Government by itself is not always th...

Government by itself is not always the problem

There are 15 comments on the Alamogordo Daily News story from Apr 12, 2008, titled Government by itself is not always the problem. In it, Alamogordo Daily News reports that:

Government should not be too big. But if it is too small, it can't protect its citizens from abuses of power.

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Ken Nicholson

La Luz, NM

#1 Apr 13, 2008
A well informed summery of what it takes to make liberal democracy function for the well being of all.

“I LOVE President Barack Obama”

Since: Dec 07

NWIllinois-now-High Rolls, NM

#2 Apr 13, 2008
I agree 100%... hopefully people will come to their senses and vote for chance in November and not more of the same John McCain has promised, especially his 100 year war!

Getting our country back on track should be the number one priority for Americans.

“I LOVE President Barack Obama”

Since: Dec 07

NWIllinois-now-High Rolls, NM

#3 Apr 13, 2008
vote for CHANCE ... lol ...*lack of sleep* should say CHANGE! ;)
MLS

United States

#5 Apr 13, 2008
Leo Cuevas wrote:
vote for CHANCE ... lol ...*lack of sleep* should say CHANGE! ;)
I actually think you got it right the first time because if you vote for someone with no expierence, and whose favorite way to vote in the senate is "present", you are taking a chance.
found interesting

United States

#6 Apr 13, 2008
MLS wrote:
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I actually think you got it right the first time because if you vote for someone with no expierence, and whose favorite way to vote in the senate is "present", you are taking a chance.
I am with you, I think it was a Freudian Slip. I think it was suppose to be CHANCE.
Ken Nicholson

La Luz, NM

#7 Apr 15, 2008
I am happy that so many people are in agreement with your essay, Denise. They were overwhelmed with your arguments.
Another New Dem

Rio Rancho, NM

#8 Apr 15, 2008
After watching Cheney and Halliburton make huge profits, I wondered the same thing as Mr. Lang "I remember a time when war profiteering was considered immoral. What happened?"
These Republicans' greed and corruption should make us all sick.
John Baake

Alamogordo, NM

#9 Apr 15, 2008
Another clueless rant.

When government is too large (the way it is now) it serves only large corporations and large special interests.

"I think it is unrealistic, short-sighted and lacking in knowledge of history to demand "small government." I want one that is not too big, not too small. I want the one that's just right for protecting all citizens for the greater good."

The federal government passed the "Just Right" size long ago. If you want to see where we're at today, all you have to do is look at ancient Rome. The Roman senate is linning it's pockets and the citizens can go spit. And all your socialist rants are only speeding the process.
High Rolls Resident

Carrizozo, NM

#10 Apr 15, 2008
70% of all deficit spending occured in the administrations of Saint Ronald Reagan, george bush elder and our current president. All deficit spending since 1792. and yet the half baked bus drivers of the right wing insist things are going fine and Haliburton making $2.00 off every meal served to the GIs in Iraq is okee-dokee. all they can do is throw the harold teeter word... socialist. yikes, what a lack of mental rigor.
downinthelowland s

Alamogordo, NM

#11 Apr 16, 2008
And, it only took 7.4 years for those "Republicas/Bush/Cheney/F ight them over there, not here" scardie-cats to start seeing what all those Kool-Aid drinking, tree-hugging, pot-smoking, stop this "invasion" (war), make America better --- Democrats/libertarians have been screaming for the last 6 years.

This has got to be the best written opinion in this paper/town I've read in years.

You took a chance Ms. Lang and I commend you...cause hopefully, you won't be ostricized from your Republican supported church-goers/War supporters and your friends will understand that there are 'REALLY' 2 sides to this story. Did I say the number "2" -- equates to the $2 a meal for Cheney/Halliburton coffers?

Just took a long time for those who voted for this fool and his cronies to realize --- they made a mistake. He was/is still NOT A LEADER!

And, it takes more to say, "I did make a mistake" and humble themselves but no...they will keep on their soapbox and spew the stupidity they recognize but still...won't admit to themselves or any one else due to their own failures.
JTRockville

Chevy Chase, MD

#12 Apr 16, 2008
Thank you for making your points so succinctly Denise. One thing that puzzles me - why do people who think government is the problem want to run the government?
leesa

San Diego, CA

#13 Apr 16, 2008
Great commentary! If only those swallowing the nonsense of Republicanism = small government would open their eyes and look at the real data. Massive debts and poor growth when they are in office. Privetization and deregulation is a disaster every time it's tried.
John Baake

Alamogordo, NM

#14 Apr 16, 2008
Talk about a lack of mental rigor.
I will have to assume that you were not refering to me with this comment, because nowhere in my comment did I come out in support of things the way they are. Quite the opposite. We are headed down hill fast, and neither the Republicans or Democrats are suggesting any real fixes.
The Republicans seem to want a corporate totalitarian state, and the Democrats want a socialist dictatorship.
Either way it's not going to be a democracy very much longer.
Just because someone is to the right of you and ms. Lang, doesn't make them right wing. The 2 of you are slightly left of Joseph Stallin and Karl Marx, so anyone who doesn't agree one hundred percent with you is a right winger in your opinions.
High Rolls Resident wrote:
70% of all deficit spending occured in the administrations of Saint Ronald Reagan, george bush elder and our current president. All deficit spending since 1792. and yet the half baked bus drivers of the right wing insist things are going fine and Haliburton making $2.00 off every meal served to the GIs in Iraq is okee-dokee. all they can do is throw the harold teeter word... socialist. yikes, what a lack of mental rigor.
Independent in Roswell

Dexter, NM

#15 Apr 17, 2008
Very good article. I agree with you almost 100%.

Since: Mar 08

Albuquerque, NM

#16 Apr 17, 2008
When bad men combine, the good must associate; else they will fall one by one, an unpitied sacrifice in a contemptible struggle.

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