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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    Why not share your knowledge and insights?
    What is the point

    I've been down this road before trying to explain. It seem like many on the right is not interested in fixing the problem. They are more interested in pointing fingers and scolding. How many times on this site alone have conservatives point out the violence in Chicago and black youth are out of control. But soon as someone initiate any type of program that will show these kids a different route it is attack for being racist.

    If it wasn't racist of you to point out crime statistics showing Blacks and Latinos being behind most of the violent crime in this country then why are the programs that are aimed to help defused this issue consider racist.

    In the end it is all a game to you. You guys are not serious about helping these kids.

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by rcart76 View Post
    What is the point
    It;s a debate board.

    I've been down this road before trying to explain. It seem like many on the right is not interested in fixing the problem. They are more interested in pointing fingers and scolding. How many times on this site alone have conservatives point out the violence in Chicago and black youth are out of control. But soon as someone initiate any type of program that will show these kids a different route it is attack for being racist.
    If it wasn't racist of you to point out crime statistics showing Blacks and Latinos being behind most of the violent crime in this country then why are the programs that are aimed to help defused this issue consider racist.
    In the end it is all a game to you. You guys are not serious about helping these kids.
    That's just a lengthy whine.

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    That's just a lengthy whine.

    Regardless of what you think it is, it is still true.

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Now, that's an interesting concept.

    Liberals, defined as statists, are anti my religion, or anti profession of religion? I'm not sure just how that is. If "profession of religion" means evangelism, then a lot of people are anti the people going around professing that their religion is right and yours is wrong.

    "Statist" always see religion as a threat....The only belief they want is in their ability as government. Believing in a higher power is a threat to their perceived power.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    Certainly, there is a "religious left" as well, with values not so different from the religious right.
    "liberals, leftists, progressives, etc. all interchangeable terms it seems" is the reason why a definition of terms is in order when discussing "liberals."

    OK, back to whether current society is "anti religion."

    Reverend Wright?

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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    "Statist" always see religion as a threat....The only belief they want is in their ability as government. Believing in a higher power is a threat to their perceived power.
    The ultimate statists are the governments of the Middle East, where church and state are one and the same. If the government power is legitimized by god, then the state becomes an all powerful entity. Our founding fathers understood this idea, and so wrote an amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing religious freedom. Subsequent leaders supported this separation and expanded on it, calling for a wall between the two, and for good reason. As a result, we have religions from all over the world peacefully co existing right here. We have Christians, both the Catholic and Protestant varieties, the same as fight in Ireland. We have that most persecuted of minorities, the Jews. We have Muslims, of both Sunni and Shiite varieties, the same as are killing each other in other places. We have Hindus and Sikhs, both here seeking religious freedom among other things, we have Buddhists and Shinto, and Wiccans, you name it, all getting along peacefully. It is one of our greatest accomplishments.
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    Re: Obama Launches ‘My Brother’s Keeper’ to Help young Minority Men.....

    Quote Originally Posted by Dittohead not! View Post
    The ultimate statists are the governments of the Middle East, where church and state are one and the same. If the government power is legitimized by god, then the state becomes an all powerful entity. Our founding fathers understood this idea, and so wrote an amendment to the Constitution guaranteeing religious freedom. Subsequent leaders supported this separation and expanded on it, calling for a wall between the two, and for good reason. As a result, we have religions from all over the world peacefully co existing right here. We have Christians, both the Catholic and Protestant varieties, the same as fight in Ireland. We have that most persecuted of minorities, the Jews. We have Muslims, of both Sunni and Shiite varieties, the same as are killing each other in other places. We have Hindus and Sikhs, both here seeking religious freedom among other things, we have Buddhists and Shinto, and Wiccans, you name it, all getting along peacefully. It is one of our greatest accomplishments.
    That's a fair point.
    Americans are so enamored of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.

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