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    Why is it always a small-town doctor, dentist, or construction company owner who complains the federal government does not represent them? These are the upper status individuals in small and mostly rural parts of America where each vote is weighted more heavily than is the case for votes in large urban areas.

    These representatives of the small town elites in the South are still angry that the federal government came in and told them they had to treat Black People as equals. Then the federal government required them to give women fair credit reports in their own names, not just their husband's names. Can you imagine enforcing such an upsetting of the natural order? And these days the federal government is requiring even more of the natural leaders of the small towns - decriminalize LGBT behavior and protect gay people from the normal enforcement mechanisms of the small town - the KKK and less formal similar groups of violent young men like the ones who dragged James Byrd to death or those who murdered Matthew Shepherd.

    These doctors, dentists, and small company owners are the natural leaders in the small towns, and some outsiders from the federal government are coming in and ordering them around like they were poor people. The locals have their own ways and they elect their local equivalent of Sheriff Joe Arpaio to enforce local standards. The federal government has NO RIGHT to come in and change things!

    Ron Paul and his idiot child have Hayeck and Von Mises to support their views. What better sources could anyone have? Just ask them.

    These guys represent the older pre-industrial elite. Modern urban industrial society is forcing them back into the woods and mountains like the Angles and the Saxons forced the Celts into the edges of what is today Great Britain. That's what motivates today's conservatives - including libertarians and fundamentalist christians. They are losing control of the modern world and they hate it.

    The federal government generally represents (not perfectly) the rest of us  - the modern urban people who are products of modern non-religious mass education. Ron Paul and his ilk hate that. It means they are losing power.

    The US Supreme Court has by its actions and rhetoric has ceased to be legitimate. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot - over

    by Rick B on Thu Nov 22, 2012 at 07:58:54 AM PST

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