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1 posted on 08/27/2010 9:48:47 AM PDT by Zanton
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To: Zanton

“How can anyone not know this?”

I forget who said something to the effect: “The biggest problem is not ignorance, it’s what people know that isn’t true.” There’s many people in the world—especially in academia—who “know” what you claim is wrong. Don’t ask them to prove this with evidence or even argue it intelligently: propositions that are the exact opposite of the ones you state too often are a shared assumption in many circles.

You can’t expect critical thinking from individuals who can’t or won’t think critically!


2 posted on 08/27/2010 10:00:44 AM PDT by DrC
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100% freedom is chaos.


3 posted on 08/27/2010 10:04:38 AM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (Hail To The Fail-In-Chief)
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To: Zanton

Conservatism is about ORDERED liberty — not “absolute liberty” or anarchy. “100% freedom” is a mess. Government (which is inherently restrictive of absolute freedom) should be limited, but is necessary.

SnakeDoc


6 posted on 08/27/2010 10:17:11 AM PDT by SnakeDoctor ("Shut it down" ... 00:00:03 ... 00:00:02 ... 00:00:01 ... 00:00:00.)
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To: Zanton

“How can anyone not know this?”

They might, but with respect, you’re asking the wrong question.

The right question is, “Why do they oppose this?”

The answer is, they know that in a free society, they’d have to compete on merit, not cronyism. They would lose their wealth and power. Therefore, they oppose freedom. And they don’t care what’s good for anyone but themselves. (Of course the fallacy here is that when the host dies, so do most of the leeches, but they are all gods in their own minds and think that they’ll come out on top.)


7 posted on 08/27/2010 10:17:30 AM PDT by piytar (Those who never learned that peace and freedom are rare will be taught by reality.)
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How can anyone not know this?

Dimwitted libtards are motivated by feelings and immediate interests and prejudice rather than reason and true interests.

8 posted on 08/27/2010 10:19:38 AM PDT by mjp ((pro-{God, reality, reason, egoism, individualism, natural rights, limited government, capitalism}))
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To: Zanton

People would rather have safety over liberty.As for financial freedom being generally good for the economy,for the most part that is true.

I still think we did ourselves a disfavor by bailing out the banks moreso then letting them play the sub-prime market.


18 posted on 09/28/2010 1:22:08 AM PDT by Del Rapier
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Psycho Bunny said, "100% freedom is chaos." This is wrong. In a civil society all members live freely, under laws they have devised and have agreed to obey. Phycho Bunny needs to read On Constitution of the Civil Society by John Locke. ----- JWThinkwright
21 posted on 12/23/2010 4:59:35 PM PST by El Gringo (Adelante, con ganas.)
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