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GOP Concept of Freedom Too Limited, Pundit Says
Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 1 Sep 2012 | John Semmens

Posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:13 PM PDT by John Semmens

Republican vice-presidential nominee, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s assertion that our rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are natural rights that come from God was castigated by left-wing journalist Touré as “too limited.”

“A talented or energetic person might feel that just being free of restraint is enough,” Touré observed. “But what does the GOP have to offer someone with little ability and no ambition?”

Touré contrasted the “harsh” GOP approach with what he called the more generous world view of the Democrats. “Just being free to pursue happiness doesn’t guarantee you’ll be happy,” Touré pointed out. “The Democrats know this and have designed programs where the government will come to your rescue.”

An example offered by Touré was the new healthcare mandate requiring women to be provided with free birth control. “A woman’s ability to pursue happiness in a sexual relationship may be hampered by fear of becoming pregnant,” Touré said. “Under President Obama’s healthcare program this fear has been abolished.”

“Or what about a person who’s not suited to the daily grind of earning a living?” Touré asked. “It’s not God who ensures this person’s welfare. It’s the government stepping in to offset the disadvantages of those who’ve been short-changed by God when it came to handing out so-called natural abilities.”

“Voters will need to ask themselves whether they’ll really be satisfied with a candidate that merely offers them the liberty to take care of themselves when by pulling a different lever in the voting booth they can elect someone else who offers them liberty from having to take care of themselves,” Touré advised.

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TOPICS: Government; History; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: democrats; liberty; republicans; satire

1 posted on 09/02/2012 12:56:22 PM PDT by John Semmens
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To: John Semmens

Man. You almost got me.


2 posted on 09/02/2012 1:03:11 PM PDT by ecomcon
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To: John Semmens
“Voters will need to ask themselves whether they’ll really be satisfied with a candidate that merely offers them the liberty to take care of themselves when by pulling a different lever in the voting booth they can elect someone else who offers them liberty from having to take care of themselves,” Touré advised.

Actually, that is very true.

3 posted on 09/02/2012 1:03:28 PM PDT by oldbrowser (They are marxists, don't call them democrats)
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To: John Semmens

Well...at least she’s honest about being a materialist/lazy/free loader.


4 posted on 09/02/2012 1:04:38 PM PDT by Red Dog #1
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To: John Semmens

Absolutely inane and sophomoric. First of all, this nation has on our currency the word LIBERTY not FREEDOM. Liberty is freedom with an immense number of responsibilities not the least of which is independence, self-reliance and charity. Faith, Hope and Love. There is a huge difference! Besides, the theft of one’s wealth to be used to subsidize political pandering is not charitable, it is ethically and morally repugnant.


5 posted on 09/02/2012 1:05:16 PM PDT by Shady (The Tea Party is the Party of the American People, Working and creating wealth in SPITE of OBAMA!)
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To: Shady

Possibly you missed the word ‘satire’ in the above source.


6 posted on 09/02/2012 1:07:57 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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To: John Semmens

bump


7 posted on 09/02/2012 1:17:56 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: John Semmens

“Perfect pitch,” as always.


8 posted on 09/02/2012 1:52:29 PM PDT by Tax-chick (A meal without wine is like ... breakfast.)
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To: ecomcon

Me too! Blood pressure returning to normal now.......


9 posted on 09/02/2012 1:57:33 PM PDT by MikeyB806
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To: John Semmens

You did it again, John. Good one!


10 posted on 09/02/2012 4:09:48 PM PDT by sima_yi ( Reporting live from the far North)
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To: John Semmens

‘Republican vice-presidential nominee, Wisconsin Representative Paul Ryan’s assertion that our rights to life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness are natural rights that come from God was castigated by left-wing journalist Touré as “too limited.”

“A talented or energetic person might feel that just being free of restraint is enough,” Touré observed. “But what does the GOP have to offer someone with little ability and no ambition?”

Touré contrasted the “harsh” GOP approach with what he called the more generous world view of the Democrats. “Just being free to pursue happiness doesn’t guarantee you’ll be happy,” Touré pointed out. “The Democrats know this and have designed programs where the government will come to your rescue.”

An example offered by Touré was the new healthcare mandate requiring women to be provided with free birth control. “A woman’s ability to pursue happiness in a sexual relationship may be hampered by fear of becoming pregnant,” Touré said. “Under President Obama’s healthcare program this fear has been abolished.”

“Or what about a person who’s not suited to the daily grind of earning a living?” Touré asked. “It’s not God who ensures this person’s welfare. It’s the government stepping in to offset the disadvantages of those who’ve been short-changed by God when it came to handing out so-called natural abilities.”

“Voters will need to ask themselves whether they’ll really be satisfied with a candidate that merely offers them the liberty to take care of themselves when by pulling a different lever in the voting booth they can elect someone else who offers them liberty from having to take care of themselves,” Touré advised.’

A very accurate depiction of the left wing view(”positive” rights) versus the conservative view(”negative” rights).


11 posted on 09/03/2012 7:38:42 AM PDT by ReformationFan
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