Source: Pew Research Center
quote: Democracy: a system by which the people are guaranteed a government no better than they deserve.
quote: The people are guaranteed a government no better than the majority deserves. The minority's just along for the ride.
quote: Then runs to [Hong Kong, where] the internet has built in restrictions lol.
quote: No websites, regardless of their political views, are blocked and government licenses are not required to operate a website.
quote: There is some monitoring of the Internet
quote: Hong Kong is one of the most free speech and free trade adherent areas in the world. Do not confuse Hong Kong with China.
quote: This is why I think the whole privacy rage recently is retarded. These things have been going on since before most of us here are even born.
quote: What the US really desperately needs is 4 or 5 parties. There are extremes in which 1 party might be > 50% but the chances are much smaller than a 2 party system and companies is a must.
quote: Really only true in a two party political system like the US.
quote: A society that will trade a little liberty [freedom] for a little order [security] will lose both, and deserve neither.
quote: Except that quote contradicts Jefferson himself. He is a politician, government leader and President. Any form of government introduces order. You will lose some liberty for more protection because governments make laws.
quote: There has not been one instance where you can gain order without sacrificing at least some liberty.
quote: I would rather die and be free, than live under the supervision - natch, overzealous eyes
quote: Lol I love it when people say this because nobody have the balls to actually do this. If you think you have the balls then go to Afghan or places in south america where the government has no supervision.Until then STFU
quote: Lol, from an internet tough guy and armchair quarterback who refuses to walk his talk, and pot calling the kettle black.You don't have the balls to stand up to your own values and beliefs, while attacking everyone else for being shills.
quote: How's the warrantless surveillance over your intimate personal life going, Dianne Feinstein?
quote: I'm also not the tough guy saying I would rather die than be supervised.
quote: Free people are supervised every day. It's called a job and they get paid for it.Slaves don't get jobs, they work involuntarily.
quote: Why can we not have a safe society while also preserving the precious liberties our forefathers granted to us with their lives? Look at Israel. It's a relatively democratic state in the midst of a very hostile, autocratic region, with enemies camped out along its national borders. Its citizens enjoy great freedom, yet at the same time they are highly protected from danger.
quote: Now look at America. We gave up a lot of our liberties, yet the country is increasingly more dangerous, not safer, ever since the Twin Towers fell. Best of all, we have a government whose various departments, agencies and repressive regimes are actively plotting against us, under the disguise of "national security".
quote: You're a worthless pro-government shill. You tell us to shut our mouths, because you clearly believe your own backstabbing government can never ever do any wrong. Yep, you have gone full speed delusional retardation.
quote: What country are you comparing the US to? We actually have much more freedom than almost all 1st world countries and amongst the safest also.
quote: Free people are supervised every day. It's called a job and they get paid for it.
quote: Lol I love it when people say this because nobody have the balls to actually do this.
quote: Wait until the President suspends the Constitution. Oh wait... by the time that day comes, it's already too late to rebel against a corrupt regime!
quote: Okay you've reached a new level of stupidity and arrogance
quote: But yeah, his Government shill attitude is the most offensive.
quote: Early settlers considered them savages, but they were actually quite peaceful and lived in harmony with the environment. It's the white settlers that were the murdering savages.
quote: Wow, just wow. Amazing the level of stupidity in this world.
quote: * Impose term limits on all elected officials (and arguably, government employees)
quote: * mandate a balanced budget
quote: * simplify the tax code. flat rate income tax, FairTax consumption tax.
quote: * require all bills to be less than X pages in length, and contain only directly related issues/topics/regulations.
quote: * require a 2/3 or 3/4 majority before any taxes can be raised or new programs enacted. (or this provision removed)
quote: It appears that for many Americans they only oppose the government spying on them if it’s the political party they don't like.