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False Dichotomy


#1

I was reading a political commentary about the state of the Ron Paul candidacy when I came across something very profound to me:

http://www.gambling911.com/Ron-Paul-071207.html

"They try to fool us with a false dichotomy of conservative vs. liberal, but really both sides are for big government. The real division in this country is between statists and non-statists. The statist believes the Federal Government should take all your money and then tell you how to live. The non-statist wants to keep their own money, be left alone, and make their own decisions on how to live."

Maybe I am a little slow and this is already known to many but I think this is spot on. It is both possible to want to offer help to people with no means (welfare) and still have a small federal government--this is why we elect local leaders--so that we can enact policy at a grassroots level and not inflict our wants, wishes, and desires on the entire country who may not agree with it.

Any thoughts?


#2

Yes, we are working our evil magic on you and turn you into a libertarian.

Maybe Mickwhatever and JeffR are also working their slightly retarted/fearmongering magic on you and turn you away from whatever they are.

Whatever, RonPaul 2008!