[Homestead] Views on government
genegerue at ruralize.com
Fri Jun 13 11:07:52 EDT 2008
On Jun 13, 2008, at 9:44 AM, Clansgian at wmconnect.com wrote:
>> We don't need more government, we need
>>> personal responsibility!
>> How shall we do that?
> We need to quit protecting people from the consequences of their bad
> (for one thing).
Agreed. I think motorcycle riders should not be required to wear
helmets. But considering they might squash their brains, shall we just
let them die unassisted or might we consider requiring that they have
adequate insurance to pay for patching them up and then the
maintenance of their vegetative state? More complicated, how shall we
deal with the needs of their children thus deprived of a wage-earning
father or mother?
> For example, we don't regulate what people eat, not much
> anyway. If a person wants to sit on their backside and eat
> cheeseburgers and
> twinkies all their days, fine, that's their prerogative. But then the
> government shouldn't mandate that such people be issued health
> insurance policies nor
> allow them parking permits right beside the front door of the mart
> because they
> are "handicapped".
Great. How shall we compensate those who lead healthful lifestyles
rather than penalizing them to pay for the medical problems of those
who eat cheeseburgers four times a day?
> Instead look what's happening, if a person has been frugal with
> their assests
> the government tries to tax and regulate them out of existence but
> if they
> have been God's own fool and gotten themselves on the brink of
> foreclosure and
> bankruptcy, the goverment rushes to bail them out.
As the government does for certain very large businesses.
> It was discovered that lepers lost their fingers and toes, not
> because of the
> direct affects of the disease, but because the disease dulled pain
> in the
> extremities so much, they could not tell when they were hurting
> themselves and so
> wore and abused their digits until they fell off. Like that, we
> have worked
> to dull the effect of very bad personal choices with the result that
> grind their entire lives down never feeling the full pain of those
> choices. </HTML>
How shall we amend that?
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