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Trouble in the Nanny State

rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:31 PM
@ rick Gotta run, but thanks for the back-and-forth. And I ask you to consider my Q's on an INDIVIDUAL basis. Don't get caught up in Collectivistic terminology or thinking....keep in mind that a collective is merely a group of INDIVIDUALS.
rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 2:46 PM
In actuality individuals form into voluntary associations wherein they each surrender some portion of their individual rights to the group.

Take care.
Colonialgirl Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:11 PM
It IS NOT voluntary when the Government FORCES you to "surrender" a portion of your rights. DO try to use that space between your ears for something other than storing fertilizer.
rickmcq Wrote: Mar 14, 2013 3:22 PM
We can keep this as civil as you choose, Colonialgirl.

There is NO organization ANYWHERE that does not require the surrender of some rights. Our current Government is too big, too expensive, and too oppressive, but it started as a voluntary association, and we are all a part of it today, unless we choose to exit.

Like the proverbial monkey typing for infinity and getting Shakespeare, Mayor Bloomberg's obsession with reforming New Yorkers' health has finally produced a brilliant ad campaign.

Posters are popping up in subway stations and bus stops giving statistics about teen pregnancy that show cute little kids saying things like, "Honestly, Mom ... chances are he won't stay with you. What happens to me?" and "I'm twice as likely not to graduate high school because you had me as a teen."

(Based on a recent CBS report, the kid could add, "Then again, I'm in the New York City public...