The flaw is in pretty well anything mainstream... if you're getting all your information from the big 6 media companies (98% of all radio, print and internet)I never watch TV, and seek out a wide range of commentary online. I do research. But many libertarians can't seem to accept that fact that people can do in depth research and come to other conclusions than they do. That's one of my biggest issues with Libertarians.
Now, we can discuss the various merits to socialization of various aspects of society... we can also debate on the merits of federalizing various aspects of society... but the constitution states pretty clearly that if the job is not enumerated in the constitution then it's up to the states or the people to deal with in the way they choose. So, if you're putting government to have more power and control over society you begin to accord them more power then the constitution grants, and if it's not directly unconcstitutional then it's against the intent of the constitution.
Now, I don't care what kind of leaning a person has politically so long as they are acting within the bounds of the constitution then I'm ok with it...
It's an accurate generalization based on the studies... so, it's good to hear that you're an exception... so, having a researched opinion should imply that you are better able to define the flaws that make belief in the constitution to be somehow 'fringe'...Aren't you making a blanket statement right here?
Now, if the views show a level of delusional thought, are completely illogical, ir something to that effect, I'll let the person know and try to demonstrate how it is that way...usually through analogy.That was Hatuey, not me. Try to keep us straight. And what criteria do you think should be used to determine whether a belief is kooky?
It's because the libertarian view IS pretty strictly based off of what is constitutional... but we are already so far gone from the constitution that it seems almost just plainly accepted. It's an idea that is gaining momentumAll I've been asking is for libertarians to stop being so insulting and dismissive. What actions you take are independent of actions anyone else takes. Whatever other people do, doesn't stop you from being a better prson.
Well, to an extent... yes. In terms of what congress votes on, more and more are bills written by lobby groups handed off to their friend, the men in the senate that are bought off know whose interests they are voting for, even if they would never admit to it (plausible deniability without proof that they are bought off). Which if they change their minds, then suddenly it turns out that they take bribes and are fired and / or charged.Yes, everything they argue about during election and in congress, is just a show
Mr Obama received 4-5X the funding that Mccain did from the very banks that most profited from the TARP funds... we're talking 100-150 k to mccain, and 400-7590k from each of four institutions that profited from the TARP funds... Now, this is a clear example of 'I scratch your back you scratch mine' since, those banks are so full of fraud that they would be defunct (if they aren't already regardless)...
It depends... sometimes you have to take a step back and realize whether you've gone too far... I mean, alot of the time parents say or do things that will hurt a child's feelings, it's not necessarily disparaging, though the target may view it as such.My entire point in this thread was essentially "don't be jerks". Do you consider what Ikari said to do disparaging or not?
I don't mean to compare anyone to a child, more to say that when you're trying to explain something simplistic and it gets rebutted in a nonsensical way, it's appropriate to call the person out on that, but it's also possible to take it too far.