i think it also has something to do with the fact that they need everyone to keep using US $'s. the ponzi scheme that is our current monetary system, only works if people keep believing their money has value and keep using it. the house of cards quickly collapses once enough people realize their money is only worth the paper it's printed on.
no. he was comparing their authority to legislate on the issue, not their position/title/appointments. the 10th Amendment is very clear on who can do what.
i would trust the neighbor kid and their rational, common sense "rulings" over anyone we currently have in office today.
why worry about it? after all, we are so free today!!
why just the other day it was pointed out how free we truly are.
while some injustices and arbitrary limitations of certain minority groups have been undone, giving the illusion of more "freedom". individual liberty has gone so far backwards as to make it impossible for a person of any sex, or race to live free with out paying the government for the pleasure. we in fact have become property of the state.
don't believe me? attempt to feed your family or just yourself without having to pay the government, be it via a hunting fishing tax, a tax on your income or sales of any goods you may manufacture. live off the land? you have to pay property tax on that. live on "public" land? in what fantasy world? and even then, there's probably a "use tax" but don't get caught harvesting anything.
you only keep your "freedom" as long as you pay the vig to the man. stop paying and you'll quickly be on the wrong end of a man with a gun. you'll then pay up or be shipped off to a prison.
choosing to not pay is an option, but you are then labeled a criminal and are not allowed to play in the walled garden with the other inmates... i mean citizens.
our masters are very clever and have done a very good job making most of us think we are free. your comment is a very good example of that. keep telling everyone how free we have become, and believe it. life is just easier that way.
I gave the VA the benefit of the doubt and tried them out. yes the people there seem to care and I doubt there is any malice. However, I refuse to use them for anything beyond my benefits physical. I'll have to be unconscious and near death before I'll go back to them. The level of care is slightly above active duty health care... which is to say, still not very good. you're just another number in their system waiting to be processed. Just trying to schedule a visit for something simple was painful, as the governmental red tape and group think are absurd and almost amusing, if you can go elsewhere.
I preferred to pay out of pocket and get real care and have my issues taken care of in a timely fashion the first visit. I really feel for those who can't afford to take care of themselves and have to rely on government options.
we are not more free. we are over regulated, over ruled, over interfered with. period.
you can double-speak it anyway you like. spin spin spin. we are less free then ever here in the US of A.
says the hypocrite who already has a firearm to protect himself and his family.
i'd post AC as well if i were such a judgmental, holier then thou, racist prick. africans have the right to protect themselves whether you like guns or not.
people like you are the reason they continue to wallow in death. rich 1st worlders telling them what they can and can't do with this weapon or this chemical, or this technology.
weapons in the hands of the right poor people is what will help the poor people in africa. everything else will just be broken/taken by the wrong people with guns in africa.
oh, i'm well aware. pots calling kettles black. or something...
remember, people in glass houses should not throw rocks. or something...
at this point i trust our current mobile OS's as much as i trust theirs. at least with theirs i have no doubts i'm being watched.
you are correct. just because we accept it from the current President and his minions does not mean we should accept it from any potential replacements.
it's a government contract. they'll get their money whether they produce the talent and a working product or not. there is no incentive for them to do anything but collect that government money.
I can't tell if this is a troll or not. you have some very valid points mixed with absolute idiocy.
as an OIF and OEF vet, i would never get in a fire fight with professionals. i'd rather live to fight another day. i'd use the tactics i was afraid would get used against me. those that know our military tactics and vehicles will have little trouble mounting an effective resistance. those that just watch and observe will quickly find the week points and exploit them as well. it's not as bad as people think. if dirt farmers can keep fighting the strongest military the world has ever known for 10+ years, just think what intelligent 'Mericans can do.
you misunderstand how the Constitution works. it is NOT a list of our rights, and thus your argument is invalid. it is a list of what the government is allowed to do, and those not listed are delegated to the states and/or the people. the Bill of Rights is extra protection against government and specifically lays out what they MUST NEVER do.
the right to bear arms is not a Constitutional right, it is a Natural right Constitutionally protected.
no where does it say the government can infringe on gun sales, therefor it is unConstitutional for them to do it.
"Our electrical utilities are regulated so that they are actually more profitable when electrical consumption goes down"
how does this work? i'm not trolling. i'd really like to know how a company can make more profit by selling less of their product? i fear you're going to say something about move government interference... which is really what this entire story is all about.