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    How demented do you have to be to think it is a bad idea for the public to build roads and schools? Welcome to Kooks - The Next Generation.
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    PNWest, sometimes I wonder about you. If people want to educate their children, let them pay for it. Right now public schools are just babysitters for parents who don't or won't take responsibility for their kids. Do you not agree that the children who do best in school are the ones that have strong parental support? If so, why should I pay for someone else's child to be babysat all day long?
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    Ooops, I left off an added benefit of public schools: a jobs mill for lazy overpaid union thugs to get paid for working part of their year and producing nothing the whole year long. Time to shut down the whole sham that is nothing but an indoctrination and babysitting machine designed to lull our children to sleep. Disgusting...
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix It's good to hear from Kooks - The Original Generation. Tell me Neo - Did you go to public school? Were your teachers a bunch of lazy union thugs and takers? Mine weren't. They were hard working respectable Americans who taught me well and prepared me for the world. The real truth is that I suspect that this holds true for you also. You shouldn't denigrate teachers. If you knew any personally you would know how hard they work and how many hours they have to put in for the money they make. Do you have any idea how long it takes to make lesson plans, to grade papers, to prepare for classes, to come up with exercises for classes? Your attitude towards teachers makes me sad.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix What has happened to public school has been this ideology of taking the parent out of the equation. First, discipline was taken out. A student general had to "kill" some one before there were consequences. Next, came stupid laws were kids could punish their parents. "You put me on punishment, I'll call child protective services and have you arrested." Parents arrested for child abuse for hand swatting their kid on the butt for acting out in Wallyworld. Next, came the worst of all - no child left behind. Let's punish the thriving kid to accommodate the kid that does not want to achieve. Let's make the standard the same as the failing kids. When our world ranking start to drop, the teacher is to blame, not the kid or the system. Did any one try to fix this problem? NO!! Just like Congress today, it was kicked down the road until we become the laughing stock of the world when it comes to education. Our education system has one big flaw, it does not accommodate the individual. Every one most adjust to the same template. And, yes, school should be year round. I went to summer school on my own (honor student) and it paid off. I was taking pre-calculus in the ninth grade. Independent study in the tenth grade. America needs to stop the PC crap and let our children strife. This can't be done by only the private school. If you want some brainwashed and can't think outside the box drones, take away the public school and let the states run them Think we are approaching the bottom of the barrel now. We will become the bottom of barrel.
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    @Neo_NtheMatrix So now you want to do away with schools now just because if people keep going to school, more people will get smart and think ur full of shit? Where is the logic in that?

    You are in another dimension of stupid and rediculous that I have never seen in my entire life.
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    I certainly like his insistence that all accused criminals deserve a trial. It's distressed me greatly to see us drifting away from the rule of law.
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    Rep. Amash explains EVERY vote he makes. We need more with his integrity. Most of those other F*****s in Congress don't even bother to read the Bills prior to voting on them!
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    He can "explain" himself until the cows come home...But most Americans don't like or want his brand of "politics"..Once again...we no longer live at some "wild western frontier" and/or some "jungle"..
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    If he decided to run for the Senate, I'd definitely vote for him. Levin is a bust and is part of the reason our economy here in Michigan is so stagnant. I like a lot of his thinking minus trying hardened terrorists in civilian courts.
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    We need people in congress to shake up the status Que ..We have to many carrier politicians of both parties whose only concern is lying to get elected and lying to stay elected...Their only real goal once in office is to appease the special interest that put them there..We need some off centered legislators to rock this corrupt boat of top feeders.
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    The republican circus clown car is rapidly filling. The media and comedians thank you. The rest of the world no longer snickers into its sleeve it points and laughs out loud. Whom the gods would destroy, etc.
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    Why do all these Libertarians run as Republicans? Why don't they run on the Libertarian ticket? I feel sorry for Real Republicans, their party is so polluted with the fringe freaks. The Libertarians need to identify and support their own platform, as should the Tea Party. They are making a mockery of the formally venerable G.O.P.
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    Right Now "libertarians" differ strongly from state to state. A California Libertarian is far more liberal than an Alabama Libertarian. A right winger is a right winger is a right winger by any other name. So is a left winger.
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    "Libertarianism"??? I see no valid reason to have a society where we have to "trust" that people will ALWAYS do the "right" thing towards their fellow-Americans... If it were not for "government" in this country---the types of atrocities that individual people and opposing groups/entities would commit upon one another would be staggering. This would pretty much be a throw back to the jungle mentality of "survival of the fittest". We've already come a long way from that mentality---why elect a guy like him and proceed to go backwards?
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    We have a government that gives weapons to drug cartels in Mexico and loses them. We have a government that gives fighter jets and missiles to countries hostile towards us and our allies. We have government that gives weapons to countries who aren't hostile to us to use against countries that become hostile to us because we give those weapons and fund their wars that would otherwise be fought between those countries who have problems with each other. We fund these atrocities that opposing groups/entities commit upon one another. We have a prohibition that allows for cartels to exist and thrive in their illegal black market of drugs where we should have learned from history that once you end prohibition and allow for legal competition, the cartels and gang activity stops. Libertarians don't want anarchy and no government (sure some might but most don't) we want smart government.
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    Small-l libertarianism isn't much of a political force. In Republican politics it serves as a label for the hard right people who end up voting for/against what the establishment GOP puts up for votes.

