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06-01-2017, 02:51 AM
Rules, regulations and politicians
Hi,

Over the years I have noticed that politicians seem to like coming up with rules and regulations and then applying these to the public at large. This has happened so often that I am beginning to suspect a pattern.

Why do they do this? A new politician appears, gets elected and then they have to do all the rule making stuff. They usually say that everything is bad and has to be changed. But, if there have been successions of politicians before them, why is everything still bad? I just don't get it. Also, why are the changes nearly always about more rules and regulations?

A wise pundit once said that politicians are like dogs, p****** on the previous scent to mark it with their own scent.

Is this it? Is this what politics is about? P******?

D.
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06-01-2017, 03:05 AM (This post was last modified: 06-01-2017 03:11 AM by Szuchow.)
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Politicians makes new rules cause people support such measures*, tough sheriff act simply sells well.

Politician scream that he will make drugs illegal to protect the children and crowd go wild with approval as it means less responsibilities, state will take care. Politician scream that courts will be harder on criminals and crowd go wild with approval cause scum surely earnt such treatment; harsher punishments are easier to sold to uninformed masses believing in just world than real solutions involving serious social problems after all. Politician scream for not allowing immigrants to enter the country and again crowd go wild - less muslims means less guys to steal our wimminz* and less others to pollute our glorious culture and religion.

Sad part is that rules which would help or end some form of discrimination are met with protest.


*Not in every case obviously, rather whenever it can be sold as protecting the populace.

The first revolt is against the supreme tyranny of theology, of the phantom of God. As long as we have a master in heaven, we will be slaves on earth.

Mikhail Bakunin.
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06-01-2017, 04:58 PM
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(06-01-2017 03:05 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Politicians makes new rules cause people support such measures*, tough sheriff act simply sells well.

Politician scream that he will make drugs illegal to protect the children and crowd go wild with approval as it means less responsibilities, state will take care. Politician scream that courts will be harder on criminals and crowd go wild with approval cause scum surely earnt such treatment; harsher punishments are easier to sold to uninformed masses believing in just world than real solutions involving serious social problems after all. Politician scream for not allowing immigrants to enter the country and again crowd go wild - less muslims means less guys to steal our wimminz* and less others to pollute our glorious culture and religion.

Sad part is that rules which would help or end some form of discrimination are met with protest.


*Not in every case obviously, rather whenever it can be sold as protecting the populace.

Szuchow,

What a depressing picture. But I would say that. No

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06-01-2017, 05:23 PM
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@Dworkin

My dad used to tell me when I was a teen and already questionning many political positions and practices that in a liberal democracy like ours (Canada) you get the politician and the politics you deserve. Nothing is passed without the strong support of a plurality of people. In a sense, I tend to agree with him. I don't believe that power corrupt like Schopenhauer famously said. Power simply allow us to show how corrupt we were in the first place.

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06-01-2017, 05:33 PM
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(06-01-2017 05:23 PM)epronovost Wrote:  Power simply allow us to show how corrupt we were in the first place.

ep,

That puts me in mind of a five letter word starting with T.

Hobo

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06-01-2017, 06:20 PM
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Weird how everyone uses the single/plural forms incorrectly in this thread. Tongue

We need to regulate our societies and make up laws, our progress is dependent on it. So we do, in fact, need government. I feel like your post attacked not only the practice of politics, but the very idea of governance as well. I think that's unwise. What we ought to do is to continuously strive to find better ways to govern ourselves in order that more people lead better lives and that more progress is made, in turn, in all things we know and care about.
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07-01-2017, 01:29 AM
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(06-01-2017 04:58 PM)Dworkin Wrote:  
(06-01-2017 03:05 AM)Szuchow Wrote:  Politicians makes new rules cause people support such measures*, tough sheriff act simply sells well.

Politician scream that he will make drugs illegal to protect the children and crowd go wild with approval as it means less responsibilities, state will take care. Politician scream that courts will be harder on criminals and crowd go wild with approval cause scum surely earnt such treatment; harsher punishments are easier to sold to uninformed masses believing in just world than real solutions involving serious social problems after all. Politician scream for not allowing immigrants to enter the country and again crowd go wild - less muslims means less guys to steal our wimminz* and less others to pollute our glorious culture and religion.

Sad part is that rules which would help or end some form of discrimination are met with protest.


*Not in every case obviously, rather whenever it can be sold as protecting the populace.

Szuchow,

What a depressing picture. But I would say that. No

D.

It's only depressing cause it is true.

Politicians are mirrors of people that elect them. Unfortunately many people seems to have authoritarian tendencies.

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07-01-2017, 05:43 AM
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"We have to DO something" ---- the mantra of the impotent..............

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When any problem pops up - people think "We need a new law" -- even though there's already a slew of existing laws already on the books..

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The problem isn't a lack of laws.

The problem is - people - are problematic............

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The difference between prayer and masturbation - is when a guy is through masturbating - he has something to show for his efforts.
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07-01-2017, 09:43 AM
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I would consider voting when someone who wants to repeal existing law runs for office. Think of doing away with the federal tax code and reducing it to a single tax rate, ignoring the size of your mortgage or how many times sexual intercourse has resulted in the birth of another member(s) of the human species.

What I find amusing is with a million pages (just a guess) of regulatory laws from federal, state, county, city and local levels of government, the socialists in my family are big sourpusses. Maybe they need two million pages.

With my own analytical lab, started 22 years ago, I have no day-to-day connection to government. No regulations, no unions, no degree requirements, no professional license and nothing connected to Commerce or State, even though I have customers from 30 states and 10 foreign countries. Think of what the beautician has to go through. Jesus Christ. I know, the customers are touched, and therefore need protection from government.

The market (simple supply and demand for my services, still taught somewhere if you look hard enough) is the only thing which has determined my success. My customers, scientists from the chemical, food and pharmaceutical industries, are only concerned about the quality of my work.

The socialists in my family never ask me about my views on economics, politics or science. Interesting.
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07-01-2017, 10:46 AM
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(07-01-2017 09:43 AM)Walter Wrote:  The socialists in my family never ask me about my views on economics, politics or science. Interesting.

Maybe it's because you mostly talk about you, your successes, your business and your problems. So do they. They want to mostly talk about themselves, their successes, their businesses/jobs and their problems. So do I. When I talk about politics and economy, I mostly talk about me, my sucesses, my job and my problems. Interests clashes in the public sphere. Obstacle to your success might be a platform to mine or vice versa. The tricky part in being a good politician, a real good politician, is that you need to be very interested and invested emotionnaly in other people, their successes, their businesses/jobs and their problems over yours and that's one of the hardest thing in the world. Being "professionnaly" empathic is a lot harder than it seems.

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