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    Are you a Republican, Democrat, Libertarian, or Independent? Do you consider yourself conservative, liberal, progressive, revolutionary or reactionary?
    Do you favor Caveat Emptor and/or lassiez faire Capitalism, Socialism, Communism or a mixed economy? Idealist or pragmatist?

    Using 140 or less characters share what you believe. Too much time and energy is spent on this MB calling others names. What do you believe is the best political/economic framework to provide for the greatest good to the greatest number of Americans?
     
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    devout eclectic

    staunch middle-of-the-roader.

    flat tax

    mandatory government service (opt military/civil)

    decriminalize, regulate and tax all vices

    end armed conflict

    nuke the asteroids

    retool for peace
     
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    Capitalism with regulation as necessary to prevent abuse of the system
    (not profound but just 60 characters)

    As an historical example, the failure of the ruling class to restrain from exercising its own power can be seen as a cause for the end of the Roman Republic. Its collapse was brought about not so much by a need to defend its frontiers, or the creation of a “bread and circus” society (as a public benefit), as much as those conditions resulted from a governing class incapable of forgoing their own self promotion and power for the benefit of the greater societal good.

    Whatever was not owned by the government was considered spoils for the Senate, and as a last resort for survival the evicted poor ended up on the dole in the capitol city. Once there, to keep them from becoming agitated, they were given an allowance of free bread for subsistence and circuses for entertainment. Unlimited grasping for power ended the Republic, and created an effective dictatorship and a civil war, which then resulted in a monarchy to settle the civil violence.

    Human nature does not change
     
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    How about some of what actually works within all of the above? Oddly enough, that's how this country has successfully survived for 211 years.
     
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    Damn. So soon someone gets it.
     
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    with respect to maggie, it's not exactly rocket science.
     
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    IMO


    real men don't eat quiche or tweet on twitter.
     
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    Of course, and that is exactly why I was surprised to read a reasoned answer. Maybe we all ought to focus on what brings us together, and not the hate, fear and ain't it awful speech of a captious few.
     
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    First thing we do is kill all the lawyers!
     
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    Pheeew. I've never twitted, I used the word "tweet" to avoid long rants on this thread. BTW, quiche is quite good. Eggs, cheese, onions, sausage, bacon and cream in pie crust. What's not to like (unless you're a cardiologist).
    So, I don't tweet but I do eat quiche and I've never wondered if I'm a real man. I suppose those who do wonder, ain't.
     

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