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The Republican's. They really are murdering and crippling their own citizens for profit. It's that simple.

Nothing is that simple. And that you feel anything could be really undermines my opinion of your positions that you take. Whether you care or not. I will not speak for anyone else on this topic.
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post #122 of 355
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The Republican's. They really are murdering and crippling their own citizens for profit. It's that simple.

Forget the boatbuilder's opinion, you're on the money, so to speak.
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The fringe horizon is like the event horizon.

Once inside, they can't ever see the light of day.

And the density of your arrogance and conceit is such that rationality cannot escape.
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post #124 of 355
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Since that quote was not from me, how and why did you ascribe it to me?

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Having said that, it seems that in the United Pavlovian Coerced States of America, to level any form of criticism of Obama "justifies" an accusation of "racism". Similarly, to level any form of criticism towards the (former) Bush Administration rendered one a "terrorist sympathizer". But wait, there's more... to criticize any aspect of Israel.. and you're a "Holocaust denier", or guilty of "anti-semitism". Or if you point out the shortcomings of the US healthcare system and support something more civilized... you're now a "Marxist".. and if you point out the obvious and proven facts that (some) governments use terror attacks to frighten and subsequently enrage the citizens to further military and monetary gains, at best, you're up against a wall of silence, denial and mass "follow my leader" type intellectual cowardice.


Sorry Sammi, my inability to use the quote function properly lead to my post not accurately reflecting that I was quoting your quote from Paul Craig Roberts. I promise I'll try and learn the services of this site, so far I've just ended up messing up though!
The racial quote from your source, I see as racist or at least flippant about race and definitely insulting to any person of color and insulting to the Nobel Peace Prize committee, who he obviously detests.

I agree with you that Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran and Iraq leave plenty to question about Obama's role regarding peace and I am not at all supportive of his actions in those areas. The killing and suffering going on as he embarks on more conflict is shocking and personally rules him out for me as deserving of this award. However, he would claim that his actions are the opposite and to some extent I agree with him. Just walking away, as I see as imperative, he would view as sacrificing future stability and peace. His approach guarantees suffering and carnage now for what he hopes will eventually be peace. My approach guarantees that it won't be US forces dying and being seriously injured and causing further carnage now to millions of poor foreign citizens. Instead leaves it up to the nations involved to seek their own solutions and to reap their own financial rewards. I guess the Nobel Peace Prize committee see things his way.
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post #125 of 355
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Forget the boatbuilder's opinion, you're on the money, so to speak.

So only the Republicans do this? The Democrats have no hand in any of this? They are just innocent bystanders who, in spite of the majority they have held for however many years in the Congress were just poor suckers? They have to kowtow to the president because he is an all powerful dictator who can bully his way through anything in his way. However, all that bully power magically evaporated when Obama became president and now the Republican somehow still hold all the power and they have no Majority anywhere.

Forget reality, it is all the republicans fault. It's that simple. Just my opinion there... \
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post #126 of 355
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It's reality, it is all the republicans fault.\\

I hate doing this, but, fixed it for you.
post #127 of 355
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I hate doing this, but, fixed it for you.

So you buy that line of bull too? \ Ok.
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post #128 of 355
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Originally Posted by involuntary_serf View Post

I do live in the U.S.

Then he is your President or you should get the f out of this country because you obviously don't believe in any of our founding principles.
post #129 of 355
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Nothing is that simple. And that you feel anything could be really undermines my opinion of your positions that you take. Whether you care or not. I will not speak for anyone else on this topic.

Care to explain how so many die from lack of insurance if it's not the repubs fault?

Obviously there are a few grey lines in this equation but not many. Face it and I'll have more respect for the positions you hold, ignore or deny it and I will consider you part of the problem. It's that simple.
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post #130 of 355
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For me, the "isn't my president" sentiment is not limited to Barack Obama. He just happens to be the one holding the office at this moment in time.

