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I Bought My Son A MAGA Hat And Now I Am Afraid

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posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:22 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

*things I might have to live with for the rest of my life*

This reminds me of something I said to Kaylaluv the other day about her concern about her daughter attending protests.

There exists this very fine line between freedom and control when it comes to parents and their children.

I wonder if our children truly understand the feelings and emotions they cause us to endure due to our unconditional love for them?

One thing is for sure, no parent will escape from the consequential effect resultant from harm coming to their child because they knew (or had that instinctive feeling) but failed to stop it because they didn't interfere with their child expressing him/herself as they have taught them.




posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:23 PM
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a reply to: pteridine

I believe there used to be a time when political views were respected and rarely talked about.

Like...it was a respected thing among US citizens...you just...never talked about it, and everyone got along just fine. You have your belief, I have mine.

Anymore, everyone wants to proudly show their support for their party, and while I get it, I just think it's a bit much. Have your beliefs. Own up to your convictions. But don't announce it to the world, and it's almost becoming a necessity to live that way because of fear of backlash. It's almost...Orwellian.

Scary times we live in, but I agree. Keep the hat for rallies, but respect others' opinions and keep the hat to yourself. You can be extremely proud without flaunting it. After all, you're the only one who needs to know how proud you are if you're rooted strongly enough in your beliefs.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:30 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

God made all men equal, Samuel Colt keeps it that way. A hip cannon tends to maintain peace and calm in all situations where some may feel inclined to get uppitty.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:34 PM
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a reply to: burdman30ott6

Mr Springfield & Mr Remington are good guys too.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:44 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
One thing is for sure, no parent will escape from the consequential effect resultant from harm coming to their child because they knew (or had that instinctive feeling) but failed to stop it because they didn't interfere with their child expressing him/herself as they have taught them.
I tell my son the risks as I see them and let him make his own choice.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:50 PM
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a reply to: TheRedneck


In any case, I remind you that "the credible threat of violence can be a more effective deterrent than violence." Do you really want to live in a country where such threats are the preferred method of political discourse?


Good God Almighty, man. Lol! You don't need to talk to me about that, but somebody sure needs to talk to Donald trump about it because he is off the frickin' rails. Have you heard the latest? "My kind of guy" is someone who "body slammed a reporter"? This is taking denial of reality to a new level.

He is promoting violence and it is an outright abuse of power.

Open your eyes and smell his blood thirst.


edit on 10/19/2018 by angeldoll because: (no reason given)



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 03:54 PM
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originally posted by: Sublimecraft
a reply to: IAMTAT

*things I might have to live with for the rest of my life*

This reminds me of something I said to Kaylaluv the other day about her concern about her daughter attending protests.

There exists this very fine line between freedom and control when it comes to parents and their children.

I wonder if our children truly understand the feelings and emotions they cause us to endure due to our unconditional love for them?

One thing is for sure, no parent will escape from the consequential effect resultant from harm coming to their child because they knew (or had that instinctive feeling) but failed to stop it because they didn't interfere with their child expressing him/herself as they have taught them.




AMEN, my friend.

We parents generally want to encourage our children to develop, follow and stand up for their dreams, beliefs, and goals...sometimes even when we don't agree with them.

Looking out for, and having concern for, their welfare is something we never cease doing, regardless of how old either of us become.

Parenting is a very complicated and beautiful thing.

I remember when my parents were ALWAYS right...then, over time, suddenly they weren't.
I also remember when my kids knew nothing...then, over time, they knew more than me.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 04:02 PM
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It's funny when our elected leaders and their minions cry about the "otherside" promoting violence.

As for the OP; I can certainly understand why you would worry about the safety of your children, it comes with the job of being a parent. But what we all need to do is realize that with the current technology we live with events that happen very infrequently are placed under a microscope and made to look like they happen often.

Your sons not going to get hurt for wearing a maga hat, nor are others going to see their child run over buy a car for protesting. Those events happen so infrequently that they are not statisocaly worth worrying about. ... worry about your kid dieing in a normal no real fault car accident, that's much much much more likely to happen.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 04:17 PM
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Someone wearing a MAGA hat will either get a compliment OR sucker punched from the rear. Definitely don't have any political propaganda on your vehicle. That's just asking for it as any spineless coward will in fact damage the vehicle thinking nobody is looking.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 04:26 PM
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a reply to: CADpro

You're talking out your ass. Thousands of cars have bumper stickers and aren't getting damaged over them. Millions have MAGA hats and aren't punched.



political propaganda


You're so fluent. (MAGA) Hats off to ya.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 04:58 PM
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No, you're not wrong for either TAT. The World needs your sons brilliant mind to actually MAGA, not be used as a punching bag for unhinged bullies that likely have no interest in a logical , healthy debate. There's nothing hypocritical about being smart and not putting yourself in harm's way needlessly.

Perhaps a good Christmas Present ?





posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:04 PM
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originally posted by: CornishCeltGuy
Just curious, do the democrats have their own version/logo/brand equivalent to MAGA?
Make America Socialist Again or something?


MASA? I imagine that sounds to much like Master to be helpful! Then again, the Dems prove time and time again that they don't think things through logically.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:09 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

Add a Pepper Spray Gun to that Gift and the Kid will be Alright . Just Hope he Shoots Straight ..)



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:11 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

It's sad to say, but true, he could be a target now. I would do the same, and I wouldn't feel like a hypocrite either.

I would tell him to fly under the radar and to USE the hat, like at a rally or TV interview. Whatever applies when he WANTS that banner high.

The context of "struggle against" would serve to remind him that it is for allies and enemies, very few people even when combined. That everyone else is everyone. The many.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:23 PM
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a reply to: steamiron

Looks like you logged in just to tell me this. I' special. Maybe to make it appear many different people have the same opinion, but it's really just one person with dozens of usernames.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:24 PM
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MAGA hats make your head look tiny.
But they are kind To comb overs.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:26 PM
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This creature will stab anyone in a MAGA hat!
www.thewrap.com...



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:28 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

It's never wrong to be concerned about your kids.

All the "kids" in my life are 30 years old, or more, now...and I still worry about 'em.

Sounds like you got a good kid there.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:34 PM
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a reply to: Sillyolme

Good for you!

Good grief people...

Why allow a small, nearly minuscule, group of people scare you so much, on which ever side of the aisle. You're allowing a cheap and easy victory over your own beliefs, and thoughts...

I wear my NRA hat everywhere, and haven't had word one said, much less anything someone trying to knock it off, or steal it.



posted on Oct, 19 2018 @ 05:38 PM
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a reply to: IAMTAT

I wouldn't want my son wearing one in public unless I was with him. Only reason I say that is because I'm very confident that I could protect him. However, and I could be wrong here, I don't know if he could protect himself against an angry mob of sugar blooded soy sipping pajama clad wimps that can't attack without a weapon. He's 16 and never been in a fight, my past is far different.

BUT, I live in NW Louisiana so if he wore it around the red city he lives in, he'd get high fives and atta boys, but I'd make him stay out of Shreveport.

I don't think you're a hypocrite at all, for most of us, our children are our lives and we'll do anything it takes to protect them. I think about scenarios like this all the time and mentally put myself in that situation to think about what I would do. You're a great pappy, stay that way.




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