Published: Friday, Dec. 28 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
The irony is the same folks who cry foul over New York banning super sized soda
(for the sake of the Health of citizens)Have been trying to ban alcohol
and cigarettes for 100 years, for the same reason.This only proves
that the Alcohol and Tobacco lobbyists in this country are expotenstionally more
powerful that Coke or Pepsi.
And BTW -- New York didn't ban soda out right, they
simply regulated the size sold.You can always buy more than one.
Re: "Most people get that each side has part of the truth . . . ."While there are good, honest, decent people in both political parties,
most are dedicated to living their lives, and seldom engage in political
debateWisely so.Modern American political
"debate" degenerated years ago into an echo chamber of shrill liberal
bleating regarding why conservatives went off the track, and how we could be so
execrable as to refuse to bow to the will of the 0.000035% of Americans that
engage in political "debate."Though some liberals seem to
actually believe real people listen to their vacuous sophistry, media such as
this provide little more than opportunity to demonstrate commitment to rigid
liberal orthodoxy.My tiny voice merely attempts to introduce some
small dissonance into the oddly coherent waves of that vast echo chamber, in the
small hope that one or two "debaters" may have some idle curiosity
regarding what real people actually think.The tired, discredited
"other side" is trumpeted so loud and long, I don't need to repeat
it.Just refute it.
@KalindraThe fact that liberals and progressives believe they need
to micromanage our lives should be enough.Let us be a free people.
and let us be responsible for our own ourselves.Liberalism,
progressivism, Socialism and communism is for the weak and dependent, for the
immoral or amoral, for those with relative values, the irresponsible, for
those that need to be told what to do and how to live.Conservatism,
capitalism, free markets, Freedom and liberty, are for the Strong and for
Grown ups, who are more moral and principled, for those who are responsible,
For those that willing to take the good and the bad to have more Freedom.You can blame whomever you want for all the regulations, there is plenty
of blame to go around, but I have never seen a leftest that did not
like more regulation, nor was willing to risk more freedom by giving up some
regulation and control or security be it business regulation, or a mandate, the
patriot act, welfare, SS, healthcare, the TSA, or choice in soft drink
size.The Left would rather the government dictate them their choices
rather than have ultimate freedom of any choice.
Corporations have proven many times they will pursue short term interests at the
expense of the health and well-being of Americans and the American economy. We
know individuals often choose what is expedient over what is prudent. We know
people are often self-centered. Farmer A will use all the water or Corporation
X will pollute the water and not worry about those downstream. We know lending
institutions will encourage fabrication and loan money then sell the junk loans
to someone else. We found Enron would puposely cause power shortages and then
sell power at inflated prices. We know food and pharmacuetical companies will
ignore contamination in their plants. We know auto manufacturers will make and
sell defective dangerous cars. We know people will carry loaded guns on planes
if not stopped. The list is endless. Absolutely we need regulations.
I'm glad we have the FDA, TSA, EPA etc. Anybody who
doesn't see a need for regulation is not living in the real world.
procuradorfiscal,Your comments are baffling. If conservatives
didn't invent the art of shrill Echo Chamber political dialogue through
talk radio and the Fox News network, then they certainly perfected it. But the
truly odd thing is that you claim to bring some badly needed dissenting opinion
to the overwhelming liberal debate, yet all I have been able to discern from
your many comments is that you despise "liberals" and are content to
caricature them and make the worst assumptions about their intentions. If that
is the model of conservative thought, then I am very content to run the other
way. Inventing an enemy and then throwing yourself into endless combat with him
is a difficult way to live, I would suggest reconsidering it.
the truth,Thank you for so effectively disproving
procuradorfiscal's claim that liberals have created the "shrill
bleating echo chamber" dialogue of political discourse.
Emajor, Truthseeker, LDS Liberal, Hutterite -- thank you all for being
intelligent, thinking, patriotic Americans who have the good sense to stand for
truth in a world filled with conservative fantasies.It's a
never ending and thankless job, but someone has to try to counter the lies of
hate radio and those who are gullible enough to believe and mindlessly repeat
them.All I can say is thank goodness there are enough of us out
there to have prevented the election of Mr. Romney.Although I
vigorously opposed Hillary in the 2008 election, she's looking better and
better all the time as a possible replacement for President Obama. Certainly
infinitely better than anything the GOP fielded this last time. And won't
it be FUN to hear all the wailing and gnashing of teeth in Utah when she's
One old man - I have to say I am disappointed to not be included in your Justice
League organization. =) But, if I keep trying, maybe someday. Happy New
Every one of these regulations makes perfect sense to me. Yay for federal
Re: "Inventing an enemy and then throwing yourself into endless combat with
him is a difficult way to live . . . ."I should probably pay
some heed to that comment -- if anyone would know about the difficulty of
endless combat with an invented enemy, that would be liberals.But,
it's nice to have my approach validated. Unfair liberal censure, criticism,
calumny, and defamation -- but never refutation -- is the clearest possible
indicator I'm on the right track.Thanks!
procuradorfiscal,My comment was neither censure nor calumny/defamation.
And criticism is fair game. Refutation is irrelevant because you didn't
have a point to refute, just incoherent strings of insult directed at
caricatures you've invented. So take that as validation if you must. And
you're welcome, I guess.
@procuradorfiscal"It's anti-freedom, anti-prosperity,
anti-American liberals we fear, not those pointing out the emperor's
unclothed status."---------Thank you for your comments. I
agree completely. We need to condemn the pro-regulation, anti-freedom liberal
left as strongly as possible. You see, I used to be one of them. I voted for
John Kerry in 2004 and was angry Bush won. I used to think that regulations and
bigger government were the solutions to every problem in society.What changed me? Well, I changed jobs in 2006. I went to work for a technology
organization that was under federal regulations. I couldn't believe how
difficult, nay impossible, it was for me and the company I worked for to do my
job under the constant threat of a federally forced shutdown if we didn't
do things exactly as the suits in Washington mandated. The regulations were so
rigid and useless that I completely changed all my political views. I am now
vehemently opposed to the anti-American agenda of the liberal left. Oh, by the way, the organization I worked for failed and had to shut down the
project it was working on, not surprisingly.
The liberals have gone with their typical attacks, not on the content of the
letter, but have attacked the letter writer. This only proves that what was
written is true.Even if the Republicans complain only about the
costs of the regulations, that itself is something to pay attention to. Think
about it this way. If businesses are spending more money complying with
regulations, how do you expect them to hire more people or even pay their
workers more?None of the regulations listed in this letter was
either cost effective or beneficial. How do you liberals justify wasting money
on regulations that only impede business?
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