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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Today, 02:45 PM
    Put down the pills, Alex... :rolleyes: Nationalism is no cure for globalism. Some people just can't learn from the past... Ok, let's assume you're right... So then, you want to give these people 10,000 more agents to help them with their plans?! Or you expect these 10,000 will disobey the orders of their next commander because of the guy who hired them in 2017?! Are you a special kind of stupid?!
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    Today, 02:40 PM
    Bump for the next page. Or.... Maybe we're not afraid of the boogeyman??? I am FAR more concerned with 10,000 additional federal agents with weapons and near impunity than I am with a terrorist. I understand my odds with both. Sheesh... I guess I never thought I'd see the day on RPF where people were actually cheering for more government force! FEAR!!! FEAR!!! Give 'em MOAR power!!! That'll SAVE us!!!
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    Today, 02:36 PM
    Or.... Maybe we're not afraid of the boogeyman??? I am FAR more concerned with 10,000 additional federal agents with weapons and near impunity than I am with a terrorist. I understand my odds with both. Sheesh... I guess I never thought I'd see the day on RPF where people were actually cheering for more government force! FEAR!!! FEAR!!! Give 'em MOAR power!!! That'll SAVE us!!!
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    Today, 10:36 AM
    You cannot get rid of terrorism by disrupting an organization. (Especially, using force. That will have the opposite effect.) Didn't we learn this lesson, yet? Our government can't even control aberrant ideologies in our own country even though they control schooling and media - you think they can transform an ideology overseas?! The folly of thinking this can be done is laughable.
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    Yesterday, 02:23 PM
    So... If I don't want to grow the federal government by 10,000 agents, my solution is to do nothing?! Nice. Trump logic, there. No - as others have posted ad nauseum, you do not fix a government-created problem by moar government! You need to end the drug war, end the entitlements, and end the bombings. Do that, and the illegal immigration problem goes away on its own. But if that isn't "practical", then yeah - instead of making a problem worse, nothing is better!
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    Yesterday, 01:52 PM
    I'm just pointing out that the middle sentence in the OP was unnecessary. (as with your response in post #3) The new ass in that seat makes no difference to how one would answer these questions. Your tone (whether intentional or otherwise) leaves the impression that the new occupant is somehow bringing us closer to realizing our goals and that we, who disagree, need to pony up. I was saying the burden lies on the other side of the question. Now, if you want a real answer, here you go:
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:28 PM
    You need your rose-colored MAGA glasses to see how awesome he really is.
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    Yesterday, 01:08 PM
    Lol... Yes, yes... It's not too much government that's the problem; it's that we don't have the right people running it!! What happens to these people when Trump is gone? Are they only hired for 4 years, with a potential 4 year extension?! So much fail in this post!
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    Yesterday, 11:37 AM
    Yay! Moar government agents!!! Think of all the liberty! Think of all the pensions! Great economic benefit for decades to come!! oh, and don't miss this little tidbit: So great! Talk about MAGA!!!!
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:55 AM
    I think you'd be wrong about that guess. In fact, most of Ron Paul's support came from contrarians. It didn't really matter what solution he was selling as long as he was pointing the finger at the existing power structure in DC. He was able to educate many of his followers because of that, but that isn't what attracted most of them. That's why those same people moved on to Bernie Sanders or Donald Trump. 3 completely different messages, but the themes were consistent - there are forces aligned against you and they need to be stopped. That's music to a contrarian's ear.
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    Yesterday, 10:41 AM
    Did you ask these questions when Obama took office? Seems to me, they're just as relevant now as they were then. If you think that Trump is a more practical alternative to the growing state, I'd say the burden is on you to tell us why - with real substance... not any of that empty hope that others were spouting 8 years ago.
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  • Christian Liberty's Avatar
    02-19-2017, 12:09 PM
    LOL! Seriously though the Biblical answer is that it depends. Its up to the victim.
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    02-18-2017, 11:00 PM
    Well, I'm a theonomist/establishmentarian who occasionally hangs around here for some reason so I'm *definitely* in the wrong room.
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  • Christian Liberty's Avatar
    02-18-2017, 10:18 PM
    I'm not a libertarian. That said: I'd say I'm the *closest* to being a libertarian on foreign policy. I wouldn't necessarily hold to the idealistic version of "no non strictly defensive wars ever" but I'm extremely close. In the hypothetical event where a tyrant could be overthrown, replaced with godly leadership, and pretty much nothing bad would happen, yeah, I'd support it. But that's pretty much never gonna be the case. I'd also support a godly, covenanted nation defending another godly and covenanted nation if they were attacked, and that's more realistic, though even then, I'd only support war tactics that leave civilians out of it by anyone involved. In *practice* I'd usually agree with libertarians on foreign policy. I definitely wouldn't defend any war the US has participated in since WWII, and even with WWII, its iffy, and even if it were justified, our tactics certainly weren't. On fiscal policy, I'm also somewhat close, but not quite the same. I believe the Bible supports minimal taxation, and so I am more of a minarchist when it comes to such issues than an "anarcho-capitalist." I also believe in some economic regulations, but not really the ones you'd expect. The main thing that would seem to fall under pure economics would be the sabbath day. I believe everything non-essential should be shut down on sundays. And yes, the government should participate in that as needed. Exodus 20 :) Civil liberties is really vague. I pretty much completely agree with the libertarians if you're only dealing with CIVIL stuff. Stuff like civil-asset forfeiture, no-knock/warrantless searches, wiretapping, stopping and frisking, etc. I'm completely in line with libertarians. I also think if the government can rightly own a weapon, the populace can too (I'd be OK with like, a ban of ICBMs, but the government shouldn't have those either.) On the other hand, some people use civil liberties to alos include social stuff. Some of that I'd agree with libertarians on (for instance, the "War on Drugs" or legalizing gambling) but most of it I wouldn't, especially when it relates to sexual immorality or "freedom of religion."
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    02-18-2017, 10:07 PM
    You know what I love? 6 votes and 34 replies! Perfect!
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    02-17-2017, 04:59 PM
    Feel like I have to move to his KY district just to keep voting for this guy!!
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    02-16-2017, 02:08 PM
    Mole? No. He's been consistent about his neoconnery for a long time. Pence is a tool. A willing puppet. His entire career is based on this. People tell him what to do and say and he does and says it. He was a terrible pick for VP and that should have been a harbinger of Trump's judgment.
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    02-16-2017, 12:23 PM
    CNN... :rolleyes: Is this really a story? Something about what the Pentagon might recommend? As one of the options the Administration might select? I'm no Trump supporter, but this is ridiculous. Someone is just floating an idea to see what the reaction looks like.
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    02-16-2017, 06:22 AM
    Ron Paul, where do you stand on this?
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    02-15-2017, 01:45 PM
    Um... I hate to throw cold water on this, but let's be honest here. Most of these people don't pay taxes now anyway. In fact, if they change their withholdings it just means the government will have less to pay them back. If they were to really stop filing, they wouldn't get their "credits" and the government would end up with MORE money. Ain't gun' happen.
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    02-15-2017, 06:53 AM
    I agree exactly. It seems like he's really trying to build some political capital for something. Hopefully, it's his ACA replacement. But this is just as distasteful as the McConnell endorsement. It seems like he doesn't understand that any capital he builds will be swiped away from him at the last minute if it suits their immediate needs. They'll hang him out to dry on health care, regardless of what arrows he takes for the team.
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    02-14-2017, 12:46 PM
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
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    02-14-2017, 12:44 PM
    That's something Hitler would say.
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    02-14-2017, 07:41 AM
    Agreed. (Thus, the rationale for Jefferson's agrarian approach for the Louisiana Purchase, BTW.) That "state of mind" is harder to defend under a constant barrage of authoritarian fire. People always seem to want to impose their will on people that they don't know - and you come in contact with people you don't know all the time in population centers.
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    02-14-2017, 07:18 AM
    Yeah, they're not going to let this go with just one resignation... The MSM will smell a scandal here that they can sell. What did the President know and when did he know it? Who was directing those conversations? Couple this with Trump's failed Yemen raid and they're slowly getting their own "Benghazi". Nothing will ever come of it, but it will take administration resources to defend instead of working on any agenda.
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    02-14-2017, 07:11 AM
    There is no place more free to live than in your own state of mind. Their edicts only matter to you if you subject yourself to them.
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  • CaptUSA's Avatar
    02-13-2017, 08:19 PM
    Wait a minute... This sounds familiar... I wonder if one-eyed Willie has any treasure buried in Indiana?
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    02-13-2017, 08:54 AM
    Reminds me of economic or market engineering... It's never really a problem until it's a big friggin' problem! But no matter what you do, eventually natural forces will win. You may spend incredible amounts to repair your interventions, but eventually natural forces will win.
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    LOL You're ridiculous. Go away, you globalist troll and race-obsessed collectivist hack.
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    You're lying again, and your obsession with race is pathological and also boring. Go issue directives to someone else, you globalist troll.
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    That is a lie, and on Good Friday of all days. Your obsession with dragging race into so many conversations is getting real tired.

