posted on Nov, 17 2016 @ 12:28 PM
I don't understand any of this, and I am not talking about party line nonsense. People want to eliminate the protection the Constitution provides for
all voices to be heard. When the Constitution was framed to allow minority groups (not only racial minorities) the ability to be heard. It was
carefully written and rewritten to ensure the best form of government that they could provide. Free democratic governments have feared majority rule
for well over a thousand years, and with good reason. Do you think issues like gay marriage or the civil rights movement would have gotten as far as
they have under majority rule? The answer is no. The process is not perfect and can be downright ugly at times but it has allowed for changes to take
place over the last 200 years. Our country is not the same place it was when it was founded because we reject majority rule and mob mentality. Our
democracy is not a perfect system and corruption seeps in but we have the ability to fix that, and that is precious.
I saw a news report this morning about the elections in China, a reporter was attempting to interview a non communist candidate at her home. In front
of her home was group of thugs dressed in black wearing medical masks carrying swords(I said sword and am not over exaggerating) and would not allow
the reporter to the door. When they tried to speak through an open window the thugs put a board over the window to stop them from speaking. The
thugs then drug the reporter and camera man away threatening them, and in the background for a split second you could see a man being beaten then
hands on the camera. Sounds like a wonderful place. And guess what the current people in power want free trade with this country.
We used to stand for freedom and equality for all people, what happened to the country my grandfather's spoke of that gave up toys to save people on
the other side of the world they would never meet or even know if they lived or died. I joined the Navy because I wanted to help, if for just a
moment, make the world a better place. There are countries that publicly execute homosexuals, countries that jail and execute dissenters, countries
that cut out your tongue or behead you for not sharing their beliefs, countries in which groups raid villages and force children to fight for them.
Many of these places our government wants to have free trade with as well as other business deals. This is what breaks my heart, one of my
grandfathers walked through Pacific jungles to help liberate people island by island, my other grandfather trudged up the korean peninsula to hold
back oppression, and today we try to make these same types of governments money. If you think those profits will be spread to the people and life
will end happily ever after, you are a delusional whack job.
Our is nation is far from perfect, but at least here I can share a table with Christians, Muslims, Atheists, black, brown, white and laugh while not
having to fear any retribution, and that is just the beginning of what this country really is...
edit on 17-11-2016 by TexasSeabee because:
People are too picky. I'm sorry I