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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I also don't see you admonishing them for their inflammatory rhetoric.
    When have I ever defended Sharpton on here? In the case of Michael Brown I blamed his family for being crappy parents and raising a criminal.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    yes, same as liberals
    If you expect people to be rational, you aren't being rational.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Brown is one thing, but in the case of Eric Garner just about everyone to the left of the Klan questioned the police tactics.
    I agree. I looks like excessive force was used to subdue a guy for what something that should not even be a crime. Its horrible that this man died. But it isn't a race issue and it still comes down to the behavior of Garner when confronted with an order to surrender to authority. Had he turned and allowed himself to be cuffed (like he apparently did 40 odd other times he had been arrested) there is no question the man would be alive today--and back out on the street committing petty offenses.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by countryboy View Post
    I also don't see you admonishing them for their inflammatory rhetoric.
    Because unlike you he believes in personal responsibility.
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    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
    I think more than any other factor, political ideology and where it applies in current events is governed by a "group-think" determinant. Although I think nearly everyone abhors the senseless killings of the NYPD officers, to answer you question, conservatives by and large as a group have taken sides on the issue and have expanded the bad guy classification to include the political foes who have been vocal in the discussion. The same would have been true is the tables were turned a la Congresswoman Gabby Giffords and the Sarah Palin rifle target map on congressional districts. Most people are not as committed to their principles as they'd want you to think. Most people are committed to their team.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
    I haven't seen evidence that they are blaming Sharpton and deBlasio for the murders- just for setting up (and encouraging) the cultural conditions for this type of thing to happen in, which does seem to be the case.
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    When have I ever defended Sharpton on here? In the case of Michael Brown I blamed his family for being crappy parents and raising a criminal.
    I never said you defended him. Reading comprehension not your strong suit, eh?

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    Because unlike you he believes in personal responsibility.
    You know nothing about me, but that never stops a lib from making **** up.

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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by reinoe View Post
    Recently two NYPD Officers were killed by a crazy person. Based on how conservatives are blaming Al Sharpton and Mayor de Blasio but not the actual killer I'm gonna have to say yes.
    Can you quote any statement from anyone identifying as conservative, to the effect that the actual killer is not responsible for his actions?
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    Re: Do Conservatives Believe In Personal Responsibility Only When It Suits Them?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Yes, but oddly enough the same bunch arguing that Sharpton should take responsibility for inflammatory statements (which he should), don't argue that hate mongers on right wing talk radio should take responsibility for inflammatory statements when they could inspire some nut job to commit violence as well.
    What statements can you cite from “hate mongers on right wing talk radio” inciting hatred and violence in any manner comparable to what certain prominent individuals on the wrong, such as Sharpton, have been doing?
    The five great lies of the Left Wrong:
    We can be Godless and free. • “Social justice” through forced redistribution of wealth. • Silencing religious opinions counts as “diversity”. • Freedom without moral and personal responsibility. • Civilization can survive the intentional undermining of the family.

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