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If the GOP focused on reform, its butt wouldn't look so big

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  • I've long said that the only real difference between a libertarian and a crony capitalist is a bank account large enough to buy politicians. With the combination of Staffergate and Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation, I'm beginning to think that we live under rule of corruption, not rule of law. It's hard to tell the difference between the two- since the very people writing the law are the ones taking the bribes.

    This is why the magical overflowing glass of Argentinian's version of the trickle down theory

    • I'm beginning to think that we live under rule of corruption

      Mankind is sinful. The optimal thing to minimize the sin is to term limit everything. Absolute power corrupts absolutely; limited power just takes longer, to tweak Acton.

      • We don't just need term limits, we need influence limits. But that comes back to distributism- that given Original Sin, it is far better to have 1000 small governments than one big large one, 1000 small businesses than one big large one.

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