So why was this law put in place? What was the reason for it? Seems like there had to be one...
Amash is spot-on. If they want to put him in that position, then the law needs to be changed. Otherwise, we just have anarchy where laws are ignored. -- oh wait, we already do.
We went the last year the elephants were with the show, really the elephants were a really small part of the show, perhaps the least memorable for my kid. The circus in general really did put on a great show, we aren't gonna miss this last go around.
Somebody forcing your 4yr old boy to kiss other boys, then distributing a video of it on the internet doesn't rise to that level? Meh, it would for me.
Given, I'd rather beat some ass but in the modern day and age you better be real careful to do it and not get caught or you'd be the one seeing the just-us system from the inside. With that in mind, I'd advocate for using the just-us system.
I don't think that demanding some type of child abuse/sexual assault charges be filed would be out of the question. They need to do something to ensure that sicko is never employed around children ever again.
If you think Randal had no political experience, then you don't know anything about his background. just as a small example, did you know that at 21yrs old Randal stood in for his father and debated Phil Gramm when his father was running for Senator -- Ron was in DC for a vote and couldn't make it. How many 21yr olds could/would stand in and debate an experience politician (and reportedly do well)?
If you can get past the whole religious thing, this parable is befitting the arguments in this thread.
Basically, don't go ripping everything out by the roots. Let the field grow out. The good and the bad together. Wait until harvest time to separate the bad. Rand (and the ideals of liberty) are still in the sowing phase. He's got some sprouts coming up. You go ripping up everything now and you lose anything beneficial to gain.
Understand this is a generational battle.
24Jesus presented another parable to them: “The kingdom of heaven is like a man who sowed good seed in his field. 25But while everyone was asleep, his enemy came and sowed weeds among the wheat, and slipped away. 26When the wheat sprouted and bore grain, then the weeds also appeared.27The owner’s servants came to him and said, ‘Sir, didn’t you sow good seed in your field? Where then did the weeds come from?’28‘An enemy did this,’ he replied.So the servants asked him, ‘Do you want us to go and pull them up?’29‘No,’ he said, ‘if you pull the weeds now, you might uproot the wheat with them. 30Let both grow together until the harvest. At the proper time I will tell the harvesters, “First collect the weeds and tie them in bundles to be burned; then gather the wheat into my barn.”’”
1.) is your opinion. he's doing better than anyone else that has liberty ideals at his root. You completely side stepped my point that ripping this completely out will cause damage in other areas that will make my taxes go up too. Even tho it's a small pittance, by ripping out the ability to contribute tax free earnings to my health care, you are causing me to have to pay more tax on my income. This is just a small example of how embedded the problem is. Ripping it out at this point from the root causes you to rip out a lot of other things with the domino effect of ultimately leading to a conclusion that an overthrow of government is required. Not the intellectual overthrow that Rand, Ron, and myself are looking for, but an armed bloody anarchist revolt. Not gonna happen.
2.) Well, I think your criticism is misplaced. Perhaps focus on getting such monolithic bastions as Nancy Pelosi, John McCain, Lindsey Graham and their ilk tossed out of government. That is a good place to start. Attacking a nascent liberty up-welling despite the headwinds is like shooting yourself in the foot. Why would you do that?
There are plenty of fruits ripening. One big obvious one is the coalescence around a disruptive to the status quo candidate. Sure it's not the right candidate, but at least the minds are starting to shake off drone like mentality that government = good and actions are following. Plenty of other examples out there if you get out in the community and talk to people.
I wish the educated people on this forum would drop the Florida Chamber of Commerse MEME that says "Florida is an Old People State".
I hear people talk about Florida as being "nothing but old people" and other similar type phrases that characterize the marjority of Florida's population as retirees and old people and this is just flat wrong.
If you want to get educated about Florida, and not swallow the Real Estate and Chamber of Commerce catch phrases
Why do you call the minarchists - newer? While I believe the Constitution went too far, early America ... States organized under the Articles of Confederation are minarchy by design. Rothbard is 20th century.
I like the thread title, it definitely does the thread better than, Ron Paul reconfirms he's a voluntarist.
This is a list of youtubes I have come across since the 2007-2008 presidential campaign. There were so many great videos made that deserved the million hits. I am bringing some goodies back hopefully.!