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factsrfun

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  1. Pot can't everyone a great driver, some people shouldn't be driving.
  2. https://petitions.whitehouse.gov//petition/reschedule-marijuana-fda-recommendation-dea Reschedule marijuana per the FDA recommendation to the DEA.Top federal health officials recently told the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) whether marijuana should be reclassified under federal law, but it is not yet known what that recommendation entails. Make public this recommendation and act on it.
  3. factsrfun

    Why am I a liberal?

    I'm voting for and supporting Bernie, I live in the real world where people win elections and the GOP is unacceptable.
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    AshleyXI, on 07 Dec 2015 - 5:23 PM, said: "No let's not. I don't think that where one goes to school reflects on one's knowledge or ability. Presumably, you think it does? Or you think I think it does? Because you like stereotypes?" How conservative of you, you inject where you went to school then pretend like you didn't, just why did you point out that you went to private school?
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    Care to pick this up in the NHB, unless of course it's too sourly for you there......I posted this there days ago, but i forget you went to special, err I mean private school....
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    Why am I a liberal?

    So government itself is an illegal act in your opinion, I disagree BTW.
  7. factsrfun

    Why am I a liberal?

    So you would disband the standing army? Shutdown the FBI? Why is it "legal" for states to take personal property without due process? In any case I didn't ask if it were legal, I asked if it were "stealing" in the same sense that you claim I support "stealing" are all taxes stealing or not?
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    Why am I a liberal?

    No. Now that I have answered a question, Is all taxation "stealing"?
  9. As a young man in college I was not always the most diligent student. One weekend, near the end of term, was particularly eventful and I found myself on Monday morning sitting, looking at a Dynamics final and no memory of any of the fine formulas we had studied that semester. Then I remembered F=ma. From that kernel I was able to derive all of the formulas I needed and ended up doing pretty well. More importantly, I realized the importance of fundamental concepts; I found that if one has a good understanding of core principles the smaller details are easier to work out. This led me a few years ago to ask myself, aside from the individual policies which align my thinking with “liberals”; why am I a liberal? After some consideration I arrived on four succinct statements, which I believe also gave me some insight to what motivates the “other” side. I am a parent. As a parent I will do anything within my power to advantage my child. I am a citizen. As a citizen I believe it is vitally important that we write rules that prevent that. It is only natural that parents do all they can for their children, however as wealth accumulates this presents a threat to democracy. This is the threat that concerned Jefferson when he spoke of the need for inheritance taxes, not as a form of revenue but a means to protect the democracy from citizens that might become too powerful, and then threaten the will of the people. It is easy to see how this has become the case in America today. The dangers of inherited wealth to our economy are not unlike monarchy to the health of any nation, when power is derived from birthright rather than one’s labor it is more often foolishly applied. As more and more of our economy becomes “inherited wealth” it becomes more of a target for con men and less a tool for innovators. The world’s financial power has been diverted from improving the human condition into money making schemes designed to enrich those who create them. I do have some specific suggestions that I feel would be helpful long term: Public financing for public elections Flat rate Social Security Tax, first dollar to last all forms of income Index minimum wage to the average increase in CEO pay for the S&P 500 (This is a re-posting by request.) 0 “The most recent projections from OMB and CBO indicate that, if current policies remain in place, the total unified surplus will reach about $800 billion in fiscal year 2010, including an on-budget surplus of almost $500 billion.” Alan Greenspan March 2, 2001.
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    There has been a bit of discussion, I thought I would clear up a few questions. First off Ashley, by all means, let's put your private education against mine which came from one of the worst public schools in one of the worst states in in the union, my education is a result of my curiosity are you a curious person Ashley? Want us to find out? Most people don't think about Monarchy very much, except when they are dreaming of their Prince Charming, (Ashley r u there?), I should not do this but I find showing an open is a good way to get things started, so I will share that I have spent a few years doing some "inside work" so I tend to see the ego as an issue in most things and I feel it makes people for the most part to underestimate others, I believe people tend to look at history like they do their own lives and they think the world has "grown up" that we have out grown concepts of divine appointment to power. I believe this is dismissive of thousands of years of political systems. I believe that conservatives are in part driven by the concept that those with wealth should be allowed to use that wealth because they have it. That people offering reasoned positions to the contrary are interfering in some way with the natural order which deemed that "they", not "you" possess the money, often expressed as "It's not your money!" Furthermore the current ruling class operates as Monarchies always have, to hold and consolidate power through marriage. Please refer to Born Rich, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8o46HH-TfNY if your teachers didn't teach you about this, or you are not really that curious. As far as my reference to "death tax" and "flat tax" (you miss that one Ashley? I apologize if you have a learning disability which caused you to miss it, I wouldn't want to be rude.) I have read 1984 and I am not afraid to take the battle to the enemy.
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    Conservatives do not support policies that curb private advantage, anyone can claim "to believe" whatever, however all GOP support all policies that make the rich richer and money more powerful, the death tax is a good example, monarchy was the prevailing form of government for centuries and many people today still support it, they are called Republicans. I will say your teachers did a fine job of teaching you to count.
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    maybe Democratic Socialist, I don't worry about those that don't understand
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    Why Am I A Liberal?

    yeah bludog I didn't get the question either, that's why I never posted a response to Ashley.
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