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51  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: How would you restructure the U.S. Cabinet? on: December 05, 2014, 11:31:27 am
We have too many executive departments and bureaucracy. All these departments do is make it easier for suits with egos to hate freedom and attack liberty. Many need to be weeded out and burned. Here is what I would do!

Department of State: I would keep.

Department of the Treasury: I would keep. He should just be an accountant though and have NO say over how money is allocated.

Department of Defense: I would keep even though I question what need there is for one.

Department of Justice: I would keep.

Department of the Interior: Do away with this!

Department of Agriculture: Do away with this as well! It plays no useful role.

Department of Commerce: Last time I checked commerce is what private individuals do. Let us be done with this department.

Department of Labor: Do away with this one as well. Labor is done by private individuals, union and corporations. Let them handle labor issues on a case-by-case basis.

Department of Health and Human Services: I guess this one is okay. We will keep it.

Department of Housing and Urban Development: No, get rid of this one. Allow cities to manage their own affairs.

Department of Transportation: Anyone who has been to the DMV knows this one is a disaster. Get rid of it for once and all.

Department of Energy: This is silly and unnecessary. All the Department of Energy is good at is creating a series of energy related bubbles and misspending tax dollars. Bury it, sir!

Department of Veterans Affairs: Get rid of this one. We all know what a bang-up job the VA does. I am 100% sure veterans would be better off with state, local or private options. Maybe a few less of them would die while waiting for health services. 

Department of Homeland Security: Yes, this one is awful. It may be the worst cabinet department ever made or ever thought of. I would not only get rid of this freedom hating post I would also imprison anyone who ever wanted to be the secretary of this liberty destroying monstrosity.

I also would end executive posts such as Trade Representative, UN Ambassador, OMB Director, the Council of Economic Advisers and the small Business Administration. The Executive Branch is far too big and powerful. It needs to go on a diet. 

52  General Politics / Book Reviews and Discussion / Re: What Book Are You Currently Reading? on: December 03, 2014, 01:30:11 pm
God Bless America: The Surprising History Of An Iconic Song by Sheryl Kaskowitz has proven to be a lovely little work that explores Irving Berlin's patriotic tune. Little did I know that it was written in 1918, was changed to an isolationist hymn and Woody Guthrie wrote "This Land is My Land" as a protest of the song. Incredible the history that lies behind things. 
53  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Dictator Obama continues to be Best Obama on: December 01, 2014, 04:40:17 pm
This is cool. Obama can be pretty cool.
54  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Ten Best, ten worst Presidents on: December 01, 2014, 03:01:52 pm
Best (none were that great but this list suffices)
1. Martin van Buren
2. Franklin Pierce
3. Grover Cleveland
4. Ulysses Grant
5. William Henry Harrison (he died quickly and allowed Tyler to become president) 
6. John Tyler
7. Andrew Jackson
8. James Polk
9. Jimmy Carter
10. Calvin Coolidge

Worst (easy list to compile):
1. Harry Truman
2. Franklin D. Roosevelt
3. George W. Bush
4. William McKinley
5. Ronald Reagan
6. Lyndon Johnson
7. George H.W. Bush
8. Benjamin Harrison
9. James Madison
10. Bill Clinton

And that's the way it is...
55  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Which third party gets your protest vote? on: December 01, 2014, 02:56:32 pm
I always vote for the Libertarian candidate because the Libertarian candidate is always the best option. There is no protest it is just common sense.
56  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: Midwest (Nov. 2014) Gubernatorial Recall Election on: November 29, 2014, 05:18:36 pm
Should LeBron FitzGerald (Labor Party-MN) be recalled from his position as Midwest Governor?

[X] Yes
[ ] No
[ ] Abstain

If the Governor is recalled, who should replace him?

[2] Gass3268 (Labor Party-MB)
[1] GAworth (P.E.A.C.E. Party-SD)
[ ] Write-In: __________
57  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Obama "blames Bush" on: November 28, 2014, 06:37:09 pm
Considering that George W. Bush and his government broke the world every president for the next century can safely blame him for everything bad that happens.
58  Presidential Elections - Analysis and Discussion / 2016 U.S. Presidential Election / Re: Three strongest/weakest candidates on: November 25, 2014, 02:41:21 pm
The Democrats only have one strong national candidate and that is Hillary Clinton. The Republicans only have one strong national candidate and that is Jeb Bush.

