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" If the hard facts show that gun control laws actually reduce the murder rate, we can repeal the Second Amendment, as other Amendments have been repealed. " Repealing an Amendment does not change our rights.
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How to Assist Evil

Individualrights1st Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 12:25 PM
In the Milgram experiments ( Obedience to authority) there was no fear involved. All participants were volunteers that could quit at any time with no repercussions. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milgram_experiment
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How to Assist Evil

Individualrights1st Wrote: Apr 09, 2014 10:26 AM
The horrendous evils in the world are not carried out by tyrants but by millions of normally good people "just doing their job". "Ordinary people, simply doing their jobs, and without any particular hostility on their part, can become agents in a terrible destructive process. Moreover, even when the destructive effects of their work become patently clear, and they are asked to carry out actions incompatible with fundamental standards of morality, relatively few people have the resources needed to resist authority." — Stanley Milgram (Obedience to Authority) I recommend everyone read and understand this: http://www.hitler.org/writings/Mein_Kampf/mkv1ch06.html
Smoking is the only issue that has more junk science associated with it than global warming. Smoking doesn't cause any disease. It might increase your risk. Studies show that people will believe anything if you put "studies show" in front of it. When someone says “studies show”, the first words out of your mouth should be “show me the studies”. Do some research on risk verses benefits and you will learn that smoking is closer to a miracle drug than aspirin. That’s why people smoke. You can follow all the big anti-smoking money right back to the big drug companies.
“I think we are going to crush them (Tea Party) everywhere,” he said, “I don’t think they are going to have a single nominee anywhere in the country.” This tells me all I need to know about him.
I'm sure there have been millions of people over the years that refuse to sell. Who wants a power line, or a highway, or a train going through their back yard? If you pay value for value there is no loss of property. Establishing the value is the difficult part.
I'm a very strong believer in property rights. Unfortunately if you want roads. railroads, power lines, and pipelines, you need to cross private property. Not enough details here to determine who is right or wrong, but they need to come up with an honest fair price and proceed on.
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Concealing Evil

Individualrights1st Wrote: Feb 19, 2014 11:10 AM
I always say I like Walter Williams because he can KISS an issue so that even an idiot can understand it but judging by some of the comments here, I'm wrong. What part of "Thou shall not steal" do people not understand? Having the mob (government) do it in your name does not absolve you of your immorality.
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A New Year and Old Problems

Individualrights1st Wrote: Dec 31, 2013 11:42 AM
Some refer to it as the "foot in the door" or the "slippery slope" all in the name of "the common good " or "the public interest". I prefer to call it "the screw in the butt" theory. It starts by the government inserting just the tiniest tip of a screw up your butt. Some think it feels great, most feel nothing at all, and a few feel some discomfort but "it's no big deal and I can live with it for the common good". Those few who recognize the dangerous implications are denounced as idiots or radicals. As time goes on the government continually comes around and tightens the screw just a little bit more so as not to cause too much discomfort at once. The people learn to live with the discomfort. It's almost natural and just another obstacle we have to navigate through life. Eventually the screw gets so deep that most everyone is feeling not just great discomfort but actual pain. It has become so deeply implanted that even if you wanted to remove it, it would require major surgery and likely short term excruciating pain. Most prefer to live with the discomfort they are familiar with. It has become part of us and we can't imagine life without it but if the surgery isn't done we will wake up one day to find we are all screwed to the wall.
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The Pope and Capitalism

Individualrights1st Wrote: Dec 18, 2013 11:15 AM
"Prior to capitalism, the way people amassed great wealth was by looting, plundering and enslaving their fellow man." These are the people Christ was addressing. I also suspect Christ believed in "Thou shall not steal." which makes all ideas of socialism immoral.
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