“…the whole trouble lies here. In words, words. Each one of us has within him a whole world of things, each man of us his own special world. And how can we ever come to an understanding if I put in the words I utter the sense and value of things as I see them; while you who listen to me must inevitably translate them according to the conception of things each one of you has within himself. We think we understand each other, but we never really do.”
XKCD is always relevant. Always.
We already have enough people suffering from the disease.
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That was also 30 years ago and Reagan pushed the racist crack laws so I really don't give a shit what his opinions on drugs are.A study funded by Ronald Reagan concluded that weed kills brain cells and increases the risk of Alzheimer's disease.
In other words, libertarian when it benefits you and conservative when it comes to other people.No you guys accused me for being a libertarian by miss-reading what I typed. Always was somewhat conservative.
The awful shit that smoking and drinking do to people is worth the jobs and money, but the relatively harmless effects of marijuana aren't? Not very economically conservative now, are we?
This is a rather large problem I have with the GOP. Ideally, for me at least, the government would be socially liberal, economically conservative. Not so much to the point of deregulation and bare bones taxes, but I feel that a government should spend within its boundaries.
The problem is, neither party really seems to be up for this. The Democrats are at least socially liberal, and their fiscal liberalism is true to what they present. The GOP, on the other hand, has neither. Socially conservative, fiscally liberal, it is the least ideal form of government in my eyes. Sure, they are for deregulation and lower taxes, but they sure as hell aren't willing to reduce spending. Their stubborn approach to the defense budget and inability to recognize that more taxes isn't always a bad thing - at least in this election cycle - tells me that no, they really aren't interested in getting us out of this mess.
This is why I am absolutely repulsed by the GOP. Their attitude towards progressive social stances and the lie of fiscal conservatism that they hide behind makes me question their motives. The push against the legalization of marijuana despite the potential revenue that outweighs the minute dangers that it would pose is yet another example of how the GOP is afraid of fiscal conservatism.
I take issue with the notion that the GOP is fiscally liberal. They're fiscally corporatist. How they spend money is as important as spending it here.
They're not spending money on social welfare or development.
Nor are they really for deregulation so much as they're for removing controls and restrictions. They're for corporate profit. They have no problem with regulation and government control when their donors are making money on it. Like how you can't get drugs from Canada or how Medicare can't bargain on drug prices.
Last edited by Wells; 2012-10-24 at 04:52 AM.
I'll chalk this one up to my lack of knowledge on the topic.
Man, I've been wrong a lot lately.