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Thread: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    I've stated, quite clearly, the swiss have every right to determine the direction, and building codes, of their own country. No dodgin' goin' on here.
    This isn't about building codes, and you know it. This vote wasn't about safe construction or preventing fire.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Jackboot View Post
    So does anyone know if this means they will tear down existing minarets, will tall crosses be subject to the same "codes"?
    Hopefully not.....
    Why destroy tradition?.....

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    This isn't about building codes, and you know it. This vote wasn't about safe construction or preventing fire.
    The end justifies the means....

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    Hopefully not.....
    Why destroy tradition?.....
    Tradition isn't part of building codes.

    But this isn't about building codes, of course.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    The end justifies the means....
    Obviously you're not interested in honest debate. Never mind.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Obviously you're not interested in honest debate. Never mind.
    You are argueing that existing structures be torn down as opposed to forbidding certain new structures to be built.....

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Partisan View Post
    You are argueing that existing structures be torn down as opposed to forbidding certain new structures to be built.....
    Nope. Never said that. Nothing even close to it.

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by misterman View Post
    Nope. Never said that. Nothing even close to it.
    Sorry, Jackboot said that...
    My apology for attributing that comment to you.....

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by Dutch View Post
    In the us we have a representational form of democracy. In switzerland they have a more direct form of democracy. I prefer their form of democracy.
    Pure democracy is a bad idea, it will always lead to bad places.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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    Re: Swiss voters approve constitutional ban of minarets

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    What it primarily boils down to (imo) is that if people want to move to a different country, with different cultural values and mores, then those immigrants should not expect their culture to be accepted into the mainstream. If I moved to Saudi Arabia, I would expect to live by Saudi customs. If I was not able to accept the customs, I would not move there.
    ^^^ I totally agree with this......

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