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Originally posted by KyrieEleison
reply to post by RedShirt73
Yeah, they are conflating "fighting terrorism" with some highly unethical and unconstitutional practices.
It reminds me of a book about Matt Groening that I read some time ago, where (if I recall correctly) while in school he was running a party platform dubbed "The Morality Party" with the slogan, "If you're not for morality, what are you for?"
In this case, if you aren't against "terrorism", what are you against?
Try to be the reasoned person in the crowd to offer up an argument and see how quickly the piranha turn on you.
Originally posted by rangersdad
reply to post by dreamingawake
So they ask 1,004 people for their opinion,
and they become the majority????
Originally posted by RedShirt73
2) When Bush said they hate us because of our freedoms
Originally posted by Wrabbit2000
I believe there is an important thing to look at and consider here.
Look at the dates. He came out with his name and stood up to be a man about what he'd done on the 9th. This poll almost exclusively covers the period before we knew who and what he was, let alone the context of the leaks. Given that? I'm not positive how I might have answered every question on it. I have NO doubt today.
I'd love to see this run again, now.
* Not a knock to your thread. It's very important to see this as a baseline to what feelings were in the period when this FIRST broke. It may be interesting to see in the weeks and months to come, as well.
Originally posted by Raxoxane
reply to post by OtherSideOfTheCoin
Maybe they need it because their definition of "terrorist" may become more flexible in the foreseeable future?