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If you don't vote, then you have no right to complain, and you become part of the problem. Yes, there is much wrong with the whole world, but anarchy isn't the answer. There is a vast difference between a huge government that tries to be all things to all people and a small government to keep basic order from those who would create mayhem. Who would do that in your paradise, the courts? Please! Each judge has his/her own prejudices and opinions, as do the members of the jury, and a huge amount of time would be spent on each incident that would clog the courts for hundreds of years to come. In our present system a cop will often stop the first incident a perpetrator commits so hopefully they wouldn't commit more. Without this, some vigilante eventually stops them after more incidences, and he gets sued by the victim's family. Who would you find guilty in this example, the victim, the cop, the vigilante? So instead of one incident from one perpetrator, we end up with 3 or 4 or more. How is that simplifying the system? Society evolved as it has because one can't just shoot someone based on their perceived assumption that they've done something bad. We have government involved to sort it all out. Just because corp money and unions and a whole host of other things have corrupted society is no reason to throw out 2,000 years of our evolving into civilized citizens. And just what have you done in the public arena to aliviate this mess? Or are you an armchair quarterback giving out advice?
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@Patrick Henry Yes, the elite think they are better than the rest of us. But their being in charge isn't mainly about running things right, its about power and money.That is why liberty is the best system discovered. Its a jungle out there, and one takes their life in their hands just walking out the front door. We can't say how long each of us will be on this earth, and that's why freedom is so important. We could be safer with Big Brother watching over us, but what kind of life is that? Its having true grit and facing the world ourselves that is exhilarating, and I wouldn't trade it for all the protection possible.
@Patrick Henry @WilliamSchooler I remind you of these two quotes. The first one is especially cogent right now."It does not take a majority to prevail, but rather an irate, tireless minority, keen on setting brushfires of freedom in the minds of men". Samuel Adams"Government is the great fiction through which everybody endeavors to live at the expense of everybody else". Frederic Bastiat
Here in California Obama will win the 55 winner-take-all electoral votes, and a Republican vote for president is a wasted vote. So here is the chance for liberty minded voters to present a united liberty front and write-in Ron Paul's name (he's an official write-in candidate, Andrew Naplitano as vp), or vote for Gary Johnson who is on the ballot. Together, the votes for these two candidates will scare the CA GOP by making a fairly significant statement. We only get such a chance every 4 years, so get out there and vote!