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Am I a hypocrite?

if i accept grant money to repair my home after hurricane sandy?

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Your not in the government.

There was something gained by being virtuous in the government. Dr. Paul was able to contribute something. What can this guy contribute. Will taking a stand here set an example to be emulated? Will it stop anything. The outcome is either this person gets the proceeds of theft (and the thieves get no leverage for their bribery) or someone else gets the proceeds of theft (and it further perpetuates the machine). It's already a loss. It's now about mitigating damage.

I keep thinking about this.

I probably shouldn't write stuff late into the night and I'm not saying your right, but I am saying that I'm no longer sure. It's still a lose lose, but I wasn't really thinking that there might be anything to gain by not taking disaster relief. I think it might come down to peace of mind. So, I'm no longer certain.

Another way to fight

EVERYBODY just stop fighting it the way we were and fight it another way - TAKE EVERYTHING THEY OFFER SUCH AS:

Federal grant money to repair your home,
Federal grant money for education,
FEMA money,
Socialist Security,
Medicare,
Medicaid,
Federal unemployment (not paid for like state unemployment is),
Food stamps,
Socialist Security disability,
Federal student loans,
Federal business loans,
Federal home loans (Fanny Mae - Freddie Mac),
Earned income tax credits,
National Endowment for the Arts money,
and any other federal progrmas being offered.

Look at it this way...We TRIED

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

WRONG.. One violation and they will want it all repaid.

I know people that this happened to.

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I'm not advocating any violations.

Just take what they're giving out legally.

Look into any grant or government program they might find you "entitled" to receive.

HURT the system until the system MUST change.

It's a tactic in an overall strategy of trying to get our liberty back.

But for sure - keep it legal and on the up and up.

There are many, many ways of doing this.

We could even go as far as electing rat bastards who want to give MORE of our money away to foreign nations.

Or support a bastard like U2 lead singer Bono who spoke recently at George Washington U. and beseeched the student body to pressure the the U.S. congress to GIVE MORE AID TO AFRICAN COUNTRIES.

EFF YOU BONO!!!!!!!!!!!!

"We have allowed our nation to be over-taxed, over-regulated, and overrun by bureaucrats. The founders would be ashamed of us for what we are putting up with."
-Ron Paul

Consider it my Charity

umm...this was a HAARP created storm. The government caused it so it is only right that they pay for it. The problem with that is it is not exactly the governments money..it is ours...I as a fellow liberty lover....bequeathe my portion of those taxes to help you fix your house up..

"and the truth shall make you free"
John 8:32

Make sure you read the small print

Some Federal programs come with hooks.

Free includes debt-free!

Cyril's picture

+1 Wise recommendation.

+1 Wise recommendation.

"Cyril" pronounced "see real". I code stuff.

http://Laissez-Faire.Me/Liberty

"To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous." -- Confucius

Take what Paul_S. is saying VERY SERIOUSLY

forget worrying about if you are a hypocrite.. READ THE SMALL PRINT because you may be selling yourself short at best and into slavery at least.

Nobody can help you here

Ron Paul stance - "natural individual rights come from nature or god", "do what you want to do"... "while I myself stick to Jesus."

Morality, values, and integrity was not discussed by von Mises, Rothbard or RP. They accepted either morality of collectivist religious dogma or Bentham utilitarian approach.

Only Ayn Rand connected morality directly to reason, thus, depriving collectivists (religious and socialists) from their only tool.

No.7's picture

We're all hypocrites for submitting to unconstitutional laws

So the answer is yes, but you shouldn't feel bad about it. I say go for it! You're probably much less of a hypocrite than most people lol

The individual who refuses to defend his rights when called by his Government, deserves to be a slave, and must be punished as an enemy of his country and friend to her foe. - Andrew Jackson

right

if you pay income tax knowing its unconstitutional, use FRN knowing they are unconstitutional, buy milk from store prices knowing its subsidized by the government via stole tax dollars, etc you're a hypocrite lol Like another poster I'm more leaning that you should attempt to refuse free money being passed around via programs and such but the money is being dumped into the system regardless. Someone is going to use that money if you don't (kinda like Ron Paul with earmarks to benefit his constituents) but you should at every turn vote for people who will end this madness.

Fudge

lol

freedumb is not free!

No

Anybody that continues to use this system, as screwed up as it is, is not a hypocrite. We all participated in the system - paid taxes into it, some even giving their life fighting wars for it, etc. - so we all have right to use it, even if we no longer agree with it.

Feels dirty

Im getting screwed around by my flood insurance company and exploring all options

freedumb is not free!

I don't

feel dirty continuing to use dollars.

I was born and raised in this country, worked in this country, have many friends and family in this country. Any value or contributions I or the people I know, or any other Americans for that matter, have made for this country belong to all of us. The fact that it's measured and tied up in dollars is unfortunate.

Hopefully we can change that by ending the Fed eventually, but to feel a guilt trip like we need to suddenly unplug because we've discovered the flaw of the system is not logical.

logical

Nothing feels real

freedumb is not free!