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  • Protect it's citizen's rights.

    30 90.91%
  • Protect citizen's from national disasters and provide aid in such events.

    21 63.64%
  • Re-distribute the wealth.

    7 21.21%
  • Make retirement funds mandatory to pay into.

    8 24.24%
  • Make healthcare funds mandatory to pay into.

    7 21.21%
  • Give you free healthcare.

    6 18.18%
  • Maintain roads.

    20 60.61%
  • Manage buisiness.

    4 12.12%
  • Other (please discuss in post)

    11 33.33%
  • None of the above

    1 3.03%
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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    TD... you know I like you. But when discussing this issue I try never to respond to hyperbolic examples. It's usually a pointless exercise.
    most of the greatest atrocities in the last 120 years started out as attempts of the majority to make things "better"



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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Korimyr the Rat View Post
    How likely is it that all whites in the USA-- hardly a homogenous group-- could be convinced to support such violent and racist policy?
    not the point

    I think the majority of whites in the USA are against illegal immigration and that will only increase



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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    not the point

    I think the majority of whites in the USA are against illegal immigration and that will only increase
    And this is racist how?

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    I'm really hoping that people forgot to check, "Protect it's citizen's rights." I'm a little confuse why that isn't 100%.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rightwingnutjob View Post
    And this is racist how?
    uh never said it was



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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    most of the greatest atrocities in the last 120 years started out as attempts of the majority to make things "better"
    Name a few.
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    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

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    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
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    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by TurtleDude View Post
    not the point

    I think the majority of whites in the USA are against illegal immigration and that will only increase
    There is a difference between an illegal immigrant and a hispanic. You just demonstrated why hyperbolic arguments do not work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    This is what I hate about politics the most, it turns people in snobbish egotistical self righteous dicks who allow their political beliefs, partisan attitudes, and 'us vs. them' mentality, to force them to deny reality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Navy Pride View Post
    You can't paint everone with the same brush.......It does not work tht way.


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    See with you around Captain we don't even have to make arguments, as you already know everything .
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    Had you been born elsewhere or at a different time you may very well have chosen a different belief system.
    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    It a person has faith they dont need to convince another of it, and when a non believer is not interested in listening to the word of the lord, " you shake the dust from your sandels and move on"

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    If that is what the majority of the people want, and it is efficient and workable to do so, then since the government is of the people, it is the people's decision for this to occur. Government evolves with how society evolves.
    But government's role is to also maintain a system in which the 'evolved' society an persevere. If society evolves to want XYZ but they don't want to have to pay for XYZ, then we have a problem. The government cannot be so flexible that it gives society what they want at the cost of society's own eventual demise.

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainCourtesy View Post
    Name a few.
    Maybe he's talking about the ethnic cleansing schemes and all of Stalin's programs that killed more people than they helped (like some canal that turned out to be pretty much worthless).

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    Re: What do you think the roll of the U.S. Government should be?

    I would add national defense and conducting foreign policy.
    "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)
    "Fly-over" country voted, and The Donald is now POTUS.

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