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%
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    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 lpast View Post
    The United States has made many mistakes...we have collectively committed many sins...but in my uneducated opinion...we still did it better than the rest of them did...and we committed far less sins and made far less mistakes and did far more good that we ever got credit for.
    Just one sin negates all the good work.

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

    I voted slavery because it had the biggest impact. Our treatment of native Americans was just as bad and came from the same mindset - no respect for people or their culture that aren't just like US. We still live under this same twisted mindset today. One has to look no farther for evidence than how we treat American Muslims right now.
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    It was the beginning of the end for pretty much all morality and social values in this country. I do not believe that women should be involved in the political process at all. Some autonomy, yes. Total autonomy, NO. Equal, sure; the same, NO.
    Really? Like was wife abuse with no reprocussions "morality?" Dude people were just as immoral then as they are now ... And morality doesn't come from the political process.

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    The genocide of the Native Americans, just oh so disgusting.
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    re: America's greatest sin [W:264]

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Really? Like was wife abuse with no reprocussions "morality?" Dude people were just as immoral then as they are now ... And morality doesn't come from the political process.
    It depends on what she did to deserve the "abuse". You're right morality doesn't come from the political process. The political process should be an extension of morality.

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The genocide of the Native Americans, just oh so disgusting.
    Sorry, but only in this nation would a conquered people expect to be allowed to keep their land, their way or life, and their culture. They tried to fight back. They did it very poorly. They LOST. It's time for them to get with the program.

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    It depends on what she did to deserve the "abuse".
    Well you certainly have a very strange idea of what is "moral" ...

    Sorry, but only in this nation would a conquered people expect to be allowed to keep their land, their way or life, and their culture. They tried to fight back. They did it very poorly. They LOST. It's time for them to get with the program.
    So Genocide is great, as long as you push the survivors in a tiny area of land that is useless.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    Well you certainly have a very strange idea of what is "moral" ...
    Yeah. I actually respect Tradition, and the Olde Ways. You know, the way things were for several thousand years; back when society had some value.

    Quote Originally Posted by RGacky3 View Post
    So Genocide is great, as long as you push the survivors in a tiny area of land that is useless.
    I'm from the Ghenghis Khan School of Diplomacy..... You give the enemy one chance to surrender. If they do, they immediately assimilate to your culture. If they refuse, you wipe them out. Any who do survive are expected to assimilate immediately.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by GhostlyJoe View Post
    Picked Indians because, while slavery is loathsome, it was not a uniquely American enterprise.
    whereas conquering territory is a unique experience of the north american continent?

    the aborigines of australia might be surprised at this.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The genocide of the Native Americans, just oh so disgusting.
    the deaths in the native American communities were largely the result of disease, not genocide on the part of the Americans.

    while our treatment of them was generally abusive and in many instances horrific, it does not come close to the stain of slavery.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I voted slavery because it had the biggest impact. Our treatment of native Americans was just as bad and came from the same mindset - no respect for people or their culture that aren't just like US. We still live under this same twisted mindset today. One has to look no farther for evidence than how we treat American Muslims right now.

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