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  • kfriddile

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    Everyone's favorite website, change.gov, recently added a system where anyone can submit questions which are then voted on by other users. The idea is that the most "important" issues will rise to the top and gain attention. Obviously, the website's usual audience is a bit biased, but we should do what we can anyways I say. Here's the link:

    Change.gov: The Obama-Biden Transition Team | Open for Questions

    Just do a search for questions containing the word "gun" and maybe another search for "2nd" or "second" and vote on them. Also, create your own question(s). It would be nice to get a gun control question into the top 10 so that it shows up on the site's front page, so spread the word.
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    Code3GT

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    but word them so that he cant use the whole "I wont take your guns, but I believe in commonsense gun control measures"...ok, but what about the taxation of ammo, etc, the ban of "assault rifles", or CHL issues...you get the idea. He wont take your guns, but would like to keep you from getting more.
     

    kfriddile

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    I posted a few up there...yes I'm a sarcastic SOB

    "You have advocated "commonsense" gun control laws. The argument I often hear from proponents of such laws is that "nobody needs one of those". Do you believe it is the federal government's job to decide what individual people do and do not need?"

    "Since 750 children under 10 drown in one of the nation's 6 million swimming pools each year vs the 175 that die due to the nation's 200 million guns, pools are 100 times more likely to kill a child. What types of pool-control laws will you support?"

    "In general, do you believe in people taking responsibility for themselves, or do you believe they should appeal to authority for solutions to their problems?"

    "Do you agree that it's hypocritical to promote both legalizing drugs and gun control at the same time? Many people argue that responsible drug users aren't criminals, while simultaneously trying to criminalize responsible gun owners."

    "Are you familiar with the adage, "Some people fail under capitalism, but under socialism, we all get to fail together." ?"
     

    kfriddile

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    They all got more yes than no votes except the last one...seriously though, they're apparently going to open it up anew next week, so hopefully a gun-related question can get in the top 10 or so, which would force them to answer it.
     

    Pappy

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    I posted a few up there...yes I'm a sarcastic SOB

    "You have advocated "commonsense" gun control laws. The argument I often hear from proponents of such laws is that "nobody needs one of those". Do you believe it is the federal government's job to decide what individual people do and do not need?"

    "Since 750 children under 10 drown in one of the nation's 6 million swimming pools each year vs the 175 that die due to the nation's 200 million guns, pools are 100 times more likely to kill a child. What types of pool-control laws will you support?"

    "In general, do you believe in people taking responsibility for themselves, or do you believe they should appeal to authority for solutions to their problems?"

    "Do you agree that it's hypocritical to promote both legalizing drugs and gun control at the same time? Many people argue that responsible drug users aren't criminals, while simultaneously trying to criminalize responsible gun owners."

    "Are you familiar with the adage, "Some people fail under capitalism, but under socialism, we all get to fail together." ?"

    Well put......:patriot::patriot::patriot:
     

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    Wow. What an interesting insight into the mind of the average American. I didn't realize with all the issues our country faces today, that legalizing marijuana was by far the most important.
     

    kfriddile

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    Wow. What an interesting insight into the mind of the average American. I didn't realize with all the issues our country faces today, that legalizing marijuana was by far the most important.
    Well, while I don't use any drugs, I think it's downright silly to outlaw them. If someone wants to put something in their own body, then I (and anyone else who believes in property rights) shouldn't have a problem with it. Sure, drugs can be dangerous to others if used irresponsibly, but so can guns (and cars, and fire, and waterslides, etc). It almost seems like irresponsibility is what's really dangerous...imagine that
     

    DoubleActionCHL

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    If you are a Constitutionalist and a purist, you have to at least entertain the idea that drugs (or at least some drugs) should be legalized. The ideal behind the illegalization of many drugs is to protect us from ourselves, because, as we all know, government knows better. This is, in large part, the motivating factor behind most gun control laws.
     

    kfriddile

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    If you are a Constitutionalist and a purist, you have to at least entertain the idea that drugs (or at least some drugs) should be legalized.
    Besides the moral problems with anti-drug laws, there are more practical problems as well. They impose a huge cost in money, time, and lives, and yet they still don't work. Drugs are just as easy to buy as gasoline. Demand will always find a way.
     

    TSU45

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    My post was not arguing whether or not drugs should be legalized.

    It was intended sarcastically at the trend on the "questions" page. I find it extremely funny that with all the issues our country is currently facing, the majority of Obambies visiting his question site are primarily concerned with legalizing marijuana. Just says something about his hardcore internet supporter base.

    America can debate on legalizing marijuana after Obama has fixed the economy, stabilized Iraq, brought our troops home safely, made sure Iran isn't going to nuke anyone, fixed healthcare, fixed the public school system, fixed welfare, handled illegal immigration, and brought social security back into the green.

    Then we can all get as high as we want.
     

    kfriddile

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    My post was not arguing whether or not drugs should be legalized.

