View Poll Results: Do you or did you support the Ferguson and/or Bundy Ranch protests?

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  • I support(ed) the Ferguson and Bundy Ranch Protests?

    3 6.67%
  • I support the Ferguson Protests and opposed Bundy Ranch Protest

    8 17.78%
  • I supported the Bundy Ranch protest and oppose the Ferguson Protest

    4 8.89%
  • I oppose(d) both protests

    19 42.22%
  • My opinion does not fit any of the options listed above

    11 24.44%
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Thread: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

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    Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    I am curious about the breakdown of supporters of the Bundy Ranch farmers vs. the supporters of the Ferguson protesters. As far as defining "support" for a certain protest, in the context of the poll, you either believe the protests are justified or permissible.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    A full blown riot where homes and businesses are burned to ground is so far worse than the Bundy Ranch. I'll gladly take a standoff where rednecks point their weapons at Federal Agents over the riots.

    I don't support either cause, but the Ferguson riots had people die and homes destroyed. That alone makes it worse than some hick not paying taxes.

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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    I am curious about the breakdown of supporters of the Bundy Ranch farmers vs. the supporters of the Ferguson protesters. As far as defining "support" for a certain protest, in the context of the poll, you either believe the protests are justified or permissible.
    I picked other. I did not support the 'Bundy' cause or their rebellious little mob gathering. I think an injustice has probably been done in the Ferguson case and I sympathize with the anger and frustration but I'm generally skeptical of protests and have a knee-jerk dim view of them. Most of the protests in this case appear to be designed towards causing disruption or creating confrontation which further sours it for me.

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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    I opposed both.

    Not sure why they are being tied together, as they are not really similar at all.

    One is a bunch of idiots destroying a town all because they don't like the outcome of a grand jury hearing. They are allowing emotion to get in the way of thinking clearly. The evidence was clear-cut, but it's easier to blame others than to take responsibility for the actions of your son/children/community.

    The other is a rich white guy who just doesn't want to follow the rules set forth by the US Government.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    Not sure why they are being tied together, as they are not really similar at all.
    They are both protests that weren't entirely peaceful and show opposition to the actions of government, the difference being the reason for the protests.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Bundy ppl didn't riot and raze buildings.
    From a moral equivalence, Bundy people are better off.

    From the caliber of the threat, Bundy people were a lot more dangerous than fergusson rioters are (or have been thus far, who knows what the future holds).
    But Bundy was a moron who used govt land illegally, and the govt response was disproportionate... and the response to that response was disproportionate.

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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    They are both protests that weren't entirely peaceful and show opposition to the actions of government, the difference being the reason for the protests.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Quote Originally Posted by Superfly View Post
    I opposed both.

    Not sure why they are being tied together, as they are not really similar at all.

    One is a bunch of idiots destroying a town all because they don't like the outcome of a grand jury hearing. They are allowing emotion to get in the way of thinking clearly. The evidence was clear-cut, but it's easier to blame others than to take responsibility for the actions of your son/children/community.

    The other is a rich white guy who just doesn't want to follow the rules set forth by the US Government.
    I opposed neither based on the right to protest, even if both are lost causes, but both protests went well beyond what could be defined as peaceful. If they are to be compared based loss of property/income to others (innocent parties) then the Ferguson protest was worse.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    A full blown riot where homes and businesses are burned to ground is so far worse than the Bundy Ranch. I'll gladly take a standoff where rednecks point their weapons at Federal Agents over the riots.

    I don't support either cause, but the Ferguson riots had people die and homes destroyed. That alone makes it worse than some hick not paying taxes.
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    Re: Ferguson vs. Bundy Ranch

    My answer wasn't listed on the poll which is this:

    I don't support or oppose either "cause". I don't care about either one.

    More buildings were destroyed and more lives were ruined by the "protestors" in Ferguson than at the Bundy Ranch.
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