The Future of Limited Government

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    The Future of Limited Government.
    By: Jeff Wartman
    http://jeffwartman.com/the-future-of...ed-government/
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    So, then tell all the "small gov't" people that includes Abortion, Gay Marriage, and illegal gov't wiretapping cause they have no problem letting gov't regulate those
     
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    In a democracy, isn't the most important freedom the freedom to decide, and then re-decide periodically, what the role of government should be? Provided that the people have freely decided, isn't the "proper" role whatever they choose. Everything else is just an opinion, which each person is free to advocate at the next election. Proper isn't measured by any exogenuous standard.

    That isn't to say that there is anything wrong with stating your preference, as you have done. This is quite good, especially if you are in the minority.
     
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    That's strange... I'm a small government person and I don't think the government should be federally funded abortions... if you want an abortion fine but don't make me pay for it...

    It's always funny when non-conservatives know more about conservatism than actual conservatives... but I guess that falls in line with liberals being the smartest people in the world...:cuckoo:
     
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    ...died over 100 years ago in the United States.
     
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    Under Dwight D. Eisenhower: 8 years/Failed

    Under Richard M. Nixon: 5 1/2 years/Failed

    Under Ronald Nitwit Reagan: 8 years/Failed

    Under George H. W. Bush: 4 years/Failed

    Under George W. Bush: 8 years/Failed


    Under GOP controlled Congresses in last century: Failed

     
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    Its an idea that has little support because it doesnt work.
     
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    you don't. the government does. I doubt if one whole cent you pay in taxes to the government goes to the cost of a single abortion.

    what is strange is your inability to grasp simple concepts and translate them into reality based arguments.

    what's so funny about your ignorance?
     
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    The Future of Limited Government....

    Is dead.
     
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    I always wondered about the concept of "limited Government"....
    is it really possible for Government to become unlimited?? And is this a concept that is born out of size limitations or on abilities and role of Gov?

    Each time I see some one talking about "limited government", they tend to wander right into the concept of cutting social programs. Rarely do I hear these people talk about cutting Military or Intelligence spending.

    If the government is oppressive, don't you think that a massive military or invasive spy program would be the first of your concerns?
     

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