They are the fruit of pathetic politicians on both sides of the isle, of all stripes, colors, and backgrounds.
Politically, and conservatively, the GOP should be fighting for States to decide on this subject. If the voters in Minnesota or Vermont want to vote for gay marriage, more power to them. But I also defend States where the voters have chosen against it. And this legislating from the bench in States like Iowa where the court changed the rules against the will of the people should be stood against. In the end, however, this nation is $16 trillion in debt (not counting the tens of trillions of unfunded liabilities), the real unemployment in the US is way over 10%, and we have a border that is leaking like a seive. Gay marriage shouldn't even be a part of the conversation, but Republicans are guilty of letting it be.
In 2001 Huckabee supported the use of foreign workers from Canada and Mexico for ag labor. In 2006 Huckabee gave a speech where he said that latino immigration into the US gives Americans a 2nd chance to prove they are not racist by accepting latino immigrants. And I found a Bloomberg article regarding cap and trade and global warming for him: http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=newsarchive&sid=aYDB2MPIf0EU&refer=politics So my analysis is not flawed on these points.
Mike Huckabee? The same guy who supported cap and trade in 2007 (before walking that back in 2010)? The same former Governor who supports amnesty, and once called "global warming" a moral issue? I forgot who it was, but I agree with the statement that was once made that Mike is a "Pro gun, pro life liberal". He destroyed the GOP in Arkansas after he left office and it took them years to recover. If he leaves he won't be missed.
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The Challenge: Pornography Pandemic

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 4:40 PM
30% of all traffic on the internet is porn. I wouldn't allow my kids to play video games on the internet if that was the last video game console left on the planet. Luckily you can still plug in a Nintendo and never connect an ethernet cable to it.
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The Challenge: Pornography Pandemic

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 4:10 PM
"Well, that's where responsibility toward society comes into play, hoss. We can't be there every single moment of every single day." Ah... It takes a village!!!
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The Challenge: Pornography Pandemic

Conchfritters Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 4:09 PM
So, the solution is we need government, and lots of it, to protect people from themselves and their choices? I had a house inspection and made sure there weren't any termites before I bought my home. And I also checked and found there haven't been any forest fires in this region for over 100 years. I picked up really good home insurance too - just in case. I heard a guy on TV a few months back - he built his house in a 100 year flood plain, and then not 3 years later his house was washed down the river, and the guy is raving mad that the government owes him to rebuild his house. I suppose you are on his side too.
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