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:iconlordxavamros:
LordXavamros Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2014
Good one.
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:icontheamericanaut:
theAmericanaut Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
Why I stopped paying taxes years ago.
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:icond-murasai:
D-Murasai Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2013
And you say NO by voting for representatives who will say no tho these kinds of laws. Your Vote is your Voice.
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:iconwhite31:
white31 Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
Damn straight!
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:icontheamericanaut:
theAmericanaut Featured By Owner May 12, 2013
If the damn were crooked it couldn't hold any water!
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:iconlingpiduh:
LingPiduh Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I feel like the argument ("my taxe money I get to decide what to do with it") doesn't actually work though, b/c that means even if we pass laws to say no more drones, if the really wealthy, traditionally conservative republicans, decide they want to have drones they could just say don't use my taxes for humane things...use it for developing more wmd's or more advanced drones or more internet spying so he can get even more wealthy.
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:iconquiklain:
quiklain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
how about no wasting taxpayer money on foreign wars and, aid to countries that essentially hate us?
our government does seem much more interested in sending the money to other countries first then spending on important stuff like infrastructure
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Mot people far overestimate how much we spend on foreign aid. At $38 billion, it is less than 1% of the entire Federal budget. The wars though, that is another story. A very recent study [link] finds that ultimately, Iraq and Afghanistan will cost between $4 and $6 TRILLION, with $2 trillion already spent on the military campaign themselves. By way of comparison, the entire national debt is $17 trillion. Stop the wars and the budget deficit problem disappears.
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:iconquiklain:
quiklain Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
exactly, as i recall every time the US tries to pull out of Afghanistan certain parties in the government fight it endlessly (example giving deadline for withdrawal, turns into well eventually) I am not talking about foreign aid overall i am talking about giving military aid to places like Pakistan, Egypt and, others that essentially have a policy of we'll behave as long as you give us assistance. what you want to send food and, medical supplies...we want guns.
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:iconjeffreyrebowlski:
JeffreyRebowlski Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I like your statement, politics are hard to discuss especially on the internet without probing an all out Troll-War (not that people shouldn't argue, but in a mature and chill manner).
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:iconrenaissance7:
Renaissance7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Darn straight. We have unalienable rights for a reason, not rights that the government can take away whenever its convenient. What's worth fighting for if we stoop as low as what were trying to protect against?

On an artistic note, I love that world-war type propaganda style you've got going. If history is any testament, these posters are convincing.
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:iconlyfaye:
LyFaye Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
I agree with the sentiment, but I always find arguments based on taxes to be troubling. Everyone pays taxes and it angers me so much when people successfully lobby to prevent their taxes to pay for things they don't like (women's reproductive healthcare is often the victim of this). But I suppose paying for things like healthcare and education are good things that a compassionate and logical society should support, whereas drones, warrantless searches, etc. are abusive and unethical.
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:iconinternet-cancer:
Internet-Cancer Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The problem is that most people don't really distinguish between safety and security.
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:icon456eft7:
456eft7 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah, our government sucks.
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:iconchibimita:
Chibimita Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Student General Artist
The worst is that they have been doing it for a very long time.
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:iconyumesin:
YumeSin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Reminds me of an ad in the 20th century sometime, with the art at least.
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:iconyahia999345:
yahia999345 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Would be my say if I were American!
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:icond-idara:
D-idara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, the CIA's watching you, Conspiracy Keanu.
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
I'm not worried.
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:icond-idara:
D-idara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It was a joke, regarding the over-paranoid nature of the poster.
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Everything that poster alleges has been documented by numerous credible sources. It is hardly paranoid.

Domestic Spying, see, e.g.: [link]

Drone Surveillance in the U.S., see, e.g.: [link]

Warrantles Searches, see, e.g.: [link]

Internet Monitoring, see, e.g.: [link]

Time for you to take your head out of the sand and see what is happening right now in our country: [link]
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:icond-idara:
D-idara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, my country's much worse right now.
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Yes, I see. I did not realize that you are a Venezuelan.
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:icond-idara:
D-idara Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sorry, it's just that it gets me kinda pissed off when people in MUCH better situations (Economical, political, social...etc) complain about their countries, the USA is a paradise compared to here.
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:iconnuminiousnihil:
NuminiousNihil Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2013
I understand your pain, but it seems like a bad idea to pretend that problems don't exist just because they are worse elsewhere. Its almost like a stain. If art like this doesn't bring issues to the fore early, by the time people catch it the "could be worse" becomes "is worse".
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:iconmechatails7218:
MechaTails7218 Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
Give us a few years, we might just surpass Venezuela yet. By comparison the US is much better, but we are going down the slope of tyranny as well. You are, sadly, just further down the line of that hellhole.
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poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Believe me, I understand. I've spent considerable time in China, where most people don't even discuss politics. They have been acculturated to consider it "rude." It takes a very brave person to openly ay anything critical of the government, especially the local government, where it seems the local party hacks are especially sensitive and brutal.

Good luck to you. Let us struggle to assure that real freedom returns soon to the homeland of Simon Bolivar!
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sushi-floats Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes!
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:iconlichtie:
lichtie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
YEs!!! And no Hypocritical 'State Funerals' for Tryants!!
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:iconharaldia:
Haraldia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
YES
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:icond-anthonie:
D-Anthonie Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
if the second is applying to the others, then I agree. Military use to monitor areas just makes sense. No casualties, just whatever money/resources are invested.
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
My concern is the use of drones within the United States or, against American citizens overseas.
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:icond-anthonie:
D-Anthonie Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Yep, like I said. Military use, sure. Makes sense. Everything else, spying, getting information without permission, etc. I don't agree with.
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:iconmadmonty13:
MadMonty13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I'm actually doing a report on drones for one of my classes, and I wanna ask if my team can use this in our debate.
By the way, excellent job - love the shadows on his face and smudged dirt on his hand. :D
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Well, in that case use the entire Drone Series, and check out the information provided in the links of some of these posts. Good stuff there.

Poasters here:

[link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link] [link]
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:iconarppis:
Arppis Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
I like the art in this picture. Good job. :)
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:iconpoasterchild:
poasterchild Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thanks. It's a re-mix of original World War II propaganda art.
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:iconarppis:
Arppis Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2013
:)
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:iconsidmaster:
SidMaster Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hell yes.
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:iconanoncru:
anoncru Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
When the resistance fights back physically, we stop paying the IRS. Some common sense by Pete Santilli.
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:iconkagehahen:
Kagehahen Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
And yet - austerity? Really?
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:iconjackalswarlock:
JackalsWarlock Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2013
It's funny. We're paying to oppress ourselves.
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