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Submitted by frank (United States), Mar 5, 2007 at 23:59

Human nature is either good or evil. If it is good, then laws are unnecessary and not needed due to the fact that people would be good regardless of the law. If you believe that you are most likely a liberal. You believe that there is always room for compromise, negotiation and appeasement. Just give them some of what they want then they will be happy and not fight anymore.

If you believe like I do that human nature is basically evil and that humans need to live up to an external code of conduct or laws in order to be good then you have an accurate grasp of the history of your race. For instance the ten commandments, the golden rule, the cub scout promise, and innumerable other external located standards and laws to strive to live up to.

God was the first being to wage a war. He sent legions of angels to throw Lucifer out of heaven. Using the bible as a history book there are numerous instances where God empowered a group of people to fight a war while here on earth. There are some things that are just wrong and some things that are evil in their wrongness.

USSR was a lot of things when she was the superpower of that half of the world. One thing she was very good at was keeping a lid on the factions and infighting and ethnic violence that occurs in that part of the world. With Russia gone, name a more appropriate and deserving and capable power to nest in the mid east than the good old USA. To the victor go the spoils so to say.

The only problem I can see is we are over there about ten to twenty years too late. We occupied Japan and Germany post victory for many years and are still in Germany to this day. The main thing I like about George Bush is that he is for second amendment The right to keep and bear arms. Our three biggest allies in WWI and WWII Britian, Australia and Canada have taken tremendous steps backward in allowing their citizens to bear arms. I would hate so see America go down that same path.

But if you believe that human nature is basically good then you are probably anti gun and anti death penalty and pro abortion. Capital punishment = guilty person dies. Abortion = innocent person dies. And for all you pro choice women out there --- half the aborted babies are women---what about their choice. Did any of you care to ask them what they would choose, or did any of you care if they would have told you life???? You becry three thousand American Fighting soldiers dying in the mid east but here in America you kill 4,500 unborn babies every day. There are three ways to get someone to think if they will not do it for themselves

1. Tell them a parable

2. Ask them a question they should know the answer to and do not know the answer.

3. Get them angry.

So several of you will be angry after and during reading this. Use the energy and power in your feelings to stimulate some bonafide and genuine rational and reasoned thought. Do not answer me back until you do.

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