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Old 1st Nov 2013, 00:39
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 03:10
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"Unsurprisingly, you appear not to be cognisant of the correct definition of the term "socialism"."

I do know one of the definintions of insanity: trying the same thing over and over and expecting a different result.

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Old 1st Nov 2013, 12:18
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THE QUEEN’S RIDDLE

"Your Majesty, how do you run such an efficient government?
Are there any tips you can give me?"
"Well," said the Queen,

"The most important thing is to surround yourself with intelligent people."
Obama frowned, and then asked,

"But how do I know if the people around me are really intelligent?"
The Queen took a sip of champagne.

"Oh, that's easy; you just ask them to answer an intelligent riddle, watch"
The Queen pushed a button on her intercom.
"Please send Tony Blair in here, would you?"
Tony Blair walked into the room and said,
"Yes, your Majesty?"

The Queen smiled and said,

"Answer me this please Tony.
Your mother and father have a child.
It is not your brother and it is not your sister.
Who is it?"
Without pausing for a moment, Tony Blair answered…

"That would be me."
"Yes! Very good." said the Queen.

Obama went back home to ask Joe Biden the same question.
"Joe, answer this for me."

"Your mother and your father have a child.
It's not your brother and it's not your sister.
Who is it?"
"I'm not sure," said Biden.

"Let me get back to you on that one."
He went to his advisors and asked everyone, but none could give him an answer.
Frustrated, Biden went to work in congressional gym and saw Paul Ryan there.

Biden went up to him and asked, "Hey Paul, see if you can answer this question."
"Shoot Joe."
“Your mother and father have a child and it's not your brother or your sister.
Who is it?"
Paul Ryan answered,

"That's easy, it's me!"

Biden smiled, and said, "Good answer Paul!"
Biden then, went back to speak with President Obama.
"Say, I did some research and I have the answer to that riddle."

"It's Paul Ryan !"
Obama got up, stomped over to Biden, and angrily yelled into his face,

"No! You idiot! It's Tony Blair!"

...AND THAT MY FRIENDS IS PRECISELY WHAT'S GOING ON AT THE WHITE HOUSE!
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 12:52
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You know that, despite what the MSM say about the mood of any country, when it leaks out that the government is "tooling up" that all is not well in the kingdom....
That's okay. Just one more indication of the continued growth of tyranny as exhibited by the federal government. However, it might heed us to remember the words spoken by a great man a couple of hundred years ago:

"The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants."

I tend to see myself as a former. And the Federal government as the latter.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 13:51
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RGB,

But only when it is a Democrat in the White House I bet.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:01
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Tyranny knows no political party. Whether it's a Democrap, Resmuglican or anything else is irrelevant. Tyranny is tyranny. And must be fought against by all methods.

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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:11
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But only when it is a Democrat in the White House I bet.
One day, Bill, you'll learn what a Libertarian is.
You may even learn that American political divisions are greater than two parties who call themselves Democrats and Republicans.

Until you learn any of this, please feel free to wallow in and delight in your self imposed ignorance.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:13
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R,

It always makes me laugh when Americans talk about the tyranny of their government. It is so quaint.

Lets hope you never experience real tyranny.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:19
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LW50 wrote:

One day, Bill, you'll learn what a Libertarian is.
Or a Constitutionalist.

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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:19
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LW,

"Libertarians", good one. I needed a laugh today.

Just as there are no athiests in a foxhole there are no Libertarians with a Republican in the White House.

Flippancy aside I am aware of the existence of the concept of Libertarianism but I would dispute that any of its followers exist in this thread. Most certainly neither you nor RGB are Libertarians in the proper sense.
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That's odd BHR because I've voted for the Libertarian Party's presidential candidate on several occasions. And go out of my way to vote the same in State and local elections.

I guess that makes me a Republican then. Or a Democrat.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:24
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Hey, BHR, can you tell us who in the White House just now believes in democracy?
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:28
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There is someone currently in the White House who believe in Democracy.

He name is Bo. He's the Obamas' dog.



Bo Thomas Jefferson Dog.

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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:38
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Originally Posted by BillHicksRules View Post
LW,

"Libertarians", good one. I needed a laugh today. Just as there are no athiests in a foxhole there are no Libertarians with a Republican in the White House.
Wrong. Once again, you demonstrate your self imposed ignorance.
Advice: when in a hole, stop digging.

Agree with you, however, on the hope that we don't run into no shit tyrrany any time soon.
Based on human history, it takes more than hope to prevent it.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:46
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LW,

You really need to vary your witless comebacks.

Simply decrying everyone you disagree with as wrong and ignorant is tedious.

Try mixing things up and not just jumping on the coattails of others.

Here is an honestly given challenge to which I promise to deal with sans sarcasm. Make your case for being a Libertarian/Constitutionilist/Other.

I promise to debate and discuss this with you rationally and respectfully.

Up for the challenge?
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LW50 wrote

Based on human history, it takes more than hope to prevent it.
Yup, sure does. It take a little watering of the tree of Liberty. Oddly, though, the water is colored red.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 14:52
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BHR:

Can I take a stab at your question? Or, in the words of Arnold Horschack (with hand waving in the air) ou...ou...ou....ou!

The Constitution Party's platform of 7 principles:

Seven Principles Of The Constitution Party:
  • Life: For all human beings, from conception to natural death;
Check. I personally do not believe in abortion. Neither does Die Frau.

  • Liberty: Freedom of conscience and actions for the self-governed individual;
Self-governed individual. Ah, roger that.

  • Family: One husband and one wife with their children as divinely instituted;
Check that too. One husband and one wife with their children. And nothing other than that. 'Nuf said.

  • Property: Each individual's right to own and steward personal property without government burden;
Check.

  • Constitution And Bill Of Rights: interpreted according to the actual intent of the founding fathers;
A big check on this one.

  • State's Rights: Everything not specifically delegated by the Constitution to the federal government, nor prohibited by the Constitution to the states, is reserved to the states or to the people.
As laid out in the Constitution. A big check here too.

  • American Sovereignty: American government committed to the protection of the borders, trade, and common defense of Americans, and not entangled in foreign alliances.
Ah, roger that. F**k the Iraqis. F**k the Afghanis and f**k everyone else too. Fight your own bloody wars.

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Simply decrying everyone you disagree with as wrong and ignorant is tedious.
Now that's down right funny and I don't care who you are.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 15:21
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R,

Thanks for that response.

I must be honest and say I am having a trouble seeing how those 7 principles are not covered by the auspices of the Republican Party.

The biggest difference I can see is the stance on Drug Legalisation laws.

I do find it mildy amusing that a party that venerates the Constitution also wants it amended.

I also find it amusing that it is prepared to go against the Constitution on several issues.
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Old 1st Nov 2013, 15:22
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CP,

It was not actually but I am happy if it gave you a chuckle.
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