"The world's problem is not too many people,
but lack of political and economic freedom."
Julian Simon
[Julian Lincoln Simon] (1932-1998) Professor of economics, author, Senior Fellow at the Cato
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The world's greatest problem is too many parasitic bankers, lawyers, judges, accountants who count nothing, tax preparers, ball players, hockey players, military, journalists, cartoonists, novelists, pornographers, evangelists, legislators, bank employees, casino operators and their employees and God alone knows all of the people who consume without producing anything, I understand that 85% produce nothing. I think of myself as a beneficial parasite. The worst of all are the intimidated preachers who fear loss of tax exemotion if they teach the truth that taxes cannot be paid with dollar bills that the IRS said "are not dollars" or with credit and the Federal Reserve wrote that their system "works only with credit" that would keep its value "if there were fewer people bidding against each other." No one wants us to pay taxes and the IRS asjks no one for money, all that they want are checks that authorize banks to reduce the credit of people who beieve falsely that they pay taxes and government spends money. Our misleaders have no need for money as long as most people believe they are paid with paper and will ridicule the few who want God;s laws and the Constitution upheld.
 -- Dave Wilber, St. Louis     
    The world's problem is not too many people. The governments problem is too many people "To Control". Americans are the last hope for Liberty in the world...I mean the citizens, not the corrupt globalist politicians.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
    Most of our problems come hand in hand with there being too many of us... global warming comes screaming to hand.
     -- Anonymous, Reston, VA, US     
    Reston, wrong again,at least you are consistant. Most of our problems come from socialist governments. Remember those infamous "5 year plans" they had in the Soviet Union. The government controlled farming and the people starved. As to global warming, more information comes out every day proving that it is nothing but a scam for politicians like Nancy and the gang to control everything.
     -- jim k, Austin     
    "A" from Reston states the immoral slave's and liar's response very well. As global warming is a giant hoax put forth for the pridefully ignorant, global in scope murderers and, a select group of money grubbers, so is the hoax of too many people. Hydroponics, home gardening (even in apartments - I've done it from a 2nd story apt.), recycling, a society of individually responsible sovereigns, etc. - all possible through and along with political and economic freedom, are but a few remedies to the statist theocracy's false mythes and murderous doctrines of too many people. J Carlton said it very well.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
    Government interference inevitably create imbalance and ineptitude. Government interferes in farming and people starve. Government interferes in banking and people go bankrupt. Government interferes in education and people are ignorant. It's not too many people that cause starvation, bankruptcy, and ignorance. It's government social engineering for the purpose of control through tax codes, regulations, subsidies, and handouts that create these ills. People left to themselves will feed their families, provide for their future, and educate them if they know they must or pay the consequences.
     -- Ken, Allyn, WA     
    'One world is enough for all of us.' Those that cry about 'too many people' need only slit their wrists. Drive along any US interstate through hundreds and thousands of miles of rural country. Are cities crowded? Yes! Why? Because there is money to be made there. You have a choice. Anyone who truly thinks there are too many people on the planet should do the right thing and commit suicide -- but they won't, because they actually have a preference as to who should have a right to live. How noble of them. Gee, I hope they will let me live. (But what have I done for 'them' lately?) Those crying for population control are just like Hitler, Stalin, Mao, and the rest of the mass murderers in history -- if they had the power, entire continents would be eradicated of human life. And that is the very complaint they have about war -- what a bunch of hypocrites.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
    Biggest problem we have is gullible stooges that believe any propaganda the fascist left has put out. Global warming comes screaming to mind. Even after the hoax has been proven and the perps have admitted that the data was false and made up for purely political reasons, people still choose to believe in it. Fortunately we are not all stupid.
     -- warren, olathe     
    If everyone in this world were divided up into families of 4, put in an average home built for an average family in the US, with an average US yard, everyone in the world would fit in Texas. The problem is totalitarian governments. We produce enough food to feed the world but even when we give it away it does not go to where it is needed because the places that need it are run by tyrants. Our aid just props them up.
     -- warren, olathe     
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