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  •  Similar to voter disenfranchisement schemes (6+ / 0-)

    There's very little actual provable voter fraud going on, but a whole lot of voter fraud hysteria in state houses.  As we all know, the whole end game of voter fraud hysteria is to keep people away from the polls (through intimidation / fear or lack of credentials).

    Same thing with the welfare drug testing schemes.  The money spent is waaaaaaaaay out of proportion with the cost of such programs.  

    The operative question, as always: Qui bono?

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    by Richard Cranium on Wed Sep 04, 2013 at 05:10:00 AM PDT

    •  Instinct-driven people are prone to deception. (0+ / 0-)

      Deception is a very basic instinct. Even plants practice it. The killdeer is known for it.
      I expect that in humans deception is practiced by indirect action -- get someone else to do the dirty and take the fall. So, they count on the state to take revenge on their behalf. They don't like people. So, they rely on the state to "take care of their enemies." "Take care" is, for once, not a euphemism. It's a dysphemism, but, like the euphemism, designed to deceive.
      Why do the instinct-driven opt for deception? It may be because they are insecure (their senses provide bad information) and deception is more sure than telling the truth.
      The true may go wrong, but the false is most assuredly wrong. There is more certainty in the lie. The lie is self-protective, even when it damages, when considered from the present. And the present is the only perspective the instinct-driven have. They cannot look ahead. They are time-constrained as some people are color-blind.

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