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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    I would give everything I own to have minimal government.

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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Is there some reason 0% isn't an option, considering that less government is indeed what the Constitution requires, so it's not like we should have to pay to make what we have get smaller?

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    fyi Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by new coup for you View Post
    no wars?

    places with weak ineffective governments have no wars?

    like Somolia?
    They're having a civil war in Somalia right now and LOTS of unchecked crime. And don't forget the pirates.


    Quote Originally Posted by celticlord View Post
    The idea of less government is that we do not have to pay, period.

    If bribing government officials to go away was all that was required, wouldn't we have done that long ago?
    You STILL don't understand my context. How much would you GIVE UP for mid 1950's government instead of what we have today?

    You can't bribe your way to freedom.

    Our founding fathers paid a dear price for less government. Read a good history book.


    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This is an idiot question. You can't pay more for less government!!!
    I repeat. Our founding fathers did. Read a good history book.


    Quote Originally Posted by Baralis View Post
    I would give everything I own to have minimal government.
    Spoken like a true patriot. At least somebody understands.


    Quote Originally Posted by Scarecrow Akhbar View Post
    Is there some reason 0% isn't an option, considering that less government is indeed what the Constitution requires, so it's not like we should have to pay to make what we have get smaller?
    If you want 0%, just vote "other." Your post said it, and it's counted.

    But I can't say liberty is free. Our founders fought a bitter war and paid a dear price for a free nation. Have you ever checked out what happened to most of the signers of the Declaration of Independence?

    And we have fought other wars to keep ourselves free.

    Have you ever heard the phrase, "The price of liberty is eternal vigilence."

    And DON'T FORGET, a patriot doesn't just fight foreign enemies. Right now, we have dangerous domestic enemies, and we must deal with them. In other words, we must work together to VOTE THEM OUT.

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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    I'd give up a kidney.
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tucker Case View Post
    I'd give up a kidney.
    Thats the third one this month.
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by ronpaulvoter View Post
    The question: What is the MAXIMUM one time fee you would be willing to pay to roll back all levels of government this far?
    What is the percent based against? If I were to choose 30% is it 30% of $1,000 or $5 billion???

    In any case I highly doubt that the government would do far less then it does now with a new exorbitant amount of money. This just opens that gate for the government to start demanding this payment to stay less involved.
    "Gold gets dug out of the ground in Africa, or someplace. Then we melt it down, dig another hole, bury it again and pay people to stand around guarding it. It has no utility. Anyone watching from Mars would be scratching their head."
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    People... stop hyping on the wording, you know what he means.
    He could have said, "for how long will you give up food blah blah"
    It is about how much you want a change, not about paying more or less...

    I would pay, or eat, or stop eating... a lot or for a long time, to get less government.
    I would go back further than 1955... I would go before the New Deal.
    No, I don't know what he means. The whole thing is silly. And why do I have to give up a meal? Smaller government means they need less money, meaning I keep more.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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    fyi Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gibberish View Post
    What is the percent based against?
    A one time cost of a percent of your annual income.

    People make different incomes. That is why specific amounts could not be equally applied.

    The money would NOT be paid to the government. It would be paid to whomever or whatever forces that would be effective in reducing government.
    Last edited by ronpaulvoter; 06-10-09 at 03:33 PM.

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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    This is an idiot question. You can't pay more for less government!!!
    Really? We are paying quite a bit for what little GOOD we get in return...
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    Re: How Much Would Ypu Pay for Less Government?

    I see your point, but you know what I mean.
    "He who does not think himself worth saving from poverty and ignorance by his own efforts, will hardly be thought worth the efforts of anybody else." -- Frederick Douglass, Self-Made Men (1872)

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