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    Today, 09:36 AM
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    Yesterday, 02:32 AM
    No, I'm looking for a candidate who has a proven record of keeping his vows, and fidelity in marriage is one of the best ways to verify that. Sure, many people can keep their affairs secret for a little while, but in the providence of God, their affairs are usually found out, just as it has happened numerous times to politicians (such as Mark Sanford). My point to Smitty was that I don't need to delve deeply into the sexual lives of politicians in order to know whether or not they've been faithful to their vows. If a person is a habitual cheater, then that behavior has a way of surfacing itself, especially through their political duties. It's almost inevitable. But my original point still stands: if a person (like Donald Trump) cannot keep his vows to the woman he claims to love with all of his heart, then what do you think he will do to strangers as a President? What you do in your private life reflects how you behave in your public life, especially with keeping one's word.
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    07-24-2016, 02:21 AM
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    07-24-2016, 12:48 AM
    But what did Mark Sanford do once his affairs were made public? Did he reason, "Well, I've been advocating for smaller government in my state, so I'll stay in office, even though I was caught cheating on my wife"? No, of course not. Sanford knew that his credibility as a principled governor was shot in the public's eye, so he resigned (and rightfully so). He understood the correlation between his infidelities to his wife and the ramifications of them in holding a public office in his constituents' trust.
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    07-23-2016, 11:06 PM
    Yes, and that metric is simply a matter of public record. We all can find out how many times a candidate has been married or when his sexual infidelities have been exposed to the public. That's all I'm touching on when I mention Trump's multiple marriages as a basis for questioning his fidelities to the American people and the States. Obviously, I can't find out every instance of sexual deviancy from a candidate, so I can only stick with information that is known in the public domain. And to that point, I can generally say that Darrell Castle's marital commitment is much better than Trump's, as evidenced here.
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    07-23-2016, 10:57 PM
    The irony of this (to use imagery from The Dark Knight Trilogy) is that Donald Trump serves more of a role as "The Joker," to his libertarian supporters because, for them, Trump is "destroying the establishment within the GOP," thus, weakening the two-party political structure, supposedly. So, in a sense, Trump's supporters "want to watch the world burn."
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    07-23-2016, 10:47 PM
    I'm in Japan right now, and I'm not planning to vote by an absentee ballot, only because the candidate I would support is not on the ticket in my state--Darrell Castle of the Constitution Party. But, of course, sexual purity is just one of the prerequisites that I look for in a candidate of my choosing.
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    07-23-2016, 10:36 PM
    A person's sexual purity is one of the most important factors about a person's character because it deals with his deepest commitments to intimacy. While I agree with you that Washington D.C. is filled with hedonism, that's all the more reason why we need a President (or any political figure, for that matter) who does not give in to his sexual desires that violate his commitment to his spouse, just as we want him to resist the temptation to take power that he is not authorized to have by the Constitution. The two are linked. The more we ignore the truth that what a person does in his private life comes to light in his public life, the more we will continue to allow corrupt people to sit in seats of public office because those people hide themselves under empty promises and false allegiances to correct principles and policies. I'm going to be crude here and say that, on a basic, ethical level, where a person chooses to stick his dick in at night determines how he uses his pen in the daytime.
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    07-23-2016, 10:17 PM
    The Trumpeteers in this forum will remain silent, I'm sure.
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    07-23-2016, 10:13 PM
    Exactly. Generally speaking, we all look for some sort of credentials from a person before we trust them to perform a service to us, which in this case, we're investigating ethical credentials. Ethical credentials do matter, especially when a person is seeking the most prestigious office in America. If someone believes that it's okay to break sacred bonds whenever it's convenient for himself, then it's more than likely he will act on that in other areas of his life, such as in business or in civics.
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    07-23-2016, 09:52 PM
    I would not be surprised if Donald Trump used their headlines to springboard himself as "The Dark Knight," coming to "save Gotham " from the evil, liberal villains...
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    07-23-2016, 09:34 PM
    Yes, I understand that there have been Presidents who were faithful in marriage, and yet they did not uphold their oaths of office, betraying the American people and the States. But those Presidents were hypocrites. The point I'm driving at is that Donald Trump has a history of breaking his vows to love someone for all of his life, and that says a lot about himself as a person. If he were elected, then it would make sense for him to not be faithful to his oath because he has done that throughout his life with people who were supposed to be his highest object of love. As lilymc so eloquently put it: All I'm saying is that, at the outset of the general election, there is no reason to expect Trump to do any of the things that he claims to do (whether it's abolishing trade deals, having a sensible foreign policy, or anything else that members of this forum praise him for) because he does not honor oaths in his own personal life.
