reply to post by darkbake
I will sum it up. Through different methods (both sides want to make it completely wrong to think in the opposite manner, which is retarded, because
that will never happen) conservatives and liberals are taking away our personal freedom.
Liberals take it away by passing totalitarian laws, reducing freedom of speech, gun control (a heavily armed populace is, in my opinion, just as
important as voting), and promoting lifestyles that SEEM to be happy and full of rainbows and unicorns but will actually result in people who aren't
able to stand up for themselves because they never learned how to, or how to support themselves.
Conservatives take away our personal freedom by limiting rights to gays and women, as well as, once again, trying to keep people from doing things
that don't agree with their religious agenda.
Why support either side? Because you feel like there is peer pressure or something? Peer pressure to what, lead this country straight into Civil War
and destruction? Really? Okay - a calm question - you are on or are reading AboveTopSecret.com. I don't see how peer pressure should be an issue, or
critical thinking skills, or the ability to disagree with some of your political party, and agree with some of the opposing political party.
How can anyone have a good, calm debate if they aren't used to talking to people with other viewpoints to them in their everyday lives? How can either
side expect to make progress if their idea of communication skills is blocking out everything the other side is saying, and then screaming their
viewpoints out, while simultaneously trying to stifle their opponents with laws preventing them from expressing themselves? I mean liberals even pass
laws limiting their own ability to express themselves in some cases.
I think that there are good people on both sides, and those are the people that we need to see working together to form a better future, and forming a
plan that includes a positive solution, compromises and such.
edit on 23-1-2013 by darkbake because: (no reason given)