urbanbreez wrote:Someone with such massive faith in government (I assume you must have since you have no problem with the monitoring of your personal conversations without just cause) should swear by the checks and balances provided by these three branches operating independently.
I assume you mean me? The checks and balances are there, people are way, way too paranoid for my taste is all. If that paranoia is spreading, I guess I should start up a tin foil hat business and cash in.
urbanbreez wrote:Namely, Afghanistan should have been bombed back to the Neolithic era.
urbanbreez wrote:And your stance on torture is ridiculous. Not one valuable piece of information was gained at Gitmo or in Pakistan
Seems you misunderstood. I never said torture worked, I simply said that if it needed to be done, I wasn't going to speak out against it. I actually agree that in a lot of cases, torture won't/wouldn't lead to anything useful.
Matthias wrote:So you don't really care about Constitutional rights is what you're saying. Which is fine, different people have different beliefs on the proper relationship of the individual to the sovereign, just don't present yourself as a small-government libertarian because that's not whose tent you're under.
I do care about constitutional rights, but at the same time I'm not going to don a tin foil hat and run around thinking, saying, or acting like the government is out to get me.
I present myself as me. One of these days you'll learn I don't play kiddie games. If I were a Republican, I'd say it. If I were a Democrat, I'd say it. If I were a "small-government libertarian", I'd say it. If I was under anyone's tent, I'd say that. My biggest fault other than talking too much, is simply being too direct. And even with that, people still try to "read into", "assume", or "guess" as to what I mean, yet I say exactly what I mean. No clue why that's so hard for some people to understand, but it is always amusing.
Yes doctor, I am sick.
Sick of those who are spineless.
Sick of those who feel self-entitled.
Sick of those who are hypocrites.
Yes doctor, an army is forming.
Yes doctor, there will be a war.
Yes doctor, there will be blood.....