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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.

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    Definition of Tyranny

    Which of the preceding is more emphatic of tyranny?

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    i cant see the poll
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    I voted when power holds everything.
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by Medusa View Post
    i cant see the poll
    It should be viewable now.

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    It should be viewable now.
    yes i have already voted
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    When gov't power is abused, demanding income redistribution, rather than providing infrastructure and services for all, that is tyranny. When I choose to help my neighbor in need, then that is charity; when the gov't forces me to help your neighbor in need, then that is tyranny. When I am expected to pay for ALL of my own food, clothing and shelter and also forced, by the gov't, to help pay for the food, clothing and shelter for another able bodied citizen, that is tyranny.
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by ttwtt78640 View Post
    When gov't power is abused, demanding income redistribution, rather than providing infrastructure and services for all, that is tyranny. When I choose to help my neighbor in need, then that is charity; when the gov't forces me to help your neighbor in need, then that is tyranny. When I am expected to pay for ALL of my own food, clothing and shelter and also forced, by the gov't, to help pay for the food, clothing and shelter for another able bodied citizen, that is tyranny.
    That military sure is tyrannical.
    So follow me into the desert
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    And all the little pigs have God

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    That military sure is tyrannical.
    Very funny. I guess I should have said "able bodied non-working private citizen". Supporting a military, court system and other public employees that benefit all of society is not income redistribution. Welfare, food stamps and other CHARITY is not the mission of a gov't, especially one without the balls to actually tax the public to pay for it outright, but to borrow in their names, making them pay for it later, plus interest. Taxation without representation started this nation, representation without taxation may well end it. ;-)
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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Tyranny is when power stands between a man and his obligations. It doesn't matter who has the power or how much power they have, as long as every man is free to do his duty to his family and his country.

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    Re: Definition of Tyranny

    Quote Originally Posted by Daktoria View Post
    Which of the preceding is more emphatic of tyranny?
    When power holds everything? Wtf does that even mean? Its a tautology because it requires power to hold anything. Power already does and always had possession of everything that was every possessed.
    Last edited by ChunkySalsa; 06-18-12 at 03:37 AM.

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