Republicans Scott Walker, Rand Paul and Chris Christie may well evolve into strong national candidates but given the GOPs views on the Darwinian theory I highly doubt it.
59  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: MW: November 2014 Althing Elections on: November 22, 2014, 01:57:29 pm
Ballot for Most Serene Representatives:
[2] BaconBacon96 (Democratic-Republican Party-CO)
[5] Gass3268 (Labor Party-MB)
[3] GAworth (P.E.A.C.E. Party-SD)
[1] RR1997 (Federalist Party-IA)
[4] Vega (Labor Party-WY)
[ ] Write-In: __________

60  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Would you rather live in Forsyth County, GA or an >85% Obama precinct in Iowa? on: November 17, 2014, 10:22:59 pm
I used to live in an 85% Obama precinct in Iowa. It was a nice place. A lot of good, hemp growing people lived there.
61  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: November 2014 Special At-large Senate Election on: November 14, 2014, 09:34:22 pm
1. Cris
2. Poirot
3. rpryor03
4. Bacon King
5. SWE
62  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Hillary Clinton on: November 13, 2014, 06:22:09 pm
I still am perplexed at how people STILL use Iraq against her.
Iraq was a major policy decision. The vote on that war resolution demonstrates how a President Hillary Clinton will respond to the intelligence she is shown by her generals and military advisers. In 2003, she chose to go with panic over WMDs and a destructive war. That is still fair game.

However, to be fair to the former Secretary of State she has said she regrets the vote and this reflects a lot better on what her foreign policy may be as president.
63  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Petition to recall Governor 'LeBron' on: November 13, 2014, 12:57:42 pm
X Rooney

If the governor has lost the confidence of the people of the Midwest than he should be recalled. I voted for him but the voice of the opposition needs to be heard.
64  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Hillary Clinton on: November 10, 2014, 09:12:23 pm
She is absolutely awful, thus she will make a fine Democratic presidential nominee.
65  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Favorite Vice President on: November 10, 2014, 09:10:11 pm
Charles Dawes
66  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Atlas Fantasy Elections / Re: Cris for Senate! on: November 10, 2014, 09:00:02 pm
Cris for Senate! You will make a fine senator. Smiley
67  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Saira Blair -- 18 year old delegate-elect from West Virginia on: November 06, 2014, 12:38:05 pm
She is a freedom fighter. The more young people who get involved in the political process the better. I wish her the best.
68  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Opinion of Dorothy Day on: November 04, 2014, 12:54:26 pm
Dorothy Day is the definition of a freedom fighter. She gives social justice a good name.
69  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2012 Presidential Election on: November 04, 2014, 12:50:49 pm
I voted for Gary Johnson in 2012. It was a vote well cast.
70  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: 2004 Presidential Election on: October 30, 2014, 12:25:30 pm
I actually voted for Badnarik. His campaign was poorly run, Richard Campagna (his VP) was an academic fraud and he never spoke much louder than a whisper. Yet he was the most serious of the candidates for the highest office in the land in 2004.
71  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: MW: October 2014 Gubernatorial Election on: October 25, 2014, 12:11:08 pm
[ 1 ] LeBron FitzGerald (Labor Party-MN)
72  Atlas Fantasy Elections / Voting Booth / Re: October 2014 General Election - President and Regional Senators on: October 25, 2014, 12:10:24 pm
[ 1 ] Lumine von Reuental of Utah and SJoyceFla of North Carolina
Federalist Party - The People's Party
[ 2] Poirot of New York and Shua of Nunavut
Independent - Democratic-Republican Party
[ 3 ] Marokai Blue of Iowa and Antonio V of Hawaii
[ 4] Al Sibboleth of West Virginia and Hashemite of Oklahoma
All Atlasia Progressive Rashtriya Janata Dal - Verenigde Gesuiwerde Atlasianer Volksfront
Labor Party

Midwest Senate:
[ 1] Cris of Colorado
Federalist Party

73  General Politics / Individual Politics / Re: Worst President of these three (19th-century Democrats or Unionists) on: October 23, 2014, 12:19:26 pm
Buchanan was a snake and a fiend. The other two statesman (both champions of the Constitution) have no business being in the same field as the vermin Buchanan. He was corrupt, invaded Utah for no reason and oversaw the most disorganized, immoral adminsitration the nation would see until after World War I. James Buchanan truly does deserve his low mark from historians.
74  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Shut down the EPA? on: October 23, 2014, 12:11:29 pm
Yeah, the End Prosperity Association (EPA) is a government enforcement group that should be ended as quickly as possible. The EPA is akin to a Lucchese or Gambino strong man who enforces will through force, threats and terror. Be rid of it.
75  General Politics / U.S. General Discussion / Re: Doug Butzier, Libertarian Senate candidate in Iowa, killed in plane crash on: October 23, 2014, 12:08:29 pm
My youngest sister (who is a sophomore in college) had the opportunity to interview Dr. Doug Butzier the day before he took off on the flight. I was able to meet with him in Davenport and he was a fine gentleman. He was smart, well read in terms of economics and represented the best type of person to run for office. The Iowa Libertarian Party will miss Dr. Doug greatly. Sad
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