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    How to prevent a country from becoming a socialist $#@!hole?

    Asking for a friend.



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    1 Don't let anyone who gets a penny of government money vote
    2 Limit immigration to compatible cultures and a small amount of those
    3 Don't let foreign countries get away with waging trade warfare against you

    There are other things that can help but those are the big 3.
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    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    1 Don't let anyone who gets a penny of government money vote
    2 Limit immigration to compatible cultures and a small amount of those
    3 Don't let foreign countries get away with waging trade warfare against you

    There are other things that can help but those are the big 3.
    That is very totalitarian.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    That is very totalitarian.
    You are right. We should be more accommodating to freeloaders.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    That is very totalitarian.
    No, it is the way to keep totalitarians from taking over.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Vote extra hard.
    @TheTexan
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    TARDIS... Tell your friend, you'll need one of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Suzanimal View Post
    Vote extra hard.
    @TheTexan
    +rep

    It's a little known fact, but Mao Zedong came into power because his opposition failed to completely fill in the circle on the ballot when voting. Their ballots were thrown out as being invalid, Mao Zedong won his election, and countless millions died because of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheTexan View Post
    +rep

    It's a little known fact, but Mao Zedong came into power because his opposition failed to completely fill in the circle on the ballot when voting. Their ballots were thrown out as being invalid, Mao Zedong won his election, and countless millions died because of it.
    Looks like the commies have a long record of election fraud.

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    Ctrl+Alt+Believe
    "It's probably the biggest hoax since Big Foot!" - Mitt Romney 1-16-2012 SC Debate

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    You give people proper education on the dangers of socialism and communism.
    "Perhaps one of the most important accomplishments of my administration is minding my own business."

    Calvin Coolidge

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    1 Don't let anyone who gets a penny of government money vote
    2 Limit immigration to compatible cultures and a small amount of those
    3 Don't let foreign countries get away with waging trade warfare against you

    There are other things that can help but those are the big 3.
    Aren't those ideas which need socialist government responses?
    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The quality seems to have dropped significantly since I came here, I guess you get what you pay for.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Globalist View Post
    You give people proper education on the dangers of socialism and communism.
    'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.'

    The appeal of free money will always trump education, at least in the long run.
    "Democracy is the theory that the common people know what they want, and deserve to get it good and hard."

    -H. L. Mencken

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    Quote Originally Posted by r3volution 3.0 View Post
    'It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends upon his not understanding it.'

    The appeal of free money will always trump education, at least in the long run.

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    No, liberty people need to stop living in the past, nineteen or twentieth century, there are problems in this century that have the potential to destroy everything, the expense of your driving culture. You will destroy the next generation with this idea of uber freedom, it won't work.

    Yang gang, make America think harder!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    No, liberty people need to stop living in the past, nineteen or twentieth century, there are problems in this century that have the potential to destroy everything, the expense of your driving culture. You will destroy the next generation with this idea of uber freedom, it won't work.

    Yang gang, make America think harder!



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    Quote Originally Posted by Zippyjuan View Post
    Aren't those ideas which need socialist government responses?
    No.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    No, liberty people need to stop living in the past, nineteen or twentieth century, there are problems in this century that have the potential to destroy everything, the expense of your driving culture. You will destroy the next generation with this idea of uber freedom, it won't work.

    Yang gang, make America think harder!
    You and Yang don't think at all.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    He does think, he is what America lacks, a candidate who can think and see further than just today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    He does think, he is what America lacks, a candidate who can think and see further than just today.
    He panders to the lowest common denominator, that is not thinking, you see no farther than your next meal and your demand that other pay for it.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment

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    The sad reality is that it will probably involve moving to a deep red state that has zero chance of ever going blue.


    And then you have to work like hell to get rock solid people elected to the state legislature and then continue to hold them accountable. They can act as a firewall between their citizens and the federal government. But they must have the will to do so.
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    1.Balance the Budget every year.
    2.Block Grant all welfare programs,Social Security & other stuff to the states & cut it by 25%
    3.End the FED. Repeal the Income Tax,Payroll Tax,capital gains tax & Corporate Tax with a Import Tax of 20% & a 10% Flat Tax.
    4.Impeach every elected official who supports attack on our constitution.
    5.End the wars.Bring all our troops home from overseas & send some of them to our southern border to stop the invasion from Mexico
    6.Deport all illegal immigrants. Cut legal immigration by at least 50%. Allow only people who are going to assimilate into western culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    He panders to the lowest common denominator, that is not thinking, you see no farther than your next meal and your demand that other pay for it.
    The technology problem is like the energy problem, with too many who support liberty, there is always more elsewhere, delusion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    The technology problem is like the energy problem, with too many who support liberty, there is always more elsewhere, delusion.
    The market will solve all such economic problems and government will only cause more.
    Never attempt to teach a pig to sing; it wastes your time and annoys the pig.

    Robert Heinlein

    Give a man an inch and right away he thinks he's a ruler

    Groucho Marx

    I love mankindÖitís people I canít stand.

    Linus, from the Peanuts comic

    You cannot have liberty without morality and morality without faith

    Alexis de Torqueville

    Those who fail to learn from the past are condemned to repeat it.
    Those who learn from the past are condemned to watch everybody else repeat it

    A Zero Hedge comment



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    Quote Originally Posted by Swordsmyth View Post
    The market will solve all such economic problems and government will only cause more.
    Well, that is the problem, there is only so many sources that can be used, all our societies depend on good quality, cheap crude to run smoothly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Republicanguy View Post
    Well, that is the problem, there is only so many sources that can be used, all our societies depend on good quality, cheap crude to run smoothly.
    Peak oil!



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