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No, Chris Rock, He Ain’t My Daddy, or Yours

Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 2:34 AM
I was having a discussion with a liberal and he stated that the federal government is morally obligated to take care of us. I knew he was wrong, but it took me days to figure out how to tell him. Our federal government has no moral obligation to do anything, They do, however, have a Constitutional duty to perform certain functions. Our government is neither moral nor immoral, It is amoral.
Timothy32 Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:53 AM
The constitution has enumerated duties for the Fed. The founders had stated that it was obvious but then later made the bill of rights amendments not to magically make more limits on the fed but to help reclarify what they ment to the progressives of the day. For all rights come from our creator, The sates are our second government body by importants the first being the People (our selves) a contract between two people. Last and the one with the least hold over our lives is and was the Federal government. Sad but now with drowns our very lives are now allowed to be snuffed out by fiete.
MatthewlovesAyn Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 9:01 AM
Scrap: The government picks sides on moral questions all the time, and most conservatives applaud their actions when it agrees with them. Liberals too. The Defense of Marriage Act was applauded by the right as Roe v. Wade was by the left. Many on the right take the moral stand that what I put in my body is their business (see drug wars), while the left sees the same (18 oz. soft drinks and red meat)
Now I haven't read enough Shawn Mitchell to know whether he thinks Galt's Gulch is utopia or not, but I like his idea of it as presented in his essay.
Pistol Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 7:49 AM
Scrap Iron in Texas, I agree with the thrust of your post, but I must register a quibble. Our Constitution is unique and has achieved its magnificent record because of what it prohibits the federal gov't from doing. It does not so much as specify a duty to perform. but permission to perform, if it cares to. Anything the feds decided not to do was left to the States.
Scrap Iron in Texas Wrote: Feb 11, 2013 8:39 AM
Hmmm, I nwever looked at it like that.
I always considered Article One, section 8 to be the enumerated "duties" of the federal government, among them, setting weights and measures, and dealing with foreign governments.
Neither of these duties should be in the category of "well, maybe we'll get around to it, if we feel like it" duties, but "ASAP duties.

Biblical scholar Chris Rock breathed the spirit of a Pauline epistle last week, as he urged children to meekly submit to their parents: “The president and the first lady are kinda like the Mom and Dad of the country,” Rock said. “And when your Dad says something, you listen. And when you don’t, it will usually bite you in the ass later on.”

Wait…he wasn’t urging submission to mom and dad, but to Caesar as if he were mom and dad.

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