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  • Would America Be Bigger If Banks Were Smaller? [View article]
    Bobdurino,
    I do not presume to know whether the Lord blessed you with a modicum of intelligence or not. It is apprent, however, that you do not choose to use that with which you were blessed.
    Did you not consider my chosen psuedonym? Rousseau was the classic libertarian. However, in his time, he had only the threat of big govt to constest; as big business had yet to develop as a threat to individual liberty.
    I do not wish to be ruled by big govt or big business. Both are enemies of personal choice. Each take the position that they can choose winners and losers, promote or discourage individual lifestyle choices, regulate working hours and working conditions, restrict competition, require people to work and then take the fruit of their labor by force or otherwise; discount democracy by purchasing votes of the electorate or of the politicians, influence bureaucrats improperly, deceive and brainwash the citizenry by controlling or manipulating or limiting access to the flow of information.
    Big business properly properly has only business interests, and has no political ideas which require 1st amendment protection of free speech. The TBTF banks are, with Ucle Sam's assistance, icreasingly able to limit competition, choose what small or even other large businesses have access to credit, choose to open or close credit standards and the flow of money to both business and the citzenry, thereby choosing to support or to diminish real estate values, choose to support or attack various population groups or lifestyles. In essence, the TBTF banks are governing many aspects of our lives with no real accopuntability to the citizens of this world or even this nation. It is an attack on personal freedom of the citizen. It is not an attack on the sovereignty of the US govt. It is an attack on the sovereignty of the citizenry, which, if you are devoted to the principles of our forefathers, you will realize is far more improtant than the survival of the current govt. John Locke made ths perfectly clear. read what he wrote now tarnascribed in modern English in Article 1, section 1 of the SC Constitution, the original of which was written by Locke himself.
    Oct 30, 2012. 09:25 AM | Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Would America Be Bigger If Banks Were Smaller? [View article]
    The author makes some good observations. American citizens would be better off financially if the TBTF banks were broken up like Ma Bell was. However, the most compelling reason to break them up is not financial. We need to break up the TBTF banks to make American citizens more free.
    Oct 28, 2012. 12:44 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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