you are not a small government conservative if

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    you voted for anyone who voted for these (after the rep voted for them of course) or supported the bills/ideas yourself:

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    1) the patriot act
    2) the health insurance mandate bill
    3) any of the bailouts
    4) the stimulus package
    5) the fisa/warrantless wiretapping/retro immunity updates
    6) the creation and continued funding of dhs
    7) any anti-gay marriage bill
    8) bills related to and funding of the "drug war"
    9) starting or continuing the iraq war

    how many people here can attest to this? that they believe in true social and economic freedoms and real civil liberties? who isn't willing to bend over to the government when ti comes to social programs and "national security"?
     
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    Even though I'd quibble a little over the anti-gay marriage crap, right on target.
     
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    yea its not really the most important, and personally, I think any federal recognition of marriage should be ended, and a system setup where any people and any number of people over the age of consent can sign documents of their choosing proclaiming themselves a family for purposes of taxes, power of attorney, raising children, etc.
     
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    Small government conservatives almost don't exist anymore. Hell, most right wingers are all in favor of Social Security and Medicare. What more do you need to know?
     
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    Remember that the purpose of government mandated marriage licenses was to enforce miscegenation laws.
     
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    Excellent post. I love calling out conservatives on their supposed beliefs in small government. They're small government until they too can use the government to further their agenda. The far right and far left have so much in common with each other, they could be roommates.
     
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    Accurate post. Heck, if I changed my position on a couple of these, I could call myself a "small government conservative." :lol:
     
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    Then we wonder why Progressives have a perfect 100 year track record of kicking our asses.

    They understand that it takes time to do the things necessary to get control

    Our unreasonable expectations is one of our greatest enemies
     
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    These are unreasonable expectations? What's so unreasonable about not arresting people for smoking marijuana?
     
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    Because so many marriages in this country are impacted by the vast numbers of gay marriages.

    Besides, everyone knows that if gay marriage becomes respectable, conservative men will stop dating in rest rooms and start marrying each other.

    Which is why I'm surprised there isn't massive Mormon support. After all, look at the number of conservative women who would be without a man.
     

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