View Poll Results: Less Government or Better Government?

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Mycroft View Post
    Self-reliance and minimal government IN the US has nothing to do with how we deal with other countries. In other words, we don't need to curtail individual freedom or subject our own citizens to massive amounts of government control and power in order to deal effectively with the world at large.
    Ah, a division at the national border. So you support closing yer local police and fire departments.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    What if a government is too small to tackle a problem that society wants solved?
    Then society will fix it, not the government.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    What I said was that if you focus on making government small, rather than effective, then your goal is not to solve society's problems.
    Government is the problem.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    Then society will fix it, not the government.
    How would society solve a problem that affects 10,000 people? Lets say a corporation accidentally pollutes the drinking water of a town.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Better government, which could be either less or more depending on the situation and other factors.
    "Human kindness has never weakened the stamina or softened the fiber of a free people. A nation does not have to be cruel to be tough."
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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    Which do you feel is more important: A government that is smaller, or a government that can solve important problems more effectively?
    So a small government that does a crappy job vs a large government that does a good job? That's not even a decision. Anybody who's experienced so much as an overzealous Home Owner's Association knows that it doesn't take a large governing body to make your life hell.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Jredbaron96 View Post
    Better government, which could be either less or more depending on the situation and other factors.
    Huzzah! Thank you.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by mmi View Post
    So I take it you'll be pressing yer congressional representatives to defund the Marine Corps.
    Not really because National Defense is one the powers the Federal Government has under the Constitution. I would write to them to close down bases all over the world that are not necessary since the fall of the Soviet Union and cut down wasteful military spending yes.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Amadeus View Post
    How would society solve a problem that affects 10,000 people? Lets say a corporation accidentally pollutes the drinking water of a town.
    That's a valid function of government. I was thinking more along the lines of "social problems" like acceptance of gays, afording retierment, and getting healthcare to the needy.

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    Re: Less Government vs. Better Government

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    That's a valid function of government. I was thinking more along the lines of "social problems" like acceptance of gays, afording retierment, and getting healthcare to the needy.
    So a government's job is to clean up after polluting corporations. That certainly opens a can of worms as to what the size and scope of government should be.

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