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Sunday, March 13, 2011

I think Dennis Kucinich is the last politician I have any respect at all for.

Here's the sort of thing any decent public servant should be saying.

(I hope Obama is paying attention).


Espiritu Arete said...

I fear at times I am using 'hope' as a method. Great post, Kucinich is a true representative of a free people.

Dan Gambiera said...

The Powers that Be shut down Howard Dean the moment he ran because he told the truth and was clear about the solutions.

They've done the same thing to Kucinich for exactly the same reasons.

Travis said...

Damn, that's a lot of 'rights' this guy believes in. Where exactly does he think they are going to come from?

Mushtaq Ali said...

The question is perhaps not "where does he think they are going to come from?" Since it seems to me a rather meaningless question. According to the founding documents of the United States, Rights come from "Laws of Nature and of Nature's God" and from the People. (see the Declaration of Independence and amendments #9 and #10 to the constitution). The question should perhaps be "why do you refuse to recognize your own rights a a free citizen of the United States?", or perhaps "Why do you wish to live as a subject rather than as a citizen?".

Travis said...

A right to a job is in the Constitution? Or better yet in 'natural law'?

While acknowledging a certain convience factor to labling something as a 'right' I find the whole concept silly. We seem to be the only animals that think we have rights and certainly the only ones who think the existence of such should protect us from the world. Life, liberty and the pursuit of hapiness sounds great. But nothing in the world that isn't a human cares. It's a made up thought, not a real thing.

Mushtaq Ali said...

Travis, this is what's called a straw man" argument. I did not address "a right to a Job", nor did you.

If you wish to go through life assuming that you have no rights, your are very welcome to that idea, but it strikes me as a good recipe for being a victim.

As to your statement about "made up thoughts", what you fail to notice is that all of your ideas as stated come from the same place as "Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness" and are as equally "made up". So why should anyone take what you are saying any more seriously than what you are complaining about? So if thoughts are unreal, what does this say about your ideas?