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Forum Post: Why do Republicans Hate the Free Market?

Posted 6 years ago on March 20, 2012, 4:32 p.m. EST by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY
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Rick Santorum declares war on pornography: I will ban hardcore porn if I’m elected President

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[-] 3 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

If you call yourself a "free trader," you must avoid taking money away from free enterprise at all times, therefore you must:

  • be pro-abortion, not pro-choice, pro-abortion - stems cells are profitable
  • allow drug sales in schools - those kids never say "quit"
  • favor rescinding blue laws and age limits on everything - kids need to work
  • favor allowing children to drive at any age (hey it's not our place to tell a family how many cars it can have)
  • allow not just gay marriage, but polygamy and any other couple or group that want to marry - that's profits you're taking off the table
  • demand the total privatization of all government offices and functions, because there's nothing government can do that profiteers can't do better

Those are just a few of the many business opportunities that await us in the libertarian era of the future. What are some of your favorite ideas?

[-] 2 points by RedSkyMorning (220) 6 years ago

I can't agree polygamy is profitable, though, unless we go back to doweries, maybe. The point of marriage legally is to pass down property. It's about time all property stayed in the hands of the first born son like the good old days and stop breaking up businesses and estates. You forgot slavery of course. There are more slaves today than any time in history, so it must still be profitable. And war profiteers could sell us nukes!

[-] 2 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

Polygamy is profitable to the wedding and divorce industries directly and the engagement phase is the second best time (after pregnancy) for retailers to ingrain new shopping habits in prospective customers. Anything that creates more ceremonies is a boon to florists and greetings card manufacturers. There's plenty profitable about polygamy.

Fantastic points otherwise!

[-] 3 points by ClearTarget (216) 6 years ago

Republicons hate the free market because they hate seeing others succeed. As for banning hardcore pornography, it is typical of the fascist religious type to dictate other people's personal lives.

[-] 3 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

True dat.

[-] -3 points by Jflynn1964 (-206) 6 years ago

Just like Obama is dictating that we have to buy health insurance?

[-] 1 points by ClearTarget (216) 6 years ago

Similar to car insurance.

[-] -1 points by Jflynn1964 (-206) 6 years ago

I don't have to buy car insurance if I don't have a car.

[+] -4 points by DKAtoday (33686) from Coon Rapids, MN 6 years ago

But you do have a body.


You can't choose not to drive your body. If you go into the shop, someone has to pay or should they just put you on the street to be towed away to the dead yard? Who covers that cost?


[-] -2 points by F350 (-259) 6 years ago

No,not at all. That's just the same old Dem talking points.

[-] 2 points by April (3196) 6 years ago

Damn. Has he lost his mind?! He's really getting desperate for those social conservative votes.

I think social conservatives like their porn too though. They talk a prudish game, but I'm guessing they are getting it on with hot pornos just like everyone else. I'm thinking this will backfire.

Damn that Rick Santorum. Why can't he find an issue to beat Romney with? What an idiot.

[-] 1 points by pewestlake (947) from Brooklyn, NY 6 years ago

"Damn that Rick Santorum. Why can't he find an issue to beat Romney with? What an idiot."