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Originally posted by Winchester Ranger T
If you make a racial comment in Mr.Galloway's Britain, you go to jail - that does not constitute free speach in my book. Hence my comment about not necessarily agreeing with what you say, but supporting your right to say it.
As for firearms ownership and "trusting" people to own guns. I trust the people far more than I would trust any government, and remember that if it weren't for people owning guns and standing up to a unjust government, you wouldn't be typing in this forum, because the USA would not exist in its current form. And which gun hating nation did we happen to overcome to achieve those freedoms, why of course it was the UK ! How ironic n'est ce pa ? There are 2 million legal uses of privately owned firearms in the US each year to defend the life of the owner or their immediate family, 97% do not result in the discharge of any weapon. Four years ago, the wife of a close friend of ours was one of those people. Would YOU like to tell her that she can't be trusted to have a gun any longer, and that next time she'll just have to die for the good of society.
You should also understand that all socialists hate the USA, and you can have little doubt that once Mr.Galloway got through munching on his last free USDA steak and took the last pat on the back from some stupid Congressman, he would have got right back into form criticizing those "stupid, fat, war loving Americans".
Watching America pander to the likes of Galloway is like watching a child enjoy the attention it is getting from a pedophile.
Originally posted by subzAh far starters, Mr.Galloway's Britain is actually Mr.Blair's Britain. The racial hatred laws we have here are Blair's doing, not Galloways. You remember Blair right? President Bush's strongest ally. So basically your swipe at Galloway is incorrect.
Also I wouldnt fall foul of racial hatred laws in the first place. I dont see race as being a factor in my opinion on them. If they are a decent person, race will not factor into my feelings towards them. If you want to protect some ones right to verbally abuse some one thats your choice I suppose. But youre view is thankfully in the minority in my country.
With regards to firearms, well I think this issue has been done to death. Also the fact that your username includes the words "Winchester" and "Ranger" seriously mute my want to enter into an argument on the topic. No offence.
And to conclude, the point about all Socialists hating America. So what? Do all Americans hate Communists? I fail to see your point here. Galloway is a bad man automatically because he doesnt not espouse to your political ideal? Well I see a common thread in your dislike of Galloway: prejudice
[edit on 23/6/05 by subz]
Originally posted by Winchester Ranger T
I'm not sure which country happens to be "yours"
Originally posted by subz
The racial hatred laws we have here are Blair's doing, not Galloways.
Originally posted by infinite
sometime next year, after his tour in America, i will probably get him back to get a catch up with him
According to "They Work For You.com" (www.theyworkforyou.com...), as of May 6th, 2005*, George Galloway had:
Spoken in 0 debates in the last year — tied for last, out of 659 MPs.
Asked 0 written questions in the last year — in a large multi-way tie for last, out of 659 MPs.
Attended 3% of votes in parliament — 649th out of 657 MPs.
In the 1997–2001 parliament Galloway voted against the majority of his party in 5 votes out of 665 (0.8%), and in the following Parliament prior to his expulsion from Labour, did so in 27 votes out of 209 (12.9%)
"The people who invaded and destroyed Iraq and have murdered more than a million Iraqi people by sanctions and war will burn in Hell in the hell-fires, and their name in history will be branded as killers and war criminals for all time. Fallujah is a Guernica, Falluaja is a Stalingrad, and Iraq is in flames as a result of the actions of these criminals. Not the resistance, not anybody else but these criminals who invaded and fell like wolves upon the people of Iraq. And by the way, those Arab regimes which helped them to do it will burn in the same hell-fires."
Originally posted by looking4truth
What are the real links between RESPECT and SWP (Socialists Workers Party)?
RESPECT members are also allowed to hold membership in SWP. How can an anti-war activist be aligned with a group that supports military dictators? SWP's newsletter is called "The Militant", it's not anti-war it's anti-capitolism. Mr. Galloway and RESPECT have won the support of SWP and other socialist groups and it's not because of opposition to the war in Iraq. Galloway seems to be a hero of sorts to the socialist movement. Finding a way to hide behind a smoke screen and piggy back his way to winning the election on a false Anti-war platform.
Any of various theories or systems of social organization in which the means of producing and distributing goods is owned collectively or by a centralized government that often plans and controls the economy.