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Government is Good ^ | Governmentisgood.com

Posted on 07/23/2009 1:32:11 PM PDT by Rodebrecht

Why a website defending government? Because for decades, conservatives have been attacking government and not enough has been done to defend it. Ever since Ronald Reagan declared in 1981 that "Government is not a solution to our problem, government is the problem," Republicans have been waging a political war against this institution. Their core message: the free market is good and government is bad.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: asocialistamerica; biggovernment; denialaintariver; liberalagenda; nannystate; socialism; socialistmantra; statism; ussa; welfarestate

1 posted on 07/23/2009 1:32:12 PM PDT by Rodebrecht
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To: Rodebrecht

IBTZ


2 posted on 07/23/2009 1:33:34 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Rodebrecht
Government is Good"

So is fire, water, and alcohol, but in limited quantities. In excess all four can and will destroy your quality of life or kill you.

3 posted on 07/23/2009 1:34:22 PM PDT by Natural Law
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To: Rodebrecht

Read the Constitution of the United States. Read the Founding Fathers. You might learn something and that would be good.


4 posted on 07/23/2009 1:36:35 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Rodebrecht
What's that you say? You want to be zotted? Alrightly then.
5 posted on 07/23/2009 1:36:38 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Natural Law

Government is Good.....as long as it is of the people, by the people and FOR THE PEOPLE!


6 posted on 07/23/2009 1:36:50 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Earthdweller

Don’t see why that’s called for...


7 posted on 07/23/2009 1:38:31 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Rodebrecht
"That government is best which governs least."

"Government, even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one."

- Thomas Paine

8 posted on 07/23/2009 1:39:24 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Rodebrecht

My apologizes. I would like to re-direct my post to Douglas J. Amy (a prof. big surprise there. NOT)


9 posted on 07/23/2009 1:39:54 PM PDT by socialismisinsidious ( The socialist income tax system turns US citizens into beggars or quitters!)
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To: Rodebrecht

FAIL!
Everything she points out that the government “saved” (housing market, roads and bridges, etc.) needed to be saved because of government intervention (or government’s lack of fiscal discipline) in the first place.


10 posted on 07/23/2009 1:40:48 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Rodebrecht
You made a vague childlike comment that “government is good” what did you expect in this environment that wants small government, a standing ovation??
11 posted on 07/23/2009 1:41:33 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Earthdweller

How’s about you read the website I linked to, it’s not mine.


12 posted on 07/23/2009 1:42:12 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Earthdweller

So what is the “official” probationary period for noobs in order for them to be allowed to post without threats of being zotted?

SZ


13 posted on 07/23/2009 1:42:19 PM PDT by SZonian (I'm a Canal Zone brat)
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To: Rodebrecht

Hillarious. Should have, could have, would have guessed it is done by a college professor. Says it all right there.


14 posted on 07/23/2009 1:44:28 PM PDT by BamaAndy
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To: Rodebrecht

OK, I actually read through some of the articles, and looked up some of his op-ed pieces from the last few years. All I can say is wow. Just wow.

He is, quite simply, a big-government collectivist. Government is good. More government can actually mean more freedom. That sad thing is that he actually believes it...


15 posted on 07/23/2009 1:44:57 PM PDT by BlueNgold (... Feed the tree!)
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To: SZonian
There isn't any time frame...the insanity gets zotted when it's identified.
16 posted on 07/23/2009 1:44:57 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Rodebrecht

Well knock me over with a feather. The sites owner is a college professor! And he has a CONTACT option. I’ll read some of his Marxist drivel and send him an appropriate email. Of course I’m certain facts won’t matter much to him as they don’t to any other dedicated leftist. Damn things are too inconvenient to their arguments, after all!


17 posted on 07/23/2009 1:46:52 PM PDT by Oldpuppymax (AGENDA OF THE LEFT EXPOSED)
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To: socialismisinsidious
"Doug Amy
157 Crescent St.
Northampton, MA 01060
US

A MAsshole as well. Idiot couldn't even fork over enough for a private domain. At least dorge the info.
18 posted on 07/23/2009 1:47:26 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Rodebrecht
“Don’t see why that’s called for...”

I am not sure I understand his comment either. I don't get the impression that your post was to promote the site you linked. Hence your warning.

