Monday, January 18, 2010
Republicans & Liberty
Sometimes I hear Republicans say some pretty Statist things. How can the Individual Rights of women be subordinated to the so called rights of a glob of cells fitting on the end of a pins head? Thats the so called "pro-life" crowd. How can rights come from "God", an entity not of this world, whos existence is not provable? How can Rights be defended when their source cannot be proven? They cannot. The burden of proof is on the one "making the claim" that God exists, not on me, I don't make that claim, do not ask me to prove a negative, I would rather ponder Kirkagard. So much for the Evangical crowd. How can this nation be better off if its individuals are asked to preform "shared sacrafice" and submit half their incomes to "others" based on "need"? Why do programs such as Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security keep getting "propped up" by Republicans? In what way can they be run "more efficiently"? Rationing? Deficit spending? Thats the Reagonamics/Bushonomics compassionate conservative crowd. How can a war be fought by holding the lives of our troops as equal to the lives of Afganis, Iraqis, ect? Can we win a war "on the defense ? Has any nation ever done this in history? Will we only invade "secular" countries ? Why ? To build sewers? Will roads, bridges, and sewers, built by the US, cause the enemy to cower in fear and surrender? So much for the NeoConservative crowd. Next, I will look at Democrats, and finally, Libertarians. Stay tuned.