HB 139 (Wireless Internet Access Requirements, Chief Sponsor: Bradley M. Daw)

Von Fugal von at fugal.net
Thu Jan 24 11:32:15 MST 2008


* Bryan Sant [Thu, 24 Jan 2008 at 10:56 -0700]
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> On Jan 24, 2008 8:33 AM, Von Fugal <von at fugal.net> wrote:
> > Engaged as in policing? Milatarily? Or just engaged with trading? If Ron
> > Paul is against free trade I haven't seen any hint of it. I really don't
> > think throwing around our weight (which is getting more modest by and
> > by) is the best way to deal with the rest of the world. Is it any wonder
> > almost no other country likes us?
> >
> > Von Fugal
> 
> I couldn't care less about other countries liking us or not.  I
> complete agree with your points.  However, I always cringe when the
> primary reasoning (or implied reasoning) for not intervening in
> foreign affairs is so that we'll be liked.  I don't mean to jump on
> your Von.  Your point is factual--we aren't liked--and we aren't liked
> because we throw our weight around.  But if a person ran around in
> life trying only to do things (or not do things) solely to be liked, I
> would consider that person shallow, weak, dependant, and lost.
> America should try to be a good neighbor, but if France doesn't like
> us for reason X or Y, who flippin' cares?

Well said, but we shouldn't go out of our way to make people hate us
either. Indeed my statement was merely factual, the no wonder factor.

And yes we should definately use our resources to protect and build up
our own country.

> There's only two things I hate.  Those who are intolerant of other
> people's culture...  And the FRENCH!!  :-)
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