Why Don't I Start Telling You How To Live Your Life?

@gewcew23 (8010)
United States
May 6, 2009 1:04pm CST
I want everyone to send me your home address, I am going to come to your house, I will tell you how to live your life and what you can have in your home. You say no, why not you let the government do it everyday so what is the difference?
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11 responses
@Destiny007 (5820)
• United States
6 May 09
The government has no business telling anyone how to live, what to say, believe, or think. The government is supposed to work for us... they are the hired help... not the other way around.
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@goldeneagle (6774)
• United States
6 May 09
The government doesn't really tell me what I can or cannot have in my house, but what really pisses me off is that they tell me how much of MY money they are going to take from me each payday (in the form of income taxes), and how much of MY money they are going to take from me in the form of other taxes when I pull up to the gas pump or go to the store. It also pisses me off that MOST of it goes to line the pockets of the politicians who take it. I want someone to SHOW me the law stating that we have to pay income taxes. I truly do not believe it is there. I don't mind paying sales tax, or even a tax when I buy gas, but the money I work to earn should go to me and NO ONE else...
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@kezabelle (2984)
6 May 09
How do they have any say over what I have in my house? As far as im aware everything I have here in my home is mine and because I want it here! As for telling us how to live our lives well in what way exactly? generally im having the life I want!
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• United States
6 May 09
They are about to make it a law that you can only have the new light bulbs in your house. YOu know the ones with all the mercury in it.
@kezabelle (2984)
7 May 09
really? well i have those lightbulbs anyway AND I have children jeeze shoot me now they are NOT dangerous even if broken it clearly states as long as you air the room and do not handle it without gloves you will be fine come on they arent going to make a law on something that kills you are they! AND they are more energy efficient weve saved loads having them!
• United States
8 May 09
But does the government really have the RIGHT to tell you which kind of light bulbs to use? It is the principle of the matter. No they should not have the power to do it. Nor should they do it.
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@Barbietre (1439)
• United States
6 May 09
That would be fine if I did not expect anything in return. But I happen to like my roads maintained, excellent schools, garbage pick up, lights on my street, my mail etc. so in turn they have expectations of me.
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• United States
8 May 09
Contrary to popular belief, your state, local, property, gasoline, and any other excise tax you pay are the taxes that pay for schools, roads, police, etc. The Federal Income Tax goes solely to pay the privately owned Federal Reserve to whom this country owes trillions thanks to the past several Administrations over spending.
@msmamaof3 (244)
• United States
6 May 09
I think if you live there (wherever you live), you have to understand that you must live by your government's rules. If you don't like their rules, you should find a country whose rules you do like and live there.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
7 May 09
That is about the truth of the matter these days. The goverment rules all of us daily and they tell us what we can and cannot do even though they do not abide by it.
@PrarieStyle (2488)
• United States
9 May 09
I'll save you the travel expense and hook up web cams in every room of my house. What's going to happen to us if we don't use those GE light bulbs, by the way do you know? Cause I'm stocking up on the ones Thomas Edison invented. I hope to have enough stocked to last me the rest of my life. That way I don't have to worry about losing it if I accidently break one.
@suspenseful (40313)
• Canada
7 May 09
I do not need anyone to tell me how to live. I have a husband. We do have to have a rule of law, because we cannot live by the rule of Judges "and every man did what was right in his own eyes," but there are things that government has to keep out of. And that is interference that hurts rather then helps the country. So telling someone not to grow a certain food, or to throw away food away is not good. Telling someone that he cannot shoot the four salesman who comes to his door is not good. It depends.
• United States
7 May 09
the only thing the goverment is doing is telling us how much taxes we have to pay which is fine, infact the goverment wants the houses here in alleghany county re asest the judge passed it but one of our leaders here went to harrisburge to stop that from happening because he said he wants to keep the house taxes low he don't want us paying any more money out. which was good most but not all goverment people here in pittsburgh are hard workers for the people and they seem to be making things better for us, the mayor is creating jobs here fixing roads that need fixed and doig what he can to fix our streets so things here are getting better so far.
• United States
7 May 09
Gew, this idea was made much worse with the passage of the patriot act under George W. Bush. But, all of us that were opposed to this back then were wrong, and history has shown who won that debate.
@spalladino (17921)
• United States
6 May 09
There are some things I have to let the government do as far as my homes go. I have to let them determine the amount and charge me property taxes. That's about all that comes to mind when I think about the government and my home so I'm at a loss as to what exactly you're referring to.