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  •  What I'm struck by is the lack of understanding (1+ / 0-)
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    by these "conservatives" of the necessity of popular consent to the system that gives them their wealth and allows them to keep it.

    I am perfectly able to go out and shoot or grow my food, but not without breaking my duty to respect property rights.  But those property rights do not occur in nature.  They are creatures of LAW, and thus, in a democracy, ultimately dependent on the consent of the governed.  And that consent is dependent on the common good.  And, in the end, my duty to respect someone's property rights depends on them making sure there's a reasonable alternative to starvation.

    A right answer to the wrong question is a wrong answer.

    by legalarray on Wed Sep 19, 2012 at 09:09:03 PM PDT

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