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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If the US government turned into some overtly oppressive tyranny, I'd probably already be fighting against it as a guerilla partisan. If someone then invaded the USA with expressed intent to depose the oppressive government and restore our own Constitution, I might well view them as allies. It would depend, to a large degree, on who it was. China? Russia? Oh hell no. A Brit/Can/Aussie/etc-Nato alliance? Probably be okay with that, depending on circumstances.
    That alliance you mentioned doesn't even support the rights listed in our Bill of Rights, and includes numerous other "rights" that I am sure both you and I would be opposed to. With the exception of the Canadians, I wouldn't trust any of them to provide a governmental structure that is in line with our cultural values and way of life. They're fine allies and I like them personally, but I would rather burn the entire goddamned country down than allow them to rule it.

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    I would airdrop the likes of Pelosi; Hannity; that woman with big hair on the 700 Club who is always walking through the woods singing about Jesus and crying; 8 door to door bike riding Mormons; upper level executives from Bank of America, Fannie Mae, Goldman Sachs; shopping center developers; members of the Westboro Baptist Church; that Koran burning dumbass preacher from Florida; parents who let their children run wild in bars; Jerry Springer; crab grass; that sweat smelling moron who dresses up like a rat at Chuckie Cheese; and of course Palin and Weiner on the offending nation until they begged us to stop.










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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Say your country had embraced an ideology that was disliked by the majority of the world, and was committing practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.) would you allow a foreign country to invade, or would you fight against the invasion?
    My husband's military - if anyone invaded us obviously we'd be fighting.
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    obviously we'd be fighting
    That's the kind of talk we need more of.


    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Say your country had embraced an ideology that was disliked by the majority of the world, and was committing practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.) would you allow a foreign country to invade, or would you fight against the invasion?
    Liberal western democracy, especially US-style, is disliked by the majority of the world and we've been accused of all that.


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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by spud_meister View Post
    Say your country had embraced an ideology that was disliked by the majority of the world, and was committing practices that were deemed bad (genocide, environmental damage, listening to Justin Bieber etc.) would you allow a foreign country to invade, or would you fight against the invasion?
    I would fight against the invasion. Because that is my country regardless of how ****ed up the leaders are. If the government became truly ****ed up then it is the responsibility of the people to revolt and remove those from power by any means necessary.
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Quote Originally Posted by Viktyr Korimir View Post
    That alliance you mentioned doesn't even support the rights listed in our Bill of Rights, and includes numerous other "rights" that I am sure both you and I would be opposed to. With the exception of the Canadians, I wouldn't trust any of them to provide a governmental structure that is in line with our cultural values and way of life. They're fine allies and I like them personally, but I would rather burn the entire goddamned country down than allow them to rule it.
    Well, you're not wrong. Compared to China, Russia, Saudi, and most of the rest of the world, we're practically family (ie Brit/Aussie/etc), but we do have some quite substantive differences in governing philosophy...which on the practical level would be a problem.

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Well if we are doing something horrible like voting Palin in for president..... then Im surrendering!
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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    Even if you said surrender as joke because of the Girlyboy Bieber thing you should be ashamed.

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    If my country turned into an oppressive dictatorship, committing genocide around the world, then I would pick up arms and join the revolution (because believe me, there would be a revolution). If the rebels had external allies, as the French came to our aid in the first Revolutionary War, then I would fight at their side. If, however, the French or anyone else decided they were going to invade our lands and take over our government by force for themselves, I'd shoot them in a heartbeat.

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    Re: Would you defend your country?

    I would fight...


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