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[–]charlieboy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (13 children)

are you one of those crazy qanon people?

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (12 children)

Do you see everything as though it were backwards?

(Your use of tenthamendmentcenter.com helps identify you as a potential QAnon fanboy.)

[–]charlieboy 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (11 children)

tenthamendmentcenter.com

what is a tenth amendment?

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (10 children)

This?:

Tenth Amendment to the United States Constitution

The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.

(The website, tenthamendmentcenter.com, promotes distrust in the federal government and attempts to reduce its size, so that corporations can avoid regulations, and thereby abuse people much much more without government oversight. Tenthamendmentcenter.com is funded by these corporations, as well as Republicans who also want less government oversight so that they can continue with corruption.)

[–]charlieboy 2 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 0 fun3 insightful - 1 fun -  (2 children)

promotes distrust in the federal government and attempts to reduce its size,

oh my gawd no, you do not want to do that, unless of course you are a foreign or domestic enemy of the united states of america(which i am not)..

you NEVER want to undermine the smooth operating status of your own government, i believe that might be where you start to bleed over into violating our TREASON LAWS...

I understand that the penalties for this crime can be somewhat severe.

i do not advise to even joke about such things..

kindest of regards, i am sure.

[–]Ponderer 3 insightful - 1 fun3 insightful - 0 fun4 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Just a heads up, socks is basically a troll.

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (0 children)

Or both of you have no idea how you're being played by these extreme right wing propaganda websites and groups. For example, think of what a much smaller Federal government and authoritarianism will do for you. Bendo over....

[–]Penelope 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (6 children)

promotes distrust in the federal government and attempts to reduce its size

This is an outrage! How can they be allowed to spread this type of blasphemy and heresy?? Burn them at the stake already, authority must never be questioned!

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (5 children)

So you agree that corporations, states, education, environment, water, health, human rights &c should have no federal oversight, so that the 99% can be abused by authoritarians in the states? If you like that, move to Florida.

[–]Penelope 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (4 children)

so that the 99% can be abused by authoritarians in the state

Federal oversight does not equal preventing abuse of power. By most metrics the most egregious abuse of authority is committed by centralized power. Your statement implies that the Fed is beyond being corrupted by corporate special interests......well I've got news for you little guy.

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (3 children)

Federal oversight does not equal preventing abuse of power.

Of course not. But who do you want to apply regulations on clean water &c? This is why we have elected officials. Do you want corporations and non-elected officials to manage this?

By most metrics the most egregious abuse of authority is committed by centralized power.

This would apply to any of the metrics about authoritarian abuses in governments. Do you think that giving states more power over - for example - women's reproductive rights - would not lead to potential abuses of the state government? Consider the closing of abortion clinics in several states, here

Your statement implies that the Fed is beyond being corrupted by corporate special interests......well I've got news for you little guy.

No - this is not the implication. The implication is that you should vote for the person who regulates corporations, rather than let corporations and states abuse you.

[–]Penelope 1 insightful - 2 fun1 insightful - 1 fun2 insightful - 2 fun -  (2 children)

This is why we have elected officials

To be bought off by special corporate interests, troll.

This would apply to any of the metrics about authoritarian abuses in governments.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, troll.

The implication is that you should vote for the person who regulates corporations, rather than let corporations and states abuse you. You don't understand how corruption works.

It doesn't stop at a federal level. Are you 5 years old? By all historical data, centralized power commits the most abuses, troll.

[–]socks 1 insightful - 1 fun1 insightful - 0 fun2 insightful - 1 fun -  (1 child)

Have you absolutely no ability to use logic?

To be bought off by special corporate interests, troll.

WTF to you think started this process? Citizens United arranged for this, supported by Republicans (and a small number of Democrats), to make politicians rich. What do the corporations want? Deregulation. What will that do to you? Keep you poor, with poor services, and few human rights. What will stop it? New elected officials who will work for you instead of corporations. Are there any politicians with that kind of moral backbone? Not many, but yes. What can you do to get more of them? Vote out the old and vote in the new.

Power corrupts, absolute power corrupts absolutely, troll.

So you do not have the self esteem to make a comment without making an insult? You'd prefer to oversimplify everything? You'd prefer not to think about anything that exceeds the mind of a 10 year old?

It doesn't stop at a federal level. Are you 5 years old? By all historical data, centralized power commits the most abuses, troll.

More evidence that you have absolutely no comprehension of the bigger picture, and don't want to think of anything more complex than a pet rock.