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    07-22-2016, 10:30 PM
    No. Nonetheless, my point still stands about Trump's lack of commitment to one oath in marriage translating into his lack of commitment to his oath as a President of the united States.
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    07-22-2016, 10:27 PM
    How do you know that? And even if it were true, it would still prove my original point about Trump, namely, that he can't be trusted due to his own personal infidelities.
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    07-22-2016, 10:25 PM
    Why wouldn't Trump's wives stay faithful to him, especially since he's a billionaire?
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    07-22-2016, 09:57 PM
    Donald Trump can't even stay faithful as a husband to one woman in his life, having been married three times now. So, how can I trust his oath to the American people and the States to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution, as a President?
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    07-22-2016, 09:51 PM
    I've been on these forums for a long time, and I've participated in plenty of forum polls to know that there are many members who vote in those polls, while simultaneously being against voting, in principle. So, I don't need names.
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    07-22-2016, 02:55 PM
    Isn't it ironic that those who are against voting voted for the option "Not Voting"? You just can't help yourselves, can you? :D
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    07-22-2016, 01:47 PM
    As one who is currently living in Japan, let me be the first to say that there is a lot of truth to the article in the OP. What is also interesting is that there are many social places called "Buy-Me-A-Drink Bars" (I forget the Japanese term for it) where men can rent women to sit with them over drinks and talk. It's essentially like being on a date, except there are restrictions on physical contact. Japanese men (usually singles) go to these places to express themselves with these gorgeous Japanese women, and the women are paid to just sit, listen, and make the customer feel accepted. It's a real social phenomenon all over Japan.
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    07-22-2016, 01:29 PM
    Theocrat replied to a thread I love my wife in Open Discussion
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    07-22-2016, 05:14 AM
    What do I need to study?
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    07-21-2016, 05:57 AM
    Thank you, Cruz.
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    07-20-2016, 08:16 PM
    Market forces are determined by subjective valuations. Home ownership has a lot of perks, but pretty much none of them are economic.
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    07-20-2016, 08:15 PM
    He just called you a bunch of cucks. Basically.
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    07-20-2016, 08:13 PM
    Still working on that. I am still getting done being dissatisfied with various An-Cap thinkers. I am very much not satisfied with the NAP concepts as they tend towards protecting only specific classes of liberty, while not actually doing anything to restrict the growth of state-like entities. I am currently revisiting Rand and various British thinkers before trying to work something up. I do know that lightweight governments are historically plausible. I also know that most of the tangible infringements on my liberty currently come not from my government but from that of the United States. I do think a theory of liberty probably needs to be a lot more relativist and generous than the axioms of Rothbard and needs to be a bit more fluid than Rand allows for. It needs to start from a nihilist conception of the world instead of assuming a hodgepodge of western values as the word of God. It should acknowledge economic realities like the existence of natural monopolies, and aggression outside of direct hard property damage. It probably also needs to be able to incorporate implicit trust and assumptions instead of presupposing contracts 20,000 pages long every time you want to go to the bathroom.
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    07-20-2016, 07:03 PM
    People and society are just adapting to change. As individuals become more productive and self reliant the need for large extended families gets much smaller. Why build an inter-generational homestead when its more productive to move state every 3 months and rent? The older conceptions work for farmers and serfs, but one must compete and be efficient now.
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    07-19-2016, 08:42 PM
    Bear in mind anyone using American examples is strawmanning pretty fucking hard.
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    07-19-2016, 05:24 PM
    You wouldn't register your firearms with the "State" that would be statist. You register them with a DRO which is just like a state but totally not a state, because its anti-statist. The DRO's would heavily fine anyone with unregistered firearms and reward people who report them. Because liberty. Maybe I should move to Somalia.DRO? Stefan simply highlights the intellectual bankruptcy of much of modern an-cap thought. The DRO's he spends so much time on differ from the state in only two respects, he never imagines they might purchase land, and second, membership is always explicit, he never imagines a DRO might allow implicit membership.
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    07-19-2016, 02:35 PM
    The guy whose utopian DRO's would pay rewards of $10k for reporting neighbours with unregistered firearms? Where every move of each person would be tracked for insurance purposes? That freedom loving individual? Some people would put up with any insults to their liberty as long as they get to call their taxes "voluntary user fees".
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