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The Noble physicist Richard Feynman once said "There are 10^11 stars in the galaxy. That used to be a huge number. But it's only a hundred billion. It's less than the national deficit! We used to call them astronomical numbers. Now we should call them economical numbers."

Causality (aka the law of cause and effect) states that there is a relationship between cause and consequence. What are the most likely consequences for society when politicians in government think there aren't any constraints on what they can and cannot do? Remind me again please of that Constitution that you are always talking about - what does it do again?

The questioner in the video asks "What limitations are there on the federal government's ability to tell us how to run our private lives?" Congressman's answer? "I think there are very few constitutional limits that would prevent the federal government from rules that could affect your private life. Now, the basis for that would be how does it affect other people... The federal government, yes, can do most anything in this country." Do you support or condemn his ideology? What do you think about his comments? Do you trust him?

Congressman at Town Hall: 'The Federal Government Can Do Most Anything in This Country'


Original posting by Braincrave Second Life staff on Aug 3, 2010 at http://www.braincrave.com/viewblog.php?id=281

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