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  •  He's for military dictatorship if it purges (5+ / 0-)

    leftists. Gotta love these limited government types.

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    by Kimball Cross on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:02:07 AM PDT

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    •  THIS^^ (5+ / 0-)
      He's for military dictatorship if it purges
      leftists.
      Erickson is definitely a prototypical authoritarian, if not an outright crypto-fascist a la Franco/Salazar/Pinochet.

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      by jds1978 on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:39:40 AM PDT

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    •  "Limited government" means it is to do only (1+ / 0-)
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      get the red out

      one thing -- punish evil doers, when other means of persuasion have failed to coerce obedience.

      Authoritarians derive their right to enforce subservience from their ability to kill. What we call "capital punishment," as if it were a capital idea, is not ancillary to the authoritarian regime. It is both the justification and the enforcer. The ability to kill (anticipate someone else's death) is central to man's elevation of himself over the rest of creation.
      Religion teaches that the awareness of death is the key to man's spiritual development -- that religious ritual surrounding death is evidence of respect for life. That's hog wash. Religious ritual surrounding death, including the killing of Christ, serves mainly as a threat that the failure to obey is likely to result in an early death at the hands of humans, who need not leave the matter to chance or parasites.

      We organize governments to deliver services and prevent abuse.

      by hannah on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 06:40:53 AM PDT

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    •  That's not new (0+ / 0-)

      I've been hearing that crap for years. I've also been told that as a liberal I should have my children taken from me, lose my job, be raped and institutionalized for my "mental disorder".

    •  Limited government = Let the poor starve (0+ / 0-)

      Otherwise - kill, torture and spy on everyone. That's fine.

      Conservatism = greed, hate, fear and ignorance

      by Joe B on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 07:25:47 AM PDT

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