posted on Sep, 17 2004 @ 08:27 AM
Originally posted by d1k
Well I'm proud to say I'm not an American after reading this thread.
It is because we are Americans that we are allowed are to read, write, and voice our opinions pertaining to other Americans, even if our opinions
are not in agreement with others. My country's government was founded by pioneering men and women protesting taxation. Yes, we have the right to
gather, but we also have the right to protest.
Pretty brutal that some of you guys, and even a mod are taking joy in this. Your country is falling apart, you come down on your fellow
americans and their children because of differing opinions.
Generating our opinions in an online forum is FAR from brutal. This is a peaceful medium of collecting, sharing, and debating information. It doesn't
get any better than this. We will not be pepper-sprayed, clubbed, or dragged to abandoned subway stations and jails for posting on ATS.com
It's a sad day when your fellow countryman can't take his children to a political outing without getting harassed. IMO too much of America
has no class, and it's just getting worse.
My fellow countryman did not take her to the Smithsonian. He did not take her on a tour of the White House. He did not take her to see the
Liberty Bell. He took her to a RALLY, which is defined as a gathering, especially one intended to inspire enthusiasm for a cause.
Enthusiasm is an emotion that can take a very quick turnabout. There is positive enthusiasm and negative enthusiasm, and a rally can exhibit
both. A rally is an unpredictable crowd, which is why most rallies have fences and other means of crowd restraint. The man and his daughter are
standing front row behind a fence:
The boy on the right is quoted as being the man's son. Does he look inspired with enthusiasm?
edited for non political correction.
[edit on 17-9-2004 by dotgov101]