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originally posted by: diggindirt
I believe the First says we have the right to assemble and address our concerns to the government. The denizens of government should be the first and most disrupted.
You say, "say what you want and so what you want, just dont bother me with it." and yet apparently you are very bothered by it because you've spent a goodly amount of time expressing your opinions on the issue.
See, now we've found something on which we can agree. "It needs addressing."
So who should address it?
Only those being directly impacted?
Who gets to say how it is addressed?
Is it my duty as a citizen to address the problem I've discovered?
originally posted by: diggindirt
If you agree that the issue needs to be addressed, I'm all ears about how you suggest we go about addressing it.
Who, in your opinion has the responsibility to begin to make the needed corrections?
How do we get those responsible parties to act?
first, im not a hermit. i go out of the house all the time. i just avoid people. i go to stores and such but i ignore people. i try my hardest to ignore them and not talk to them. except for a couple of family member, i dont let me come to my house. i just try not to interact. i do plenty of observing though...there does seem to be an issue with police brutality. it should be addressed. as to who in my opinion should address it? well, i am more confident in who should not verses who should. i dont know who should. i know who should not. you should not. not with the attitude you have. onequestion should not. not with his 'i dont care about the law(his words) and attitude about forcing people to listen
The edges of the structure of our society seem to be beginning to crumble. I believe with all my heart that the foundations of our society; life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, are strong, solid foundations upon which to build a civil society. And yet those are the very things being threatened by the brutality and corruption in all levels of government.
i just dont see it the same way. yes there are police that are excessive in their tactics. but as a whole, citizens in this country do have the rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. they dont however have the right to steal from others and attack cops
I don't want to see the entire structure crumble so if it takes getting out in the street and getting into somebody's face---it is my duty to do that according to the men who founded this country--- to do what it takes to make it right.
yeah well i dont feel the same way. i dont have to and people like you shouldt take it upon yourself to decide i need to. im not mr patriot like you. frankly im tired of the founding fathers and the war of independence tripe and how things were back then blah blah...its 2014 man. methods need to change
They saw violence as the only solution. Today we see people who are convinced that violence is the answer. I cannot agree. So we must encourage the non-violent protests and stop lumping protesters in with violent instigators and provocateurs.
Peace, love and freedom---or life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness---whichever your prefer.
originally posted by: onequestion
a reply to: NavyDoc
No it's not.
If something is happening that needs immediate public attention then I'm all for it.