I just got a phone call e-mail off the waitlist, fyi.
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I got the Darrow yesterday! Wow. Does anyone have any suggestions- Darrow, Stanford, or Harvard? My decision is going to be so much harder than I thought. I also want to extend hope out there to other low LSATs (mine is a 169).
I didn't say that the government shouldn't be funded so I don't know where your getting that. I said the government should not take money from some people and then give it to others. I think the government should fund a military, and a court system, and a police/fire department force.
Having insurance isn't even a close comparison. I object to the government transfer of wealth on the grounds that it isn't a choice that people are making, it is done by force. Purchasing insurance is a transaction to which both parties agree to (other than mandated insurance in some cases).
The government's job is to protect people from force/fraud. This includes from other countries (via a standing military) and our own (police/fire departments and judicial system). The government's job was not originally, and should not be, to take money by force from some people (which seems remarkably similar to stealing) and give it to others.
Social Security and Medicaid/care are HORRIBLE programs both in principle and in practice. People should be able to choose for themselves how to save for retirement, the government is not intended to be a babysitter. The same goes for Medicaid/care. It is not the governments job to take my money and give it to other people in order for them to have medical care. In practice both of the programs are sending our economy into hell. Listen to any of the congressional meetings on either program or on the national debt. Every who has looked into the programs has been pleading for something to be done.
Relentless selfishness has nothing to do with anything I have said. I don't think that we should forget about our poor and disenfranchised. I think that people should help one another. I just don't think the government should have any role in it, rather it should be voluntary.
First, how is it advocating anarchy? The government has a role to play, just not taking money from some and giving it to others. Society not only would exist, but it would be better if the government did not take money from the wealthy and give it to the poor.
Second, since it isn't advocating anarchy, how is it asinine?
I know. I know. It' overpriced, but I'm very shallow. Form over function. Every and any day.