19 posted on 07/23/2009 1:48:18 PM PDT by LuvFreeRepublic
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To: Rodebrecht
“Smaller government” has been the conservative mantra – except of course for the ever-growing expenditures for defense and national security.
Hmm, imagine that!
One of the few tasks the federal gov't is actually charged with...
Is this site supposed to be satire?!
20 posted on 07/23/2009 1:49:38 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Rodebrecht

Their message is NOT that “free markets are good and government is bad.”. Their message is that where government grows, liberty shrinks. So FREEDOM is good; government is bad.

Government is the ally of liberty only insofar as it is its author.

It is neither.


21 posted on 07/23/2009 1:50:10 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: astyanax

No, he’s serious. Sadly.


22 posted on 07/23/2009 1:50:52 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Earthdweller

He’s posting an article, an article that even had as part of its title, a warning.

If that’s the criteria for zotting FReepers, even Paulistas, then Jim Rob may as well shut the site down as a lot of us would have been zotted.

I was being a bit sarcastic as there are too many FReepers that are way too quick to charge up the bolts and call out the kittys.

SZ


23 posted on 07/23/2009 1:51:29 PM PDT by SZonian (I'm a Canal Zone brat)
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To: astyanax

Note to self: Douglas J. Amy is NOT a “she”...


24 posted on 07/23/2009 1:52:12 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Rodebrecht
No, he’s serious. Sadly.
No, he's sad. Seriously.
;o)
25 posted on 07/23/2009 1:54:20 PM PDT by astyanax (I'm here to spread peace, love and happiness... so get the f*#% out of my way.)
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To: Rodebrecht

Fine talk from someone who lives in New Jersey.


26 posted on 07/23/2009 1:55:17 PM PDT by trisham (Zen is not easy. It takes effort to attain nothingness. And then what do you have? Bupkis.)
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To: Rodebrecht

Of course this clown advocates government. Without it, he’d be scrounging in the dirt, spewing left-wing diatribes to passers-by as he tries to spit-shine windshields for a dollar.


27 posted on 07/23/2009 1:57:10 PM PDT by kenth
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To: trisham

Touché.


28 posted on 07/23/2009 1:58:14 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: SZonian; Rodebrecht
Asking questions made him explain himself tho didn't it?

That said....

Welcome to Freerepublic Rodebrecht.

29 posted on 07/23/2009 2:19:47 PM PDT by Earthdweller (Harvard won the election again...so what's the problem.......?)
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To: Rodebrecht
Found this gem on the site:

"Conservatives are correct to say that many laws and regulations are inherently coercive – they prevent people and organizations from doing what they want to do. But anti-government conservatives seem to think this coercion is a bad thing. It is not."

Another "enlightened" liberal who, deep down, really just wants to be the guy holding the whip.

I wonder where he stands on having the government coerce people into joining the military, for the "public good" of boosting the nation's defense? Or coercively preventing consenting adults from engaging in certain sex acts? I suspect his pro-government tune would change pretty quickly when *that* kind of democratic coercion is involved.

30 posted on 07/23/2009 2:24:17 PM PDT by timm22 (Think critically)
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To: timm22
Coercion's a good thing.... if you're a fascist! Of course, he wouldn't admit to it.
31 posted on 07/23/2009 2:29:37 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Earthdweller

Rock on!
32 posted on 07/23/2009 2:31:54 PM PDT by Rodebrecht (If everybody just left everybody else alone, everybody would be a lot happier.)
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To: Rodebrecht
Republicans have been waging a political war against this institution.

The sage P.J. O'Rourke put it perfectly,

"The Democrats are the party that says government will make you smarter, taller, richer, and remove the crabgrass on your lawn. The Republicans are the party that says government doesn't work and then they get elected and prove it."

33 posted on 07/23/2009 2:33:01 PM PDT by antiRepublicrat
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To: Earthdweller; Rodebrecht

The lack of a reply is usually the first sign of ozone buildup.

I think he’s(?) having a pretty memorable welcome.

FRegards,
SZ


34 posted on 07/23/2009 2:46:04 PM PDT by SZonian (I'm a Canal Zone brat)
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To: Rodebrecht
Government is Good

Well if it says so on the Internet it must be true.

35 posted on 07/23/2009 3:51:29 PM PDT by Oztrich Boy (In Soviet Russia, Sarah Palin's house can see YOU)
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To: Rodebrecht

OK so you owe me a laptop — my dinner is all over the screen & in between the keys. I got upset.


36 posted on 07/23/2009 10:19:17 PM PDT by Bhoy
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