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Originally posted by SectionEight
No, if foxnews was unfair it would not have the most viewers, plain and simple.
Originally posted by bknapple32
I will start this off by saying I am a partial perpetrator of this. But I never struck first blood, as Rambo would say. Honestly, ATS is going to lose some quality posters during this election year. I have seen some educated, intelligent, quality posters downgrade themselves to attack those who are attacking others. The mudslinging is reaching all time highs. I understand it was bad back in 04. But its fair to say ATS is much bigger now, with bigger, comes problems.
I know this thread wont change people, but perhaps it will save that one poster who is on the brink of tearing apart the other side in ways that violate T & C. I know I have been very close.
Obama and McCain are AMERICANS. Obama doesn't want the country to be socialist. And McCain doesn't want us to be at war every year for the end of times. Deep down, after all the attacks, we know in our hearts, these are just two Americans putting themselves and their family out there in the public light to be trashed, because, as any great patriot, they want to make their country better.
Is it possible we can all try and remember that? The difference? They want and feel they have to go about it in two different ways. Ok, fair enough. Its not like democrats have been wrong every time in office. And its not like republicans have sunk the economy every term either. Both have been right and wrong, which means their supporters have been right and wrong.
That's you and me folks. We aren't right all the time and we aren't wrong all the time. Debate is great. Mudslinging is tomfoolery.
I just hope we can all take a breath, put things in perspective and make the Decision 2008 forum something to be proud of.
Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.
Originally posted by rhw007
Into the fray...
No. He held both U.S. and Kenyan citizenship as a child, but lost his Kenyan citizenship automatically on his 21st birthday. The Rocky Mountain News did in fact run an online article asserting that Barack Obama holds both American and Kenyan citizenship. The article was incorrect, and the paper removed the item from the article and ran a correction. The paper's editor, John Temple, formally apologized for the error in an Aug. 15, 2007, column. Neither the correction nor the apology has prevented the column from circulating across the Internet as part of the latest set of baseless rumors that Obama is ineligible to run for president. There was a grain of truth to what the Rocky Mountain News reported, though understanding why requires a brief history lesson. When Barack Obama Jr. was born on Aug. 4,1961, in Honolulu, Kenya was a British colony, still part of the United Kingdom's dwindling empire. As a Kenyan native, Barack Obama Sr. was a British subject whose citizenship status was governed by The British Nationality Act of 1948. That same act governed the status of Obama Sr.'s children:
Originally posted by jamie83
Dude.... I have no idea wtf your post was supposed to be about, but I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with this thread.
You might want to consider editing it out.