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kentuck Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-22-12 05:03 PM
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If you believe that government is evil...

...then you can rationalize almost anything.

Just as John Boehner, in an interview with Leslie Stahl, refused to use the word "compromise". He preferred to say "common ground". After all, if government is evil, then compromise is evil. It is immoral to compromise with evil.

Just as when there were 10 Republican candidates on a debate stage earlier in this campaign and they were asked if they asked if they would agree to $10 in cuts to $1 in tax increases. Each and everyone said they would not agree to any tax increases. If government is evil, then tax increases are evil and immoral also.

Ronald Reagan said, "government is not the solution, government is the problem". Since that time, Republicans have agreed across the board that is is OK to starve the beast. That is why they chose to run up huge deficits. It was the moral thing to do. They make no distinctions.

When Ronald Reagan took office, the national debt was less than $1 trillion dollars. It now sits at approximately $16 trillion dollars. In other words, from George Washington thru Jimmy Carter, the national debt was less than $1 trillion dollars. This was after the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, The Great Depression, two World Wars, and the Great Society. Since Ronald Reagan, it has gone up 16-fold.

Since government is evil, then is not immoral to cut food stamps, even if people go hungry or starve. It is not immoral to throw Grandma off Medicare and she dies for lack of medical care. Because it is immoral to raise taxes to pay for something that is evil.

Basically, this is the philosophy of the conservatives. Just as the crowd yelled, "Let him die!" to a Ron Paul question about whether a young man should be offered care if he was in a serious accident and was in a coma for several months? Wolf Blitzer asked if he should just be left to die? "Let him die!", they yelled!

How do you reason with such people??
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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-23-12 05:56 AM
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1. For starters, you vote in a way that expresses your disapproval in an unmistakeable way.
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