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Switch to Forum Live View Why Government Loses when it expands
8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 5:59PM #11
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Dec 4, 2009 -- 3:56PM, TENAC wrote:

The fed government has no capital.

It has no revenues it didnt take from someone else first.

It can produce nothing.

A large federal govt is the bane of a capitalist system.

Your post seems to say that manipulation of money trumps production of goods (Capitalism is merely the manipulation of money to acquire more money and in and of itself produces nothing, it just moves money around) which requires healthy regulation to keep those who would cheat, honest. Why are you opposed to being ruled by those we elect and wish to be ruled by those who have money? This is the essense of what you are supporting. Perhaps you shoud read I Timothy 6:9-10 and meditate on what it truly says.

Dec 4, 2009 -- 3:56PM, TENAC wrote:

A dollar given to the federal govt is the worst possible use of that dollar, except for the defense of the nation.

(notice I said Federal Govt).


A dollar given to the Federal Government because you render unto Ceasar what is Ceasars would be bad advice according to your words. Why do you believe Jesus gives bad advice?

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 6:28PM #12
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Ill reply to the statement...One could say that Hitlers government was Caesar....If thats what you believe in all things then one should never overthrow Caesar...or question Caesar...i could say this is a Bromide just as the so many Libs use so addition,what makes you think i believe Jesus (A) Ever said that or (B) I believe in Jesus.(C )Even if i did that everything in the bible is translated correctly or (D) Even if it was, that everything is applicable today?....Or possibly if i do believe in the Bible at all it is the New Testament? Maybe Just the Old...or....maybe i could look up from the old testament about smiteing rulers who seek to take fromn the sweat of your brow....The Bible,parsed down to a single sentance or paragrah...can be used for ANY point or counterpoint,thank you very much.

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 04, 2009 - 11:45PM #13
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Let's please be adult in our replies to other posters.  Posting that is nothing more than playground taunting is disruptive per the Beliefnet Forum Rules of Conduct, and therefore unwelcome.  Thank you.

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8 years ago  ::  Dec 07, 2009 - 1:31PM #14
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I included "defend" in "support"

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