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Liberal Democracy

Liberal Democracy
The Free State

Thursday, October 4, 2012

FRSFreeStatePlus: Sun News: Ezra Levant: Canada Outlawing Hate Speech

The relationship that America and Canada have, is very interesting, we have a lot in common but we also. Have a lot of differences, we both believe in a certain level at least of Individual Freedom and Human Rights, both relating to Social and Economic Freedom, we also have serious differences, relating. To what type of Democracies we are, Canada is Confederation in the form of a Social or Socialist Democracy, America is a Union in the form of a Liberal Democracy, our rights are just more. Liberal as they relate to Free Speech, Property Rights and perhaps even privacy and Hate Speech is a perfect example of that, our First Amendment says, Congress will make no law that infringes. On individuals right to speak, thats a paraphrase but very close and the only exceptions, have to do with libeling and threatening people but I could call Joe, excuse my language. But an asshole or even go even farther then that and use slurs and even say them in public or write a piece throwing out all of thee insults towards Joe, even say them on TV, radio or. The internet but I can't say Joe I'm going to kill you or beat you up or somebody should go hurt Joe, I and every other American can insult Joe, we just can't label him and Joe could respond by. Saying Erik, excuse the phrase, go fuck off or kiss my ass but Joe can't say you should go kick Erik's ass in public or call Erik a terrorist or racist in public, Joe could insult me but he can't. Label me without being held accountable through a lawsuit to use as an example.

Canada being the Socialist Democracy that it is, where the Federal Government feels a special responsibility. To look after Canadians, whether it comes to education, healthcare, Health Insurance etc and yes even how people feel and trying to prevent them from being insulted, doesn't protect. Canadians and doesn't allow them to be, quite frankly an asshole in public and you could be held libel if you put someone down in Canada, whereas in America, Americans believe that Free Speech. Is the most important of all of our rights in the US Constitution and Bill of Rights, that it. Has to be protected at almost all costs, the examples that I just laid out, as they apply to libeling and threatening, because Americans believe that once we lose even any of our right to express. Ourselves, we are losing some of our Individual Freedom and its being taken away by government and of course Americans tend not to trust government and for good reasons.

Washington Examiner: Steve Doty: Morning Briefing 10-4

Gee what was the top news story last night, hum wait I believe the President of the United States was involved in some debate. I'll get back to you later but this could be a big story.

Washington Times: Editorial: DIAZ: "Democratic Marriage Destruction Opens Door to Polygamy"

DIAZ: Democratic marriage destruction opens door to polygamy - Washington Times

Here's an example of the lack of intelligence coming from Right Wingers today. Taking one example and taking it as far as you can, to make it look as bad as possible, without putting any thought to it.

National Journal: Jim Tankersley: On Economy, Mitt Romney Blurs Contrast

On Economy, Romney Blurs Contrast -

Mitt Romney's message still seems to be that you should fire the President and hire me, because the economy is bad. Rather then what we are doing now is not working and this is what we should do instead and I don't believe that will be enough, because he'll risk looking like Tom Dewey from 1948, who spoke in. Talking points and stump speeches but didn't give voters much of an idea what he would do instead.

FRSFreeStatePlus: New York Times: Presidential Debate 2012 Romney vs.Obama: First Thoughts

All right so here's part two of the Romney/Obama debate and my impressions of it, this time focusing. On how I believe Mitt Romney did tonight, you can find out how I thought the President did, over on the sister blog of FRSFreeStatePlus, over at, or. Just click the link thats on my blog list, lower right corner of this site.

Going into tonight's debate, I thought it was and I think you aren't going to find anyone who disagrees. With this Republican or otherwise, that Mitt Romney not only had to bring his A game but he had to win the debate, not to win the election but to get back in the election. If you look at it like a football game lets say. You are in the fourth quarter and you are down by two touchdowns. Lets say its the Super Bowl, which is what the United States Presidential Election is, as far as anything else in the World, no other election is as important and perhaps not nearly as important. Governor Romney not only had to bring his A game but he had to win the thing, a tie would've done him no good, a loss and its probably over for him and the Republican Party. Would've started pulling money out of the Romney Campaign and putting it into the Congressional Republican Campaigns, House and Senate Republicans who are in close elections. And thats what Mitt did tonight, he won the debate, not by a blow out, if it was a football game, 10-14 points, he outplayed. President Obama and bought himself some time to be able to move forward.

Mitt Romney not exactly a master when it comes to facts and specifics but what he did do, was for every issue. Score points on why whatever the President was doing was wrong, again whether his facts were correct or not, there were some serious false statements in his performance, especially. As it relates to his the 716B$ cut from Medicare charge, to use as an example, a punch that caught the President on the chin and he didn't respond to it, when all he had to say was. That all we did was cut 716B$ that were going to overpayments to Health Insurers, as part as Medicare Advantage and we instead used that money to pay for healthcare for Medicare patients. But President Obama never did that but Mitt looked at the President most of the time during the debate and looked very personal. Not raising his voice but laying out where he disagrees with President Obama and did a very good job on style points.

The number one rule in politics is that perception is realty, its not the truth that always matters. But what people believe to be the truth and Governor Romney who was punching most of the night, threw more punches and connected more, even if he was punching below the belt, with his. Bogus charges, on Medicare, accusing the President of raising taxes and weakening the military, all things that are clearly untrue, when people see that for the first time and don't know. For a fact if the charges are true or not and don't see the President respond in an adequate way, they tend to accept the charges as facts as far as how this debate changes the race. The President entered the debate with a 5-7 point lead, nationally and electorally, leading in all of the battleground States and I haven't seen the polls yet but I'm guessing that will tighten, it might be a three point race by Sunday with President Obama having a slim lead. Those are my first thoughts.

FOX News: Fox Report: IR President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad Says Israel has 'no roots' in Middle East

Here's another example of why Mahmoud Ahmaninejad will never be a real President of a developed nation. And nothing more then a puppet of a third World dictator, who has the real power in Iran.