"Government works. Extremists in government do not.
as far as being free because I'm an atheist....I am an atheists simply because its natural and I couldn't be anything else.
"...not even me want to go to work, to school in this…"
"DId you become atheist to be free?
No - I became atheist because it doesn't make any sense to believe in anything that doesn't have any evidence in it's favor. For me no evidence = no belief. I didn't gain or loose any freedom…"
"What do we usually do when people say "Without Christ, there would be nothing to stop me from raping, stealing, murdering, etc.?" Atheists usually seem to say something on the lines of "that's a really bad reason." For my…"
Buddy.... c'mon. The first thing you need to do if you want to be taken seriously in a written debate is proof-read and spell check your posts.
If you want anyone to take your message -especially a message supposedly supported by other…"
"Science learns from both its successes and mistakes and changes according to the evidence. If government is going to survive it must do the same thing.
Winston Churchill once said 'Democracy is the worst form of government except for all the…"
"These are old debates. Rousseau wasn't an anarchist exactly--he realized that we could not go back to a state of nature--but he maintained that civilization, government included, was a corrupting force.
Voltaire responded to Rousseau's…"
"Even in anarchy, someone will rise to power... people tend to be sheep who follow, and the one most willing to lead will be allowed to. There will always be a dominate male or female leadership figure. Anarchy is simply a myth that can't be…"
"Hmmm, as an aside... I have to say I continuously forget about the recession. That issue really is an exception to the norm, and obviously "poverty" is taking on a new meaning right now. If you CAN'T get a job, that's completely…"
"Well, I have to say... I do agree. But, as you stated, even the programs they have don't work all the time. I'm not saying we can't or shouldn't offer them help. The problem is, we can't get to the kids in the womb (I think…"
"The lure of power is present in every form of government, its just that dictatorial ones have more of it.
I always preferred the phrase 'Power attracts the corrupt' myself. There have been a few people here and there that have resisted…"
"Yes they are/were. They were not communist in the truest Marxist sense of the term but that's simply because none of them has managed to get past the initial, supposedly "temporary" stage of dictatorship necessary for the…"
"i did read it, but look at Norway, it has a mixed economy, and owns strategic sectors like, energy, aluminum production, fish, banking and telecommunications, and it also has a very modern welfare model . that is, i think, the best model, because…"
"i agree with you, but a hybrid state between capitalism and socialism would be Sweden or Norway, china was never communist, nether the USSR, and cuba is near it, but again it has a totalitarian government."