View Poll Results: What is America's greatest sin?

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  • The war for independence

    1 1.02%
  • Slavery

    32 32.65%
  • Indians / native Americans

    35 35.71%
  • Hiroshima, Nagasaki bombing

    3 3.06%
  • The war in Vietnam

    2 2.04%
  • The FED

    7 7.14%
  • The Cold war

    0 0%
  • The Civil war

    0 0%
  • Other

    15 15.31%
  • I can't tell

    3 3.06%
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Thread: America's greatest sin [W:264]

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
    Thoughts anyone?
    This is one of those, "who's more evil, Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy?" questions.

    In the end, they're both pretty damn evil, but in different ways.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Course the problem with over simplistic 'Universals' is no one society has a homogeneous moral code. There would be no way to say all of a certain group adhere to the same system, can't in anyway you slice a society. Look how difficult it would be to get a Universal Christian code and how quickly it fell into sects, quite often at each others throats.

    The loss of 'rugged individualism' is just one downside to any one size fits all on the planet. Conform or be worn down. Accept or be isolated. My way or the Gulag. Sounds like genocide on a never before attempted scale.

    I'll wager a shiny nickle if some Universal Moral Code was enforced around the world it wouldn't last a New York minute.

    And I just have to ask, what if the very guy who so loves this sophomoric New World Order discovers the Code adopted for world implementation is very much like the one he claims to be fleeing from? Where to go? To one of the isolation zones? To the wear them down zone- is that like 'Arbeit macht frei'?

    Sounds like an unworkable way to try and kill off a few million people because they don't agree with some vague code some one thinks everyone else will gladly accept.

    I can almost see the smug look turn to confusion once 'the one' realizes a vote was taken and his way will be the highway!

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Dope.
    This country imports a ton a day.
    The cartel love us.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    I can almost see the smug look turn to confusion once 'the one' realizes a vote was taken and his way will be the highway!
    That's what I have that shiny .45ACP with my initials engraved in the case sitting on my dresser for.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    That's what I have that shiny .45ACP with my initials engraved in the case sitting on my dresser for.

    If might makes right, the majority tends to have more "might" on its side.

    One of the things I love about our Constitution is that the Founders tried hard to keep the majority from tyrannizing the minority.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    If might makes right, the majority tends to have more "might" on its side.
    True, but the majority also tends to have most of the people who are unwilling to pull the trigger on another human being which tends to even things out a little. Besides that one round isn't for anyone other than ME.

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    One of the things I love about our Constitution is that the Founders tried hard to keep the majority from tyrannizing the minority.
    One of the things I don't terribly care for in the document.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post



    One of the things I don't terribly care for in the document.


    Tigger, my dear friend, you are most definitely one of those minorities whose views are thus protected.... if ours was a dictatorship of the majority view that did not tolerate dissent of any kind, you'd probably be clapped in irons in some dank dungeon, or else burnt at the stake. One would think you might appreciate that it is not so.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    For me Americas greatest sin is the invention of fast food, this started a chain reaction in the worlds food industry in which saw the West move away from local organic produce and begin to use factories to produce our meats, milk, eggs etc. Not saying America is the only country to blame but she def got the ball moving and lead the way.
    ‘This is not peace, it is an armistice for 20 years.’ (Ferdinand Foch. After the Treaty of Versailles, 1919).

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Goshin View Post
    Tigger, my dear friend, you are most definitely one of those minorities whose views are thus protected.... if ours was a dictatorship of the majority view that did not tolerate dissent of any kind, you'd probably be clapped in irons in some dank dungeon, or else burnt at the stake. One would think you might appreciate that it is not so.
    We are not friends sir, dear or otherwise.

    If this was a dictatorship of people like you I'd rather be dead, thank you very much.

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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by Tigger View Post
    Why doesn't it surprise me that you devalue ideals such as Nationalism, Exceptionalism, and Greed? Believe it or not, there is more to life than sunshine and lollipops. Not everyone gets a trophy in the real world. You have to break a couple eggs to make an omelette. Your ideal of peace and happiness is totally unrealistic on any signifiant level.
    Yup, when you break some eggs in your effort to make an omelet you clean up and toss out the mess and start over with some new eggs. Right? It’s just that some of us see a value in the broken eggs. But, golly, the effort in dealing with the broken eggs isn’t worth it to you is it?

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