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Comment Re:How do you like your freedom now, New York? (Score 1) 151

That's one of the dumbest libertarian memes.

Truth hurts, huh?

A government which doesn't give you anything can also take away everything you have.

It could happen, yes. But the government, that's not expected to take care of all the citizenry's needs, does not need to become so powerful and omnipresent as to be able to take it all away.

So, there you go — a government limited in its responsibilities can remain limited in its power over the governed. The government expected to provide for all — can not. It inevitably becomes powerful enough to abuse the citizens. Whether it actually does abuse, well, TFA seems to provide an example... Numerous others abound.

Submission + - 'Calibration error' changes GOP votes to Dem in Illinois (

Okian Warrior writes: Early voting in Illinois got off to a rocky start Monday, as votes being cast for Republican candidates were transformed into votes for Democrats.

Republican state representative candidate Jim Moynihan: “I tried to cast a vote for myself and instead it cast the vote for my opponent,” Moynihan said. “You could imagine my surprise as the same thing happened with a number of races when I tried to vote for a Republican and the machine registered a vote for a Democrat.”

The conservative website Illinois Review reported that “While using a touch screen voting machine in Schaumburg, Moynihan voted for several races on the ballot, only to find that whenever he voted for a Republican candidate, the machine registered the vote for a Democrat in the same race. He notified the election judge at his polling place and demonstrated that it continued to cast a vote for the opposing candidate’s party. Moynihan was eventually allowed to vote for Republican candidates, including his own race.

Comment Re:Telling people what can and cant do with (Score 1) 151

Communism is quite the opposite, because it is about local direct democracy

BS. Once you choose the Glorious Collective over the Deplorable Individual, an authoritarian at the top becomes inevitable.

It is no surprise, that all attempts to build Communism/Socialism in earnest — from Stalin to Chavez — resulted in just such a situation.

You could even describe Stalin as history's most successful fascist

You can't. Fascism allows private property and leaves the means of production in private hands — as long as the businesses do the State's bidding, they can manage the details on their own and can even compete with each other — this degree of freedom and the competition is what makes Fascism more efficient. Communism and Socialism (a.k.a. Communism-lite) do not allow any means of production in private hands at all. By definition.

Comment Re:Resonating with Americans (Score 1) 171

If you want change, vote for Trump.

Even if you think America isn't exactly doing great at the moment, you have to ask yourself whether the path that Trump wants to take the country down actually leads to greatness. I don't think anyone actually wants change for the sake of change. They want change that leads to positive outcomes.

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