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Re: It shows a pattern

Real American heros don't suddenly become socialists/communists upon running for office. They fight to keep the rest of government from trampling the freedoms they supposedly fought for in the first place.

The real threat to liberty is never the foreign invader, it is the government in your own backyard.
 

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Will any of these new policies conform to the highest law of the land (the Constitution) any better than they currently do? The answer is no. It would simply be rule by another man in leiu of the current one, but still rule by man, not law. American government will never be stuffed back into the Constitutional box from whence it escaped.
 

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If you don't take a road trip on a motorcycle you're really missing out on something special.



I've ridden much longer in miles on a bike than I've ever driven in a car. 500 miles on a bike I'm pumped up and ready to go-500 in a car you'd have to drug me and tie me in the back seat to get me to do it.
 

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I wrote an article for this very magazine a few months back that hasn't seen print yet on a Spiegler/LSL conversion I did on my '95 GPZ 1100. When it'll see "print" I can't say , but it is in the can and awaiting publication.
 

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No I am a network guy.

And what ivory tower are you talking about? My classically liberal stance on government takes the view that no one should be in some "ivory tower" with special protections under the law. Perhaps you need to do a little reading to understand the ideas of natural law and negative rights. Any cursory reading of the writings of the founders plus the constitution they wrote will show you that I am exactly right. Are we going to have a constitution to obey or not? Should we just burn it and be done with it?
 

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I read that page.

Kerry's stances on education, the environment, health care, and job creation all spell one thing: more federal control over the lives of Americans who have committed no force or fraud against another, less liberty for all, and greater federal expenditures---i.e. more wealth confiscation and redistribution.

The Constitution authorizes no federal involvement in any of these areas. Any and all federal programs and departments involved in these should be immediately terminated.

The Founders did not view the "public good" and individual liberty as two mutually exclusive ideas that needed to be balanced against one another. They viewed society as made up of individuals, and individual liberty was itself the "public good" that needed protection, not actions of benevolence that government provides for those that it perceives as "needy".
 

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>I am really looking for a considerably more

>upright riding position. I don't race and won't

>particularly mind the increased tendency for

>the front wheel to come up.



What do you think cruisers are for gossakes? You also look more manly & get more chicks. Plus, people don't honk at you when you do weirdo movements after drinking a bottle of Mad Dog.



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I have a question for those with experience on both cruisers and sportbikes: I have had three bike so far, two ninja 500's and now a yzf600r. The only "cruiser" that I have ridden was a roommates honda rebel ( I know not exactly a manly big bore Harley). I hated it! I felt like I was sitting in a lazy boy recliner and had no control over the bike. On my bikes, my feet are under me, I can steer with my whole body. Am I alone in this, or is it something you just get used to?
 

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It doesn't work anyhow.

Add to this the fact that the federal bureaucrat salaries and perks eat up most of the tax money and little actually is used for the purpose for which it's collected. For example the cost to society of runnning the IRS is equal to the amount of money it brings in. If we assessed a flat tax that's targetted to bring in half the money the current code does we would break even. Plus the criminal personalities that use the IRs's power to ruin people's lives would have to get real jobs.

In order to create one govt job you basically destroy 2 private sector jobs. This is why relying on govt to "create jobs" is a destructive downward spiral.

Of the $Billion$ for education virtually none of it actually gets into the classroom. Most is sucked up by bureaucrats who on the average receive much greater salaries than comparable private sector jobs get.

The saddest thing of all this is that govt never fixes the problems anyhow. Agencies act to make the problems worse in order to ensure their own expansion. Relying on govt to solve inequities and such is a fool's errand.

You only need to visit the inner cities to see the cultural destruction that publicly funded "benevolence" has wrought.
 

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Yea, but after about an hour, even on the highway with the wind keeping weight off of my wrists, I get pretty uncomfortable. I'm also realizing my antics on my sportbike could get me in big trouble sometime.
 

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Please do not purport to speak for "the Founders". Your characterization of that group's views on "liberty" and the "common good" applies to some, but definitely not the lot. Furthermore, in some cases, it applies only to their words and not to how they actually lived their lives. It is perhaps specious to claim a definitive knowledge of these individuals views.
 

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Fox News is giving Bush a pass on AWOL and deserter questions.

Dear Fox news

Fox is giving Bush a pass on this AWOL and desertion thing. Every time a guest brings it up Fox reporters quickly move off the subject. If you look at gaps in time and facts about his lack of service with the Alabama Air National Guard something is wrong. Some of the Internet sites have researched this thing and it is clear Bush is guilty at best of AWOL at worst desertion i.e. Michael Moore was technically right. If the average Joe did what Bush did he would be in prison. What Bush did cannot be favorably compared to Clinton. Clinton was openly against the war Bush on the other hand was for the war but wanted the poor and less privileged to fight it. A much less honarable stance. I voted for Bush the first time but I won't because of the budget deficit, WMD, and his military record. Fool me once ....Fool me twice..



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