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SayUncle » Same planet, different worlds:
The other difference I find in dealing with folks with whom I mostly disagree politically is the concept of need. Why do you need a 50 caliber? Why do you need a car that gets to 60 in under 5 seconds and gets shitty gas mileage? Why do you need this or that? And my response is always the same: What’s need got to do with it?


RTWT, and especially the comments.

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(Anonymous)
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:06 am (UTC)
there is need, there is want. the pursuit of happiness often calls for things of "want" and not just "need" - the pursuit of happiness is a constitutionally stated right and even a goal, one of the purposes of the rights. -doug

wombat_socho
Oct. 18th, 2010 04:24 am (UTC)
Exactly. It's not someone else's job to tell me what I should want or need, unless I ask them -like, say, a doctor or a priest. It's my job to work on getting what I want or need, and I don't expect -or want- my Congressman or Senator bragging about getting those things for me with other peoples' money that he took at gunpoint. Because that's what government money boils down to, when it comes down to cases.
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