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Old 06-03-2009, 04:53 PM
 
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Thought it was he said we weren't a Christian nation.

Did he also say we arent a muslim nation?
No, it was a miskey which I corrected..
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:53 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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In our country, taking a bullet is not required to further the cause. Publicity is the weapon most often used. I am only about 33% white, while the rest of my heritage comes from two Indian tribes. Also a minority I might add. And like you, I haven't seen anyone take a bullet for me either. And I wouldn't expect them too. I fight my own battles. And none of this changes the truth of my statement.

So, you've been to a protest lately?
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:57 PM
 
Location: Fort Worth/Dallas
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So, you've been to a protest lately?
What's wrong with a protest. The left does it all of the time, or did when "Dubya" was in office, and in many cases rightfully so.

Now, it's politically incorrect to protest because President Obama is in office?
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Old 06-03-2009, 04:58 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Yup, the majority is so demonized and oppressed.
Ok, first of all no one said anything about "oppression" That was your own addition and quite misplaced I might add. But the majority in this country, be it racial, political, religious,etc, are demonized on a regular basis. Meanwhile, we give and give to those "less fortunate" than ourselves.

For example, the majority of American citizens are calling for the deportation of the illegal immigrants in this country. But to hear the news talk about it, we all want them to stay and get extra money for education as well. See, in this situation we have the minority, "the illegals", overruling the majority, "the citizens", and getting all the free sympathy press they could ask for. Meanwhile, we hear nothing from the opposing side except for a ten second snip in the news every once in a while.

So just as I said, we fight for the minorities while we demonize and ignore the majority. It doesn't have to be about race. It could simply be about issues such as the one I just mentioned. My statement is simply a fact based on everyday observation. And it is absolutely true. Just watch the news or read your local paper. Or better yet, offer evidence to the contrary.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:00 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Who's demonizing the majority? If it's only minorities, then the majority doesn't have much to worry about.
You would be right if the media were not whole heartedly behind anything to do with a minority. With the media on your side, you don't need large numbers to paint the picture the way you want it.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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What's wrong with a protest. The left does it all of the time, or did when "Dubya" was in office, and in many cases rightfully so.

Now, it's politically incorrect to protest because President Obama is in office?
Huh? I've just asked a hypothetical question.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:04 PM
 
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For example, the majority of American citizens are calling for the deportation of the illegal immigrants in this country.
That's funny, Gallop reports just the opposite. And while this poll is admittedly 3 years old I doubt that things have change that much over time.

Majority of Americans Prefer Path to Citizenship for Illegal Immigrants
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Back home in Kaguawagpjpa.
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You would be right if the media were not whole heartedly behind anything to do with a minority. With the media on your side, you don't need large numbers to paint the picture the way you want it.
Though, things have remain relativly status quo. The rich is getting richer and the poor is getting poorer.
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: Palm Springs, CA
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You would be right if the media were not whole heartedly behind anything to do with a minority. With the media on your side, you don't need large numbers to paint the picture the way you want it.
If the majority has everything they need, why are they worried? Is it that they see their privileges for being in the majority are disappearing and they feel threatened?
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Old 06-03-2009, 05:06 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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So, you've been to a protest lately?
Actually, I protest daily right here on this forum my friend. Every stroke on this keyboard helps get my views out there for anyone who cares to read them. As for protest, I have not attended one in atleast two years. But I was a part of a relatively small gathering in Raleigh, N.C. in late 2006. And you know what, there was no coverage on the news for that gathering. But if we had been 3 college kids chanting for "immigrant rights" it would have been on every station. Yet another example of our "free media" But I tell you, I will protest and I will speak to as many as I can on the computer and out there in the real world. Protest is an expression of freedom. One which I hold dear and wouldn't trade for anything.
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