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rbWarEagle
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Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

Do we really have freedom of choice?

Yeah, we have some choices.... this gas station or that gas station... this burger or that burger. Do we really have freedom of choice, though? It seems to me that we have a bunch of meaningless choices to make while all the real freedoms are being handled by other people. Personally, I feel that the entire political system is a sham which is why I don't really care to vote.

What are your opinions on this matter? I know there are big things happening right now but that's just my point.... can we really do anything about it as a normal (non-billionaire) citizen?

Don't link me to some sketchy YouTube video with conspiracy theories. TIA.


BlackHelicopterPilot
LSU Fan
Top secret lab
Member since Feb 2004
35293 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
Yes.

Not totally unfettered.But, yes


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WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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Don't link me to some sketchy YouTube video with conspiracy theories. TIA.


The Story of (Y)our enslavement
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CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
46984 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
What are the meaningful choices being denied to you?

Yours seemes like a whinny, ill thought out complaint IMHO.

You could have chosen to be more coherent, but unfortunately you didn't.



Rohan2Reed
Grambling Fan
ATL, shorty.
Member since Nov 2003
74273 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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What are the meaningful choices being denied to you?


My question as well.


rbWarEagle
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
I'm not whining in the least bit. In fact, my lack of coherence is probably due to my Office Space-like sense of apathy. I guess I'll try to ask a more specified question next time to more adequately describe my thoughts.


Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
20884 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
We still have limited freedoms, but it is certain that freedoms are being curtailed at an ever increasing rate. The Homeland Security Act is one example of legislation that has reduced freedom. Obamacare will reach into many areas of our lives and dictate certain behaviours.
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WikiTiger
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2007
40721 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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I'm not whining in the least bit. In fact, my lack of coherence is probably due to my Office Space-like sense of apathy. I guess I'll try to ask a more specified question next time to more adequately describe my thoughts.


Don't mind CT. He's just old and bitter.


But seriously, go watch that video I posted. You'll thank me.


PrimeTime Money
USA Fan
Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
12239 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
I don't follow what you mean... what choices do you want that you don't have?


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roygu
Member since Jan 2004
9187 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
You have a choice to move to another country, if they will take you. Is there a country, in which you have lived, that offered more freedom of choice?


rbWarEagle
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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What are the meaningful choices being denied to you?



My question as well.


In my opinion, I have a meaningful choice being denied to me every 4 years.


PrimeTime Money
USA Fan
Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
12239 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
If you don't like he hamburgers by you, you are free to make your own hamburgers.


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doubleb
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Aug 2006
8439 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
We have a limited freedom of choce.

Unlimited freedom of choice isn't practical.


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rbWarEagle
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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But seriously, go watch that video I posted. You'll thank me.


Watching now.


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CarrolltonTiger
LSU Fan
New Orleans
Member since Aug 2005
46984 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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I have a meaningful choice being denied to me every 4 years.


To celebrate leap year or not?


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PrimeTime Money
USA Fan
Houston, Texas, USA
Member since Nov 2012
12239 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
No, because you are free to vote for whatever candidate you want.

You can choose to vote for whoever you want.


rbWarEagle
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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No, because you are free to vote for whatever candidate you want.

You can choose to vote for whoever you want.


While true, it's entirely irrelevant. The candidates worth voting for will never be on a platform to be seriously considered. The "choice" between Romney and Obama is about as meaningful as the choice between McDonalds and Burger King.


RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
101361 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
Within the rules set up by whatever government(s) you are under. So, sorta.


rbWarEagle
Auburn Fan
Member since Nov 2009
34794 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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The Story of (Y)our enslavement



I do like this video. It pretty well summed up what I was thinking. Maybe it's coherent enough for the box-thinkers to understand, too. The information age .


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Revelator
Member since Nov 2008
20884 posts

re: Do we really have freedom of choice?
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No, because you are free to vote for whatever candidate you want. You can choose to vote for whoever you want.



This is not really valid. There are only two candidates every four years that have any realistic chance of winning. Both are hand picked and both are very similar in the things they ultimately do. The differences are typically only cosmetic in nature. There is no real choice.


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