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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    And my response to you is that, as far as I'm concerned there is no such thing as free speech. Therefore there is no right to protect, as far as I'm concerned. You may not agree, but that's your opinion and is a subjective value judgement. What we can do agree to abide by the laws of a government that says there is such a thing. That's about it.
    Again to my knowledge their was never a law granting free speech. However there are provisions that provides protection of free speech. There is nothing subjective about it. We have a military that also provides protection of our citizens.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

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    I'm not seeing your point. Explain it to me. What does the Southern Strategy from 50 years ago have to do with your claim that the Republican Party of 2014 is appealing to racist whites. What precisely are the Republicans of 2014 doing to appeal to racist whites in 2014?
    anti immigration laws? The language (as pointed out by MildSteel) that Rush and his ilk use? the refusal to accept Pres Obama's birth certificate? so called "voter id" laws that result in disenfranchising people of color? I mean seriously, if they aren't appealing to racist whites, why are they doing all that?

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by ernst barkmann View Post
    in those forms, those in power were secure.
    But the topic is rights in general, not the security of those in power.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    I heard him specifically refer to Barack Obama as a "Chicago thug." I'm not exaggerating. That's exactly the words he used. Now Rush is probably not that bad of a guy. But that was way out of line. Thug is a term that is used when referring to a particular type of black male. It's nothing but race baiting, plain and simple.
    Thug is not a racial term. I agree that Obama was a Chicago thug. This assessment is based on Obama's record in politics, not on his race. Obama was a dirty player in Chicago politics. It was his conduct which earned him the label.

    Can you come up with a better example? Secondly, Rush Limbaugh is not an agent of the Republican Party, so I'm not quite seeing how Republican Party policies or practices are tied to the words of a radio host.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    You are a smart guy and I respect your intelligence. But I fail to understand why you are trying to provide cover for such outrageous behavior. It is simply unacceptable.

    But just in case you don't understand what I'm saying, here's a reference for you:

    Caldwell: Is "thug" the new word of choice for bigots? - The Denver Post



    The point is this, Republicans need to stop race baiting in this way, that's if they want to make their party more attractive.
    I never knew about this "thug" thing being a underground word for a black whatever. Hell I call unions, thugs all the time. Mobsters were all called "thugs". Druggies are "Drug Lords" but to me they are all "Thugs".

    Some professor tells me not to use the word "Thug" get the hell out of here. When I see a "thug" I'll call him a thug, I don't give a damn what color he his.
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    anti immigration laws? The language (as pointed out by MildSteel) that Rush and his ilk use? the refusal to accept Pres Obama's birth certificate? so called "voter id" laws that result in disenfranchising people of color? I mean seriously, if they aren't appealing to racist whites, why are they doing all that?
    Got it, your for an open border.
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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by Born Free View Post
    Again to my knowledge their was never a law granting free speech. However there are provisions that provides protection of free speech. There is nothing subjective about it. We have a military that also provides protection of our citizens.
    It's subjective because you can't prove that rights actually exist. You have to assume it to be so. And as a result of that you cannot say that free speech actually exists. You can also assume rights don't exist. The assumption is a subjective value judgement.

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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by paddymcdougall View Post
    anti immigration laws?
    Hahaha... what?
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    Re: Is the Republican Party in danger of dying out?

    Quote Originally Posted by RiverDad View Post
    Thug is not a racial term. I agree that Obama was a Chicago thug. This assessment is based on Obama's record in politics, not on his race. Obama was a dirty player in Chicago politics. It was his conduct which earned him the label.

    Can you come up with a better example? Secondly, Rush Limbaugh is not an agent of the Republican Party, so I'm not quite seeing how Republican Party policies or practices are tied to the words of a radio host.
    You can assert it's not a racial term, and that's your prerogative. However there are many people who do not agree with you, and I provided a reference to demonstrate that. The thing is this, Republicans can go on engaging in such behavior and try to brush it off like it's nothing. But they will have to live with the results.

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    Re: The Reason Democrats Are Backing Gay Rights and Marijuana Legalization

    Quote Originally Posted by MildSteel View Post
    It's subjective because you can't prove that rights actually exist. You have to assume it to be so. And as a result of that you cannot say that free speech actually exists. You can also assume rights don't exist. The assumption is a subjective value judgement.
    Got it, you deny there are provisos protecting your right to speak freely.
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