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Response to discntnt_irny_srcsm (Reply #8)

Thu Jun 9, 2016, 02:54 PM

9. Back when I was young, idealistic and naive (around 2 years ago)

I used to think government was there to be there when circumstances became too overbearing for the individual, i.e. if you lost your job and couldn't recover before the kids got hungry and the bills came due or a disaster struck or people needed protection or providing everyone with a fair start regardless of socio-economic status.

In other words, each of those things envisions personal responsibility, just with different aspects of organized assistance. If some are willing to treat personal responsibility as an adversarial trait in order to extend control what else might they do with organized government power? Where will they find their next enemy?

After all, it's not as if they have shown themselves to be respectful of those who dissent.

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