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Originally posted by getreadyalready
Originally posted by sir_slide
Originally posted by getreadyalready
reply to post by inforeal
But you are wrong. What you speak of is the TV portrayal of the Tea Party, not the grassroots Tea Party in your own town.
What the Tea Party is, is the last line of peaceful protest and effort to reform the government. If they fail...........................well, then you can let your imagination run wild. Things have come to a head. Reform of the government, the political scene, and the economy is going to happen very soon. Pray for the Tea Party to be successful, because that is the easy way.
A little troubling coming from a moderator man, I thought the moderators were not allowed to do this as makes it difficult to moderate without bias, not saying you're wrong as I don't know much about the Tea party at all, but is it cool to be so forceful with the political stuff if you're a mod??
We are members first, moderators second. We never let our moderator status interfere with our membership and/or personal opinions. I would never have agreed to become a moderator if it were any different.
To be fair, we never moderate in threads where we are participating. Also, we tend to stick to forums where we are not biased. For example, as a Mason, I never moderate in the Secret Societies forum. Also, the vast majority of moderator actions are done by consensus. It is kind of rare for a moderator to take unilateral action. Typically we alert something, and discuss it behind the scenes before anything happens.
If it ever becomes a problem (which it hasn't, and it won't), but if it ever does become a problem, I will gladly give up the Moderator banner, and still debate my opinions forcefully.
Originally posted by Jim Scott
A democracy requires an education, registered voters, diversity, and morals.
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America, and to the REPUBLIC for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty, and justice for all.
A republic is a form of government in which THE PEOPLE, OR SOME SIGNIFICANT PORTION, RETAIN SUPREME CONTROL OVER THE GOVERNMENT, at least in theory, and where offices of state are not granted through heritage.
Democracy is a form of government in which all ELIGIBLE people have an equal say in the decisions that affect their lives. Ideally, this includes equal (and more or less direct) participation in the proposal, development and passage of legislation into law.
edit on 8/10/2011 by dirttrck because: typos
The Kent State shootings—also known as the May 4 massacre or, frequently, the Kent State massacre—occurred at Kent State University in the city of Kent, Ohio, and involved the shooting of unarmed college students by members of the Ohio National Guard on Monday, May 4, 1970. The guardsmen fired 67 rounds over a period of 13 seconds, killing four students and wounding nine others, one of whom suffered permanent paralysis. Some of the students who were shot had been protesting against the American invasion of Cambodia, which President Richard Nixon announced in a television address on April 30. Other students who were shot had been walking nearby or observing the protest from a distance. There was a significant national response to the shootings: hundreds of universities, colleges, and high schools closed throughout the United States due to a student strike of four million students, and the event further affected the public opinion—at an already socially contentious time—over the role of the United States in the Vietnam War.