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    10-19-2017, 11:51 AM
    All of that is true, but you have to remember that a lot of times war spending isn't even included in the regular budget. During the Iraq War, war spending was often times classified as "emergency spending," and it wasn't included in the regular budget. We spent at least two trillion on the Iraq War, and much of that spending wasn't included in the regular budget.
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    10-17-2017, 09:25 PM
    That was a great interview from Sen. Paul (not that I'm surprised). He schooled those panelists so much that they looked like they were ready to leave for recess. Their questions were loaded and misleading, but Sen. Paul still knocked them out the park. I'll bet they had to Google "economies of scale" after his interview. :D
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    10-16-2017, 09:01 PM
    I'm not sure. Admittedly, it will be tough because my opponent won his last race 76% to 24%. He's well liked on a personal level. But, the guy who ran the last time didn't start his campaign until June, and I'm going to officially start in January. Also, my opponent voted for the largest tax increase in state history in the last legislative session, so I think that could cause him to lose at least some support.
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    10-16-2017, 08:40 PM
    I have a website that's still a work in progress. I created it on GoDaddy and had never done that before, so some things need to be changed. The bottom two sections actually apply to a business and not a political campaign and need to be removed. A donation page needs to be added. I think I have someone who goes to my church who's going to help me with that. But, I've come up with 13 different issue positions if you guys are interested in reading through it. Here it is.
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    10-16-2017, 08:31 PM
    That's what I'm saying. Then a couple people made such a big deal about that rather than focusing on the fact that we have a member of our forum trying to get elected to the state legislature.
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    10-16-2017, 08:26 PM
    I think we should allow liberty candidates to announce their campaigns on the "U.S Political News" sub forum. That sub forum is by far the most viewed sub forum. If the mods want to move the thread to "Liberty Campaigns" after several days, that's fine. But, I think we should allow candidates to announce their campaign on the most viewed sub forum for several days.
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    10-14-2017, 07:41 PM
    I will, however, be absolutely clear that the Kansas Supreme Court should have no role in the issue of education. And yes, the Kansas Constitution should be amended to say something similar to that.
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    10-14-2017, 07:25 PM
    Mostly rhetoric. For instance, I'm not running a campaign "opposing" public schools. However, I'm at least going to point out specific examples of waste within public schools, and illustrate that getting rid of this waste won't harm public schools, but will actually enhance our children's education. I live in a rural community where a large number of voters are employed by public schools. It's a delicate issue that requires a smart approach.
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    10-13-2017, 08:04 PM
    Hmmm, well ok. :) The only candidate who's likely to be in the race is the current incumbent, who's pretty close ideologically to someone like Susan Collins. Although I guess you never know for sure who might enter the race.
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    10-13-2017, 08:02 PM
    Like acptulsa said, I'm certainly in favor of the free movement of people across the Kansas border. :) I'm opposed to driver's licenses for illegal immigrants.
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    10-09-2017, 06:13 PM
    Good luck! We need more libertarians/Constitutional conservatives to run for office.
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    10-08-2017, 11:56 AM
    Consider getting a phone with an unlocked bootloader and flash something like LineageOS without Google apps. Or consider donating to this project if you believe in it.
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    10-06-2017, 03:40 PM
    The link doesn't lead to the roll call vote.
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    10-06-2017, 01:15 PM
    What gun control bills did he vote for in the past?
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    09-25-2017, 07:00 PM
    Once again, the media is trying to persuade Sen. Paul to vote for Graham-Cassidy's Obamacare bill, but all he does is put Lindsey Graham in his place. Way to hold your ground, Rand!
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    For curiosity, have you been reading my theonomy posts?
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    Regarding the whole "only the radical libertarians" will enter the gate, a similar thing was brought up at Eric Peters Autos:

    "David" is my username. Moleman is coming close to arguing the position that only libertarians are Christians.
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    Just an FYI:

    1. My answer to my own poll question is probably "yes", though its an exceedingly reluctant "yes."

    2. The more reluctant someone is, the less quick I'm going to be to judge them. You, frankly, are not the type of person I was considering when I made my OP, even if you techncially qualify. You're against legal torture and you agree that its almost always wrong. There are a lot of people who support legal torture and who think at least some of what was in the Senate Report was morally permissible (At least at my school there are, admittedly, my school is pretty "conservative"). I much more had in mind the neoconservative who says "torture is always justified against terrorists if there's a chance to save even one life" than I am a generally peaceful person that reluctantly says they could justify torturing someone if it meant saving their family, or something like that.
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    OK, so in that situation you're almost dealing with Hiroshima and Nagisaki again (not as it actually occured, but what most people think of it as.) Fair enough...

    Still distressing.... I'm not sure what that says of those people who actually think these were all ticking time bomb situations.
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    Do you think it would ever be moral to let someone die of hypothermia in a cold cell? Do you ever think it would ever be moral to break someone's legs and force them to stand for hours or days? Do you ever think it would be moral to consecutively waterboard someone 183 times?

    Is your only issue with this the potential for abuse, or do you understand that there is something deeply immoral about this?
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    There's something sickening and inhumane about about what was described in the CIA report. Killing someone in self-defense when they are trying to shoot you isn't comparable to that.
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    Sorta, but there are plenty of people here who think it should be legal. So, where's the line where the form of torture becomes inhumane no matter what?
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    TC, I apologize for the neg rep. I was in a really bad mood today, both from seeing the CIA report and seeing people here at school defend it. I took it out on you. I deserved the neg rep you threw back. Sorry...
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    Am I also a hardcore extremist?
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    The same one you said you'd never be extreme enough in. The one about police.
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