Ron Paul: 'Freedom Is A Young Idea And We're Throwing It Away'...

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    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXKrdE2x5og]‪Ron Paul: 'Freedom Is a Young Idea and We're Throwing It Away'‬‏ - YouTube[/ame]
     
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    "Old ideas and Totalitarianism." Does look like most current Politicians in both Parties are dragging us towards Totalitarianism. It's sad.
     
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    Why are so many people in such a rush to reach Totalitarianism? It always amazes me that so many support this rush. It really is perplexing.
     
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    It is sad

    A lot is due to the poor education in the US; the public school system is closer to a socialistic
    entity than most things in the US. No surprise, it pushes those values or at least does not
    teach the values important to our freedom.

    As such, many want and desire certain ends with never understanding the means.

    Also, it is mentally easy to be a liberal
    and say the gov't should

    -feed the poor
    -spread the wealth
    -make everyone have health care

    Takes no brains for that and it makes them feel better about themselves
    They are good people because they care

    They may send their kids to private school, like Papa Obama, but he still cares
     
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    Freedom is an old an idea as the Earth. It's a natural instinct, it's not something new and profound.
     
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    Freedom is not an instinct.

    It is a condition of the people in a society and it is more rare than you think.
     
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    You don't know what I think.

    It is a human instinct. I was born with it.
     
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    Sorry but freedom is not an instinct human or otherwise.

    If you were born somewhere else and sold into slavery as a child you would have learned differently.

    And I know you don't know what you're talking about.

    An instinct is an unlearned, species specific set of rigid behavior patterns independent of learning or conditioning.

    Since not all humans exhibit such a behavior pattern (species specific) and there is nothing we do that is independent of learning or conditioning there is no such thing as a human instinct

    The very fact that people accept living in bondage or under oppressive rule negates your claim that freedom is an instinct.
     
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    That's a relief. I guess since people born into slavery don't know any better the must be content.
     
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    Exactly, that argument is ridiculous.

    "since people live oppressed, freedom isn't an instinct".....................gee, I wonder how many beers it takes to deduce that sort of logic.
     

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