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    Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Suppose you had to choose ONE of these two options:

    MINIMAL government--Government would provide good roads and protect you from the wrongdoings of other people. Everything else you have to provide for yourself and your family--education, health care, housing, food, transportation, etc. Government is obligated to leave you strictly alone and not interfere with your lifestyle, business, family matters, home, or anything else. Taxes are minimal.

    MAXIMUM government--Government provides everything--food, housing, education, health care, transportation, etc. It also regulates all aspects of your life, including "protecting" you from yourself and consuming a huge portion of your income as taxes.

    Which would you choose?

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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Suppose you had to choose ONE of these two options:

    MINIMAL government--Government would provide good roads and protect you from the wrongdoings of other people. Everything else you have to provide for yourself and your family--education, health care, housing, food, transportation, etc. Government is obligated to leave you strictly alone and not interfere with your lifestyle, business, family matters, home, or anything else. Taxes are minimal.

    MAXIMUM government--Government provides everything--food, housing, education, health care, transportation, etc. It also regulates all aspects of your life, including "protecting" you from yourself and consuming a huge portion of your income as taxes.

    Which would you choose?
    That would appear to depend largely on whether you prefer to earn an "excessive" income or prefer to receive an "excessive" share of government goods/services.
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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    What a ridiculous poll. Its like saying do you prefer the Haiti or North Korean model of governance. The world is not simply two massive extremes with nothing in between.
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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    I would rather a democratic government be interfering in my life than unaccountable rich people.
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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    Suppose you had to choose ONE of these two options:

    MINIMAL government--Government would provide good roads and protect you from the wrongdoings of other people. Everything else you have to provide for yourself and your family--education, health care, housing, food, transportation, etc. Government is obligated to leave you strictly alone and not interfere with your lifestyle, business, family matters, home, or anything else. Taxes are minimal.

    MAXIMUM government--Government provides everything--food, housing, education, health care, transportation, etc. It also regulates all aspects of your life, including "protecting" you from yourself and consuming a huge portion of your income as taxes.

    Which would you choose?
    I'd prefer minimal. Such a government would minimize government's initiation of aggression against the people.

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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I would rather a democratic government be interfering in my life than unaccountable rich people.
    Well congratulations, you are currently under the thumb of a democratically elected government made up of unaccountable rich people.

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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by Paschendale View Post
    I would rather a democratic government be interfering in my life than unaccountable rich people.
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    Well congratulations, you are currently under the thumb of a democratically elected government made up of unaccountable rich people.
    I guess he's enjoying the best of both worlds, then, isn't he?
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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?
    neither of those work, so something in between.

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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Minimal -10
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    Re: Minimal or Maximum Government--Which would you prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    What a ridiculous poll. Its like saying do you prefer the Haiti or North Korean model of governance. The world is not simply two massive extremes with nothing in between.
    You win the Smartest Student in class special Christmas award. Well said.

    This is the typical libertarian nonsense that we see over and over and over again with their intentional false premises and false choices.
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