I 'm A Progressive

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    The Power Of Government

    Recently, on EP, I engaged in a discussion about whether the City of New York has the power to regulate the size and quantity of indisputably unhealthy foods that are sold in NYC. I argued, indisputably correct in a legal sense, that the City of New York has that power. I was...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Aug 18, 2012

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    ZenaMarie ZenaMarie
    22-25, F
    Dec 16, 2015

    The Basic Premise

    There is a guy running for auditor of Ohio who summed it up. I failed to record his exact words, which were more eloquent than my recounting here. He said that he had grown up in a family of seven children and had been taught that you take care of each other, and he couldn't...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    1 Response Nov 9, 2013

    Iraq Ten Years After

    Today is the tenth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq. I think that we need to consider the lives lost, families destroyed, equipment and munitions consummed, and trillions of dollars spent (a decent chunk of which went to **** Cheney's old company under no-bid contracts) and...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    1 Response Mar 19, 2013

    State Sovereignty

    Having read the Supreme Court's opinion on the Affordable Care Act today, and having seen the repeated assertion that states are sovereigns, I decided to re-read the US Constitution. There is, in fact, no place in the Constitution where it says that states are sovereign. The...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    3 Responses Jun 28, 2012

    Gun Control

    Following the shootings last week in Colorado, it may be time to revisit the question of gun control. I understand that eradication of guns or substantial restrictions on access to guns is just not going to happen.My suggestion focuses on personal responsibility. It would start...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    2 Responses Jul 27, 2012

    Romney's Loss

    I just read a short piece from the Wall St. Journal about the "biggest" reason why Romney lost. While it wasn't the reason the WSJ identified, I think that the article also revealed the biggest reason. Among other things, the article said that a gentleman who had been one of the...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    4 Responses Nov 8, 2012

    The Quote For This Group

    The quote for this group is a paraphrase of Theodore Roosevelt, who was a Republican President who fought against the power of big business in the early 20th Century. Astounding how a party abandons its values for money.
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    Jul 23, 2011

    The War Tax

    I think my idea in this regard is progresssive, although some may challenge me on that. At any rate, one of the most expensive things the US Government does is go to war, and no other human activity so often invokes the law of unintended consequences. There are indisputably...
    HStoner HStoner
    51-55, M
    1 Response Sep 1, 2011
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