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Post by sWamp-Ass on Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:37 am





You Might Be A Statist If...

  • You think that one person can morally make decisions about the appropriate use of the private property of others.

  • You hate greedy corporations, but think an organization such as a government – itself a greedy monopoly – will protect you from greedy corporations.

  • You think it is possible for a government to change the laws of supply and demand or determine an appropriate response to scarcity.

  • You think the moral nature of theft, murder, slavery, assault, and kidnapping change dependent upon the size of the group or which group it is that authorizes these actions.

  • You are scared of the idea of consenting adults engaging in free trade especially if they are not taxed or regulated.

  • You think it can be morally justified to withhold trade with the people of a country – called an embargo or imposing sanctions – in order to blackmail the ostensible ruler of that country to do your bidding, but do not understand that such an action is morally equivalent to holding an innocent person hostage in order to elicit a certain action from someone who knows them.

  • you assert guns cause crime, foods cause obesity, schools cause education, or states create wealth.

  • you are not aware that most regulations are in place to protect existing companies from competition.

  • you claim separation of church and state, then vote a tax on others to enforce your beliefs and values.

  • You think that charity only happens when the government gives money to poor people.

  • You think that rules written by members of the State can be used to control the State, as if consulting an old piece of parchment very closely and then yelling "Article 76!" was ever a reasonable response to a corrupt man holding a gun.

  • You think it's okay to give up some rights for security.

  • You believe that health care, education, housing and food are rights.

  • You think the land mass – and the people inhabiting it – on one side of an imaginary line in the sand called a border, are objectively better than the land mass – and the people inhabiting it – on the other side of that imaginary line in the sand.

  • You think that rules written by members of the State can be used to control the State, as if consulting an old piece of parchment very closely and then yelling "Article 76!" was ever a reasonable response to a corrupt man holding a gun.

  • You get squeamish about shooting someone yourself, but have no compunction with having a nameless, faceless representative of the State shoot someone on your behalf. (The further away this person lives, particularly if it’s someplace you cannot find on a map without help, the better.)

  • You think it is morally justified to install an army base in the vicinity of a so-called foreign people, but would cry foul at the top of your lungs if the roles were reversed.

  • You think some guy in a special uniform is objectively different from you in terms of morality and rights.

  • You think your neighbor, or some guy on the other side of town, should be restricted from owning a firearm, since he might be psychopath, while simultaneously assuming that some other guy, who also might be a psychopath, can be armed because a third guy or group of people – none of whom you have ever met – authorizes it.

  • You think the moral nature of theft, murder, slavery, assault, and kidnapping change dependent upon the size of the group that authorizes these actions.

  • you confuse the proper role of society (provide needs) and government (enforce rights).

  • you loan your money (at 0%) to the government all year and happily anticipate a tax refund.

  • you assert guns cause crime, foods cause obesity, schools cause education, or states create wealth.

  • your answer to "love thy neighbor" is to force taxpayers to be the good Samaritan.

  • you believe that as long as we can vote (for the tyrants of our choice), that we are free.

  • you think "our" team are heroes, and their's are villains, regardless of the situation.

  • you want government to solve social problems, economic inequalities, or foreign imbalances.

  • you are not aware that most regulations are in place to protect existing companies from competition

  • you've been seduced to believe that central planning and central parties are essential.

  • you firmly believe in "thou shalt not kill or steal," unless performed by a government representative.

  • you could solve poverty, crime, or ignorance, by taking just a little bit more from the wealthy.

  • you expect others to compromise their principles, so that we can all just get along.

  • you defer or submit to the authority of others, simple because of their titles or riches.

  • you equate those desiring less government with those longing for the past, isolation, or less technology.

  • you don't comprehend that public schools, public roads, and public welfare are all forms of socialism.

  • you affirm that rights come from government or that groups have more rights than individuals.

  • you are unprepared to defend or provide for yourself; you expect government to solve your problems.

  • you feel more secure after standing in line for hours followed by groping and harassment by strangers.

