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There are liberals who shoot guns, and respect the second amendment. Of course, you would ignore that statistical inevitablility, because it argues with your carefully crafted world view. It does not make it any less true, or your statement any less invalid.
And what of rich people, bankers and CEOs?
Your statement makes about as much sense as a KKK member accusing Martin Luther King of being a white power movement supporter.
Once again, utter twaddle!
originally posted by: christophoros
Ok quick intro for you guys. I am A 21 yr old university student going to a community college for solar engineering in north jersey. I was born and raised here. I was raised in a Christian upbringing and still to this day am very faithful. I am also Hispanic. I'm going to shed some light on a very weird pattern that has been showing up in my life. It just recently started around 2 years ago. I would say around the same time this blacklivesmatter stuff started happening. What I am speaking of is older folks testing me and many young people I know in a way. What I speak of is generally what you would call non pc rhetoric. What I mean to say is that they would say the most cruel/offensive thing they can but would excuse it as a "joke". My friends have noticed this as well. I don't mean to generalize but the people that did this tended to be conservative because they branded themselves as such. They purposely said these offensive things and waited for you to brand them as either sexist/racist etc. I first noticed this when I went on a camping trip with my friend's 2 summers ago. He is half native Hawaiian and Italian. We were visiting his family on the Italian side which happen to be his father's side. Curiously his mother who is Hawaiian didn't want to go. I later would find out why.
The first thing my friend did was warn me. He explained that I had to have a thick skin for this trip. He flat out said that some of his family members were 'kinda racist'. I wouldn't label them as racist per se. I don't think they believed they were superior to anybody. They just really have no filter and have a very crude humor. We arrived and I was introduced. The first thing his uncle said " you brought a spic instead of the Oreo this time huh?"(this was in reference to our half black half white friend he brought the year before). He started laughing and was waiting for my reaction. I gave a hearty laugh and he smiled. I was in I had been accepted as one of their own. There was a generational divide going on because I didn't even get the brunt of the insults. The younger members of the family had it worst. The kids in college were labeled as commies and hippies as well as 'traitors'. They were more left leaning but also very intelligent. Overall it was a great time and they were very good people. They would be better if they weren't such assholes. I remember drinking a whole ton of whiskey and hearing the older folks lament of how they wish they could trade 'that Kenyan Obama' for good ol Ronald Wilson Reagan. The genius behind trickle down economics. This was the first time I really experienced such a prolonged period with conservatives. It was almost like a culture shock.
This was the first incident where I met these 'anti PC republicans'. I would meet several the next 2 yrs. The worst one I would meet and the one that sent me over the edge. I work as a gas attendant for my local Wawa. In New Jersey it is illegal for you to pump your own gas so I do it. It was my first week on the job. A man came in a pick up truck and decided he was going to pump his own gas. I went up to him and told him he couldn't do that because it was illegal and we were liable to get a fine. He ignored me and I repeated myself. That's when he went ballistic. He proceeded to call me a f#ggot hippie college kid and vividly describing very disgusting things. I tried to stay calm and informed him if he could please refrain from such language. I also told him what he was saying was offensive to my faith. You wanna know what he said? "What are you a Muslim?"" I don't care I'm tired of you politically correct people telling me what to do, I can say what I want as long as free speech is a right in this country". I was shocked it was like something taken straight from this very forum.
I am a very sensitive person and I also have social anxiety. I just felt really hurt when this man said these things to me. Ever since this blacklivesmatter and all these things going on in the world. There seems to be a hatred for younger folks from a certain segment of the older population. They hate that we use our phones so much. The divide is just so great. Greater than any other generation I believe. I think it's because of the technological revolution we are going through. We just don't think like you older folks. You shouldn't hate us. I just got back on to this website recently and it's just so different from before. There is just so much hate on here. There is especially a lot of hate towards the youth. We are seen as spoiled and entitled. Which is not the case at all. I'm busting my ass off going to school and working and for some reason I'm seen as entitled? Why? I'm not much into politics but this is one of the many reasons Republicans don't do very well with the younger segment of the population. We meet these hateful people and see these hateful things said by people who label themselves as republicans, and we just can't be apart of that. The worse part is there is some conservative policies that I agree with like the right to bear arms and others. The whole party needs a makeover. You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.
originally posted by: wilhelmina
originally posted by: Annee
originally posted by: ClovenSky
So you want to stop free speech? You want to restrict what someone says because of how YOU react to those sound vibrations?
I do. I am so sick of the Free Speech crap.
Expressing yourself and your opinions is one thing.
Being rude, offensive, disgusting, bigoted, etc -- is another - - and using Free Speech in that context is just an excuse.
well free speech is a FIRST AMENDMENT right...thanks for the help in wanting to shred the Constitution......heres a news flash - the 2nd Amendment is what is going to keep our first Amendment.
Obviously your mom and dad didn't teach you the saying - to help you grow thicker skin- ....sticks and stones may break my bones but WORDS WILL NEVER HURT ME.
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originally posted by: neo96
a reply to: TrueBrit
The NFA Act of 1934 passed by a 'liberal'.
The 1968 Gun Control Act passed by a 'liberal'.
The 'Assault' Weapon BAN of 1993 passed by a 'liberal'.
The Brady Handgun 'prevention' act of 1994 passed by a 'liberal'
Feinsteins 2012 'Assault' Weapon Ban FAILURE created by a 'liberal'.
Because 'liberals' are the biggest bunch of GUNPHOBES I have ever seen.
Are they not AMERICAN's ?
They left sure doesn't think so that's why they support taking 90% of their incomes, and have REGULATED them for over 100 years.
Oh it makes sense. Since it was the 'liberals' that created the KKK. and they just love getting them white hoods, and ropes trying to string up people they don't like.
No, all that means is that there are liberals who have had anti-gun agendas, not that liberals are uniformly anti-gun. You are expressing absolutely no understanding of, or appreciation for the importance of nuance.
summed up the entire PC/anti PC thing for us in this thread
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