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Progressives Simply Do Not Like The United States

DoctorRoy Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 11:43 AM
Here's my take on it. What it all boils down to is your perception of government. Now conservatives say they want less government. Grover Norquist wants to get government small enough to "drown it in the bathtub". The problem with that is when it gets that small someone or something is going to step in and fill that power void. That something is the Corporations. That's who is really calling the shots in America today through the legalized bribery of our campaign financing system. The difference now is that because of Citizen's United foreign Corporations are able to get in on the act.
Joseph64 Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 2:10 PM
No, when the federal government gets smaller then the states and individual citizens are supposed to step up and take responsibility.
lemmi Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 12:51 PM
By your handle I don't think you know what you are agreeing with
DoctorRoy Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 1:10 PM
I think he's agreeing with me lemmi lol.
MudontheTires Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 1:24 PM
I think he's agreeing with me lemmi lol.

He can agree with you all he wants Roy. That doesn't make you right.
DoctorRoy Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 2:36 PM
lemmi Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 12:01 PM
You call it legalized bribery I call it protection money, when government gains enough power it becomes like the Mafia under Al Capone in Chicago, If business didn't pay protection money they found their businesses burned down. If you corporations don't pay protection money they will find their business visited by the IRS or EPA or OSHA.Just ask Gibson guitars.
Drik Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 11:56 AM
Federal govenment small. The rest of the power and control is to be at a state and local level where the people actually affected get to vote on it directly. The federal govenment's job is to break up the inevitable monopolies, since competition keeps the big boys honest.
08hayabusa Wrote: Apr 01, 2012 11:49 AM
Corporations for the most part only do what the government let's them do. As soon as they don't toe the line or fall out of favor the full force of government comes down on them. Do the tobacco companies or Microsoft ring any bells?

Ever heard of Dahlia Lithwick? No? Don’t feel bad. I hadn’t either until I read her piece of … something or other … on Slate about the Supreme Court hearing this week on Obamacare.

A quick Google search turned up her Wikipedia entry, which tells me she’s a Canadian and contributing editor at Newsweek and senior editor at Slate. In other words, a committed leftist.

Lithwick writes:

This morning in America’s highest court, freedom seems to be less about the absence of constraint than about the absence of shared responsibility, community, or real concern for those who don’t want anything...