fiberguyMy views are my own.Premium
|reply to SLD |
Re: Now lets try Jewel for treason
said by SLD:Yea... but this is "Change you can believe in"....
If you really believe in your "oath is to the Constitution of the United States of America", you should have voted for Nader. In fact, the entire US should have.
Anyone see the movie Mars Attacks? ... "do not run, we are your friends"....
|reply to sturmvogel |
Re: No suprise here.
said by sturmvogel:That's not true. The founding generation ditched limited government because it didn't work for them. They abandoned the relative libertarian "Articles of Confederation" for the new constitution of 1789 after just 12 years of supposed nirvana.
You could include into that small group also the writers of the United States Constitution. I guess a small and not that important group.
The irony is that it was Shay's Rebellion that incited public outcry for a larger, more effective and powerful government.
So, you see, the founding generation is no different than subsequent generations. They tried to implement their revolutionary, anti-Authoritarian rhetoric. It didn't work. They wanted more government just 12 years later. Every generation has done the same thing.
You don't know what the founding generation would have thought about the challenges we face today -- when all they had to concern themselves with were individuals with 6-foot-long, single-shot muskets.
We've gained tremendous advantages as individuals. Mass communication at our fingertips (the ability to run our won web sites, and email). Global travel in hours instead of weeks. With those advances that improve our freedoms come new risks, and new calls for expansions of government. It's not like a lose-lose proposition. We win a little, lose a little.
wifi4milezBig Russ, 1918 to 2008. Rest in Peace
New York, NY
|reply to vinnie97 |
said by vinnie97:Down the toilet. What happened is people voted with their emotions because his campaign line was "I am not Bush". Now that the honeymoon is over, people are (figuratively) rolling over in bed and getting their first good look at who they partnered up with for the next 3.5 years. Talk about buyers remorse......
Wow, where did all the Obama love go?
When you can't make them see the light, make them feel the heat.
DragasoniWe're All Mad HerePremium
Palm Bay, FL
| Speaks for itself.|
|reply to ninjatutle |
1,310 more days until Election day 2012. Can't get here fast enough, hopefully there will still be a United States after Hussein gets done with it.
No suprise here.
Just remember, everything is ok when a lib is doing it. Tax increases, wiretapping, even war. Never forget this.