To place $16 trillion into perspective, remember that the GDP of the United States is only $14.12 trillion. The entire national debt of the United States government spanning its 200+ year history is “only” $14.5 trillion. The budget that is being debated so heavily in Congress and the Senate is “only” $3.5 trillion. Take all of the outrage and debate over the $1.5 trillion deficit into...
Me: Am I free to assemble a protest of peaceful peers?
Government: Only with a permit.
Me: Am I free to travel?
Government: Only with a passport.
Me: Am I free to pursue my own ideas of happiness?
Government: Only within these constraints.
Me: Am I free to start a business?
Government: Only with a license.
Me: Am I free to marry who I wish?
Government: Only with my consent.
Me: Am I free?
Government: I'm legally obligated to say that you are.
Government: Stop asking so many questions.
Remember the scandal over Janet Jackson's boob...
redlightpolitics: Super Bowl Viewers Will See Graphic Anti-Abortion Ads With Pictures Of Bloody Fetuses ugh. and thats not even how abortions happen unless its a life-or-death of the mom situation and the baby is usually too far gone anyway. violence always trumps sex as ‘things that are acceptable viewing for children’ on TV. FUCKED UP.
Plant your own garden and decorate your own soul, instead of waiting for someone...– Veronica A. Shoffstall, After a While (via light-essence)
When private industry makes a mistake, it gets corrected and goes away. As...– Peter Schiff (via stillmindstillcosmos)