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Warren DeMontague Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-01-08 10:42 PM
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49. I agree with more than 50% of that sentence- I just think it's fiscally AND morally responsible for
society to cover certain functions that might not be as well addressed by the free market; the question is, which functions- even most hard-core conservatives agree, for instance, that we need a military and most would agree that fire departments, roads and sewers are a community responsibility as opposed to an individual one. I happen to believe, for instance, that a Single Payer Health Care system would make the most sense from a financial standpoint; i.e. be cheaper for everyone in the long run- than our current system, which is strangled by the health insurance industry's overhead.

But there is no question that the Republican Party -as opposed to the Goldwater conservatism which you mention- has gone off the rails, and unless you're a rabid Christian Conservative who believes Jesus rode around on a Dinosaur, it doesn't have a whole lot to offer. Certainly not to truly libertarian minded folks of all persuasions, who don't understand why government needs to camp out in their bedrooms and bodies.

Anyway, welcome. Thanks for the perspective and the message of good will.

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