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    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    Yes, Mark, they must be made accountable by the government. This is because the government should be controlled by democracy, which is one of the pillars of western civilization.
    And yet, who controls it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by George Christiansen View Post
    As it is now, I doubt most people know jack shit about their local candidates and barely anything more about their state candidates.
    And as it turns out, those state and local officials are the ones truly fucking us right now with this COVID stuff, and the permission and even encouragement of violent unrest and other crime. They're also (ironically) the ones who presided over the police departments whose policies people say they're protesting. These people have enjoyed a free pass from scrutiny for far too long indeed.

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    The globalists, thanks to the useful idiots who think that repealing legislation that checks the influence of transnational corporations makes us more free.

    Are you starting to get the picture?

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    Oh yes, Haghstull. You're very persuasive. It's like a great veil has been lifted from my eyes.

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    just wait till i start talking about RPE!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    If affluence leads to socialist views, then why do you think support for socialist policies increase in times of economic desperation?
    Barring your providing a specific example...

    Much like the mask mandate, the masses will cling to the teat of the government when uncertainty and fear raise their ugly heads. These people donít understand that economies cycle through highs and lows, much like how novel viruses will spread rapidly at first and then much more slowly. Things of this nature are self-regulating, and most people do not understand or appreciate that.

    But much like a massage therapist, chiropractor, acupuncturist, energy healer, or any other pseudoscientific field of medicine, the government is there to give you a small push up the hill to make you feel like things will be okay, that someone is doing something, and everything will be okay. Never mind that things will get better despite this push, there must be a push to feel like something is happening.

    How do we distinguish their intervention from the actual cause? We canít, and thatís the way it just remain for those in power to remain in power. I refer you to my previous post about Governor Abbottís ďmandateĒ for masks, in which he basically did something by doing nothing. Itís mandatory to wear a mask in Texas, but nothing will actually happen if you donít (maybe a slap on the wrist).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    The globalists, thanks to the useful idiots who think that repealing legislation that checks the influence of transnational corporations makes us more free.

    Are you starting to get the picture?
    The useful idiots do what by thinking what? This making the picture more confusing, not less.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CommanderFun View Post
    I wouldn't hold up the labor movement like that. There was some really nasty stuff going on that prompted its start, but when labor unions gained power, they were corrupted shortly afterward. Organized crime got heavily involved, among other things.
    Growing up in Michigan I heard all kinds of crazy stories about the shenanigans the UAW got up to. People getting drunk on the job repeatedly, ghost workers that got paid to sit around at home, production line mishaps, all sorts of stuff. People back in Michigan complained about manufacturing jobs going out of state and overseas, but a big part of it is the ridiculous terms the unions have negotiated with the car companies. There's a good reason the Honda and VW plants in other states consistently vote the UAW out.

    NPR ran a radio program a few years ago comparing American and Japanese auto manufacterers. They made a strong case that the UAW is one of the main reasons for the Big Three's decline in recent years.

    Unions sound nice in theory, but in practice they don't deliver. Look to public schools for another indictment. The fact that a successful public school is the exception and not the rule ought to be evidence enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OldDog View Post
    You're absolutely right. Frederic Bastiat, a French legislator (among other things), wrote about this very thing and the socialists in his 1850 pamphlet The Law. The discouraging thing is he was fighting the same issues 170 years ago. On the positive side, we have his wisdom and rebuttals at our finger tips. Just a few nuggets:
    I honestly never thought I'd see Bastiat's The Law quoted here.

    If you really want your mind blown read Bastiat's What is Money. He talked about the evils of Central Banks (Federal Reserve) 100 years before they pulled it off. One of my favorite lines,

    "I will tell you. The most urgent necessity is, not that the State should teach, but that it should allow education. All monopolies are detestable, but the worst of all is the monopoly of education."

    Notice here that Bastiat says, "All monopolies are detestable." Google, Facebook, Twitter anyone? The great Capitalist minds are decidedly NOT in favor of monopolies. Monopolies do not play on a level field. They twist everything to their favor--and against the rest of us. For example, when I typed in "What is Money Bastia" I didn't get Bastiat's What is Money. I had to finish typing Bastiat's name to find it.

    The field is not level with Google--or with Fauci.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Haghstull View Post
    If affluence leads to socialist views, then why do you think support for socialist policies increase in times of economic desperation?
    Because the average IQ is 100, and the media are socialists. English major?

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