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Do Conservatives Understand Government Is NOT Inherently Corruptible?

Conservatives would like to weave you a tale of inevitably corruptible big government, but it is not government that is inherently corruptible, it is human beings who are inherently corruptible. And if you realize this truth, you realize distinctions should be made based on integrity, not on the line that divides public/private. Because it doesn’t...
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THE LEFT CALL A blog for people who like their politics extra crunchy. View more…

Libertarianism: The Not Ready For Prime Time Political Ideological

I’m sorry if this pisses people off, but the ideology of libertarianism, one that emphasizes the singular over the whole, to the detriment of the whole, is the political ideology of those who are not ready for political prime time. And I say this as someone who once had greater libertarian tendencies, so I feel I’m…
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Police Ferocity In Ferguson, And Why Gun Rights Absolutists Are Complicit

It would seem a contradiction for the gun rights absolutists to side with the police in situations like the one in Ferguson, Missouri. But time after time, this is what we see. There is a theory that could explain why police shoot and kill so many Americans compared to other first-world democracies. Ladd Everitt from the…
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Big Government, Ferguson, Health Care, And Unbridled Power Of The State

Okay, I’ll admit that title is a mashup that I never saw coming until I typed it. But stay with me for a moment… Conservatives are suspect of what they call “big government,” and they display grave concern for the unbridled power of the state. They fear that if government becomes too large, it will crush…
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Ferguson: Iconic Photo Of Defiance Against Police Brutality

Photo by Robert Cohen

This is the iconic photo by Robert Cohen, of a man throwing a tear gas canister back at police, representing in one image the justified defiance of demonstrators who faced an over-the-top militarized police force losing control in Ferguson, Missouri. The man in the photo has now come forward, to tell his side of the…
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VIDEO: Police, With Guns Drawn, Terrorize Innocent Mother, Four Children

Police officers in Texas got a report of a car with four black men, one of them waving a gun outside a window. They respond by pulling over a car containing an innocent family, proceeding to terrorize young children with guns drawn. This should not happen in America. I can’t help but think this rarely…
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