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5 Liberal Fallacies

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by Revmitchell, Oct 26, 2013.

  1. Revmitchell

    Revmitchell Well-Known Member
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    1) The more democracy we have, the better. As Benjamin Franklin once said, "Democracy is two wolves and a lamb voting on what to have for lunch." This is why our Founding Fathers made this country a republic, not a democracy. They believed that the people should have their say, but also that certain underlying rules should remain in place that should take precedence over the will of a simple majority. Ultimately, that's the only way that the wolves and the lambs can happily co-exist over the long haul.

    2) When it comes to politicians, morals don't matter. It's no coincidence that most Americans are perpetually disappointed in the honesty of our politicians when they simultaneously believe that the moral failings of politicians have little bearing on their fitness for office. If we put adulterers, degenerates, and crooks in office, they're going to lie to us. Why would anyone expect anything else?

    3) Income inequality is caused by rich people stealing money from the poor. There is more income inequality today in the United States than there used to be. That's because advances in computers, transportation, and technology have shrunken the world. What that means is that it's more feasible than ever for dirt poor workers in China and India to do low skill work that once would have gone to Americans. The time when a man with an 8th grade education can support himself, a wife, and a kid by doing repetitive, unskilled labor all day long has largely ended.

    4) There's no need to worry because politicians know what they’re doing. The primary reason most Americans don't pay attention to politics is that they just assume that despite all of the feuding and fighting, politicians generally know what they're doing and won't let anything too horrible happen to the country. This is no longer a safe assumption because the people running the government aren't competent, they're not making decisions based on what's best for the country, and most government employees are just following orders, not trying to improve the system.

    5) Any sort of debt-related crash is a long way away. A decade ago, prepping was for militias, Mormons, and survivalist nuts. Today, it has gone mainstream and guns, gold, and survival seeds are growth industries. There's a reason for that: tens of millions of Americans believe the country isn't that far away from a Greece-style economic crash caused by our debt. This is not an unreasonable belief.