Foulky, on Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 12:24 PM, said:
Libertarian's might be a little drastic and a little cold-hearted but if I had to choose between too much government and too little government I would choose the latter any day of the week.
Yeah, Libertarian thought seems great at first until you think about what woudl happen if we implemented their ideas. First off, no federal agencies. Who's going to dole out the licenses for use of airwaves (radio, tv, cell phones)--just wait and see how fast all of those signals interfere with one another. Anyone up for some perscription drugs? Holy shit would that be a vicious game of russian roulette w/o the FDA (i know it isn't perfect, but it is MUCH better than nothing). What about the FTC? What about the NLRB? FAA? Shit, i wouldn't want to fly anywhere without solid airline safety regulations.I love the idea of smaller government and fiscal responsibility--but they combine a warped sense of social darwinism with an unbelievably misguided trust in completely free markets. To that end, i think libertarians deserve a seat at the table--just not the head of the table.Kinky's a crazy dude---i've heard him talk a few times on the radio and i like his straight-forward views. You know he's not trying to blow smoke up your ass (well, not as much as the rest of them). Oh, and gambling/lottery won't ADD money to education. Do ya know why? Every year states make a budget and allocate a certain amount to education. They put all the lottery $$ in and what ever is needed on top of that, tax dollars are added. In other words, there isn't a specific amount of $ the government adds to education and the lottery funds are on top of that, it is the other way around. So in effect, it is like the $$ is going to the general treasury.