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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

TabSpangler Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 8:48 AM
20 years of war, debt, and American lives for nothing. Like every government program, the solution is to double down with a cure that is worse than the disease itself.
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WWI Demons Live

TabSpangler Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 12:37 PM
^^ Response to 117,000 dead Americans.
It's funny how many conservatives don't see they become tax & spend liberals by spending tax dollars and human capital plus soldiers to police the world for [insert emotional reason here]. On this feed, they are even going as far as calling the libertarians SELFISH. That is cognitive disonance if I've ever seen it. Do they understand that using the government to help people in other countries is just as socialist as using the government to provide healthcare? It's not the US government's juristiction, the US taxpayers' responsibility, or worth donating a US soldier's life. I want to get the government out of education, therefore I'm selfish and don't want anyone to be educated. I want the government out of healthcare, therefore I must want people to die. Using government force & taxation to make people to be generous, moral, or chivalrous makes you none of those things. It must be voluntary. It's like you are missing the difference between a mutually loving sexual relationship vs rape.
"Somehow, the women over there lose their importance in you eyes." Do you understand that using the government to help women in other countries because we are all in this together is just as socialist as using the government to provide healthcare? It's not the US government's juristiction, the US taxpayers' responsibility, or worth donating a US soldier's life. I want to get the government out of education, therefore I'm selfish and don't want anyone to be educated. I want the government out of healthcare, therefore I must want people to die. Forcing people to be generous, moral, or chivalrous makes you none of those things. It must be voluntary. It's like you are missing the difference between a loving sexual relationship vs rape.
Henry, who do you think should determine the moral code? Should it be the majority? Do you think it changes or are there universal truths in it like gravity (ie murder, theft)?
The biggest problem with an agreed set of rules argument, as we've seen, is people manipulate them and take liberty away over time. As helpful as the Constitution still is, natural rights are principles of liberty that don't get changed by any amendment. We are born with them. They are granted by God. Everyone on Earth has them and should fight for them. It's their choice.
So too much liberty makes us lose liberty? Maybe we should agree on a set of rules and draw up a constitution so that we can't lose liberty anymore...wait...I guess we should just push back against statism in all forms.
Much of it could be privatized. A lot of it already is.
You are the one suggesting that people are neither allowed to make their own decisions because you believe the consequences must be socialized. Korea is isolationist. I suggest being non-interventionist.
No, churches, charity organizations and individuals should help people. You don't have the right to put a gun to someone's head and steal from them because you think it is a good cause. I thought conservatives understood that.
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