How do you reconcile a, "He's not my president!" position with the constitution? I am not trying to cause a fight, but when a president is elected, he is elected as President of the United States. That being the case, he becomes everyone's president. That does not mean you have to agree with him, but he is your president. Why not?
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post #131 of 355
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Care to explain how so many die from lack of insurance if it's not the repubs fault?

Obviously there are a few grey lines in this equation but not many. Face it and I'll have more respect for the positions you hold, ignore or deny it and I will consider you part of the problem. It's that simple.

Read my next post, and answer that.
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post #132 of 355
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Read my next post, and answer that.

Err, what next post, a future one?

EDIT, sorry Noah just saw your next post.
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post #133 of 355
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Forget the boatbuilder's opinion, you're on the money, so to speak.

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post #134 of 355
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So you buy that line of bull too? \ Ok.

The rights actions to date don't prove otherwise.
post #135 of 355
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So only the Republicans do this? The Democrats have no hand in any of this? They are just innocent bystanders who, in spite of the majority they have held for however many years in the Congress were just poor suckers? They have to kowtow to the president because he is an all powerful dictator who can bully his way through anything in his way. However, all that bully power magically evaporated when Obama became president and now the Republican somehow still hold all the power and they have no Majority anywhere.

Forget reality, it is all the republicans fault. It's that simple. Just my opinion there... \

Is that the only answer to 45,000 dead American's a year you can come up with. Holy _ _ _ _!
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post #136 of 355
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Originally Posted by sammi jo View Post

Since that quote was not from me, how and why did you ascribe it to me?

**

Having said that, it seems that in the United Pavlovian Coerced States of America, to level any form of criticism of Obama "justifies" an accusation of "racism". Similarly, to level any form of criticism towards the (former) Bush Administration rendered one a "terrorist sympathizer". But wait, there's more... to criticize any aspect of Israel.. and you're a "Holocaust denier", or guilty of "anti-semitism". Or if you point out the shortcomings of the US healthcare system and support something more civilized... you're now a "Marxist".. and if you point out the obvious and proven facts that (some) governments use terror attacks to frighten and subsequently enrage the citizens to further military and monetary gains, at best, you're up against a wall of silence, denial and mass "follow my leader" type intellectual cowardice.


WTF?

Why does the article you linked to even bother to mention skin color?

Maybe every article ever written about Obama should mention his skin color, in passing, just to make sure.

You know, like people might forget, if his skin color isn't mentioned all the time 247.
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post #137 of 355
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And the density of your arrogance and conceit is such that rationality cannot escape.

Still stuck in your own Private Prison Planet, I see.
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post #138 of 355
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The rights actions to date don't prove otherwise.

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Is that the only answer to 45,000 dead American's a year you can come up with. Holy _ _ _ _!

I rarely ever do this, but proper punctuation is taking a beating in this thread.
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I rarely ever do this, but proper punctuation is taking a beating in this thread.

Yeah, and pious religionites are dopes, so what.
post #140 of 355
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Then he is your President or you should get the f out of this country because you obviously don't believe in any of our founding principles.



No, he isn't. I won't claim him. I don't support him. I don't take orders from him. I do not recognize his authority. Until he actually wants to honor and adhere to the founding principles and documents of this country, then he's not my president.

And yes I do believe the founding principles of the this country. On the contrary it is people who support many of the actions Obama proposes and many of the actions Bush did (and several presidents before both of them) who are in disagreement with both the founding principles and the governing document of this country.
post #141 of 355
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I don't support him. I don't take orders from him. I do not recognize his authority.

Wow.
A couple of steps ahead of the usual rightwing nutbars.

You walk around armed with cute signs around your neck or printed on your t-shirt as well?

A Mises serf.
post #142 of 355
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Wow.
A couple of steps ahead of the usual rightwing nutbars.

You walk around armed with cute signs around your neck or printed on your t-shirt as well?

A Mises serf.

