role-of-government

‘I know there are some who believe that, if you simply take from some and give to others, then we’ll all be better off. It’s known as redistribution. It’s never been a characteristic of America,’ [Mitt] Romney said. The campaign apparently thinks that voters will find 'redistribution’ a scary word. But does Mr. Romney really disagree with the belief that part of government’s role is, in Mr. Obama’s words, to help 'make sure that everybody’s got a shot’? To tax is to redistribute. To govern is to redistribute. Benefits from government spending flow in different amounts to different individuals and different states. Unless Mr. Romney envisions government stripped down to the role of providing for the national defense and building a road or two, and it is clear that he doesn’t, it is hard to imagine a world in which government does not play some redistributionist role.
The Dumbest History Videos You'll Ever See, Courtesy Of Crazy Cliven Bundy

Remember Cliven Bundy? He was the guy who became the short lived new hero for the “Guv’ment bad” crowd last month, until it surfaced that he was a giant racist. Yeah that guy. He has released a series of educational videos explaining his understanding of the history of the United States. Here are a few highlights for those not brave enough to watch, A Brief History of The United States: Completely Bat s**t Insane Redneck Edition.

  • The answer to every problem that exists in the world is to follow the U.S constitution. If EVERY government in the world just follows the U.S constitution, EVERY problem in the world will be solved.
  • The U.S constitution is based on the ten commandments in the bible.
  • Our government has become a central government. A central government with unlimited power. The kind that our founding fathers fought against in the Revolutionary War. The government we have now is the same as before the Revolutionary War.
  • The founding fathers created the three branches of government. The executive, the legislative and the “Judical.” These are the only “three governments” we are supposed to have and the Parks Department and BLM is a new government with its own laws and jails.
  • When the thirteen colonies formed the United States we didn’t want a big central government, we didn’t want a big state government, we was even leery about having even a local government.
  • Cliven Bundy really really wants you to subscribe to his e-mail list and has stock footage of cowboys.

Enjoy his videos here, if you dare.

I believe we Americans should use extreme care before lending our support to any proposed government program. We should fully recognize that government is no plaything. It is an instrument of force and unless our conscience is clear that we would not hesitate to put a man to death, put him in jail or forcibly deprive him of his property for failing to obey a given law, we should oppose it.
—  Ezra Taft Benson, The Proper Role of Government
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This video is funny, the truth is not. Harry Reid is clueless, why on earth did he get reelected? Come on Nevada vote this guy out.   This is shady business to me that he is still in power . How can this guy stay in power?  Government is out of control. The Role of Government is not to control people.

Thanks for reading this, it means a lot that people care about what I think. It is hard enough to get my family

15 Principles of Proper Government
  1. I believe that no people can maintain freedom unless their political institutions are founded upon faith in God and belief in the existence of moral law.
  2. I believe that God has endowed men with certain unalienable rights as set forth in the Declaration of Independence and that no man, no legislature, no majority, however great, may morally limit or destroy these; that the sole function of government is to protect life, liberty, and property and anything more than this is usurpation and oppression.
  3. I believe that the Constitution of the United States was prepared and adopted by men acting under inspiration from Almighty God; that it is a solemn compact between the peoples of the States of this nation which all officers of government are under duty to obey; that the eternal moral laws expressed therein must be adhered to or individual liberty will perish.
  4. I believe it a violation of the Constitution for government to deprive the individual of either life, liberty, or property except for these purposes:
    (a) Punish crime and provide for the administration of justice;
    (b) Protect the right and control of private property;
    © Wage defensive war and provide for the nation’s defense;
    (d) Compel each one who enjoys the protection of government to bear his fair share of the burden of performing the above functions.
  5. I hold that the Constitution denies government the power to take from the individual either his life, liberty, or property except in accordance with moral law; that the same moral law which governs the actions of men when acting alone is also applicable when they act in concert with others; that no citizen or group of citizens has any right to direct their agent, the government, to perform any act which would be evil or offensive to the conscience if that citizen were performing the act himself outside the framework of government.
  6. I am hereby resolved that under no circumstances shall the freedoms guaranteed by the Bill of Rights be infringed. In particular I am opposed to any attempt on the part of the Federal Government to deny the people their right to bear arms, to worship and pray when and where they choose, or to own and control private property.
  7. I consider ourselves at war with international Communism which is committed to the destruction of our government, our right of property, and our freedom; that it is treason as defined by the Constitution to give aid and comfort to this implacable enemy.
  8. I am unalterably opposed to Socialism, either in whole or in part, and regard it as an unconstitutional usurpation of power and a denial of the right of private property for government to own or operate the means of producing and distributing goods and services in competition with private enterprise, or to regiment owners in the legitimate use of private property.
  9. I maintain that every person who enjoys the protection of his life, liberty, and property should bear his fair share of the cost of government in providing that protection; that the elementary principles of justice set forth in the Constitution demand that all taxes imposed be uniform and that each person’s property or income be taxed at the same rate.
  10. I believe in honest money, the gold and silver coinage of the Constitution, and a circulation medium convertible into such money without loss. I regard it as a flagrant violation of the explicit provisions of the Constitution for the Federal Government to make it a criminal offense to use gold or silver coin as legal tender or to use irredeemable paper money.
  11. I believe that each State is sovereign in performing those functions reserved to it by the Constitution and it is destructive of our federal system and the right of self-government guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to regulate or control the States in performing their functions or to engage in performing such functions itself.
  12. I consider it a violation of the Constitution for the Federal Government to levy taxes for the support of state or local government; that no State or local government can accept funds from the Federal and remain independent in performing its functions, nor can the citizens exercise their rights of self-government under such conditions.
  13. I deem it a violation of the right of private property guaranteed under the Constitution for the Federal Government to forcibly deprive the citizens of this nation of their nation of their property through taxation or otherwise, and make a gift thereof to foreign governments or their citizens.
  14. I believe that no treaty or agreement with other countries should deprive our citizens of rights guaranteed them by the Constitution.
  15. I consider it a direct violation of the obligation imposed upon it by the Constitution for the Federal Government to dismantle or weaken our military establishment below that point required for the protection of the States against invasion, or to surrender or commit our men, arms, or money to the control of foreign or world organizations of governments.

