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]

    Native Americans... though the Spanish were perhaps even more ruthless than the Americans/British.

    Some of those on the list don't seem like a sin in the slightest. The American Revolution? The A-Bomb? What da hell?
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by lizzie View Post
    I'm not religiously-bent, and don't tend to view the history of nations as sinful, so to me, it's not really a matter of America's greatest sin.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    In modern times... I'd say hedonism and lack of self-control, and the balkanization of national identity and deconstruction of civic virtue.

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

    1.)abortion
    2.)ethnic cleansing of native Americans
    3.)slavery
    4.)Vietnam
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Oh my,

    There are quite a few choices that are correct. IOW, the U.S. (or more accurately - those in charge with the responsibility) committed or allowed it to happen. The two that are most certainly wrongs to me is what was done to the Native Americans and slavery - 'nuff said.

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

    The way I see it, the FED would enslave everyone if it could, so the choice is easy, IMO.

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

    Hard to pick, but I voted our decimation of Native Americans.

    Slavery is a close second, but is not unique to America.

    The Japanese nuclear bombing is a close third, but ish gets cray in a World War. Plus, it did put the final nail in the coffin for the Axis powers and ended the war for good. Also, in a twisted way, it might have benefited the world because showed us the horrors of nuclear weapons. One has to wonder how the Cold War might have gone had atomic bombs not been dropped on Japan.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Canell View Post
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    Slavery had the biggest transformative role in our history.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by RadicalModerate View Post
    Also, in a twisted way, it might have benefited the world because showed us the horrors of nuclear weapons. One has to wonder how the Cold War might have gone had atomic bombs not been dropped on Japan.
    That was a good one. I hadn't thought about it with those considerations.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    I picked slavery because we are still living with it's effects 200 years later. Americans indians were robbed and treated as slaves so they are included in my pick.
    There are few nasty sins that are ours. Sadly.

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