Think and say whatever you like. Mock as you wish. You're entitled to your opinion. I don't care that mine doesn't fit within your narrow scope of acceptability. I've thought this through, and as far as I'm concerned, elected officials (including the president) who choose to violate the basic founding principles and documents of the country are in defacto breach of contract and effectively invalidate their own legitimacy to hold the office. I realize this is a rather minority opinion especially given the downright worshipful attitude many have toward the president and the presidency. I'm comfortable with that since I don't require the comfort of the majority to validate my thinking or my opinions.

P.S. I am curious if you would have found this position as objectionable during the Bush administration.
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Yeah, and pious religionites are dopes, so what.

That is so clever.

Your constant misuse of punctuation and vocabulary intimidates me.
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post #144 of 355
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Think and say whatever you like. Mock as you wish. You're entitled to your opinion. I don't care that mine doesn't fit within your narrow scope of acceptability. I've thought this through, and as far as I'm concerned, elected officials (including the president) who choose to violate the basic founding principles and documents of the country are in defacto breach of contract and effectively invalidate their own legitimacy to hold the office. I realize this is a rather minority opinion especially given the downright worshipful attitude many have toward the president and the presidency. I'm comfortable with that since I don't require the comfort of the majority to validate my thinking or my opinions.

I've said before that Clinton would have been my choice but that in no way lessens my respect for the office.

Your lack of respect shows why there is a divide in your country that will take a long time to heal.

Jimmac is right, the right is fucked for quite a long time unless attitudes change, and you are on the far right, like it or not.
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That is so clever.

Your constant misuse of punctuation and vocabulary intimidates me.

Doesn't surprise me.
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and you are on the far right, like it or not.

Actually, I would not consider myself on the "right" or "conservative" (though I hold what might be considered conservative positions on some issues, I also hold what might be considered "liberal" positions on other issues). But, whatever...labels, labels, labels. Have fun with that. Putting people into boxes and slapping labels on them obviates the need to think. It's at least efficient if not always correct.
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I rarely ever do this, but proper punctuation is taking a beating in this thread.

And many others and yet you turn the other cheek. LOL.

Your not a repub, aka Republican are you? That would explain your maneuvering. It reminds me of a snake in the grass. I'd like to think you hear their dying screams and murmurs in your quiet moments, but I guess if they don't fit into your political view they're better not being around for you anyway.
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Think and say whatever you like. Mock as you wish. You're entitled to your opinion. I don't care that mine doesn't fit within your narrow scope of acceptability. I've thought this through, and as far as I'm concerned, elected officials (including the president) who choose to violate the basic founding principles and documents of the country are in defacto breach of contract and effectively invalidate their own legitimacy to hold the office. I realize this is a rather minority opinion especially given the downright worshipful attitude many have toward the president and the presidency. I'm comfortable with that since I don't require the comfort of the majority to validate my thinking or my opinions.

P.S. I am curious if you would have found this position as objectionable during the Bush administration.

I have a narrow scope?
Who wants to go back to the 18th century way of thinking.

The constitution is a living document, do you understand what that means?
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I have a narrow scope?

It appears so to me. Yes.


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Who wants to go back to the 18th century way of thinking.

I don't know. Who?


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The constitution is a living document, do you understand what that means?

I think I understand what you think it means. And I don't agree with it. It is living in the sense that it can be changed (for which there is a defined process), not in the sense that it can be twisted and interpreted to mean whatever you want it to mean as it suits your agenda.
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Actually, I would not consider myself on the "right" or "conservative" (though I hold what might be considered conservative positions on some issues, I also hold what might be considered "liberal" positions on other issues). But, whatever...labels, labels, labels. Have fun with that. Putting people into boxes and slapping labels on them obviates the need to think. It's at least efficient if not always correct.

Are you willing to share what sacrifices to your principles and beliefs you are willing to make, to live in the US?
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Actually, I would not consider myself on the "right" or "conservative" (though I hold what might be considered conservative positions on some issues, I also hold what might be considered "liberal" positions on other issues). But, whatever...labels, labels, labels. Have fun with that. Putting people into boxes and slapping labels on them obviates the need to think. It's at least efficient if not always correct.

