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Good Sense and Gun Control

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 23, 2013 8:24 AM
Yeah, I'm not so sure that violent movies and video games don't have an effect. I don't think they're as harmless as Mr. Goldberg says. I think, perhaps, the bill has yet to be paid on these things. I was in a briefing from one of the Army's top psychologists. He said the Army was using first-person shooter video games so soldiers would get immune to thinking about the consequences of what they were doing. So that at the moment that the soldier needed to act, he would do so w/o hesitating. Asked what the effect on the rest of society was, the Dr was clear: We're going to pay for this.
I highly encourage reading, "The Road to Serfdom" by F.A. Hayek (no, not SELMA Hayek). By the time you get to page 50, your eyes will be opened and your life will be different. I find it hard to believe that as intelligent and well-read as Mr. Goldberg is, he has read this important book.
"I don't expect you to vote Republican, never mind admit you're simply a liberal." Because Mr. Goldberg confused 'liberalism' with those who are not liberal at all, he consistently ties himself in philosophical knots. Because liberals abandoned the philosophical high ground of the term liberalism 100+yrs ago they have been searching for a replacement term ever since. In the past 30yrs they've tried to use the term 'conservative' as a suitable replacement but it just doesn't work. Now he doesn't have the proper vocabulary to explain the basic stuff and that results in many confused editorials such as this one.
I have a similar sense of humor and I hate it when people don't get me. I get you. It's you and me, man! We're like Thelma and Louise!!
I think tibby2 was being facetious.
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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 11:07 AM
Perhaps, but he should have been smart enough to not say something like that out loud.
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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:31 AM
The DEMs were always larger than the GOP but much more disorganized. They finally got their get-out-the-vote programs working and improved their voter fraud efforts. They may be unstoppable now.
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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:16 AM
When it comes to the Conservatives vs the Republicans argument, I think we can agree/disagree on Mr Boehner and Mr McConnell's political purity. But, I believe, without doubt, that they are both politically inept. I believe Mr. Goldberg wrote an article about that several years ago. The GOP just cannot stop advertising their playbook. When Mr. McConnell said that his main goal was to make Mr. Obama a one-term president I had to slap my face in amazement that he would actually come out and say such a stupid thing. The morons at MSNBC were happy to pick that up and run with it for three years. Time for new GOP leadership.
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Time to Grow Up, GOP

Jeff2410 Wrote: Jan 16, 2013 9:08 AM
I cringe whenever smart men like Mr. Goldberg refer to socialists as 'liberals'. I know. I know. The meaning of the word has changed to the pejorative that it is now but there never was a proper word to replace liberal. To call ourselves 'classical liberals' just doesn't do it. I hate to sound like a, well, current 'liberal' but we need to take that word back. Mr Goldberg, Mr Will, Mr Krauthammer, myself and I dare say, most of you are LIBERALS. We care about liberty of the individual over the aggrandizement of the state or group. Mr. Obama, Mr. Reid, Mrs. Pelosi disagree. Until conservatives accomplish step one and properly define themselves, they won't be able to move on solving important problems that we currently face.
As usual I agree with Mr. Goldberg. As usual the article is well considered and written. Then in the last paragraph the one example that he gives that would demonstrate a good example of federalism are marijuana laws?!?? Really? Let's see, what other socialist agenda could we cave on? Let states lower their age of consent or let them ban religion while we're at it. The Democrats have become the useful idiots of the socialists and many Republicans have become the useful idiots of the pot-heads.
Interesting that you recall Lincoln in this discussion of federal power and states' rights. After Lincoln the relationship between the states and federal government changed and hasn't been the same since. I thought Mr. Goldberg wanted LESS federal power.
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