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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That ideology can still be represented by a different color.
    Like Mauve, eh?

    How about if we officiously change the Green Party to the Mauve Party, are you down with that idea?
    I believe what you quoted explains it quite well. The green party is an ideology. While green may be preferred, that ideology can be represented by any color.
    It would still be the green party, just in your case here, represented by the color mauve at one time or another.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    I'm totally down with the idea.

    Congress should pass a law requiring this since it's not busy doing anything else.

    It could be enforced by the Federal Election Commission.

    Make them guys do something to earn their big salaries.


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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    That sounds like a good reason to change it.
    Are you sure you are not an anarchist at heart?
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    No purpose whatsoever, we are just doing it because we can.

    Not everything has to have a purpose.

    What's the purpose of neckties?
    There is none. It's just someone thought they looked good for some strange reason and they became something men wear even though they are incredibly uncomfortable, look terrible, are dangerous, and have no redeeming characteristics to speak of.

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    Those aren't issues of free speech. Those parties are free to try to identify with whatever color they want. The news media is free to co-ordinate the parties in whatever color they want too.
    The government shouldn't get involved in infringing on free speech for something so trivial.



    When the U. S. government came up with the brilliant idea of color-coded alerts for terrorism it was the government that decided what the alert code color was at any particular time.

    Did you like that system?

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Excon View Post
    Neither the Dems or Repubs have officially adopted any color. Had they and another wanted to identify itself with such color, that would be an issue of free speech.

    And while it is a 1st Amendment issue for the media, there is no reason to allow the media to cause or continue such polarization.
    They should voluntarily bring it back to alternating.
    Voluntarily would be fine. It's probably a slightly better system although I don't think it's in the top 1000 causes of polarization in this country. Mandating it and infringing on the 1st amendment is going way too far for something that is so ridiculously minor.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    When the U. S. government came up with the brilliant idea of color-coded alerts for terrorism it was the government that decided what the alert code color was at any particular time.

    Did you like that system?
    I fail to see how that is in any way relevant honestly. The government coming up with colors for terror levels doesn't infringe on the media's right to report how they want.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    When the U. S. government came up with the brilliant idea of color-coded alerts for terrorism it was the government that decided what the alert code color was at any particular time.

    Did you like that system?
    I fail to see how that is in any way relevant honestly. The government coming up with colors for terror levels doesn't infringe on the media's right to report how they want.
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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by Anagram View Post
    I fail to see how that is in any way relevant honestly.
    The government coming up with colors for terror levels doesn't infringe on the media's right to report how they want.



    Any media that adopted its own color code for terror alerts would probably have had a problem with the U.S. government.

    But you go ahead and believe what ever you want to believe, doesn't cost me a penny.

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    Re: Should we force parties to alternate colors?

    Quote Originally Posted by shrubnose View Post
    Any media that adopted its own color code for terror alerts would probably have had a problem with the U.S. government.
    I doubt it. Although it would be stupid and confusing if they did that. Anyway it's the government's own terrorism levels. They should decide those colors because its their own system.. Nowhere near the same as government limiting the media's reporting on political parties.
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