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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by megaprogman View Post
    I guess I would agree if elections were suspended or the results ignored. I can't see how anyone could call our current government tyrannical or oppressive.
    I agree. Additionally, we have a bloodless coup everytime we have an election. What weakens the system, is not a tryanical government, but that so few people vote.

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by Grant View Post
    How about the American Revolution?

    We'll have none of those pesky facts here young man......!


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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    We'll have none of those pesky facts here young man......!


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    I didn't realise the nations founders and revolutionaries fit into our modern conceptions of right and left. And silly me thinking they were into liberalism.

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

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    I didn't realise the nations founders and revolutionaries fit into our modern conceptions of right and left. And silly me thinking they were into liberalism.

    If that is truly the case, then why such a hard push to negate their work by progressives?


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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    If that is truly the case, then why such a hard push to negate their work by progressives?

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    You...... don't get something. I was referring to classic liberalism... but hey in political anarchy all sense is lost.

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    You...... don't get something. I was referring to classic liberalism... but hey in political anarchy all sense is lost.

    Hey, I am but a blue collar guy. I scratched and struggled for everything I have. So I may not be a product of the benefits of higher education like yourself, so if you would lay out a few things for me so that I can more aptly understand where you are coming from if you would....

    1. Do you feel that the founders were more of liberty based motivation, or a progressive one, and why?

    2. Is the US constitution a malleable instrument that can be changed at will by side stepping the amendment process, or should we stick closer to the original intent?

    3. And lastly, Define political anarchy?

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Back to the OP for a sec...

    The Dallas Morning news has revoked their endorsement because of this gaffe by Broden. Even Glenn Beck renounced him.

    I find it interesting since from the beginning I saw it the way Broden is explaining it now, as a philosophical point instead of a call for folks to take up pitchforks.

    He has most certainly experienced his first major 'oops moment' as a neophyte politician. Hopefully he will still get a chance to make more.

    Still, since I live in the same city with him, I am fairly familiar with him, and I have heard him speak many times. It is with that context that I could quickly understand that his statement was a tip of the hat to the DOI and the founders of our country and not a call to arms. Of course he is trying to get that message out now too, but the fallout from his mistake is still a little too strong.

    I sure hope he still wins. His opponent is a proven disaster, and corrupt.

    I am voting for him.

    Now you guys can go back to willie measuring... don't mind me.

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by j-mac View Post
    Hey, I am but a blue collar guy. I scratched and struggled for everything I have. So I may not be a product of the benefits of higher education like yourself, so if you would lay out a few things for me so that I can more aptly understand where you are coming from if you would....

    1. Do you feel that the founders were more of liberty based motivation, or a progressive one, and why?

    2. Is the US constitution a malleable instrument that can be changed at will by side stepping the amendment process, or should we stick closer to the original intent?

    3. And lastly, Define political anarchy?

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    I appreciate that, its nice to talk. Sorry if I come off wrong sometimes. I cant see through my ego all the time.

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    1) Liberty is too wide a term in this case itd be liberty from Britain. They were very progressive minded in my eyes. That doesnt mean I endorse some sort of 'progressive' movement.

    2) A little of both really, Id prefer the structure stood, the values of our founders must be debated. (its a massive debate) so I dont know enough to take a side I haven't studied it really.

    3) A term I coined my self that all sense is lost in miscommunication referring directly to politics between different groups. Often conservatives and liberals have the same core values but because of the state of politics and the vocab and nature of the discussion we cant agree or really even communicate properly.
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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    I didn't realise the nations founders and revolutionaries fit into our modern conceptions of right and left. And silly me thinking they were into liberalism.
    Look, reality is not something that factors into what some of these guys believe. If it was "good," it must have come from conservatives. If it was "bad," it must have come from liberals. Even direct proof to the contrary doesn't matter.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Republican congressional candidate says violent overthrow of government is 'on th

    Quote Originally Posted by SE102 View Post
    You...... don't get something. I was referring to classic liberalism... but hey in political anarchy all sense is lost.
    If you were referring to 'classic liberalism' then you should say so. But you said 'Right Wing' and of course, in the usage of the term today, they were certainly "Right Wing". It is the Left Wing who is trying to undo what these wise men created, and who will bring down the country in the process.

    Calling the US Founding Fathers "Left Wing" would be a very egregious insult to their memory and foresight.

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