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Fact-Free Crusades

Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 11:13 AM
Dr. Sowell states the obvious. All liberal/progressive crusades ignore facts, or distort them to obtain their predetermined ends. And the results are almost always worse than the problem they were meant to cure. The War on Poverty is perhaps the longest running of these crusades, and has caused the most misery.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 11:23 AM
Cicero identified such silly crusades and venturesome wars as a predictable result of currency debasement, as gov agents became flush with 'free' money.
Former_Naval_Person Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 12:50 PM
But as Margaret Thatcher said, sooner of later you run out of other people's money.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 12:57 PM
Inflation isn't the same thing at all.

I recommend Dr. Sowell's "Basic Economics; A Citizen's Guide To The Economy" to _begin_ repairing your ignorance.
Alex_P Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 3:00 PM
Tommy_Maq,
From your first comment you looked like a troll. But I did reserve judgement, and you did post one coherent comment. And now you are just throwing titles around, without refuting any arguments.
Go back under your bridge.
Tommy_Maq Wrote: Apr 16, 2013 4:12 PM
"From your first comment you looked like a troll. But I did reserve judgement, and you did post one coherent comment. And now you are just throwing titles around, without refuting any arguments.
Go back under your bridge. "

Nice dismissal, AKA denial.

Wouldn't you rather learn?
Amid all the heated, emotional advocacy of gun control, have you ever heard even one person present convincing hard evidence that tighter gun control laws have in fact reduced murders?

Think about all the states, communities within states, as well as foreign countries, that have either tight gun control laws or loose or non-existent gun control laws. With so many variations and so many sources of evidence available, surely there would be some compelling evidence somewhere if tighter gun control laws actually reduced the murder rate.

And if tighter gun control laws don't actually reduce the murder rate, then why are we...