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Posted: 10/29/2002 7:28:20 AM EDT
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Link Posted: 10/29/2002 7:41:55 AM EDT
Yes, it´s insanity. But what´s more insane is the absence of outrage. Where are the massive protests, the fighting back? We are heirs to the great American spirit that inspired the Boston Tea Party, Lexington, Concord, and Yorktown. We benefit from the legacies of our Founding Fathers and the colonists who risked so much to free America of tyranny and oppressive government. Yet, we wimp out and do nothing and let the insanity overwhelm our beloved nation with scarcely a whimper.
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Where's the outrage? Simmering. The more we allow CNN, CBS & NPR to tell America what to think, the more complacent the dissenters become. We're protecting our pleasant delusion by watching the latest DVD. We just don't want to make trouble. (BTW, I don't exempt myself from this criticism.) One day the frustration will boil over.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:26:20 AM EDT
Originally Posted By Carbine_Man: One day the frustration will boil over.
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It will never happen. Hyper consumerism, TV/media, and taxes will insure the peasants remain docile. The "two party" political system will insure peasants who do boil over are pacified fighting for different sides of the same agenda.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:31:03 AM EDT
Hmmm, the 'agenda' of the Republican Party of which I am a member, is the same 'agenda' that I would want all political parties to adopt. So you think there is [u]no[/u] difference between the Republicans and the Democrats? Now just [u]who[/u] is it that has been misled? I think you may have bought into the liberal media lies so common among the great unwashed masses - 'they all do it.' It was the excuse that the liberal media led the unwashed to give Clinton. Nope. 'They' don't all do it. Eric The(Republican)Hun[>]:)]
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:47:33 AM EDT
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Hmmm, the 'agenda' of the Republican Party of which I am a member, is the same 'agenda' that I would want all political parties to adopt. So you think there is [u]no[/u] difference between the Republicans and the Democrats?
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In terms of support for big goverment and devout statism and the politicization of every single matter imaginable, yes I absolutely think there is no difference.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 9:52:19 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/29/2002 9:53:37 AM EDT by Redmanfms]
Originally Posted By EricTheHun: Hmmm, the 'agenda' of the Republican Party of which I am a member, is the same 'agenda' that I would want all political parties to adopt. So you think there is [u]no[/u] difference between the Republicans and the Democrats? Now just [u]who[/u] is it that has been misled? I think you may have bought into the liberal media lies so common among the great unwashed masses - 'they all do it.' It was the excuse that the liberal media led the unwashed to give Clinton. Nope. 'They' don't all do it. Eric The(Republican)Hun[>]:)]
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Ummm.... Hun, I hate to say, I think you're living in the clouds. The Republicans are no more pro-BOR than are the Democrats. Both have worked tirelessly for decades to increase the power of government. The Democrats have made us slaves to the welfare state through Social Security, and unemployment benefits, while the Republicans have made us live in fear of government retribution with the War on Drugs and the War on Terror. The paths taken by the Democrats and Republicans may be different, but they converge at totalitarian dictatorship. The Republicans were not, are not, and never will be the friend to the free.
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 10:03:57 AM EDT
ETH, neither the republicans or the democrats have any interest in shrinking government, lowering taxes by an meaningful amount, ending socialist entitlements, or preserving individual freedoms. I am no more a liberal than you are a communist. I suspect we have the same vision for our beloved country. I'll be we differ greatly on how to get there. Mark(The Libertarian)l32
Link Posted: 10/29/2002 10:23:26 AM EDT
a phrase i heard awhile back pretty much sums up our 2 primary political parties "democrats initiate, republicans consolidate". hillary-care morphing into the patients "bill of rights" (gag me) is a good example of the validity of this premise. insanity, yep. i've got a front row seat re/ the apathy angle; my fiance' is quite a bit younger than me, and she's bought the prevailing socialist crap hook, line & sinker. gonna take some work to get her to start questioning the validity of all that nanny state b.s.
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