    Internationally it's not even that much of a presence: the old joke is, "Q. What's the difference between socialism, democracy and libertarianism? A. Nobody has ever run a country on libertarianism".

    It's not completely useless, though. Despite its flaws and limits, libertarianism does provide a small but steady market for Ayn Rand novels.
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    @Libertyiskey Once again...I don't think it would be wise to allow the each and every American Citizen to define law & morality for them selves....I don't like drug dealers, hostile countries, or any other criminal element, any more than you do...And that's precisely why I don't want to see "Libertarianism" implemented in any form in this country...Because with out some kind of "law & government" we would simply see a lot more of the same of what you have aforementioned.
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    Nice strawman dude.

    Libertarianism isn't anarchy, and in no way do most libertarians endorse a society without any law and order. The focus of government by libertarians is on a local level where government can more easily be held accountable as well as actually be "transparent.". Government on a national level has repeatedly shown that its laws and its justice system can be bought by the highest bidders.



    Right now we have a government controlled by the rich and influential. Why should we trust them any more to do the "right" thing toward their fellow americans then the average everyday joe?
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    @armenia4ever No. Actually "true Libertarians" don't want ANY form of government. I do know a bit about that philosophy. They feel that the "laws" can be a loose set of "understandings" between people to people and people to business....In fact, they even subscribe to "private" law enforcement personnel...So...no my original observations are correct and accurate..And my question still remains....Why should anyone "trust" that so-called "Libertarians" will always do what right & just towards their fellow American citizen?
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    Social issues will never be solved by congress, nor should they be. The pursuit of social issues by congress has done nothing but muddy the waters and create a congress that can't come to a consensus on anything other than their pay raises. So I support anyone that want's to shrink the size of the federal government and be fiscally responsible.
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    Rep Amash is another "small government" Teapartista who sees nothing wrong with government intruding into personal decisions of marriage and reproduction. That's a policy model whose time has passed.
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    Okay, I thought about it, and I think we have too many crazies in Congress already, there's no need to add more.

    There's going to be a schism in the Republican party.

    The pure tea party ideologues and their ilk are going to be split off to go their own way. Not that they'll think of it that way.

    Hopefully, what's left will be fiscally conservative, but responsible enough to help govern in a time when their influence is needed.
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    @harold_lloyd And that alone is why I think he should run for the Senate. Anything to slow down the Rove GOP war on the middle class.
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    @jessejaymes it is more than just Carl Rove, the majority of the Republican party is starting to think like the power hungry dems. BTW BO is out to get the middle class, because that is where the real money is and he knows it. Otherwise he would not have allowed the tax holiday for millions in the middle class expire, he did not even show any concern for those of us who actually work for a living. And yes I know that neither party did either but BO an his concern for the middle class did not manifest itself, not even a token show of concern.
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    @Jason2012 97% of the money in the USA is in the hands of 2-3% of the people so I'll just ignore this post for what it is. A partisan attack on obama without substance.
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    @jessejaymes That is some great kool-aid. This I what happened when Rome ceased to be a republic and the Rubicon was crossed. Can not see that the emperor has no clothes nor his minions.
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    You just illustrated why this country is in trouble..apathetic and irresponsible citizens.

    Stick to your videos games if you want entertainment.
  • #39
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    @RealityOne Wrong. It's really a boring article. It means nothing to me. I can't vote for him, so it's not worth me reading. Again, Boooooooooring.
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