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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    You should stop right there before the word, "but".
    That is a complete thought.
    Then pick up the next thought.
    Do you agree or disagree with that "next thought"?

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

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    It is not The government in Washington that limits us.

    We need to stop making excuses for "the people"
    What excuses do you infer that I'm making?
    Do you dispute that Washington has abandoned the rule of law?

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    OH accountable...........i"ve seen your beautifully written answers on this forum ..............but pretty words do not make a 'sentence'.

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

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    What excuses do you infer that I'm making?
    Do you dispute that Washington has abandoned the rule of law?
    In that previous post, everything after "I vote, write, & contribute," was an excuse.
    "but,..."
    Excuses.
    "...but it's become our culture to think of Washington as the apex of a unitary national government,..."
    Whose culture? Is that a Texas thing? Seems so.

    " [but,...] It's really hard to convince people that they should insist on the rule of law when doing so would mean getting less gov't handouts."
    Really? I never thought of San Antonio as a place where people hang about waiting for the gummint handouts.
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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    You should stop right there before the word, "but".
    That is a complete thought.
    Then pick up the next thought.
    It is not The government in Washington that limits us.

    We need to stop making excuses for "the people"

    I trust the people, way before the Federal government.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    "...but it's become our culture to think of Washington as the apex of a unitary national government,..."
    Whose culture? Is that a Texas thing? Seems so.
    I don't remember where you live. I base my observation on national news & politics. Is it a Texas thing? Not uniquely, no.

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    " [but,...] It's really hard to convince people that they should insist on the rule of law when doing so would mean getting less gov't handouts."
    Really? I never thought of San Antonio as a place where people hang about waiting for the gummint handouts.
    I know, but stereotypes seldom hold out in the face of actual experience.

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by Accountable View Post
    I don't remember where you live. I base my observation on national news & politics. Is it a Texas thing? Not uniquely, no.
    Well, in the last 20 years, I have lived in North Carolina, Florida, Arkansas, and Colorado.

    Quote Originally Posted by Accountable View Post
    I know, but stereotypes seldom hold out in the face of actual experience.
    You mean like the one about people waiting for gummint handouts?
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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

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    This was a humorous Interlude brought to you by the originator of the thread.
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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

    Quote Originally Posted by LarsMac View Post
    You mean like the one about people waiting for gummint handouts?
    State gummints wait for federal gummint handouts accounting for something like 40% of their budgets.
    Public schools turn themselves inside-out trying to qualify for gummint handouts (since the federal gov't can't make federal law to control local schools, they provide funds and tie strings to the funds)
    People receiving unemployment compensation (a gummint handout) take that compensation into account when weighing whether to take a job offer.
    Gummint handouts in the form of welfare are set so as to make staying on welfare more lucrative (barely) than taking an entry-level job.

    I suspect you think I'm coming at this as a negative view toward the recipeints. Hardly. "Progressives" are making more and more citizens dependent on the gov't, which gives them the control they desire.

    It's hard to trade comfort for dignity, safety for liberty.

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    Re: How refreshing a decent Politician

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    We are from diifferent parts of the country.

    Meaning what?

    Mean while

    Bruv wrote

    Intermission..........Advert Break...........A word from our Sponsor.........It looks like Uruguay is only the latest Latin American country to be of interest to America.


    This was a humorous Interlude brought to you by the originator of the thread.
    “The best laid schemes o' Mice an' Men,
    Gang aft agley.
    An' lea'e us nought but grief an' pain,
    For promis'd joy!

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