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Subject:  Re: New Product.... Date:  11/13/2012  2:15 PM
Author:  Jim2B Number:  156822 of 167178

You must remember....this IS a democracy. Not every one gets to have their way....

The principals of the US Constitution were to err on the side of freedom.

In the case that democrats wish to have publicly funded health insurance, but republicans do not wish to participate: it would err on the side of allowing people to opt out. Current legislation forces participation on everyone. Is this erring on the side of freedom?

In the case of social security, some wish to participate, others wish to opt out. Our government has dictated that everyone must participate. Is this erring on the side of freedom?

In the case of gun ownership, some wish to restrict weapons others wish to own and use weapons. Our government dictates rather stringent requirements upon citizens in order that they might possess firearms. Is this erring on the side of freedom?

Democrats do not like conservative radio, so democrats are trying to pass legislation to reduce or eliminate conservative talk radio. Is this erring on the side of freedom?

Some religious organizations do not wish to pay for abortion services since it is contrary to their religious freedoms. The government has dictated that all such organizations must pay for abortions. Is this erring on the side of freedom?

A large swath of the US electorate is over-eagerly sacrificing their liberty in the name of getting "free stuff" (security).

They who can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety.
--Benjamin Franklin

"If we give the government the power to give us everything we want, we'll have also given it the power to take everything that we have."
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