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Actually, natural rights do not exist in their world view. All rights are derived from, and subject to revocation by, the larger society. That's why it's such an offense to deviate from orthodoxy.
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Statistical Frauds

latebloomer Wrote: Apr 15, 2014 5:36 PM
This could be the start of a whole series of columns about the Progressive Left. "Racial Frauds", "Equality Frauds", "Compassion Frauds", "Diversity Frauds", and many, many others. Why, it could be an entire book!
All ten problems are inevitable with any income tax- changing over to a flat tax would only reset back to where we started (recall that the current system started as a low single rate on only high incomes). The foundational premise of an income tax is that The State has first claim on the work of it's citizens; by necessity, the proper relationship between government and citizen set forth in the Constitution must be thrown right out the window.
The two propositions are not mutually exclusive...
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Jeb Bush’s Fiscal Record

latebloomer Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 9:36 AM
Admittedly, his support of immigration "reform" and Common Core already demonstrate that.
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Jeb Bush’s Fiscal Record

latebloomer Wrote: Apr 13, 2014 9:34 AM
There was actually quite a good reason to read the article. It shows (or at least very strongly suggests) that much like Bush the Elder and Bush the Younger, Bush the Maybe is a tactical conservative, not a principled one. "Don't judge a book by it's cover" also applies to other printed formats.
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The New Inquisition

latebloomer Wrote: Apr 10, 2014 7:48 PM
More like "Sanity -102", ain't it? I mean, seriously- you actually believe it's the RIGHT that's dividing the public (voting and otherwise) along racial lines?! BWAAAA-HA-HA-HA-HA-HA!! It's the Progressive Left whose entire strategy consists of variations on Divide and Conquer. Which means they must first Categorize and Collate. That's why those on the Left are first to bring up the refractive index of a person's surface, or which set of reproductive organs they possess, or how they prefer to make use of said reproductive organs, or what level of material well being they've managed to obtain, or any of a hundred other superficial exterior details they use to separate us from each other. All in the name of Brotherhood and Community, if you can believe it.
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The New Inquisition

latebloomer Wrote: Apr 10, 2014 7:18 PM
I completely disagree with what you are saying, but I will defend to the death your right to say it (so long as nobody can hear you). -Updated version.
Then you should stop letting those neo-fascists be represented as speaking for all of you
Don't know how many were actually constitutional conservatives, but it's clear that between 3 and 4 million self-identified McCain voters chose not to go to the polls in 2012. While quite a few, if not the majority, were likely of ideological bent, it's possible that another contributing factor was the political analysis coming from much of the conservative punditry. The argument (which I admittedly was completely in agreement with) was, given the results of the midterms two years earlier and the continued general public disapproval for the "Affordable" Care Act as expressed in polls, the polling results showing an Obama victory had to be inaccurate at best, if not downright fraudulent. I wonder how many of those who stayed home figured their vote wasn't really needed, so they didn't need to bother casting a vote they were less than enthusiastic about?
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