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  •  Yeah, and stop telling those companies they (2+ / 0-)
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    Rolfyboy6, BlackSheep1

    can't put lead or arsenic in their paint. Savvy consumers will figure it out and not buy them! And who needs speed limits on roads?! Pfft! Never drive faster than your guardian angel can fly? Am I right?! Why let's get rid of every regulation and rule! They're obviously just keeping us safe from ourselves! WOOT! Party like it's 1699 but with internet porn!

    Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

    by ontheleftcoast on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:17:58 PM PDT

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    •  Do you only drive the speed limit when watched? (0+ / 0-)

      The discussion is why the parks can't be open during a shutdown.  That doesn't make rules and regulations magically vanish, they're all still there.

      To you, does the speed limit and safe driving concerns just vanish for you whenever a police officer isn't watching you?

      If you're driving an empty road late at night, and you KNOW there isn't a cop for miles, that means drive 150mph right?

      •  And I'm the only car on the road? (2+ / 0-)
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        bryduck, BlackSheep1

        Sorry, but the regulations you're so afraid of aren't there to protect me from myself. They're there to protect me from the morans driving 150 mph because they don't see a cop or the company that hopes it can use that moldy bag of peanuts in the next batch of peanut butter.

        Spite is the ranch dressing Republicans slather on their salad of racism

        by ontheleftcoast on Wed Oct 02, 2013 at 02:38:57 PM PDT

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        •  Where did I say I don't like regulations? (0+ / 0-)

          You're using regulations in the wrong way.  You give examples of regulations that are there to protect the public.

          But how are you personally harmed by someone going for a hike in a national park without a park ranger present?  How does that pollute your ground water or poison your food?

          Why do you insist on regulating the actions of others when it doesn't affect you?

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