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If the end is to eliminate government, why would you hope that they purchase made in the USA products? It perpetuates the very exisitance of the government you wish to eliminate. Through nepotism and coporate selection on who/which companies get to provide for it.
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2 + 2 = 5.
OK, let's break down this logic.
"I want government to be subject to arbitrary and intense restriction by the people at large"
"OH!!!111! So you want to enslave children and send them off to die in a war!!!111!!"
most people that use such logic I call liberals, democrats, republicans, or neoconservatives.
You do know that illogical appeals to emotion are not only fallacious, but are the very weapon the left and the right use to stifle liberty.
Do you really want to be allied with such monsters?
Last edited by GunnyFreedom; 02-03-2013 at 03:54 PM.
The more I read the thread the more I think this idea is a bad one.
"We do have some differences and our approaches will be different, but that makes him his own person. I mean why should he [Rand] be a clone and do everything and think just exactly as I have. I think it's an opportunity to be independent minded. We are about 99% [the same on issues]." Ron Paul
The government should buy us the best bang for our tax dollar. Which means trading in an open world economy. However, there is a potential national security issue if supply lines are cut off in war time. So there may be an argument (in this case) for "protectionist" policies in procuring national defense products.
Weapons yes, office chairs no.
For things we have to trust buy here, but for regular items get what is cheapest.
If the government would use products to near failure instead of selling things off like trucks every 5 years we would save a lot of money.
What the government buys should have nothing to do with where it was made.
Why would anyone want their government paying higher prices(assuming identical products)? To say yes, is dumb imo, unless it is in some sort of back door way to get the government wasting money on this stuff rather than oppressing it's people.
"A free man must be able to endure it when his fellow men act and live otherwise than he considers proper. He must free himself from the habit, just as soon as something does not please him, of calling for the police." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 55)
"The evil that a man inflicts on his fellow man injures both - not only the one to whom it is done, but also the one who does it. Nothing corrupts a man so much as being an arm of the law and making men suffer. The lot of the subject is anxiety, a spirit of servility and fawning adulation; but the pharisaical self-righteousness, conceit, and arrogance of the master are no better. [...] The criminal has incurred the penalties of the law, but not the hate and sadism of the judge, the policeman, and the ever lynch-thirsty mob." -- Ludwig von Mises, Liberalism (p. 58) [bold emphasis added]
But why should I answer you -- you've accused me of wanting to murder children against their will in a war. You have accused me of being a Keynesian. So anything I say, no matter how benign, I am convinced you are just going to twist it into the next monstrosity that pops into your head.
From where I sit, why should I help you imagine weird crimes against me that I have never committed?
What's next, I quote a line from the Constitution and you accuse me of being a pedophile?
How about take a step back and reassess what's happening here and try starting fresh?