At 2/5/13 05:06 PM, Saen wrote:
I think the war in the middle east among some democrats, most of all moderates, and some Republicans has pretty much shifted from a "War on Terror" into "Providing military aid". Some Democrats such as myself still firmly believe that we shouldn't be in the middle east fighting senseless wars and are pretty disappointed with unfulfilled promises of withdrawal back in 2008. A few Republicans still continue to believe that the government has no authority to wage wars and spend the tax dollars in the middle east.
And that's great. But when it comes to the media and regular voting democrats, it seems to be a non-issue or even more likely, they don't even know about
I believe it's this new mindset of, "oh we have to help Syria, Egypt, Iraq, etc." from the majority of Americans that is keeping us in the middle east. It's fucking disgusting and depressing and it's stemming from moderate "modern" portions of both the Democratic and Republicans parties.
Bush Jr. dug us into further unnecessary conflict in the middle east with Iraq.
Sure, but that's just one item on the very long laundry list of US involvement in the mid east. This shit is nothing new. We've been building government and buying influence (and exerting it) since 1911, when they discovered oil in Iraq.
But we don't need the government to protect us, build roads, enforce laws, oh wait...
I don't know where you're getting this anti-enforcing laws or protecting us, stuff from?
I support the federal govt protecting the borders. I support local govt's protecting citizens however they can, as both of these things are in the constitution. I don't support them thinking I'm too stupid to know that pot is bad for me and therefore taking it away from me. I'm an adult, and I can make that decision myself.
I support the govt building roads, though I think the system of funding it is wildly inefficient.
And I support them enforcing laws. What I do not support is a bunch of overpaid bureaucrats in DC writing new, nitpicky, nanny state laws because they have nothing better to do. You want to enforce laws? Awesome! Let's go after the rapists and murderers, not make laws criminalizing not having insurance.
The govt. serves a purpose, of course. But most of the time, they WAY WAY overstep the line of what they should and are allowed to do.