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Now where is this genocide taking place that we can compare Hitler to Bush?
And no, I don't consider that 1 million innocent iraqi's killed part of the genocide, 1)They aren't living in the US 2)I highly doubt that's an accurate statistic.
Americans aren't pulled from their homes in drove in the dead of night to be interrogated and imprisoned.
I'd even go so far as to say government encouraged patriotism was far greater in the 80's when I remember every student was expected to stand and say the pledge of allegience every morning before class.
Would a fascist dictator show any mercy whatsoever to a piece of crap that took up arms against his motherland?
No one is being prosecuted for using their freedom of speech.
American citizens aren't being held without charges (I believe it's very important to remember that fact...
But try as I have, I haven't found anything in the Bill of Rights that guarantees we can keep our shoes on when we pass through airport security.
I have yet to see anyone who, aside from committing criminal acts, can claim that their lives have been worse from a Constitutional standpoint under George Bush.
By that definition every war ever fought in which lives were lost was genocide.
That means Abraham Lincoln was a fascist.
Don't you think at the very least the first step a fascist government would take is burrying sites like this under an avalanche of traffic until denials of service reigned supreme?
It's war and collateral will happen. That is the sad and unfortunate fact.
Our soldiers are dieing out there too it's not just "civilians".
I'd argue that the fascists are those in the left who have tried everything under the sun to strip the second ammendment from the Constitution and, failing that, have attacked the individual firearms, stripping them one by one.
Originally posted by darkmaninperth
What about the Non-Christians, why did they not say anything either
Why are you getting angry?
That link, Google? What is that?
I agree that it was, but more than likely it was a denunciation or a grudge that got them taken away. Priests can have enemies also and I can think of one dude that doesn't like them.
Would you do the same? Hindsight is always 20/20.
I'll tell you what I see when I read your posts (and, to be fair, a lot of other people's posts) I see a whole lot of "mays," "mights," and "coulds" and that's basically the entire platform you've built this argument around.
I can honestly say I haven't lost a single freedom to the Patriot Act.
If the Patriot Act helps the government do that and does so without compromising my rights as a law abiding citizen, then I'm all for it.
If someday the Patriot Act is actually used to strip freedoms, then it will be the fault of whoever is running the show at the time it is used that way.
At least Hitler managed to improve the economy of his country before starting his war.
Originally posted by burdman30ott6
Reply to Jack:
Finally, you did an excellent job of identifying one of the root difference between a red state and a blue state without even realizing it. It did not take planes being smashed into buildings in New York to get people to fly American flags and express great patriotism for America where I'm from. Rural America, the lifeblood of this country, is a place where you actually saw more American flags displayed before 9/11 than you have since. A lot of people there don't fly them anymore because they have become associated with a sense of dishonesty. Not a dishonesty performed by the president or our government, but by citizens who claim to be great patriots, yet needed a massive terror attack before they showed any sign of that patriotism. Dishonesty also in the sense that folks like my dad remember Vietnam and see today the same people who spat on our troops back then spouting the same propaganda and anti-government rhetoric, but following it up with "but we support our troops" in a way that reeks of disingenuity. Frankly, a lot of us don't believe that these protestors support our troops because we see with our own eyes that they don't support our country. So when I say patriotism was stronger in the 80's, I mean real patriotism.