Who's thinking inside a box, you, Mises or you won't consider a position on a subject that doesn't fit in the box.

Liberals, seems to me, have a more open attitude to change without fear being the bogeyman regarding something new.
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I think I understand what you think it means. And I don't agree with it. It is living in the sense that it can be changed (for which there is a defined process), not in the sense that it can be twisted and interpreted to mean whatever you want it to mean as it suits your agenda.

And who is it that interprets it in a defined process, by your understanding and who is doing the twisting.
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Who's thinking inside a box, you, Mises or you won't consider a position on a subject that doesn't fit in the box.

Liberals, seems to me, have a more open attitude to change without fear being the bogeyman regarding something new.

I have no problem with change. But in terms of changing the constitution? Well, there's a process for that. You don't get to just say it means whatever you think it means.

Furthermore, I think a fair and reasonable reading of it along with corollary documents written at that time would suggest that the massive federal government we have now and its wide and vast intrusiveness is decidedly not consistent with the founding principles or what the founder had in mind.

I would argue (as would many others) that much of what the federal government has done and is doing is in violation of the 10th amendment minimally. Probably the 9th too. But it has also clearly overstepped in bounds in other areas as well.
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Are you willing to share what sacrifices to your principles and beliefs you are willing to make, to live in the US?

Do you have something specific in mind? I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Can you rephrase this?
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I have no problem with change. But in terms of changing the constitution? Well, there's a process for that. You don't get to just say it means whatever you think it means.

Furthermore, I think a fair and reasonable reading of it along with corollary documents written at that time would suggest that the massive federal government we have now and its wide and vast intrusiveness is decidedly not consistent with the founding principles or what the founder had in mind.

I would argue (as would many others) that much of what the federal government has done and is doing is in violation of the 10th amendment minimally. Probably the 9th too. But it has also clearly overstepped in bounds in other areas as well.

Things are different now.
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Are you willing to share what sacrifices to your principles and beliefs you are willing to make, to live in the US?

I would guess paying taxes to a government, president, he doesn't believe has authority over him is a sacrifice.

What a bitch huh?
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Things are different now.

I hear this all the time as if the constitution is some technology like 8-track tapes or something. It isn't. So, in what specific ways are things different that invalidate the core philosophy and principles?
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Do you have something specific in mind? I'm not sure I understand what you're asking. Can you rephrase this?

It's a pretty straight forward question. I obviously can't know the specifics and that's why I asked. I'll try rephrasing it though. Is there anything that you do, that you would not do, if you were following your beliefs and principles?
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I hear this all the time as if the constitution is some technology like 8-track tapes or something. It isn't. So, in what specific ways are things different that invalidate the core philosophy and principles?

A lot. Lot's and lot's. Obviously as much as possible fits as neatly as can be made to fit into the constitution. But like you are aware, there's plenty bulging at the seams. I personally don't know the full extent to which we have veered from the constitution but am sure that a bunch of isolated and racist white men a few hundred years ago had but a few of the answers to today's problems on their minds at the time and would relish a serious make-over.
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No, he isn't. I won't claim him. I don't support him. I don't take orders from him. I do not recognize his authority. Until he actually wants to honor and adhere to the founding principles and documents of this country, then he's not my president.

And yes I do believe the founding principles of the this country. On the contrary it is people who support many of the actions Obama proposes and many of the actions Bush did (and several presidents before both of them) who are in disagreement with both the founding principles and the governing document of this country.

1) Would Obama be your president if you owned him?

2) Do you believe that the Constitution should be the only law of the land? In other words, all other laws of the land are deemed unconstitutional since they are not already included per se in the Constitution.

3) Do you routinely break all laws that you deem are not part of the Constitution?

4) You might try to stop with all your Constitutional rhetorical gibberish, you know, you are acting like you're actually using the Constitution as a shield to hide behind. It's beneath contempt.
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