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As a rule, capitalism is blamed for the undesired effects of a policy directed at its elimination. The man who sips his morning coffee does not say, "Capitalism has brought this beverage to my breakfast table." But when he reads in the papers that the government of Brazil has ordered part of the coffee crop destroyed, he does not say, "That is government for you"; he exclaims, "That is capitalism for you." (Mises)

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It would be nice if we had sufficient support to refuse to participate. But there are too many people who feel the need to vote for a candidate - any candidate. More than that, who need to vote for whatever trash the party they have apparently sworn allegiance to has put up - because surely he must be better than the trash the "other side" has put up.

And so the downward spiral continues...

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Warning - this video is filled with uninformed pontificating. Including the standard ignorance spewing forth from an Actor's mouth. (In this case, including a really hilarious attempt to use "paternalism" when he clearly doesn't understand what it means.) Oh - and there's some swearing too, if that bothers you.

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Aren't you glad you have the government to protect your food? To make sure that your ice cream is made from pasteurized milk, or better yet - uses pre-made "ice cream mix", and that there are no real strawberries in it, but just strawberry syrup? Thank heavens there are tax-feeding fun-sucking mindless bureaucrats around to protect me from real food.

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Love this guy.... Jack just consistently hits them out of the park, time after time.

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You know, this presentation might be at least a little compelling if it actually came from him, instead of being a cleverly written speech someone else wrote for him that he had to read from the teleprompter. Perhaps it might help too if there was any genuineness in this speech at any of the key points. Instead, at those points that were most right, (like God not being a member of any political party) he seemed almost surprised at what he was reading.

Like most politicians, he'll say whatever it takes, and Rick in particulr knows his only real hope of taking the republican ticket is to sway the gullible evangelicals (who are sadly, way too much of the majority of that self-identifying group). People who to our great shame tend to barely have a concept of history that lasts 10 minutes, let alone six years.

I would like to think "Christian voters" had learned something from Bush and his similar antics, but I'm not so foolish and gullible myself as to think they actually have. I'm sure this calculated maneuver will give Rick the boost he was hoping for, and maybe enough to subject us to another four+ years of government expansion and rampant spending increases.

All because somewhere along the way, Christ's command to be wise as serpents and innocent as doves got muddled into "be as foolish as sheep and have the memory of a goldfish".

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"When the came for the potheads I did nothing, because I was not a pothead...."
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