View Poll Results: Should the Cuban Embargo be ended?

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  • No. We cannot cooperate in making Communism successful 90 miles from the US coast

    4 8.70%
  • Yes. Its time to end the Cuban Embargo.

    35 76.09%
  • Yes, but with limits, restrictions and tarrifs.

    5 10.87%
  • Yes, but lets do it with democrats in power owning the backlash from the Cuban exile community.

    2 4.35%
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    Define your use of "our"?

    All socialist, anywhere, by any name are the enemies of Free people. I am a free person. Cuba is socialist. Cuba is my enemy.
    Do I see you're from Texas? That might explain a lot.

    Cuba is NOT a threat to the USofA.

    It doesn't matter if they're socialist, communists, or anything of the sort-ists.

    They are not a THREAT to the USofA.

    Where your fear comes from is highly fascinating though. Any ideas where you get that from?

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    No - you've justified hypocrisy and painted it with pretty colors and thrown in a nice smelling deodorizer....but that doesn't change what's really happening.
    I'm not sure how pointing out how realistic concerns suppercede ideological values, especially in foreign relations, amounts to hypocricy. But whatever gets you through the day, mate

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Yes.

    I hate Castro and the Communist regime on Cuba as much as anyone.

    But citizens of free countries (like, supposedly, the US of A) should be free to trade with whomever they please, outside of the state of war or selling defense secrets.

    I hugely sympathize with the Cuban people - I was born and raised in the bloody freaking USSR - the prime tumor, of which the Castro's socialist fascism is but a minor metastatic lesion.

    But if, in our well-intentioned fight against totalitarian monsters, we keep using their own favorite tools - well, one day we may look in the mirror, and see some bearded, cigar-puffing murderous demagogue - and the ghost of Nikita "Liberator of Hungary" Khrushchev grinning ear to ear, behind him.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    The options are skewed, how about playing it straight. Seriously though, at least once a year someone asks this and the answer is always the same - not until the Castros are dead and gone and Cuba's government changes hands. But keep asking, the answer is not going to change.

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by MoSurveyor View Post
    I don't see how - but I'm willing to listen.
    Through history trade between nations has not just been a trade in goods, but also a trade in ideas, customs, and the like. That's what Observer92 is saying.
    "And in the end, we were all just humans, drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness."

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Do I see you're from Texas? That might explain a lot.

    Cuba is NOT a threat to the USofA.

    It doesn't matter if they're socialist, communists, or anything of the sort-ists.

    They are not a THREAT to the USofA.

    Where your fear comes from is highly fascinating though. Any ideas where you get that from?
    Well, duh. Of course Cuba is not a threat to the USA. At least since Kennedy, probably even FDR, the US has been progressing more and more towards socialism. We have a Socialist in the white house and they have control of one house of congress. I have not been an "American Patriot" for a very longtime now. I hold no loyalty to this current entity called the USofA nor to any who would call themselves "American" but shun freedom and adopt the ideologies of slavery inherent in socialism. I am a patriot of Freedom, not a particular country. I fight, as much as I am able, for the empowerment of the human individual through the individual being free to choose their own path and to live, or die, by their own merits and achievements. That core ideal of freedom of the individual has as it's enemy, socialism and any who espouse, support, aid or fail to stand against socialism as they are indeed the enemy of every person who would be free to set their own fate by their own merit.

    The only exception to this would be children. Children are not the enemy of anyone. As they have not yet fully developed mentally, they can not be said to be anything, even a socialist, only a child.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheDemSocialist View Post
    Apparently the red scare never went away...
    It was never a scare, other than the nukes they had. It was just a target rich environment of evil souls waiting to be harvested and sent on their way to hell. It will remain such until such time as there is no longer an adult individual left preaching the sermons of Satan's disciple, Marx.
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    We failed for 50 years with this embargo think of china there still communist but yet we trade a lot with them. Times have changed we should move on and Castro was not so bad as the guy before him and America put the guy in power. there is a reason the Cubans celebrated after batista was removed from power . Perhaps if we did trade with Castro after he took control he would not have to relied on Russia . Sure he was a dictator but still look to china still oppressive but not as poor or oppressive as Cuba is and with tourism they will be open to western ways and modernize . Fox and friends I dislike your comments about Cuba maybe if more people traveled they would not be so poor or mistreated or not as mistreated as the other communist government China

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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    So we're whores then? That's what you're saying?....
    I like to think of myself more as a Courtesan if you will..... Whore just sounds plain trashy.

    But I don't know that's just me. :
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    Re: Is it time to end the Cuban Embargo?

    Quote Originally Posted by DVSentinel View Post
    It was never a scare, other than the nukes they had. It was just a target rich environment of evil souls waiting to be harvested and sent on their way to hell. It will remain such until such time as there is no longer an adult individual left preaching the sermons of Satan's disciple, Marx.
    It's very difficult to take you serious when you post something of this nature. So I must ask - are you serious?

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