That's because, fundamentally, the people do not want less government. They want less government in their lives and more in their neighbors'.
Too much government
Not enough government
Not enough government
And yes, that is precisely what I want the State to do. In the absence of firm moral leadership, society regresses toward an ever-degenerating least common denominator, a trend which is easily observed in our decadent society and its mass media. Liberal political philosophies seek to undermine the moral authority of government, reducing it to little more than a harried traffic cop without the resources to achieve the meager goals with which it has been tasked. All forms of liberalism and libertarianism are fundamentally immoral and anti-human, and it is these influences within society that the Fascist rightfully struggles against.
I've never gotten sick from Jack in the Box food, and nobody has for a while now.Every large meat producer. And they've been doing it for at least two decades this way. You should read Fast Food Nation. Jack in the Box almost went under for using that meat. And their supplier still exists.
Then I can regulate by writing a contract that forces someone to keep my secret? It's kind of a broad definition of regulation and typically not the thing that free market economists complain about.Not at all. An agreement which explicitly forbids you from selling certain products to certain people is regulation. It being part of the contract deal is a sign it is a form of regulation. In fact, that is a poster child of regulation. Government telling you what you can't sell and who you can't sell it to.
It was inevitable, for quite a few reasons.And like most, it will go badly because most people have no understanding of what occurred other then what pundits tell them. Still, fundamentally the problem was over use of leverage across the system. There's no way that could have continued indefinitely.
Who shall ascend the hill of the Lord? And who shall stand in his holy place? He who has clean hands and a pure heart, who does not lift up his soul to what is false, and does not swear deceitfully. Psalm 24
"True law is right reason in agreement with nature . . . Whoever is disobedient is fleeing from himself and denying his human nature [and] will suffer the worst penalties . . ." - Cicero
That you know of. Kind of a big assumption that you not hearing anything = nothing happened. Especially considering the level of food poisoning that occurs yearly in this country. But fast food has done a good job of fixing its supply chain. Grocery stores are another matter entirely. And the FDA and other regulatory agencies cannot force them to recall potentially lethal food items.I've never gotten sick from Jack in the Box food, and nobody has for a while now.
That does nothing to argue it's not regulation. And since Turtledude made the truly asinine argument (one of his many asinine arguments) that there is too much everywhere, he has argued there's too much in export restrictions of military hardware. Is he wrong? Of course. But that's hardly news.Then I can regulate by writing a contract that forces someone to keep my secret? It's kind of a broad definition of regulation and typically not the thing that free market economists complain about.
The government has the right to force Ford to recall dangerous vehicles that in the right condition may cause minor injury. But it cannot force a meat producer to recall tainted meat harboring shiga toxin producing ecoli. That makes absolutely no sense. Chance of slight injury is more important then having your organs liquefied.
"If your opponent is of choleric temperament, seek to irritate him." - Sun Tzu
By the way, are you just another revisionist or do you adopt the standard history of Fascism? Do you have any moral leaders you wish to name?
Last edited by Mensch; 09-26-10 at 09:12 PM.