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Skeptic BS: BUSH-tipping (103* d) RE: BS: BUSH-tipping 10 Mar 01

Another way to look at is that the ideologues (and a lot of others) demonstrate a basic distrust for their fellow human being. The compulsive need for a "system" that is then elevated to some level of absolute moral, ethical and/or political rightness would seem to imply that the individual can't accomplish much without the underlying "ism". That people actually require (as a need versus a convenience) leaders, mangers, owners or whatever to run their lives for them seems to me to be a fundamental problem.

Rather than promoting individual moral autonomy, ways are found to subvert it. Capitalism is as "guilty" of this as Socialism. Or most of the other "isms". Even the US Constitution mentions that rights and duties not granted to the Federal government are reserved to the States of the people as the last of the Bill of Rights (amendments 1-10) that were added because enough states had indicated they wouldn't approve the constitution without them.

I always thought it should have been put in as Article I, Section I so no one could ever question intent.

Some form of structure would seem to be needed.. Equally clearly, in the US, whether Democrat or Republican, liberal or conservative, the agenda is not to empower the individual, just to shift power to some other institution.



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