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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    50 cents is significantly lower than $300.00, which was the cost to mail a letter in a time period when the government was the size that the framers and yourself preferred it to be.
    It was never needed in the first place. Private enterprise proved in the 19th century it could do postal service better than the government.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It was never needed in the first place. Private enterprise proved in the 19th century it could do postal service better than the government.
    No, it simply can't, not in the exact same way the postal service can. There is no guarantee that private service won't refuse to mail certain materials, due to their nature, perhaps from the competition of the service. The USPS cannot refuse to do such a thing.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by HorseLoverGirl View Post
    Denial of the facts is par for the course for the anti South crowd. That much we know.
    But I'm not anti south. I live there, I love the south. And had they been fighting exclusively for states rights, the right to self determination, I'd have been completely on their side. I'd have told Lincoln, it's not worth 600,000 American lives to preserve the Union. Really, it's no big deal. But it was that stance on slavery that mortally wounded their position. Pity you haven't the ability to recognize that.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    Those are things that I can agree with easily. I think there are plenty of things that need to be reformed in welfare. But that isn't something the states could not do if they were to simply try to do so. The biggest problems there are cultural clashes and beliefs as well as greed, on both the parts of those who get welfare in some cases (like those you talk about) as well as in those that are on the higher end, that have a lot of power over the spending power and potential resources a family has, whether it is in how much they are paid or how much their expenses are. The rest is pretty much right there where I see things as well (not sure if we'd agree on specifics, but definitely in a general sense it appears). But those aren't things that are generally being restricted by the federal government. The states can do things about those things you mentioned if they are willing to try, which for some places may mean actually bringing in more revenue.
    Yep there definitely need to be some changes made. I just don't know how to do it
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No, it simply can't, not in the exact same way the postal service can. There is no guarantee that private service won't refuse to mail certain materials, due to their nature, perhaps from the competition of the service. The USPS cannot refuse to do such a thing.
    If the only benefit is that they can't deny service then frankly that benefit is worthless. The market place is capable of dealing with businesses that refuse service to consumers.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    If the only benefit is that they can't deny service then frankly that benefit is worthless. The market place is capable of dealing with businesses that refuse service to consumers.
    No, it really isn't. Not in something so important as communication. And while communication is certainly changing to the point where written communication may need to be rethought as far as how often it is a needed to be delivered, it should never become completely obsolete.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    But I'm not anti south. I live there, I love the south. And had they been fighting exclusively for states rights, the right to self determination, I'd have been completely on their side. I'd have told Lincoln, it's not worth 600,000 American lives to preserve the Union. Really, it's no big deal. But it was that stance on slavery that mortally wounded their position. Pity you haven't the ability to recognize that.
    No it was the economic consequences the north would suffer that caused the war at first. Most states up north didn't care one way or the other if the south left. However they realized that in the cold of winter there was a good chance the ports would freeze, and the South would have control of the Mississippi not to mention ports that didn't freeze, they realized oh ****, we're screwed! The South also would have been able to expand out west and still allow slavery (which was on its way out anyway, since only a minority of the wealthiest Southerners had slaves to begin with).
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Henrin View Post
    It was never needed in the first place. Private enterprise proved in the 19th century it could do postal service better than the government.
    Ben Franklin was the first postmaster general, and he'd heartily disagree with you.
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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by Montecresto View Post
    Ben Franklin was the first postmaster general, and he'd heartily disagree with you.
    So what? He was proven wrong.

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    Re: Nikki Haley: 'I could not look my kids in the face and justify that flag'

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    No, it really isn't. Not in something so important as communication. And while communication is certainly changing to the point where written communication may need to be rethought as far as how often it is a needed to be delivered, it should never become completely obsolete.
    Yeah, yeah, yeah, if the liberal determines something is needed the government must do it. Spare me.

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