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#31Super CreaturesPosted 1/2/2013 4:24:04 PM
shawnmck posted...
Sure, there are a few Republicans too


You forgot the "In Name Only," didn't you?
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#32shawnmckPosted 1/2/2013 4:51:47 PM(edited)
Super Creatures posted...
shawnmck posted...
Sure, there are a few Republicans too


You forgot the "In Name Only," didn't you?


^ If you want to get down to brass tacks, then yes...they are generally Republican in name only....meaning that they are NOT belonging to the Conservative wing of the Republican party, but more often than not the Moderate or Left leaning wing of the party.
Often referred to as "Rhinos."

It would NOT be Conservative Republicans because by their very definition & nature are anti Big-Government and tend to want fewer Govt oversight.
If anything, it would be Conservatives that would protect the rights of consumers to buy whatever games they can legally buy.
Just like they protect the rights of gun-owners, they would do the same for video-games.
If they don't, then they AREN'T Conservative.

Some people just don't know what the term means, other than what they hear from anti-Conservative voices.
So they are mislead.
Conservatives are for a smaller & more responsible Government, and prefer such issues to be decided by the individual States (through the voting process), and NOT by Federal Government oversight (politicians in Washington) because they feel that the Constitution does not give politicians in Washington the authority to do such things.
That's why I want to laugh & get outraged at the same time when people falsely claim that "Conservatives" somehow are against video-games.
It's not what they are about.

For those of you who don't know, let me be as simple as I can be....
Liberal = Bigger and expansive Government control
Conservative = Smaller but responsible Government, with more control by the individual States.

^ That's as basic as I can get.
But if you want to learn more about both then here is a site...

http://www.arationaladvocate.com/areyouliberalorconservative.html

Keep in mind that the two are at political war with each-other, so its not uncommon for either side to spread false information (lies) about the other side to try to influence political outcomes.
#33moondog84Posted 1/2/2013 4:48:16 PM
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!
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#34shawnmckPosted 1/2/2013 5:01:22 PM
In case you didn't want to read through the link I posted, here is the relevant part from the link....

"Conservatism - from the foregoing we find that this term conveys the following:

A free market and the personal acquisition of property by individuals
Individual freedoms and property rights are representative of attendant moral, religious, political, and civil rights.
In accordance with the Constitution, the federal government is limited to acting in those areas wherein the states themselves do not have that ability, in inter-state matters and in foreign relations.
There is great importance placed on separation of powers, judicial review, and states' rights as opposed to federal power.

Simplified Definition: An ideal "conservative" believes in the importance of the individual person and the family structure; that it is the responsibility for the individuals within each family to do as much as they can for themselves before asking for assistance. When assistance is needed the route taken is community, city, county, state and federal, in that order, with the federal government the avenue of last resort. A conservative believes in the least government possible.

Liberalism Ė from the foregoing we find that this term conveys the following:

Government should correct economic deficiencies caused by an unregulated free market economy
Government should provide social welfare
It is right for government to impose progressive income taxation
Government should impose a minimum wage
The social security system should remain a system where those working support those who are receiving social security payments
Government should only support public education. forcibly paid for by taxpayers even though some object to certain subject matter and the manner in which it is taught .
Stringent government imposed safety and health regulations.
Consumer protection and environmental preservation laws.

Simplified definition: An ideal liberal takes the completely opposite position to an ideal conservative vying for a socialistic form of government working from the top down wherein the freedom of the individual is compromised for the supposed good of the collective group.

Please note that these definitions do not include side issues such as abortion, gun control, immigration, campaign reform etc. Conservatives and liberals may have identical positions without compromising their basic principles with the following caveat. Conservatives generally believe these issues should be determined by the residents of each individual State whereas Liberals believe that they be addressed at the federal level.

In summation, the fundamental difference between a "liberal" and "conservative" lies in personal responsibility.

A conservative believes that when government assumes responsibility it takes away the freedoms and incentives that make an individual productive. Whereas, a liberal believes an individualís interests should be subservient to the collective interest of the members of society and thus minimizes reliance on personal responsibility.

