Post by Rave On!
1. "Look at the country, look how political correctness has destroyed
Define exactly what you mean? Are you saying that it is appropriate
to define, stereotype, and catagorize people by their race, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, or ethnicity? While I think some go too far
with political correctness, I do believe that there is a level of
tollerence that is necessary in our society. A simple word for it is
2. "Look at what the rulings of liberal judges have done to our
Again, please define and cite examples. Roe versus Wade? Last time I
checked, all polls reflected that a majority of Americans are in favor
of the ruling. And isn't refelcting the feelings of the majority of
our country what our government is repsonsible to do?
actually, no, it's not. It is elected by the people, to do what the
representative believes is right. Too often, they sacrifice that to the
power of the poll. If our elected representatives only did what the majority
of the voting populace wanted, women and minorities would have gotten the
vote even later than they did. And the vote on Iraq would have been 75% to
"The poll shows that three-quarters of all Americans approve of the decision
to go to war, including 60% who approve strongly. Only one in five Americans
disapprove -- 15% who feel strongly and 5% not strongly.
While just 20% disapprove of the decision, a slightly larger number, 27%,
believe the United States should have waited longer to see if the United
Nations inspections were effective. Still, a large majority, 70%, agrees
with the timing of the attacks. [a to z note: these numbers are similar to
the poll just before the war began as well]
Both of these measures are roughly in line with the attitudes of the
American public on January 16, 1991 as the first Persian Gulf War got
underway. At that point, 79% said they approved of the decision to go to war
to drive Iraq out of Kuwait, and 79% also said that it was proper to have
begun military action without waiting longer to see if sanctions would have
been effective." Gallup Poll News Service, March 21, 2003 Friday
so much for doing what the people say....
"A representative of the people owes them not only his industry, but also
his judgment, and he betrays them if he sacrifices it to their opinion" -
Post by Rave On!
3. "Look at what the joke of an organization called the ACLU is
If you look at the ACLU as a whole, they are on both sides of the
fence. While they take up some extremely polarizing cases, they also
defend the rights of many non-liberal and neo-conservative entities.
Again, you are spewing talking points without generating factual
4. "Explore all of these things, and agree or disagree.... you will
understand what I mean."
Explore what? The convoluted thought process that you go through to
arrive at your ill convceived conclusions? This from someone who
ignores the facts while defending people like Bill O'Reilly and Bob
Grant. Grant, Olbermann, O'Reilly, Stewart, Limbaugh and others spew
their rhetoric and contempt on a regular basis. Singling out the
liberals as the evil doers when Grant incites racial hate speak (hence
his firing from ABC Radio) and O'Reilly insults WWII veterans is
simply off base and demonstrates that your a ill informed. Sure,
Olbermann and Maher have attacked and questioned the administration
and the way it has handled Iraq and the War on Terror. Interestingly,
the polls suggest that the MAJORITY of Americans have the same
feelings and questions.
You've opened up a can of worms and many of us look forward to how you
plan to wiggle out of this one. My guess is that you'll demonstrate
the childish act of taking you toys and going home... I figure we'll
get one more incoherent post from you and then you will abandon the
thread. Personally, that would be your best move because it's not in
your being to admit that you are wrong or jumped to conclusions or
better yet, were talking out of you ass again.
--Moderate (thanks Adam), NJ--