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  •  I'm Suspicious of the Growing Number of Questions (2+ / 0-)
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    xxdr zombiexx, FG

    making our situation a choice between "government" and "no government."

    That's like observing cancer, and asking should we choose to be biological robots.

    There's all kinds of government for all kinds of purposes and services. Hating domestic espionage has nothing to do with food stamps or educational grants, highways and ports or social security.

    The issue isn't "government" or anyone's faith in "government" except to the libertarian so-called mind.

    We are called to speak for the weak, for the voiceless, for victims of our nation and for those it calls enemy.... --ML King "Beyond Vietnam"

    by Gooserock on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:01:30 PM PDT

    •  No need to be suspicious of me. (3+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action, eOz, mommyof3

      I have written plenty of diaries on this site promoting ALL types of progressive policies.

      As for your point about the issue not being about faith in government, I respectfully disagree. I see this becoming the issue more and more. It does become harder for liberals to argue for more government involvement in anything, when most Americans think of the wrong things when they think of government (because the government is prioritizing the wrong things).

      Heck, many people right here on DailyKos seem to be so cynical about the government nowadays that I can easily imagine them voting libertarian out of pure anger.

      The most serious problem in American politics today is that people with wrong ideas are uncompromising, and people with good ideas are submissive and unwilling to fight. Change that, and we might have a real democracy again.

      by Eric Stetson on Sat Jul 13, 2013 at 08:07:02 PM PDT

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    •  This sentence: (2+ / 0-)
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      Words In Action, eOz
      Hating domestic espionage has nothing to do with food stamps or educational grants, highways and ports or social security.
      Is exactly right.

      So why is it that when the bad elements of government are challenged, people jump to the conclusion that someone is suggesting anarchy? That seems to be a trend on DKos.

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