Eric Hopper's Politics

The first amendment is a wonderful thing.

The war over what kind of social control our government exerts is one that has our rights as its casualties. This is true whether it's the social control the 'left' wants to exert in the form of welfare, art sponsorship, and other programs, or the control the 'right' wants to exert in the form of censorship, and laws outlawing 'bad' behavior that doesn't hurt anybody except possibly the person who did the 'bad' thing.

My hope is that people will realize that attempting to use their government as a means of controlling society to their own ends is dangerous and self-defeating.

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Taiwan is being wrongfully snubbed by us in an effort to please China. We might have good reasons to be friends with a bully, but we shouldn't be catering to the bully's obnoxious behavior. The following link is an effort by the Taiwanese to explain their predicament to the world, and the citizens of the US in particular.

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Of the last 14 ammendments to the constitution, 9 have included clauses granting new rights to congress. I find this a disturbing trend.

Most recently, there have been proposals before congress to pass an ammendment banning the burning of the flag. I find this IMMENSELY disturbing.

Ammendments granting new rights to congress.

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