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What do members of the community think of Charles Koch when he says:

"Far from trying to rig the system, I have spent decades opposing cronyism and all political favors, including mandates, subsidies and protective tariffs—even when we benefit from them. I believe that cronyism is nothing more than welfare for the rich and powerful, and should be abolished.

Koch Industries was the only major producer in the ethanol industry to argue for the demise of the ethanol tax credit in 2011. That government handout (which cost taxpayers billions) needlessly drove up food and fuel prices as well as other costs for consumers—many of whom were poor or otherwise disadvantaged. Now the mandate needs to go, so that consumers and the marketplace are the ones who decide the future of ethanol."


So he actively tries to end cronyism but at the same time he's still a part of it.


http://news.genius.com/Charles-koch-im-fighting-to-restore-a-free-society-wsj-op-ed-annotated

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NSA admits listening to U.S. phone calls without warrants

So here is the text from the 4th Amendment:
The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.

Now here is how the government behaves.

Now my issue here is not with the situation under scrutiny but rather with how Americans fight to retain the 2nd Amendment (the right to bear arms) but when it comes to government bodies snooping and walking all over the 4th Amendment they seem Ok with it.

You can sum it up this way, it's Ok to kill but it's not Ok to be killed.

The constitution was meant as a wise and balanced document that established principals, sadly those principals have been replaced by convenient legal interpretation.

America you can no longer quote your constitution as it is no longer worth the paper it's written on.

http://news.cnet.com/8301-13578_3-57589495-38/nsa-admits-listening-to-u.s-phone-calls-without-warrants/?subj=cnet&tag=title

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why

#NSAwhistleblower   #edwardsnowden   #4thamendment   #tyranny  

This guy decided to take a stand against what he saw as wrong and decided it should be opened up to the public.  His life is at stake and anyone else that's important to him.  I can't believe that this has been going on for so long and only until now did someone finally blow the whistle.  

Unfortunately, technology in surveillance has outpaced our understanding of the 4th amendment.  People need to decide if they're OK trusting a coercive government to just "do the right thing" and not abuse the power they have in front of them.  It's only a matter of time before a new bureaucrat is in charge of vital information and uses it unjustly.  To anyone that says that if you don't have anything to hide then you have no need to worry.  To them I say send me all your passwords and other important information about you.  Don't you trust me?

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http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jun/09/nsa-whistleblower-edward-snowden-why

#NSAwhistleblower   #edwardsnowden   #4thamendment   #tyranny  

This guy decided to take a stand against what he saw as wrong and decided it should be opened up to the public.  His life is at stake and anyone else that's important to him.  I can't believe that this has been going on for so long and only until now did someone finally blow the whistle.  

Unfortunately, technology in surveillance has outpaced our understanding of the 4th amendment.  People need to decide if they're OK trusting a coercive government to just "do the right thing" and not abuse the power they have in front of them.  It's only a matter of time before a new bureaucrat is in charge of vital information and uses it unjustly.  To anyone that says that if you don't have anything to hide then you have no need to worry.  To them I say send me all your passwords and other important information about you.  Don't you trust me?

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Found this guy dead on my patio this morning. I'm glad we sprayed recently because my kids might have played with it! #centipede #dangerous 
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This is a very well articulated argument for states rights referencing a prominent example when the states stood up to big brother.   #nullification   #general   #welfare   #statesrights   #obamacare   #kentucky   #virginia   #resolution  

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True that

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This is a really good quote. #happy   #feelgood   #quote  

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Paul vs. Paul! Good debate on fiscal policy from opposite positions.

I'm glad that all three of my representatives from New Mexico voted against CISPA!
Only three states were unanimous voting no, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New Mexico.

#CISPA
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