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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Green Man View Post
    I took it to mean benefits provided by the government, which is what I was suggesting that a person might forego. I think it might be possible for a person to not accept anything from the government.
    Given that people did very well for many decades before these programs came into being its clear that people could live without them.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Right. "They" apply "their" rules and under those circumstance no man can remain free. You appear to be a party to this protection racket.
    Yep.

    We all are.

    Even criminals. Sure, they break laws, but they still are protected from being killed in various hideous ways as punishment. A benefit of living in USA.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Yep.

    We all are.

    Even criminals. Sure, they break laws, but they still are protected from being killed in various hideous ways as punishment. A benefit of living in USA.
    Yes, in he other democracies criminals can kill whomever howsoever they choose. What a great country!

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    But as a free person these can 'benefits' you never applied for or wanted. And they are also breaking the nation.

    Did the Constitution ever clam that DC should be supplying 'benefits' such as food stamps, or funding cowboy poetry concerts?? It seems their role was made quite clear from the outset.
    That is not the way any nation works.

    And we have a US Supreme COurt to decide issues of constitutionality and they have done so.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Yes, in he other democracies criminals can kill whomever howsoever they choose. What a great country!
    Did I say that?

    No.

    I didn't.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Did I say that?

    No.

    I didn't.
    Consider who you are dealing with here.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Consider who you are dealing with here.
    No idea.

    Never talked to him before, that I recall.
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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    That is not the way any nation works.

    And we have a US Supreme COurt to decide issues of constitutionality and they have done so.
    The Supreme Court has chiseled away at State Rights for decades and I believe that's a bad thing for the country. The strain is already beginning to show.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by The Mark View Post
    Did I say that?

    No.

    I didn't.
    No, you didn't.

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    Re: Republicans mount shock comeback, erase Democrats’ edge in eyes of Americans

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    No, you didn't.
    Then why on earth did you present that statement as if I had?
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