These things I believe to be the proper role of government.

Our legislators are not sufficiently apprised of the rightful limits of their powers; that their true office is to declare and enforce only our natural rights and duties, and to take none of them from us. No man has a natural right to commit aggression on the equal rights of another; and this is all from which the laws ought to restrain him.
—  Thomas Jefferson

Oh so I totally forgot to post this but I went to a talk on how Jewish women fit into critical race feminism and multiple consciousnesses (?) and all that. It was basically about decolonizing Jewish feminism.

It started off p good but gradually got worse. She started criticizing women who were seeking leadership roles (in both the government and the rabbinate) as having egos that needed to be stroked, and suggested that maybe their role would be better suited to trying to change public opinion in a more grassroots way (like wtf?).

She tried to avoid LGBT stuff and when I brought up transgender representation in early rabbinical texts and writings, she told me that the Torah could prove aliens existed if we wanted to spin it that way.

But the nail in the coffin was when I asked about Jewish communities that existed before Rabbinical Judaism (like Ethiopian and some Indian Jews) and how some of their traditions and observances fit into the conversation (I believe I specifically mentioned patrilineal descent). She told me that since Ashkenazim, Sephardim, and Mizrachim had decided on observances like that together and Ethiopia was isolated, the pre-Diasporic communities were not legitimate.

In a talk about decolonizing Jewish feminism.

I just got a prescription for ritalin and I took it as directed yesterday and didn’t feel anything but I take one capsule at noon and now it’s 5 pm and I’ve written 2200 words on the ideal role of government and how john locke was a cuck

anonymous asked:

Is gender non-conforming and non-binary the same thing?

Answer:

Everyone has their own gender and sexuality. no two people on earth experience gender and sexuality in the same way.


So can gender non-conforming and non-binary be the same to some people? yes.

Can gender non-conforming and non binary be different to some people?

yes.

From what I have seen in the queer community gender non-comforming is kinda like a more general just “enough with all these stupid gender roles and sterotypes and social/government rules!”

It seems more gender non conforming people just don’t think about their gender often or they feel their gender should not define them in any way and/or they simply don’t care to identify as one, none or more then one genders for personal reasons. Which is completely valid and fine.

non-binary is more specific and is a group of people that want to friendly tell people there are more than two genders and that the whole two gender system idea out society perpetuates is harmful to all people and leads to pain, misery and intolerance for the rainbow of diversity the world truly has.

It seems more people that identify as non-binary just realize the binary just doesn’t fit them or their sense of self in any way, to that the binary is just way too limiting for them. The idea of the binary effects all people of the world and more and more I see it do far more harm than good. There is never just two kinds of anything and any scientist could back me up on that.

No matter what someone identifies as you should treat it as truth, because if its not true either you will figure out you were wrong or they will figure it out. and denying them their dignity and respecting their decisions just won’t help anyone especially in the case of gender and sexuality.

Always use someone’s preferred pronouns weather they are present or not.

hp is a dark story abt an attempt to challenge an authoritarian state which includes fascists in top roles in government. It ends w the protagonist ceasing to resist the police state

all this to say, buckbeack deserves to live and i deserve to have a random ending to my novel where the characters can, w no explanation, resist police brutality effortlessly

Wages in rich countries are determined more by immigration control than anything else, including any minimum wage legislation. How is the immigration maximum determined? Not by the ‘free’ labour market, which, if left alone, will end up replacing 80–90 per cent of native workers with cheaper, and often more productive, immigrants. Immigration is largely settled by politics. So, if you have any residual doubt about the massive role that the government plays in the economy’s free market, then pause to reflect that all our wages are, at root, politically determined.
Indonesia

In 1965, in Indonesia, a coup replaced General Sukarno with General Suharto as leader. The U.S. played a role in that change of government. Robert Martens,a former officer in the U.S. embassy in Indonesia, described how U.S. diplomats and CIA officers provided up to 5,000 names to Indonesian Army death squads in 1965 and checked them off as they were killed or captured. Martens admitted that “I probably have a lot of blood on my hands, but that’s not all bad. There’s a time when you have to strike hard at a decisive moment.” (1,2,3) Estimates of the number of deaths range from 500,000 to 3 million. (4,5,6)

From 1993 to 1997 the U.S. provided Jakarta with almost $400 million in economic aid and sold tens of million of dollars of weaponry to that nation. U.S. Green Berets provided training for the Indonesia’s elite force which was responsible for many of atrocities in East Timor. (3)

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