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What If Democracy Is a Fraud?

Darynkd Wrote: Jul 25, 2014 9:01 AM
The first thing to do about it is to reject the concept that we are a democracy. Our Founders were opposed to the very concept. They established a Constitutional Republic. What to do about it is start dismantling the entitlement state and the concept that the function of government is to take care of people. It is not. It's only function is to secure individual rights. Then repeal Amendment 16 - the income tax - which is a violation of private property. That would take away the power the government has assumed. Reduce the government to its proper size: the courts, police, military.
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A Lame Duck Country?

Darynkd Wrote: Jul 11, 2014 12:36 PM
Roosevelt started the Entitlement society. He's as guilty as anyone, perhaps more so.
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A Lame Duck Country?

Darynkd Wrote: Jul 11, 2014 12:33 PM
It has been true throughout history that when a people become dependent, freedom is lost. We now have a country that is just about 50% dependent. How many of those complaining about Big Government are willing to give up Social Security, Medicare etc? Why do you think FDR instituted Social Security. He knew what would happen. To our great misfortune, he was right. Of course, the tide can still be reversed, but we'd better get going soon.
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A Lame Duck Country?

Darynkd Wrote: Jul 11, 2014 12:26 PM
We have a Constitution. It would be far more constructive to devote our energies to living by it rather than trying to change it, which could end up a disaster. I do not believe we have minds of the caliber of those who wrote it in the first place, nor the extensive knowledge they had of previous governments.
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The Prisoner Swap Deal

Darynkd Wrote: Jun 10, 2014 9:23 AM
It couldn't be said better or more succinctly. Those of us who are sentient have been aware from the beginning. It is heartbreaking - to say the least - to watch him destroy this once-great FREE country.
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Bowe Bergdahl, Just Deserts

Darynkd Wrote: Jun 05, 2014 3:24 PM
There is an important difference between Bowe B. and Eddie Slovik. Bowe B. wasn't forced into the military. It was his choice. He deserves any punishment the military can administer. To execute a man who was forced to be in the military -- no matter how just the cause -- is wrong.
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Petty Annoyances

Darynkd Wrote: Jun 04, 2014 9:43 AM
The point about proper grammar is that it is the means by which you convey exactly what you intended to say, or what your idea is. Sloppy grammar conveys sloppy ideas.
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The Constitution or Good Ideas?

Darynkd Wrote: May 09, 2014 9:36 AM
It's an issue of freedom. Does the government have the moral right to mandate that we live as they choose? Are we independent persons or slaves of the government? Who are these gods who know how to live our lives? And how did they acquire that right?
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Cruz Control? Part II

Darynkd Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 10:28 AM
Sowell particularly made the point that what Cruz says is basically correct, it's his tactics that are wrong. He is destructive to our cause because the actions he is taking will cause us to lose the Senate.
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Concealing Evil

Darynkd Wrote: Feb 20, 2014 10:12 AM
Me too !!!
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