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“The liberal philosophy, the underpinning of it, is that government is good, and that government can do good things…” Paul Begala “Government is not reason; it is not eloquent; it is force. Like fire, it is a dangerous servant and a fearful master.” George Washington Of course, George Washington was right, and Paul Begala is wrong. That is why our Founding Fathers chose to limit the power of Federal Government with the enumerated powers in our Constitution, with all remaining government power, as per the tenth amendment, reserved to the States or to the people themselves. “That this Assembly doth explicitly and peremptorily declare, that it views the powers of the federal government, as resulting from the compact [U.S. Constitution], to which the states are parties; as limited by the plain sense and intention of the instrument constituting the compact; as no further valid that they are authorized by the grants enumerated in that compact; and that in case of a deliberate, palpable, and dangerous exercise of other powers, not granted by the said compact, the states who are parties thereto, have the right, and are in duty bound, to interpose for arresting the progress of the evil.” James Madison – 1798 Virginia Resolution “Resolved, That the several States composing, the United States of America, are not united on the principle of unlimited submission to their general government; but that, by a compact under the style and title of a Constitution for the United States, and of amendments thereto, they constituted a general government for special purposes - delegated to that government certain definite powers, reserving, each State to itself, the residuary mass of right to their own self-government; and that whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers, its acts are unauthoritative, void, and of no force… that the government created by this compact was not made the exclusive or final judge of the extent of the powers delegated to itself; since that would have made its discretion, and not the Constitution, the measure of its powers…” Thomas Jefferson – 1798 Kentucky Resolution
“The proletariat [lazy, tax-eating, non-disabled, government-dependents] will use its political supremacy [majority voting] to wrest, by degree, all capital [property] from the bourgeoisie [laboring, tax-paying middle class and entrepreneurs], to centralize all instruments of production in the hands of the state [self-serving Marxist Government]… Of course, in the beginning, this cannot be effected except by means of despotic inroads on the rights of property... We have seen above that the first step in the revolution by the [non] working class is to raise the proletariat to the position of ruling class to win the battle of democracy." Karl Marx
Our country is much more than just the votes of the people. What you describe is a pure democracy which our Founding Fathers feared and rejected. Like you, it was the founding father of Communism, Karl Marx, who advocated democracy. Marx understood that pure democracy leads to economic class struggle between the laboring middle class and the lazy so-called proletariat class, and that in turn leads to destruction of the middle class, and that in turn leads to a "dictatorship of the proletariat" -- code for Marxist dictatorship.
"The individual, the independent American, the self-reliant and freedom-loving troublemaker must be wrestled down and the bridle of government domination slipped over their heads." Neal Boortz "Only he who has conquered his own people first can conquer a strong enemy… When the people are weak the state is strong; when the state is weak the people are strong. Hence the state that follows a true course strives to weaken the people." Shang Yang – Despotic Ruler of Shang Province, 4th Century, B.C.
If you want to understand Socialism read George Orwell's Animal Farm. The Pigs are the Socialists because they collect (collectivize) the "little animals" property. The collectivized animals are the serfs (same as the proles).
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The Moral Argument Must Be Made

Liberty Clinger Wrote: Sep 27, 2012 7:33 AM
"Work builds self-esteem... It transforms minds from fantasy and fanaticism to reality and grounding. Work will not long tolerate corruption nor quietly endure the brazen theft by government of the product of hardworking men and women." "Property is the fruit of labor...property is desirable...is a positive good in the world. That some should be rich shows that others may become rich, and hence is just encouragement to industry and enterprise. Let not him who is houseless pull down the house of another; but let him labor diligently and build one for himself, thus by example assuring that his own shall be safe from violence when built." Abraham Lincoln
Booing God? Who the heck boos God? “I long to take vengeance on the One Who rules from above.” Karl Marx
"Government is the Only Thing We All Belong To" Vladimir Lenin "Government is the Only Thing We All Belong To" Joseph Stalin "Government is the Only Thing We All Belong To" Mao Zedong "Government is the Only Thing We All Belong To" Adolph Hitler
"Homosexual marriage" is an oxymoron, an internal contradiction, because marriage is simply the union of one man and one woman. Homosexuals already have a right to associate with each other as an expression of their God-given human right to liberty, and the same goes for their right to enter contractual agreements regarding property, inheritance, power of attorney, etc. Homosexual radicals desire to re-define the word “marriage” and its social meaning; that they do not have a right to do, unless they can, by non-coercive rational argument, convince the heterosexual majority to do so.
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