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Saturday, January 28, 2006

On Government - Part 1

We interrupt the TWELVE DAYS OF HARVEY & ECK for this brief political rant. Regular programming will resume shortly.

I was just reading, for the first time, a few of the entries on the Ranando Report. I have a view about the entries I read, but this isn't the time or place for that discussion. Nowhere and never is where and when for that discussion.

Anyway, in one of his posts, Ranando linked an article that the U.S. government is considering reducing the amount of foreign aid paid to Palestinians, apparently in response to the election results favoring Hamas. Any reason to reduce foreign aid is good enough for me. I favor Ron Paul's arguments on foreign aid. First and foremost, that foreign aid is unconstitional. Second, it is generally immoral for the U.S. government to take money from U.S. taxpayers and give it to foreign governments and other non-U.S. taxpayers (note my view, still to be addressed, is that all government-imposed redistributions of wealth are immoral as any such action is coercive and therefore a violation of the commandment Thou Shalt Not Steal). Finally, foreign aid generally fails to achieve the goals asserted as justifications for the aid payments.

That post prompted me to have this thought:
  • The world would be a better place if the supermajority of government errors were sins of omission rather than sins of comission. The world we are living in today is not a place where the supermajority of government errors are sins of comission (as in too much government), not omission.

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Blogger crallspace said...

Our govt. can be counted on to misspend every dime... the ones that don't go into their deep pockets.

Fuck Hammas. Fuck the Bush Regime! Fuck all this meddling in every other country's affairs when we have plenty to worry about here. What an embarrassment.

10:47 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger garrett said...

Such abundant profanity! For a minute there I thought I was back to reading Harvey & Eck ...

(Just kidding, Erin)

10:48 PM, January 27, 2006  
Blogger Ranando said...

Thanks for the plug and you haven't seen Fucked-Up yet my friend.

The Ranando Report

2:31 AM, January 28, 2006  

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