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Subject:  Re: What annoys the Right more? Date:  10/14/2012  10:39 AM
Author:  Colovion Number:  648735 of 876040

Well, these are some of the things that bug me:

1. Government in loco parentis

What I mean by that is pols calling for and people voting for the government to take care of people. Call it the social safety net, call it welfare, call it entitlements... I just call it people enslaving themselves to the government. I see no virtue in it, no compassion and no benefit.

2. Misunderstanding inherent rights.

The biggest example is the outright hostility many liberals have to our right to keep and bear arms for self-defense, community defense and national defense. It just never gets through their thick skulls that A. each one of us is ultimately responsible for our own protection, and to deny anyone the right to be armed anywhere is to deny them their right to life itself. It's so basic that you have to actively delude yourself to get it wrong, yet millions of liberals do. It's baffling!

3. The belief that government is the root of economic success.

Uh, no. Not here, not anywhere, not ever. At best the government can create an environment where you're free to succeed. However, that mainly means they stay the hell out of your way so you can succeed. No country has ever taxed or regulated their way to success. Quite the opposite.

Those are my main three. There is a thread going through all of them: freedom. A government that doesn't try to protect you from yourself, take away rights for your own good and regulate the bejeezus out you while taxing everything that moves is a free country. That should be our goal, anything or anyone moving us in the other direction (<cough>0bama and the Democrat Party</cough>) must be defeated by any means necessary.
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