Is it possible to want a small federal gov't and have these views?

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    1.) Wanting government to regulate the plants you grow on your property.

    2.) Wanting government to regulate and filter every word on every form of media.

    3.) Wanting government to regulate every marriage that a church wants to recognize.



    What say you? Seems to me these sound like principles of a big government.
     
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    Seems to be conflicting.
     
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    Good lord, it's a pot growing thread. Why don't you just label the thread as such and be open about it?
     
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    Did you intentionally ignore the other 2 of his bullet points or was that too much reading for you?
     
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    I'd also add:

    4. wanting the government to interfer with self determination overseas.
    5. Supporting unpopular regimes.
     
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    Thanks RDD
     
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    Overseas? Shit how about some self determination here at home?
     
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    What I think you are missing Doc is that while many of us do want some version of those things done by the Government there are a whole lot of things that the Government currently does that we would do away with.... Education, Welfare, Foreign Entanglements, HealthCare, etc.... In our minds it's much more a matter of re-focusing the Government on the small number of things that it SHOULD be focused on rather than on the broad brush of things that it currently deals with; most of which we believe are UnConstitutional to begin with.
     
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    So government should have nothing to do with education, welfare, or health but should be overseeing marriage, language censorship and horticulture? Is that what you're saying. I just want to be clear.
     
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    In a single word.... YES.

    Let's now see if I can explain to you WHY that is.....

    I believe that the system and style of Government which the United States was intended to run under (not the one it currently uses) requires a culture of morals, values, and ideals which must be understood, accepted, and embraced by the vast majority of the citizenry in order to function properly. To that end, the Government is the only organization which can ensure that those morals, values, and ideals are rigourously maintained throughout the entirety of society.

    Now before you go off on a "theocracy" rant; I believe that religion has NO PLACE in the public sphere of government or society. It should be a wholely PRIVATE undertaking. However, I also believe that MORALITY supercedes all religion.
     

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