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If the GOP focused on reform, its butt wouldn't look so big

smitty_one_each (243267) writes | about 4 months ago

User Journal 5

This whole #StafferGate scandal is both bizarre and exemplary in why the GOP is known as "the stupid party":
http://leestranahan.com/staffergate-steve-stockman-donny-ferguson-the-montana-connection/This whole #StafferGate scandal is both bizarre and exemplary in why the GOP is known as "the stupid party":
http://leestranahan.com/staffergate-steve-stockman-donny-ferguson-the-montana-connection/

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I've been having this conversation lately (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 4 months ago | (#45725771)

I've long said that the only real difference between a libertarian and a crony capitalist is a bank account large enough to buy politicians. With the combination of Staffergate and Pope Francis's Apostolic Exhortation, I'm beginning to think that we live under rule of corruption, not rule of law. It's hard to tell the difference between the two- since the very people writing the law are the ones taking the bribes.

This is why the magical overflowing glass of Argentinian's version of the trickle down theory never overflowed and kept growing larger. This is why a rising tide floats some boats and sinks others. This is what is wrong with von Mises' theories about government in general- a free market means that government is for sale to the highest bidder.

Re:I've been having this conversation lately (1)

smitty_one_each (243267) | about 4 months ago | (#45732659)

I'm beginning to think that we live under rule of corruption

Mankind is sinful. The optimal thing to minimize the sin is to term limit everything. Absolute power corrupts absolutely; limited power just takes longer, to tweak Acton.

Re:I've been having this conversation lately (1)

Marxist Hacker 42 (638312) | about 4 months ago | (#45741121)

We don't just need term limits, we need influence limits. But that comes back to distributism- that given Original Sin, it is far better to have 1000 small governments than one big large one, 1000 small businesses than one big large one.

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