Originally Posted By: Jeffery J. Haas

[quote=Senator Hatrack]
This comment does not contain any red baiting!

Originally Posted By: Senator Hatrack

That was just one friend giving a friend a hard time. I apologize for it.

Absolutely no apologies necessary, just stop telling me how I think.
Ask me.
Instead of reciting boring crap from Marx and Lenin, ASK ME what I think about the issues.

We have FIRE regulations for a reason, yes?
Fire can be a useful tool, because it can warm your home, forge your steel and iron, cook your food, etc.
It can also burn down entire towns if left unchecked.

Capitalism is a lot like FIRE. Left unregulated and unchecked, it can become predatory and very damaging, and it can unearth some pretty awful unintended consequences.

And yet when properly harnessed, capitalism can lift entire generations out of poverty, stimulate innovation and launch entirely new industries.

Capitalism has demonstrated the capability to serve as a useful and rewarding tool to serve the middle class if it operates under the right kind of regulation.

OMG I just realized I hit EDIT on YOUR POST instead of MINE.

Major screwup on MY part, it was a huge mistake.
I will attempt to recover your original post.

The state can never straighten the crooked timber of humanity.
I'm a conservative because I question authority.
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