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I suppose you would prefer "Christian Law" Mark?
And how did the local Law react? From your link:
"The next day, Omar was arrested on suspicion of child abuse while he was at his home on the 1700 block of Timber Creek Drive."
I know you want to be all scared of "Sharia Law", but it seems to me that good old American Law will take care of it.
In deference to your opinion here, there are many people that find great value in what Lincoln believed and how those might apply to our modern economy. There are many similarities between the issues of today and the economic policies of his day.
Some deep reading here, but the bottom line sums up something like:
Lincoln was a capitalist that also saw a need for “things we do better together.” In many ways he would have been a compromise of the most extreme beliefs on both the right and the left.
“Labor is prior to and independent of capital. Capital is only the fruit of labor, and could never have existed if labor had not first existed. Labor is the superior of capital, and deserves much the higher consideration.”
It figures you want to take a completely fictional example to try and prove some talking point that you are trying to make.
To quote Joe Friday:
"All we want are the facts, ma'am"
It matters not whether I have seen a movie made in 1957. What matters here is your continual portrayal of opinion as fact.
Aw yes, the modern proverb better summed by Don Quixote wherein "Tilting at Windmills" is considered to be a useless and foolish endeavor.
I agree Mark, continuing to point out the fallacies in your arguments is "Tilting at Windmills." The Windmills do not care, they just keep spinning their stories with complete disregard of the facts.
Name one Gov't benefit that you think I receive that you do not.
"And so, my fellow Americans: ask not what your country can do for you — ask what you can do for your country. My fellow citizens of the world: ask not what America will do for you, but what together we can do for the freedom of man."
John F Kennedy
You have benefited from the Govt' that gave you:
Education to the masses so they could afford your products
Education to the workforce.
Safe borders and protection from those that would harm us
transportation systems (Multiple)
a level regulatory playing field for all
Research and development into new technologies
Freedom from those that would destroy your property and wealth
Safety in the form of Police and Fire protection services
Environmental regulation to stop the release of toxins that affect us all
Just a short list that I am sure you will take umbrage with. That's OK Mark, we do not have to agree on anything really, but for you to claim that you have made yourself with no help from anyone is self serving, misguided and simply wrong. You live in a great country that has made it possible for your to become what you are. That same country offers everyone else the same opportunities whether you like it or not.
Fantasy? The only fantasy here is that you would have achieved the same level of success without the Gov't that you so despise.
"None so deaf as those that will not hear. None so blind as those that will not see."
If you cannot see the advantages you have enjoyed in your life then it is little wonder you have such a bad attitude about your fellow citizens. In spite of your sense of self worth, not all of those advantages were earned by your own personal efforts.
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