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Is it the Proper Role of Fed Govt. to Authorize what we do or do not Need?

Tinka123 2013/01/29 14:29:53
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  • Butch 2013/02/21 11:20:58
  • TuringsChild 2013/02/06 16:41:09
    No (care to explain why?)
    TuringsChild
    +2
    Not in a free country. INDIVIDUALS are supposed to make THOSE decisions.
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2013/02/02 22:38:09
    No (care to explain why?)
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    The question I always have is: Why is it these fools only see answers to problems that have in them limiting the rights of those who are in no-way a part of the problem? This is why in the end they very simply cannot truly lead!
  • Tinka123 littleb... 2013/02/02 22:42:12 (edited)
    Tinka123
    +1
    Well, government can do nothing other than limit *liberty - that is the sole function of law. They're just drunk on it, imo. :)
  • littleb... Tinka123 2013/02/02 22:43:45
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +1
    Lol@ Drunk on it!
  • ur XLNC-PWCM 2013/02/02 22:22:15
    No (care to explain why?)
    ur XLNC-PWCM
    +2
    That does NOT fit into the category of general welfare.
  • wysiwis 2013/01/30 15:31:00
    No (care to explain why?)
    wysiwis
    +1
    That's why it's called "Personal Responsibility"!
  • LarryFine 2013/01/30 14:32:00
    No (care to explain why?)
    LarryFine
    +4
    As is pertains to the link, no the government has NO business telling us it will be our keeper, protector or caretaker. That's what the King purported to be but, we know how that ended...
  • SJG 2013/01/30 13:19:56
    Yes (care to explain why?)
    SJG
    In many cases yes.
  • OPen Mi... SJG 2013/02/20 05:10:45
    OPen Minded
    WHAT cases?
  • SJG OPen Mi... 2013/02/20 12:02:10
    SJG
    Involvement in health issues. Protecting us from outbreaks of e-coli, tainted foods, risks of smoking, harmful medications and research funding for disease control and eradication. Safety issues such as seat belts, pollution from autos and busses, traffic regulations such as intersection lights, maintaining Interstate Highway systems, Driving laws such as no texting while driving. Just to name a few.
  • vdehl 2013/01/30 12:23:22
    No (care to explain why?)
    vdehl
    +2
    It will be ever easier for Govt. to monitor citizens.Therefore,it will become more common.
  • YerDaddy 2013/01/30 12:22:32
  • LarryFine YerDaddy 2013/01/30 14:38:24
    LarryFine
    +5
    That is blatant distortion of the term "general welfare" much like the anti gun crowd distorts "well regulated militia" in the gun ownership debate.

    Tenth Amendment: ...powers not specifically granted the federal government [via the constitution] are reserved to the States or the people.
  • phil.olding.3 2013/01/30 10:21:00
    No (care to explain why?)
    phil.olding.3
    +4
    Land of the free, not the home of the enslaved.
  • YerDaddy phil.ol... 2013/01/30 12:23:02
  • phil.ol... YerDaddy 2013/01/30 12:36:45
    phil.olding.3
    +2
    Oh? So what about unconstitutional laws that were made before I was born?

    What about the federal government monitoring me 24/7/365, recording everything about me?

    Oh, and "inheritance tax"... Wow. That's the biggest joke I have ever heard. My parents or grandparents die, and they leave me their legally owned possessions and house, but then the government takes half of the value of all of those things for "the greater good"

    What?!

    You think these are things that are for me?!

    The federal government would be better off staying out of people's business.
  • YerDaddy phil.ol... 2013/01/30 12:44:03
  • phil.ol... YerDaddy 2013/01/30 13:19:58
    phil.olding.3
    +3
    You're an idiot if you don't think that some people are being watched.

    I'm a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan. i got out of the army. It's not tin foil hat territory for me to say I'm on all of the watch lists. It's fact.
  • OPen Mi... phil.ol... 2013/02/20 05:12:40
    OPen Minded
    +1
    Thanks for what you did.

    And thanks for your posts!
  • DDogbreath 2013/01/30 09:13:38
    No (care to explain why?)
    DDogbreath
    +3
    It is beyond their scope of power. Their job is providing our security so we can enjoy our liberty. Thats all folks..
  • YerDaddy DDogbreath 2013/01/30 12:23:26
  • DDogbreath YerDaddy 2013/01/30 13:34:36 (edited)
    DDogbreath
    +3
    Get a job. I'm not responsible for any debt I did not create.
  • Tinka123 YerDaddy 2013/01/30 14:51:17
  • Rodney Tinka123 2013/01/30 19:07:41
    Rodney
    +3
    WOW Tinka, that sock disappeared fast. LOL
  • Tinka123 Rodney 2013/01/30 21:58:54
    Tinka123
    +2
    Was probably the same guy that disappeared under a different name yesterday. lol
  • Rodney Tinka123 2013/01/30 22:53:39
    Rodney
    +2
    Yes, one of our friends had found one with nearly a dozen sock accounts just last week.
  • littleb... DDogbreath 2013/02/02 22:31:12
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    +2
    Well put!
  • redhorse29 2013/01/30 07:49:28
    Yes (care to explain why?)
    redhorse29
    To a degree yes. There are times for the social benefit of the nation and safety collective consistency is required in the law and behavior. But the government does not have the right to become all inclusive and intrusive in our lives.
  • OPen Mi... redhorse29 2013/02/20 05:13:38
    OPen Minded
    They're in or they're out. Once they're in, it just gets bigger.
  • Rodney 2013/01/30 07:11:25
    No (care to explain why?)
    Rodney
    +4
    The more you allow government, bureaucrats and functionaries to do, they more they want to do. That translate into increasing their power and power corrupts. For everything we allow them to do for us, we give up something to them. generally, that something is a freedom we have enjoyed.
  • YerDaddy Rodney 2013/01/30 12:23:48
  • Ryan 2013/01/30 06:43:48
    No (care to explain why?)
    Ryan
    +4
    Have way too much American Indian blood in me to ever want the Feds to decide much of anything.
  • Cat 2013/01/30 06:09:46
    No (care to explain why?)
    Cat
    +1
    That should be only between you, your family and God.
  • Harriet M Welch 2013/01/30 03:28:45
    Yes (care to explain why?)
    Harriet M Welch
    Best you get a higher education. Enjoy a class in Civics, then take a class in government and perhaps, if you study hard, you will then understand.
  • Rodney Harriet... 2013/01/30 07:15:43
    Rodney
    +5
    The only way one can believe that Governments role is to give what you need and to control your every move is if you believe in Karl Marx's manifesto. This Nation was founded on Individual Rights and responsibility. Small efficient government that operates within the constraints laid out in the Constitution. I suggest you read it along with all the founding document so that you have a better sense of WHAT we were founded upon.
  • Harriet... Rodney 2013/01/30 14:12:33
    Harriet M Welch
    Rodney. A name so appropriate.
  • Rodney Harriet... 2013/01/30 19:04:51 (edited)
    Rodney
    +2
    To you, it's Dr. Rodney, PHD in Botany with minor in Mycology. I have three other degrees if you want the whole of me. You seem to think that being indoctrinated by a Marxist professor in some Liberal arts study trumps REAL knowledge. You are wrong!
  • Harriet... Rodney 2013/01/30 22:50:17
    Harriet M Welch
    Ok. Rod.
  • Rodney Harriet... 2013/01/30 22:56:35
    Rodney
    +2
    Well, I see you have no ability to defend your lame position.
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