Sunday, March 20, 2011

What is Your Choice?

Is it better to achieve peace and justice by force or by persuasion?  Are politicians motivated by altruism or power?  What aspect of the election process fosters the selection of individuals with the wisdom and virtue necessary to tell the rest of us how to live our lives?  If you favor political solutions to mankind's problems, is it because you believe that men only help and respect each other if they are forced to do so or because you can't trust free men to act decently, or is it because you are afraid you can't convince others to follow your lead?  If you believe that the law creates progress, can you tolerate unapproved behavior?  If you can tolerate people choosing and acting freely, why limit their choices or shield them from the consequences of unwise or selfish decisions?  How do you explain the progress made before government began redistributing wealth and organizing society?  How far will you go to impose your vision on mankind?  What will you do to those that disagree and resist your program to improve society?  Can you be trusted with the power to run our lives?  What qualifications do you have to make decisions for everyone else?

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