The case for more "government" ?

Discussion in 'Politics' started by ShaklesOfBigGov, Nov 9, 2011.

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How much trust do you put in government control / influence?

Poll closed Dec 9, 2011.
  1. The federal Government needs greater control over the private sector

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  2. Individual States should be allowed to govern themselves more than the Federal Government

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    12.5%
  3. We need less government involvement effecting our daily lives

    7 vote(s)
    87.5%
  4. I have another view, which I would like to share in this thread.

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  1. ShaklesOfBigGov
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    From providing Americans with Health Care to creating jobs, some hold the belief that "government" (whether State or Federal) can do a better job than the private sector. It's this ideology of bigger verses smaller that will become one of the main focuses in this next Presidential election.

    Just how much should the government be involved in the affairs of the private sector and our daily lives? What has the Federal Government actually done to prove THEY can do a better job of providing what they "believe" the American people really want?

    When you look into the financial track record in Washington D.C. that's attributed to allowing "politics" to dictate policy over accountability, there ALWAYS seems to closely follow the issue of big budgets and government waste. Is there a case to prove the belief in Bigger Government, and that they can do a better job than the private sector? What are the arguments, and Constitutional basis, that support a greater Federal influence and intervention in our daily lives?

     
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    I just don't understand it. Government caused our economy to suck. Government caused unemployment and government wastes money...yet liberals want more government. I swear if I was a conspiracy theorist I would say liberals just want to destroy their country.
     
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    Liberals?
    I expect such from Liberals. Explain to me why so called conservatives have in the past twenty years jumped on the government knows best bandwagon.
     
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    As much government as needed to provide life liberty and the pursuit of happiness for all individuals.
     
  5. ShaklesOfBigGov
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    Unfortunatly both Democrats and Republicans have supported their own version of big government control. The question that remains is how much government control are you willing to accept and in what form? You have one concept that believes everyone should simply be given Health Care as if it's a form of Constitutional right but believe in the "moral rights" of a terrorist that suffers from interrogations. On the other side, you have the belief in the obligations to defend the Constitution and it's people through military might, using this as the means of interrogating terrorists through water boarding, while holding their "moral ground" of social issues like abortion. What should the role of government be?
     
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    This should not be provided. The government only needs to get out of the way of it.
     
  7. Liberty
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    because they are neocons, and neocons are the same as liberals when it comes to government growth.
     
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    youre an idiot. liberty is unalienable even by government. government does not provide ANYTHING without pilfering others. I suggest you read "The Law" by bastiat, its on books.google.com for free. Although I know you wont read it because you don't like objective study and are a hack, but still...knowledge is there if you ever change your mind.
     
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    Then we need to go back to when the ink was drying in 1787.
     
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    I wonder how our Founders would score in the poll?

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