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@_Zero30_ @Revkeyes @KaphenDePriest You are quite right, and this is a major factor in why regulation seems to invariably grow along with big government - because BIG businesses want it!
1 year ago on Why Ron Paul is misrepresented among students
@Revkeyes I didn't say you were fat. I called you a government-worshipper because your faith in government is just that: a religious faith, without reason, and impervious to reason. You distrust businesses because they are run by people, and people can be selfish (all rational enough, so far). But you trust government absolutely, because government is quite different, run not by humans but by God's Angels from Heaven, who can do no wrong. At any rate I can't imagine any rational argument for trust in government. Most people absorb it from the public school system (i.e. state indoctrination system) and never question it, never subject the idea to a rational check.
@RevkeyesWhy is it that you would trust government to regulate these things, while you don't trust businesses or the market? Of course, when government controls these things it does it in its own interest and in the interest of those in government. Government is the biggest, most corrupt, and most obscenely profitable business of all. Businesses may not be perfect, but how can entrusting everything to an all-powerful Mafia make things better? KapenDePriest's answer below makes sense.Revkeyes, you are a government-worshipper and are not rational about this.
@Revkeyes Private businesses shouldn't be forced by the government to do anything. This is not a negotiable position. The fact that the world has been less than perfect doesn't render basic principles invalid.
I should add that Paul has made some wonderful progress in starting to change how people think, but it's a long long slog ahead, and it may just be too late already.
The unfortunate fact is that, while Ron Paul stands for smaller government, most students - and most Americans, want big and ever bigger government. So the solutions they support (more legislation, more regulation, more welfare...) are not his. And they've been trained in government schools to view anything but their big-state solutions as uncaring and/or racist. I'm a Paul supporter but this is simply the reality we face.