    It was intended sarcastically at the trend on the "questions" page. I find it extremely funny that with all the issues our country is currently facing, the majority of Obambies visiting his question site are primarily concerned with legalizing marijuana. Just says something about his hardcore internet supporter base.

    America can debate on legalizing marijuana after Obama has fixed the economy, stabilized Iraq, brought our troops home safely, made sure Iran isn't going to nuke anyone, fixed healthcare, fixed the public school system, fixed welfare, handled illegal immigration, and brought social security back into the green.

    Then we can all get as high as we want.
    Agreed...I wasn't comparing it's importance to that of other issues. You used the word "fix" a lot. I kind of wish the federal government would stop "fixing" things like healthcare, public schools, and social security (this one shouldn't even exist since it's literally stealing). All that ever happens when they "fix" things is they make it more complex than it needs to be, and money that could be buying textbooks ends up being taxed to pay the salaries of unnecessary bureaucrats.
     

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    Questions? I'll do you one better. Go to the Agenda and select one. There is a box to click where you can submit your own ideas for a fix for a "problem". I'm working a writeup to submit. We could turn this into an activism.

    I know they aren't likely to listen too much, but at least we'd be able to say we tried. (edit: and they are more likely to view it there than come here.)

    ETA: Draft of letter containing suggestions. Suggestion - Firearms.jpg
     

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    Agreed...I wasn't comparing it's importance to that of other issues. You used the word "fix" a lot. I kind of wish the federal government would stop "fixing" things like healthcare, public schools, and social security (this one shouldn't even exist since it's literally stealing). All that ever happens when they "fix" things is they make it more complex than it needs to be, and money that could be buying textbooks ends up being taxed to pay the salaries of unnecessary bureaucrats.

    Okay...Then replace the word "fix" with "do the opposite of what we are doing right now with regard to." Is that better?
     

    kfriddile

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    Okay...Then replace the word "fix" with "do the opposite of what we are doing right now with regard to." Is that better?
    Ya, I wasn't picking on you...your post just gave me an opportunity to complain about the government, and I always jump at those :patriot:
     

    chevydeerhunter

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    I posted a few up there...yes I'm a sarcastic SOB

    "You have advocated "commonsense" gun control laws. The argument I often hear from proponents of such laws is that "nobody needs one of those". Do you believe it is the federal government's job to decide what individual people do and do not need?"

    "Since 750 children under 10 drown in one of the nation's 6 million swimming pools each year vs the 175 that die due to the nation's 200 million guns, pools are 100 times more likely to kill a child. What types of pool-control laws will you support?"

    "In general, do you believe in people taking responsibility for themselves, or do you believe they should appeal to authority for solutions to their problems?"

    "Do you agree that it's hypocritical to promote both legalizing drugs and gun control at the same time? Many people argue that responsible drug users aren't criminals, while simultaneously trying to criminalize responsible gun owners."

    "Are you familiar with the adage, "Some people fail under capitalism, but under socialism, we all get to fail together." ?"

    If these questions are examples of your being sarcastic, I'd love to see your serious questions! Those are great!
     

    kfriddile

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    If these questions are examples of your being sarcastic, I'd love to see your serious questions! Those are great!

    I have to use a sarcastic tone, or else I come across as too blunt. Nobody listens when you simply ask them "What the f*ck is wrong with you?"
     

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    "Nobody listens when you simply ask them "What the f*ck is wrong with you?""


    I like the way you operate.

    I have found that prolonged blank stares can be equally effective at conveying the same message.
     

    Kbear

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    Besides the moral problems with anti-drug laws, there are more practical problems as well. They impose a huge cost in money, time, and lives, and yet they still don't work. Drugs are just as easy to buy as gasoline. Demand will always find a way.

    Can I use that argument for this:

    Trying to regulate the US border is silly. Ultimately the USG cant stop it's own US companies from using cheap immigrant labor. Trying to enforce these laws waste millions of dollars and man power. We should use these resources to go after real criminals. Shouldn't US companies decide for themselves who they want to hire?

    After reading, they both sound like lazy solutions. Put the joint down.
     

    kfriddile

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    Trying to regulate the US border is silly.

    It sure is.

    Ultimately the USG cant stop it's own US companies from using cheap immigrant labor.

    They sure can't.

    Trying to enforce these laws waste millions of dollars and man power.

    It sure does.

    Shouldn't US companies decide for themselves who they want to hire?

    Hell yes they should, and they are making the most logical decision by hiring people who are willing to do the job for less money. If you believe in capitalism and the free market, then you should prove to them that your quality of work is better enough to justify the extra cost. If you don't believe in those things, then go back to Russia comrade.

    After reading, they both sound like lazy solutions.

    I fail to see how taking responsibility for one's self vs. expecting the government to do things for you is "lazy".

    Put the joint down.

    I've never smoked anything even once in my life.
     
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