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Subject:  Re: Ethics Date:  5/17/2013  8:32 AM
Author:  Colovion Number:  119115 of 134007

Thus, the reason the Federal government needs to be much smaller. It doesn't matter who is in power. Big government leads to corruption because human nature is what it is. This is something Libs fundamentally get wrong.

It's worse than that... they don't just get it wrong they invariably get it completely backwards. The government isn't the defender of our rights, it's the greatest threat TO our rights. The Constitution doesn't constrain the people it constrains the government (for example the Second Amendment doesn't tell the government who can have guns but who they can't take guns from... namely "the people"). We don't "belong" to the government, the government belongs to US. We're their bosses, not the other way around.
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