Moderator's Warning: Cool it now folks or I will flush this thread.
I was discovering that life just simply isn't fair and bask in the unsung glory of knowing that each obstacle overcome along the way only adds to the satisfaction in the end. Nothing great, after all, was ever accomplished by anyone sulking in his or her misery.
Well, like I said before, walking into a rally and expecting smart answers is ridiculous (there was one poster a while back on another thread who argued with me that liberals are just better at responding on the fly about policy positions than conservatives, which is completely untrue). But, like some said before, while there were people with the sense to understand what the rally was supposed to be about, there were a lot of people who just use it to be a liberal rally. Some of those responses sound about on par with what I would expect from many average people who are liberals. Perception is supposedly reality, and I think a lot of people are naturally gravitational towards the extreme notions. "I agree with them more, so I consider that reality" as one person in the video said-sounds about right. Or, "Don't put Hitler 'staches on Obama...but I'll look the other way with Bush" mentality also sounds true.
Partisanship makes the world go round and round.
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"No religion is true, but some religion, any religion, is politically necessary. Law and morality are insufficient for the large majority of men. Obedience to the law and to the morals are insufficient for making men happy. […]Law and morality are therefore in need of being supplemented by divine rewards and punishments."
Frankly, I watched the Restore Hope/Sanity-Fear rally because I was curious to see how Stewart and Colbert would pull off a non-partisan event. I think they did a terrific job at calming the political storm that had brewed so out of porportion and had gotten so outlandish. The American people needed a laugh, and Stewart and Colbert delivered.
Admittedly, I didn't watch much of the Glenn Beck/Sarah Palin rally because it was partisan and I really didn't want to hear another "anti-Christian, anti-military, anti-patriat, anti-American, unconstitutional" viewpoint. I've simply grown tired of hearing one side of the political divide claim these values as their own while denouncing the other. It's gotten old. I rather enjoyed the Stewart/Colbert rally because it was none of those things. Just good humor with good entertainment (love the Roots!) and just plain old "tellin' it like it is".
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“I think if Thomas Jefferson were looking down, the author of the Bill of Rights, on what’s being proposed here, he’d agree with it. He would agree that the First Amendment cannot be absolute.” - Chuck Schumer (D). Yet, Madison and Mason wrote the Bill of Rights, according to Sheila Jackson Lee, 400 years ago. Yup, it's a fact.