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An Overdue Book

Joe165 Wrote: Nov 28, 2012 11:33 AM
I think the problem is that the tax issue is just the surface of the problem. The deeper problem is that people voted for a government that will take care of them in most major respects (health, education, etc.) and implicitly agreed that they are willing to give up their liberty and property rights in exchange for that. Of course it would be one thing if such a bargain actually worked, but it seems that history shows that it doesn't work, and the poor suffer most of all under such a "bargain".
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Demography Is Destiny

Joe165 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 6:42 PM
Well its a good point. But it might have helped if all the while this devious strategy was going on, the European-Americans had more than 2 kids apiece.
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Are Race Riots News?

Joe165 Wrote: Jul 17, 2012 11:50 AM
Interesting that Dalyrimple was recently fired from NR for basically warning about this. We need to acknowledge that racism is a sinful human tendency, for all races. The problem comes when any particular race somehow thinks that they are justified in it and are somehow above reproach because of their past suffering or whatever. It also doesn't help when people sell government programs such as affirmative action as a permanent solution to racism. I doubt its even a temporary solution to that fundamental problem. We have to build safeguards against all kinds of racism into the system, similar to the way that we supposedly have checks and balances to guard against the permanent human tendency to abuse power.
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10 Ways Women Can Wreck Their Marriage.

Joe165 Wrote: Jul 11, 2012 11:51 AM
Agreed that all of those are very frustrating and annoying behaviors that a wife might engage in. However, listen up conservatives! If you conservatism is fundamentally based on biblical values: the New Testament tells husbands that they must love their wives in the same way that Jesus loved the church. What way is that? Here is is: you must be willing to protect your wife, help her, and build her up every day even if your wife is doing all 10 of those things and dragging you through the mud every day. That's how you can be a real man in spite of everything.
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The True Impact of the Obamacare Decision

Joe165 Wrote: Jun 29, 2012 11:40 AM
Mr. Boortz is really on to something here. He is way ahead of the pack on imagining the consequences of this decision. To the person below I would say that a tax penalty for something would become forcing rather than just encouraging if the penalty is high enough. Say it is high enough to send a person into bankruptcy for example. That leads to my main point: the real question is what will the government do to those who refuse to do the action, and can't pay the penalty? If it's a tax, that means they go to jail for tax evasion, does it not? Thus essentially the government can force you to do anything and penalize you with prison if you don't.
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The Immorality of Obamanomics

Joe165 Wrote: Jun 04, 2012 11:31 AM
I agree that conservatives need to learn to make the moral case for liberty and the free market. Right now liberals seem to have the market cornered on moral arguments related to economics. But the problem is that the family issues will end up being a moot point if the government takes control of all economic power. Right now liberals seem to always win by playing their trump card about the greed of the rich and about the need to care for the poor. Jesus teaches both the validity of private property (how can we covet if our neighbor can't own anything?) AND the individual responsibility to care for the poor. The verses commanding charity and alms-giving are always directed to people, not governments.
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