  • you want a government subsidy for arts, sports, farmers, corporations, foreign governments, etc.

  • you wouldn't personally, but believe the government should, punish others for growing certain plants.

  • you believe government has claim to our lives, liberties, and property - for the "common welfare."

  • you have ever said, "it's for the children," "there ought to be a law," or "I work for the government."

  • you're aghast by 10 seconds of broadcast indecency, but slight pictures of war-dead children.

  • you place fascism and communism (rather than anarchy and tyranny) on opposite sides of the scale.

  • You believe that there should be a third way between capitalism and socialism with regulated capitalism. More regulated than it is right now of course.

  • You actually believe that the Republican Party is the party of limited government, free enterprise, and low taxes.

Compiled from various sources around the net who compiled them from various source around the net.
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Post by sWamp-Ass on Wed Aug 08, 2012 10:19 pm

Most people in America belong to one of two major political parties, the Democrats or the Republicans or they identify with the left or the right. But is this accurate? Are the two really that much different from one another. Is a Democrat that much different from a Republican or is the Left basically the same as the right? Maybe, but maybe not that much.

Most people who identify themselves as liberal believe that when they perceive a social problem government intervention is the answer. This could be represented by things like welfare, medicaid, nationalized healthcare and the like. But, do Republicans have a real different perspective on these issues than the Democrats? No, not really, and if you take off your party hat and look at it objectively you can see this.

For example, Republicans generally support subsidies to businesses and farmers. Isn't this is the same in principal as welfare, only either party just picks different "friends" to receive the handouts. Democrats support nationalized healthcare and medicaid but how is this different from medicare or the VA? Again, it isn't. It's just different "friends" receive the handouts (Let's not argue about who is more deserving because that is just another way of saying "let me pick my friends to give stuff to.") Also, let's not forget that the architect for today's "Democratic" Affordable Healthcare Act was Mitt Romney, a Republican.

The line has become even more blurred than this. A president or so ago most Democrats hated those "endless wars for oils." Now, that there is a new man furthering the same and even more "endless wars for oil" they are quiet. We are in more wars and have drones shooting bad people, innocent people and even American citizens in multiple continents. There is no peep from most Democrats on an issue you would think they should be screaming about and rightfully so? And we all know the Republicans never met a war they didn't like, right?

A president or two ago most Republicans would scream about high taxes and even higher debt. But, a Republican came up with TARP and a Democrat doled it all out to his banker friends, and then it got even worse as more money was given out and printed by the Fed and both sides were silent. There were NO OBJECTIONS.

It's seems that each party just likes to pick out different friends to dole out the booty. Of course both sides claim different reasons and slightly different justifications and schemes, but in the end, it's all the same, just slight variations of the same theme. And, in the end, they just want to grab credit for giving everbody something figuring that eventually those acts of great selflessness and social responsibility (bribes) will result in votes that get them re-elected. In most countries today the politicians just put cash in envelopes and give them out to the voters a day or two before the elections. This is more honest.

In essence, the left and the right support ONE policy, and that policy is called STATISM. Statism the idea that the government can fix all problems, big or small, and should. When we see a problem, a need or a crisis, government is almost always the answer. Statists have no problem with government intervention, government growth, and the problems that come along with this growth can be solved with even more government. If a little government is good, more is better, and more than more is even better. Government becomes like a gigantic layered birthday cake the size of the leaning tower of Pisa just waiting to topple.

Both parties are in essence the same. Both parties are BIG government parties. Both parties are based on one principal, statism. The two parties may bicker over who should dole out what, how much and to whom, but in the end, they still believe in the same thing, giving away the store.

It reminds me of the scene in "The Grinch Who Stole Christmas" when the Grinch steals everything in the house down to "the last crumb to small for even a mouse."

Yes, both parties not only want to give the whole store away, they want to take this scam further. Both parties don't want to stop even after they've taken that last crumb. They're even worse than the Grinch. At least the Grinch only stole in the present, the Democrats and the Republicans are both robbing from our children's future.



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