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  • ...when power is held by few. I'm conservative.

    2 14.29%
  • ...when power is held by few. I'm independent.

    2 14.29%
  • ...when power is held by few. I'm liberal.

    3 21.43%
  • ...when power holds everything. I'm conservative.

    2 14.29%
  • ...when power holds everything. I'm independent..

    4 28.57%
  • ...when power holds everything. I'm liberal.

    1 7.14%
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Thread: Definition of Tyranny

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Is a monopoly primarily because it owns everything, or because a few people own the whole market.

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Where is the "...when power is held by few. I'm socialist." option?

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    tyranny is when the people have almost no input on the course taken by the nation. it doesn't matter if the power is held by one person, the military, or one political party; the result is the same.

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by Jorgen View Post
    Where is the "...when power is held by few. I'm socialist." option?
    You can vote independent. I'm talking about conventional American politics here.

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    First of all, we have a constitution that defines limitted federal gov't powers, education and schools are not among those. The construction and maintanence of the interstate highway system is supposed to be funded by the $0.42 federal excise tax on motor fuels, the rest supported by state taxation. I never said that I was against public infrastructure, but that is FAR different from sending out "non-pay" checks to individual citizens, by name, based primarily on attaining complete non-productive status AND producing children that they are not able to support.

    For those that "fall on hard times", as you term it, now a STEADY 12% to 15% of our population, we can NOT afford to spend an average of over $7,500/year on EACH of them. There is a HUGE difference in building and maintaining public "infrastructure" and supporting a permanent gov't dependent underclass. Please allow charity to return to a private function, as 85% of our population has the right to CHOOSE who they decide to help, not have the gov't "make the call". Every attempt at reform of this gov't madness that passes for "a hand up" but is, in fact, "a hand out" and harms this nation by telling folks that it is OK not to support yourselves, you have a right to gov't support, is met with resistance; it is not "fair" to make them remain sober, it is not "fair" to expect them to get a FREE K-12 education and it is not "fair" to restrict their ability to reproduce like bunnies and then use those very children as reason for "compassion".

    If you have a pet that you can not (or will not) provide with food and proper care, the pet is removed to a shelter and you are charged with a crime and fined; if you have a child that you can not (or will not) provide with food and proper care, you are handed a gov't check and rewarded for that careless act, being told that it is not your fault, that you have no NEED to seek private charity, or make some serious changes in your life, it is somehow simply your right to taxpayer support. Is that insane or what?

    See link: Poverty and spending over the years - Federal Safety Net
    Your entire argument against welfare is about a "majority" being baby poppers that make a good life off of the checks. The reality of welfare is quite the opposite. As a former recipient, I know this. The check is far from meaty. Food stamps covered only about 3 weeks of every month in groceries and that was bargain shopping for the cheapest foods. Yeah, we had a TV and a car, but we had those before we needed welfare. Some people do live off of the check yes, but to say that the majority of recipients of welfare are like that just isn't so. Welfare programs are not only helpful, but they are vital in ensuring that the middle class doesn't disappear. Yes, the welfare needs reform, but it does not need to be eradicated completely.


    Furthermore, to expect private citizens to help others is ridiculous. Millionaires don't care if the homeless guy lives or not; he has no impact on the lives of the wealthy. Charity should be a completely private matter (meaning no tax write-offs etc); however, welfare is not a matter of charity.
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    How about the modern definition of Tyranny: What I don't like.
    Globalist = Free Trade, Open Borders, Multiculturalist, Anti-White Racist, Hypocrite, Sophist, Deceiver, Manipulator, Warmonger, Vulgar Culture, Morally Depraved......Enemy

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Its a much more difficult question than a simple poll, A tyranny is when people have power over other people unjustifiably ...

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