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I would disagree with Rick’s statement, “the main portion of the Republican Party refused to embrace tea party and libertarian outrage.” I believe the tea partiers and libertarians ARE the “main portion” of the GOP. That political struggle remains to be hashed out.
Rick appears to be flogging the familiar “lesser of two evils” dead horse. Problem is, the lesser of two evils only guarantees a more certain, if a bit slower, descent into evil.
Please notice how faux-reasonable “mainstreamers” never talk about things like the differences between commodity-based mediums of exchange and political-manipulation-based “legal tender” fiat currencies, complete with their fraudulent interest-bearing unsustainable “national” debts. Nor will they talk about the structural differences and gravitational effects between taxing productivity (aka “income”) and taxing consumption (aka “sales”). Nor will they talk seriously, when discussing taxation, about how the word “income” was specifically designed to obfuscate the freedom-v-slavery difference between the zero-sum wages-for-labor COMPENSATION and benefit-from-the-other-guys’labor PROFIT/GAIN which “legally” (and oh so cleverly) creates a prima facie unequal protection of law between the buyers of labor and the sellers of labor which can serve no compelling government interest, or even a semblance of a rational connection to any legitimate government purpose.
Of course, forget the so-called “liberal” (aka Democrat) alternative altogether. They only want to steal your money under a pretense of altruism, while pocketing a significant portion of the loot for themselves and their buddies, while simultaneously demonizing any person who dares to disagree with their economic philosophies or their coercive use-the-power-of-big-government methods.
Contrary to Rick’s simplistic and misleading contentions, it’s not about seeking “simple answers”, it’s about seeking the truth. It’s about seeking intellectual honesty, recognizing root causes, and identifying and adopting sustainable human behaviors.
I agree with Rick that “The first step to fixing problems is to stop creating more of them.” Rule #1: when you’re in a hole, stop digging.
The internet is producing citizen loggers and journalists, which radically lessens the control of money over “news”. So, lawyer Rick, what do you say we take a second step in stopping digging by abolishing the arrogant feudalism of “unauthorized practice” of law?

ERRATA: Obviously the word “loggers” was supposed to be “bloggers”. If that caused any confusion, I apologize. If if produced a chuckle, you’re welcome! Be happy! :-)

Really?  The GOP seems to be about the status quo if one buys into Rick’s philosophy of all decisions “democrats” make are wrong!  It is the Republican way…..make money and pocket it!  Had JP Morgan and Thomas Edison given in to Westinghouse and Rockefeller we may still be without electricity.  For some it was certainly not the right thing to do….make electricity available to the masses cheaply.

While mass murders and the killing of school children occur across the nation many on the left and right believe we should do NOTHING!  Can’t say anyone has knocked on my door to confiscate my weapons!  Nobody has yet convinced me I need more than a magazine that holds more than 15 rounds.  On our farm we were pretty good shots and Aubert a coyote would get three chances but rarely more.  Same thing when we hunted big game.

The world is changing and will never be the same.  We simply need leaders who will seek solutions to issues and make decisions.  Sometimes that means taking risks and TRYING rather than choosing sides nd doing nothing.

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