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Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:55 PM

Why they hate government

Trumpsters hate government, because they are emotional undisciplined 4 yr olds. They want the "freedom" to say whatever hateful stupidity pops into their minds, and do whatever they like, no matter how much it trashes the environment or disturbs and harms other people. They are selfish children, who resent paying any taxes that help other people. A mindful adult tames his mind and curbs his speech and behavior against harming others. But not the Trumpsters.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:57 PM

1. Well said.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 12:58 PM

2. And they love to claim a supposed First Amendment right to speak

even as they would deny that right to others.


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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #2)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:12 PM

4. Absolutely. Any rights that they claim of course do not belong to anyone else. I guess that ...

this is, while disturbing of course, forces us to be on guard on all things coming from this admin., who seem to try and ignore the rule of law.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:07 PM

3. They've been TOLD to hate government by The Republican Billionaire Elite

don't want to PAY for government with their taxes.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:19 PM

5. They have been told that government is inefficient and wastes money.

They think government programs equal socialism and communism. It is propaganda for big business. They are too brainwashed to learn that healthcare systems in other nations cost half of what America pays with much better life expectancy. They are too brainwashed to understand that they are personally benefiting from programs such as Social Security, Medicare, law enforcement, etc. I speak about members of my in-law family--all pro-Trump and anti-government.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:19 PM

6. They hate government because

St. Ronnie told them to hate it.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:22 PM

7. They certainly don't turn down disability checks.

 

But hate "welfare" for minorities. They are convinced their entitlements are deserved.

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 01:40 PM

8. Government prosecutes criminals...

Criminal hate government.
Nt

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 02:30 PM

9. Excellent...

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Response to vlyons (Original post)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 02:43 PM

10. They don't hate government. They just want government to protect only their interests.

They hate that government is used to provide for the common good and general welfare. They don't hate that the military exists to protect their interests, trade routes, oil fields, etc... They do not hate that police exist to keep order and protect their property.

It isn't about "hating government" it is about what they want government to do. Conservatives (including Trump supporters) want government to regulate women's bodies (except when it comes to having their mistresses get abortions). They want government to prevent the average person from defending themselves against the desires of the wealthy. They want the military and police to be strong so that they can keep the rabble, both internationally and domestically, under control. They want the ability to extract wealth using government power (imminent domain) without having to invest any of that wealth back into society through taxes.

They want government, but they want it to explicitly serve their own interests.

As conservatism moves toward fascism (which is its natural end) government grows, but only in the areas where control against the masses is needed (military & police). They don't care about the size of the government. They only care about who it serves.

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Response to Caliman73 (Reply #10)

Sun Sep 29, 2019, 03:35 PM

11. well summarized!

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