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35. Re: Morning Legal Briefs Mar 27, 2013, 16:32 Beamer
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 16:25:
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 16:15:
RollinThundr wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 15:57:
Beamer wrote on Mar 27, 2013, 15:56:
And who here says the government should daddy us?

You come up with these absolutely nuts strawmen that exist only on the Bill O'Reilly show.

Should the government do what it can to fight institutionalized sexism and racism?
Yes. Yes it should.
Should it "daddy" us?
What does that even mean?

Are liberals and democrats in general, generally for bigger government or against it?

Bigger government != "daddy."

No? Isn't much different when you're essentially welcoming government to run your life and tell you what you can and can't say/do/eat/drink etc.

This is like a vegetarian telling me that I'm going to die from heart disease because eating a diet of mostly red meat is bad for your heart.

Great, whatever, I eat a steak on occasion. It's called moderation. A little of it can be a good thing.

I'll again point to the New Deal, and US v. Carolene Products. Carolene Products wanted to sell unhealthy fake milk. It was called Filled Milk, but let's call it Malk, because we all love The Simpsons. Carolene Products claimed it was unconstitutional for the Federal government to stop them from doing this. The Federal government said it was perfectly within reason for them to stop a company from selling something so clearly unhealthy.

The Federal government won.

But people like you claimed it was a daddy state thing. Today, people like you are ok with a company not being allowed to sell us poison that's labeled as a healthy drink. Why?
Because people like you love the status quo. Something is bad if it's more than what you're used to, but it's fine if it's exactly what you're used to.

Or, do you prefer China, where used newspaper can be sold as a protein bar, because no one really gives a shit and it's all buyer beware. Did you buy something called milk that was really poison in a bottle? Well, you should have done research. Personal responsibility! You can't expect the Federal government to daddy you and protect you!
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