One must either be one or the other because once the collective interests take precedence, the individualís freedom is compromised and then it just becomes a matter of degree as to the extent. A "liberal" who compromises his principles may consider himself a moderate but it is impossible for a "conservative" to do so because any compromise makes him a moderate liberal."


http://www.arationaladvocate.com/areyouliberalorconservative.html
#35shawnmckPosted 1/2/2013 5:02:17 PM
moondog84 posted...
Don't blame me, I voted for Kodos!


^ Nice "Simpsons" reference.
#36BcowmanPosted 1/2/2013 5:04:15 PM
Any topic that can be turned political brings out the worst gamefaqs posters, every time.
#37DyingPancakePosted 1/2/2013 5:04:51 PM
Super Creatures posted...
TheArcade posted...
But the real issue here is mental health and a need for better gun control laws..


No, we need better mental illness awareness, treatment, and laws to keep those with a mental illness from being a threat to themselves or others.

What type of gun control law would have prevented the school shooting?

He murdered his mother and stole her legally owned guns after failing to pass a background check due to mental illness when he attempted to purchase firearms legally, both of those are already crimes.

What, going to make it illegal to own a gun if you have a child with a mental illness?

Gun control isn't the issue.


Agreed

I've yet to see one person state what kind of stricter gun control laws we should have when they suggested it

In fact the last time I asked someone to explain what this control should be the only thing he literally said was "I don't know but it should happen"
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#38SixStringHeroPosted 1/2/2013 5:10:59 PM
Yes, lets enact stricter gun control laws. Those tighter gun control laws sure are working quite well for DC and Chicago...

Also lets check out this little gem
http://www.demandaplan.org/

Good thing we have so many caring Hollywood celebrities to open our eyes to how our 2nd Amendment rights need to be curtailed. All the while of course they glorify violence in their gun laden TV shows and movies.
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#39shawnmckPosted 1/2/2013 6:33:44 PM(edited)
SixStringHero posted...
Yes, lets enact stricter gun control laws. Those tighter gun control laws sure are working quite well for DC and Chicago...

Also lets check out this little gem
http://www.demandaplan.org/

Good thing we have so many caring Hollywood celebrities to open our eyes to how our 2nd Amendment rights need to be curtailed. All the while of course they glorify violence in their gun laden TV shows and movies.


^ Not to mention that they have armed security guards wherever they go (movie-stars & politicians)
But what's good for the goose isn't good for the gander, which makes them hypocrites in my book.

And you will also notice that politicians will point fingers of blame at video-games, but never movies.
That's probably because the vast majority of actors & actresses in Hollywood help fund-raise for these very same politicians. There's no way these politicians are going to bite the hands that feed them.

Hypocrites every damn one of them.

Besides, I doubt anything will actually be done....
Politicians want the appearance of something being done without actually doing anything.
Their concerns are first & foremost with obtaining more power & money....actually solving problems is counter-productive, because then if there were no problems we wouldn't need them to propose solutions.
They are a bunch of scam artists & thieves, imho.
#40Super CreaturesPosted 1/2/2013 6:40:55 PM
shawnmck posted...
Besides, I doubt anything will actually be done....
Politicians want the appearance of something being done without actually doing anything.
Their concerns are first & foremost with obtaining more power & money....actually solving problems is counter-productive, because then if there were no problems we wouldn't need them to propose solutions.
They are a bunch of scam artists & thieves.


Indeed, just look at the "fiscal cliff" BS, they knew the deadline was coming, but they had to wait for it to become a major issue, and came up with a plan to deal with it that they refused to propose before it became an issue, and came up with a "last minute" solution to make it look good.

What puzzles me is that this same type of thing happens every year it seems (some deadline coming up at the end of the year that becomes a major issue and they make a "last minute" deal), and yet, the majority of the population is so naive and ignorant that they don't catch on to it all being just some major show they are putting on to make it look like they are actually doing something to earn their paychecks, instead of just spending our money on BS, like studies into violent video games causing shootings, or investigations into who is ****ing who.
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