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Marijuana Prohibition Doesn't Work

MoreFreedom Wrote: Jul 30, 2014 12:11 PM
"Prohibition doesn't work." Or in general, protecting people from themselves doesn't work. A lesson I thought we learned from Prohibition and it's repeal in 1933. Now if we can eliminate laws whereby government protects people from themselves (Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, welfare, redistribution, etc.) and return the freedom (which includes the responsibility) back to citizens, then we'll be free of a lot of government that doesn't work, and the taxes to pay for it.
This article from Barone would be better, if Barone acknowledged backing RINOs (McCain, Romney, Bush, Dole, etc.) that are all for crony crapitalism and the campaign cash it generates from the 1% rich looking to buy government favors the politians want to sell. And his (and statist journalists) penchant for reporting on the fund raising race - and supposedly who are the most likely candidates to win. As Barone points out "Such proposals are emerging without any institutional economically motivated base." In other words, it's the voters demanding it of politicians, in spite of the politicians' desires to sell favors that shouldn't be sold. The Tea Party exists because Republicans quit defending freedom and became a supporter of more government. In the meantime, Barone has been a good friend to the status quo RINOs in defending them, and helping them sell free lunches in exchange for our liberty, whether he realizes it or not. This article suggests he might be learning.
I thank Alexander for exposing this unholy alliance between government and the monopoly it provides APS. It exposes the Republican politicians as willing to sell us out for the campaign cash kickbacks. But it appears Alexander is blaming hidden campaign donors and APS for "attempting to buy" the elections. Isn't it the politicians who advertise they are for sale the one's who are the real crooks who allow this to happen via the power of government? Why don't they open the market to multiple competing producers? That would be giving us more freedom.
"I have been a long time supporter of changing the whole system, turning Social Security into a retirement savings program. Instead of paying a tax and getting a government benefit in the future, just let everyone invest those funds in their own personal retirement account." It's not government's job to protect us from ourselves; it's job it only to protect our lives, property, liberty and pursuit of happiness. The problem with government redistribution to "the needy" is that it immorally uses government force to take the fruits of worker's labor out of their mouths to do it. And in doing so, it creates incentives to become "needy" and incentives to not produce. A government that does only its job, is one where the freedom provided creates incentives to produce and it doesn't create incentives to become a burden on others. A burden paid for via money collected at the pointed end of a gun owned by government and wielded by government employees (acting in your name).
Actually, it's government that destroys. It's not just the leftists in government, it also includes the RINOs who'd rather "regulate" commerce so they can collect campaign cash from rent-seekers who want to get government favors to fatten their wallets. And it's those favors that destroy wealth.
Actually the Tea Party/libertarians do have an answer to the "woman-hater, a racist, and a champion of the selfish rich" allegations. The big piece being that government shouldn't be picking winners/losers in commerce (where Democrats and RINOs want to choose the winners and collect the campaign cash that comes from those who want to be the winner). McLame, Ryan, Romney, Bush, Clinton all wanted to bail out the banks.
"It’s time for Republicans to stop being so polite. They need to fight fire with fire." Perhaps they would if they weren't actually for bigger government. But since they are for more and bigger government (especially for the campaign cash it generates, especially when they are in power) they only pretend fight.
If Putin is guilty because he provided weapons to Ukranian rebels, is the US guilty for the many deaths of civillians at the hands of weapons we've provided or sold to others? Paul seems to be the only one calling for a transparent investigation to the crash. And the statists blaming Putin are throwing stones in a glass house.
While it's true that "Gas hit $4/gallon under Bush" it's also true that he ended his term with gas at around $1.60/gallon. See the 11 year chart at http://www.gasbuddy.com/gb_retail_price_chart.aspx And it immediately went up under Obama to nearly $4/gallon in June 2011, and has been around $3.50/gallon since then. And per your link, gas was around $1/gallon from 1993-1999. The inflation rate for gasoline from mid 1999 (1$/gallon) to today ($3.75/gallon - using your chart at http://www.eia.gov/dnav/pet/hist/LeafHandler.ashx?n=PET&s=EMM_EPM0_PTE_NUS_DPG&f=W) is an annual inflation rate of 9.2%.
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Has the Right Lost Its Will to Fight?

MoreFreedom Wrote: Jul 18, 2014 10:43 AM
Thinking about this more, Limbaugh asks "Has the right lost it's will to fight?" Didn't Cochran fight to win his election? He's asking the wrong question. The right one is which GOP representatives no longer fight to protect our freedom, and instead fight for their own personal power and pocketbooks? Limbaugh shows he has some delusions about what our GOP representatives actually support (did they not vote to fund Obamacare and increase government spending?) but now appears to see what they are failing to do. Better would be seeing what they are actually doing, like fighting for Cochran over McDaniel. The GOP establishment fights the Tea Party and libertarians more than the Democrats.
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