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Shepherds and Sheep

GatoLuchador Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 2:22 PM
I propose the following Constitutional amendment: Incompatible philosophies deny the contractual nature of the Constitution; oppose individual rights, private property, government limited to enumerated powers, free markets, the rule of law, and personal responsibility; and work to restrict choice, competition, and opportunity. Proponents of incompatible philosophies, members of criminal organizations, and members of organizations dominated by hostile foreign powers are disqualified from participating in politics, serving in the military, accessing classified information, working for a private defense facility, or providing educational services.
Grant43 Wrote: Feb 26, 2013 5:50 PM
Why not just repeal the 16th? It would result in the same outcome.
John Stuart Mill's classic essay "On Liberty" gives reasons why some people should not be taking over other people's decisions about their own lives. But Professor Cass Sunstein of Harvard has given reasons to the contrary. He cites research showing "that people make a lot of mistakes, and that those mistakes can prove extremely damaging."

Professor Sunstein is undoubtedly correct that "people make a lot of mistakes." Most of us can look back over our own lives and see many mistakes, including some that were very damaging.

What Cass Sunstein does not tell us is what sort of creatures, other than people, are...