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    erowe1, are you seriously taking the position that cops are "innocent until proven guilty"? Or are you just messing with people here to see if they are parroting what they've been told without thinking about it?

    Mind you, I'm not talking about the not-so-subtle "Let's lynch 'em" attitude. I tend to think that's a bad idea, even if I philosophize in weird directions sometimes (its part of my efforts to stay sane while surrounded by statists IRL, give me a break). But, there is a difference between saying "we shouldn't condone harming X for Y or Z reasons" and saying "X is actually innocent."

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    You should comment on this thread: I am curious about your argument.
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    I know you said you agreed with me that the sex = marriage argument is wrong, so you might want to get involved in this thread... I could use some help here as I don't know as much about this as I probably should.
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    I genuinely wonder how that would have gone over in my church. Probably not nearly as well.
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    Thanks for the sermon. Good stuff. I passed it on to my parents. My dad's a pastor so I'd love to see him converted to the view of Romans 13 that you take or a similar one.

    Just out of curiosity, how well received was that message in your church?
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    Thanks. One of my brothers in Christ who I respect and love told me that a Christian man should spend more time with his brothers than people in the world. I was spending so much time on the forums with these unbelievers, and when he said that, I was extremely convicted. There is nothing like spending time with brothers who build you up in the Lord and sharpen you.
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    I just wanted to say that I really appreciate your insight on topics like we just discussed. (existence, god, reality, etc) You give me much to mull over.
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