You're crediting the upper echelons with way too much nobility.
The general population may fight the good fight, but those that put them in harm's way only think War = Business = Money.
Need money? Find a war.
No war? Start one.
Well, I think Libertarians would definitely be a rousing about face from the cliff side. People who actually care about the first amendment, who don't water it down with disingenuous precepts like "hate speech", running the show would certainly be preferable.
Especially if they finally dismantle the religio-political industrial complex festering the courts, the houses, and the presidency's cabinet. More than half of our country is chucking their hard earned net worth at an unverifiable hypothesis; with preacher, pastors, rabbis and evangelists salivating at the chance to exploit and propagate ignorance. Much of it backwards and violent. Circumcision, for instance, is a human rights violation; and any rabbi who skins a baby boy alive--or any child, or any person without their permission--- should be peddling his desert fairy tales in cell block. Doctors should be arrested as well for circumcising without permission by the parents or the child.
As a libertarian, I believe in an America that observes what atheist james Maddison and deist Thomas Jefferson maintained to be necessary for the purity of religion and the continuity of the state: a strict and unflinching separation.
A)rocket launchers are tits. Besides...how many...people, we'll say that---how many people have been killed by a civilian rocket launcher. Also I'm pretty certain RPG's are military grade weaponry off limits to civilians. In any case, you're clearly not aware of America's historically vindicated pragmatism when it comes to weapons: "when the people fear the government, it's tyranny. When the government fears the people...it's liberty." Sorry, you're talking to an Arizonian (conceal and carry state, bitch!): I don't have a problem with people owning military grade weapons. I have issues with people misusing those weapons; which is why I believe in mandated safety courses and certificates of authenticity, not just handing some bumpkin fuck a glock and hoping for the best.
B)You need public education of some kind--some nationally recognized template for knowledge--because otherwise any creationist yutze can teach kids that evolution will make their penis shrivel because God hates fags. Clearly a bad idea. Same thing with obscenity laws.
C)Those countries aren't as idyllic as you think. Many of them are highly misandristic. Like Sweden, that rates movies by gender equality; which it defines as two women talking about something other than a man or men: even though Princess Leia, Ripley, and Sarah Connor are basically the only women in those movies. Or how France that defines sexual harassment entirely by female opinion and can fine you up to 3,000 dollars plus jail time. Or England that literally is retrofitting female prisons, putting non-violent women in custodial communes (they're like penal gated communities)--all so they can fill these prisons with even MORE men. Even though men make up in 95% of the prisoners in the U.K.. Just like the U.S. Like most first world countries. In fact, on a global scale I've never seen a country that didn't go above 20% female convicts. Switzerland I've heard is a man-hater's meccah. They hhhhhate men there like most of Europe. Every European country I've seen is hyper feminized. To the point of critical mass. At least that regarding France, Sweden, U.K. and Switzerland. I still need to do more research.
Funny. Because female circumcision---which is applied to a region of anatomy with a mere 4,000 nerve endings compared to the average male's 80,000---has been conclusively classified as wildly, wildly abusive. And we've crucified any human rights violators who said otherwise with minimal litigious strain in a court of law. Provided the deformed party had a vagina. Yet baby boys are skinned alive en masse in this country with proven psychological trauma to show for it; with 96% of this procedures observed without anesthetic; and Christian, jews and muslims and even nondenominational spiritualists never so much as bate their eyes.
CNN reported on the study www.cnn.com/HEALTH/9712/23/cir… that was undergone to determine the exact pain circumcision entailed in numbed and unnumbed boys: the results were so mortifying that the experiment, a recent venture, was discontinued. The researchers were so convinced of the slobberingly obvious, the sheer cruelty of the experiment, they quit full stop. Let that sink in: the researchers were so disgusted by the apparent atrocity of the experiment that they stopped doing what's standard procedure in this country: to perform circumcision without anesthetic.
I have an article on the subject if you'd care to look plus a video featuring a circumcision of a child with a fuck ton of research by multiple medical journals www.youtube.com/watch?v=m_zkKc… board.freedomainradio.com/topi…, proving conclusively there are no remarkable benefits to circumcision. it's a psychologically debilitating procedure, causes erectile dysfunction; and it's even been theorized to be one of the causes in men that crave violent, abusive sex. Because they're trying to get the same amount of sensation with a deformed member that requires more extreme stimuli. It's just common sense: mutilating a child is wrong. End of story. Replace the penis with a vagina and everyone knows it's wrong: this is deliberate amorality against boys.
This isn't a matter of opinion: this is raw common sense. Mutilating a child not even a day old---after posturing how sacred his life is; and that he's a pink squishy snowflake made by a benevolent god---by pinning him down and sawing a third of his penis off...it's torture. If Christians, Jews and Muslims want to be deformed downstairs by all means, saw away: but when you do something like that to a child...without their express permission...you are, in effect, committing the human rights equivalent of a war crime. For a procedure that doesn't even pertain to Christians; who are gentiles not children of Israeli adopting the covenant bestowed to Jacob. Christ never once, ever, in the new testament mandated circumcision. That's nowhere to be found (former priest here). European countries, predominately catholic, don't even observe this nonsense anymore. The mecca of a centuries old cult doesn't even require circumcision: what is the point continuing this senseless decision!? Where is the morality in mutilating a baby boy without his say in the matter? Could it be that if they didn't do mutilate him when the boy is helpless, when he could object, that he wouldn't do it? What are these religions afraid of? Freewill?
Mutilating of a helpless human being IS my business. And frankly your's as a decent human being.
- The UN isn't some all-knowing, trustworthy entity. I don't know how you believe that.
- Countries like Russia and China CANNOT be "shamed into silence" where did you even get that notion? You're acting like they have a conscience to begin with, and that Russia, if proven wrong on Syria's weapons, would gladly "step aside." Ridiculous.
I'm so happy for you, that you were elected official spokesperson regarding this matter of opinion.
Your mother must be very proud.