OT - I don't _hate_ McMansions
amb-plug at bradfords.org
Fri Jun 27 23:19:05 MDT 2008
Thus said Levi Pearson on Fri, 27 Jun 2008 22:32:47 MDT:
> Your idea about 'proper government roles' is too narrow and
And yours is broad and enlightened of course...
> I'm sure you understand this, I just want to make it clear that
> liberty is necessarily limited by government even as it is protected,
> but that the government receives the right to restrict liberty by
> contract with the people.
Free and unfree are not opposite extremes with the virtue being
somewhere in the middle. No more than murder and nonmurder are extremes
with near death due to beating the virtue.
> We live in very different times from when our constitution was
> conceived, and it's a testament to the foresight and compromise of the
> framers that our government has been flexible enough to meet the needs
> of a far more complex world than they lived in.
What exactly is different really? So we are more properous. So we have
more technology. Because we progress in many areas suddenly man is
different? Have we not the same vices, and virtues? To me it seems that
nothing has changed. There is still government, which seeks to usurp
power, and there are hard working people just trying to make it through
life. There is sill love, there is still hate. There is murder and
mercy. Nothing has changed. What exactly do you think is so different
that it requires me to give up more of my liberties than they did?
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