Thank you. People too often forget that we're a republic and I would venture to guess most people don't know what that means. It's a very important difference. We use democracy because it's included in the charter that created our nation (the Constitution) but that does not mean we are a democracy in the true sense of the word. The founding fathers were wise and they gave us a foundation intended to prevent many of the problems we face as a nation today. We face these problems because many of us fail to understand the concept of a Republic and why it was created in the first place.
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You're only saying that because we have the highest number of people in jail per capita (higher than Russia and China). Let freedom ring!
I'm pretty sure if you owned a nuclear bomb you'd be able to negotiate to keep it.
My understanding is that these would still be carbon based life forms, but would utilize arsenic instead of phosphorus. Then again, everything thus far is speculation. We're assuming it's a single celled life form, we're assuming it's an earthbound life form. Until this afternoon all we really know if NASA is going to announce something that has something to do with life and the search for it elsewhere.
Maybe, but we certainly have a constitutional right to voice our displeasure and disagreement with it. We also have the power to vote out people who think this is acceptable, we also have the right to gather and peacefully protest. Having a 'tough shit it's the rules' attitude is what creates the 'tough shit, we don't like it' attitude that led to the American Revolution in the first place.
Don't be silly, nothing in DC can over power the stench of congress.
He'd have to show up in court to argue the case.
I'm looking at a 21" LCD I paid $129.00 for. Just fifteen years ago these didn't exist (If they did they'd cost a lot more than $129). Is a $129 an abusive price? The very system you argue against is the very system that produces, what I think, is an amazing product at an extremely affordable price.
Who would you rather be abused by? Toshiba or a Powerful Government? I know which one Stalin would pick.Now that's a man who had "idealistic idiocies".
There's a fine line we walk between protecting consumers and protecting liberties. Attacking a group of companies that have revolutionized our civilization by producing items that 100 years ago would be considered magic, seems somehow foolish. Left unchecked there is a high chance that they may some day abuse their market power, but I would have to see some kind of abuse that outweighs the true value of the product they produce.
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