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Old 03-18-2013, 11:19 PM   #259 (permalink)
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"Reasonable" is different for everyone. I fully agree that it's subjective. But the point is, government exists to make compromise between people like me and people like you. You are opposed to ANY sort of regulation or even talk of regulation, which means you are opposed to compromise. You are opposed to government doing its job. You'd rather have NO government or have them not do ANY job.

What do you think traffic accident statistics would look like if there were no speed limits or seatbelt laws?

What do you think alcoholism would look like if there were no drinking age?

The fairy tale of "I'll do whatever I want without any government intrusion" is just not going to happen. Not in this country, at least. And why? It's because most people are conscientious and reasonable about what restrictions should be permitted and what restrictions go too far.
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