you obviously did not realize that the Senate was originally paid by the state because they are the elected officials of the state to represent said state, where congress are elected officials of the locality. It wasn't until 1918 that Senators became employees of the fed over the state. That said my opinion is based on libertarian values and personal freedom values, not anarchist values and beliefs like the venerable Mr +Drew Heyen
has so inaccurately pointed out. I do not agree with Obama that the state should be in control of economic planning in a society based on capitalism, if you do then you should move to a place like China, where the government's stated goals are to provide for all the people and are in control of all facets of the economy and business. I do not agree that the government should be providing any socialized programs and I most certainly do not agree with the redistribution of wealth. Here is where I completely agree with Mr. Obama, I don't care if you want to marry a goat legally, I could care less what you do in the privacy of your home and have no right to tell you what to do there. Not one of Mr. +Drew Heyen
's suppositions have been based in any semblance of fact.
Fact USSR was destroyed by a deficit smaller than the one we are currently showing.
Fact, any government with the ability to give you everything you need, has the power to take everything you have
Fact, the USSR had a completely centralized economic planning and still failed.
Fact, Germany during WWII went to a centralized economic planning, and was taken over by a completely evil man who seized all of the power and blemished the German people for generations demeaning the term Fachism forever, which is just a form of socialism.
Fact, Somalia is an Anarchy not a Libertarian state.
Fact, Libertarians are about the smallest possible (within reason) government realizing the most personal freedom not for Anarchy.
Fact, I have been to Somalia while serving in the USMC and would not wish for anyone, not even someone like +Drew Heyen
or my worst enemy to go there.
Fact, Greece is failing for trying to provide everything the people demanded.
Fact, I was raised to rely on myself to provide for myself and not to ask for handouts like many people want.
Can you provide me one example of a Republic, in history other than here in the US? Greece was a republic, and Rome was based on the Republic, but we have no actual real examples in the past what 500 years of a republic style government.
Facts can keep coming if you want sir.
I never stated I agreed with one thing Ron Paul said, I said I agreed with how he voted. Ron Paul said some very very stupid things back in the 90's and well those are things he will never recover from. He wrote for some very seedy publications, again something he will never recover from. I do not vote by what a politician says, because when a politicians lips are moving they are lying.