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August 21, 2012

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roger salinas

Really, Rusty? You want to live in Somalia or any other third world country that lets its citizens scuffle along?

Rusty

Well, since we're going to extremes, would you rather we live as they did in the former U.S.S.R.?

roger salinas

No, but let's go towards the middle in a Jeffersonian Democracy where we assume civic responsibility to assist each other and build a better social good.

Rusty

I especially like these aspects of the Jeffersonian Democracy:

The national government is a dangerous necessity to be instituted for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people, nation or community; it should be watched closely and circumscribed in its powers.

The federal government must not violate the rights of individuals.

The federal government must not violate the rights of the states.

roger salinas

Dangerous or not, it is a necessity for the common benefit, protection, and security of the people,nation or community. If we went solely on states rights, we would STILL have slavery, voting rights extended only to white male land owners, merciless persecution of Jews and other non-Christians,child labor and countless other injustices that are contrary to our way of life.

Rusty

Don't forget the "should be watched closely and circumscribed in its powers". And don't forget that corruption in government is no respecter of whether it be at the local, state, or federal level.

roger salinas

Agreed

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