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Conservatives Should Take the Lead Against Government Injustice

jimmylynn Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 12:13 AM
Flamer, "If nothing else, as our population gets bigger we have to have more policemen. ....the "Minimum Required Govt", must get bigger as the society gets bigger. " I disagree with those statements. A police force increases not due to population size as much as it does to an increase in crime. A large moral society could require a small police force if crime was not increasing. I also do not believe our government necessarily needs to grow as population grows. Government grows out of an intentional increase not out of necessity. Much of the government that we have today is unnecessary and in many cases a waste of tax dollars. Many times government is expanded only to benefit a select group that wishes to make a gain from that expansion.

If you think a twenty-something ought to be tossed in federal prison for 35 years because he tried to download some musty academic journal articles without permission, you are a lot things, but a conservative is not one of them.

You might be relieved to know that Aaron Swartz, one of the internet geniuses behind RSS and Reddit.com, will not be imprisoned for a third of a century. Unfortunately, that’s because the fragile young man hanged himself after the United States attorney prosecuting the case generously offered him the alternative of pleading guilty to a felony, paying a crippling fine...