View Poll Results: Do Governments Restrict Freedom or Provide It?

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  • I lean right and govt restricts freedom.

    23 58.97%
  • I lean left and govt restricts freedom.

    11 28.21%
  • I lean right and govt does NOT restrict freedom.

    3 7.69%
  • I lean left and govt does NOT restrict freedom.

    0 0%
  • I am not American and govt restricts freedom.

    0 0%
  • I am not American and govt does NOT restrict freedom.

    2 5.13%
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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Governments are creations of a society, and a society is logically and sociologically defined as a group with similar beliefs. That has been lost with appointed judges now ruling from the bench...
    Good evening, AP.

    : When an appointed judge can overturn the vote of a majority of people, things have gotten badly out of whack. Why is the Constitution being ignored? The people are still the deciders of how they wish to live in their State, and while there will always be some who disagree, that's life. The majority rules, especially when it comes to voting, but the Federal government apparently doesn't see it that way these days. Talk about overreach! :

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It's not all that complicated. How were slaves granted freedom? How did women gain the right to vote? How were eighteen year olds guaranteed the ability to not be denied a vote based on age?
    How were LGBT guaranteed equal rights to marry?

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by polgara View Post
    Good evening, AP.

    : When an appointed judge can overturn the vote of a majority of people, things have gotten badly out of whack. Why is the Constitution being ignored? The people are still the deciders of how they wish to live in their State, and while there will always be some who disagree, that's life. The majority rules, especially when it comes to voting, but the Federal government apparently doesn't see it that way these days. Talk about overreach! :
    Greetings pg. I'm really disappointed in the direction of the country. At this point, there appears to be a real dichotomy within our nation, and I'm not sure how much longer that can last...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
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    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Fine but how can it mediate, beyond restricting as it sees fit to do such things?
    Every law passed is a meditation. Every court case is a meditation. Every law that's followed because of threat of involvement is meditation. Etc.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    How were LGBT guaranteed equal rights to marry?
    They haven't been, but the courts are doing their damndest to see it is done...
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    They haven't been, but the courts are doing their damndest to see it is done...
    Yes, by restricting the many attempts by states to prevent it.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    Yes, by restricting the many attempts by states to prevent it.
    Are the States subjects of the Federal government, or was it created the other way around?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by JC_CT View Post
    Yes, by restricting the many attempts by states to prevent it.
    And why is marriage a federal government issue?
    I don't often change my signature, but this was just too over the top to let anyone forget with what this country is up against...
    Quote Originally Posted by James D Hill View Post
    I am for gay marriage because it ticks off Jesus freaks and social conservatives. Gays are also good voters because the vote for my side so I fight next to them.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    It's not all that complicated. How were slaves granted freedom? How did women gain the right to vote? How were eighteen year olds guaranteed the ability to not be denied a vote based on age?
    Its quite complicated, not just historically but even in theory.

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    Re: Do governments restrict freedom or provide it?

    Quote Originally Posted by AlabamaPaul View Post
    Are the States subject of the Federal government, or was it created the other way around?
    I'm not following the logic, but I am starting to feel like we are hijacking the thread.

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