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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Gathomas88 View Post
    The left also wants to strictly regulate what the average citizen is allowed to own, how much money they're allowed to make (and subsequently keep), what they are allowed to spend that money on, what they're allowed to say in public, what they're allowed to think, how they're allowed to educate their children (or whether they really even have a 'right' to their children in the first place), and what they are allowed to eat and drink on a voluntary basis.

    You know... All for the greater "collective" good of keeping their harebrained vision of "nanny state utopia" workable, of course.
    I think you need to learn how to distinguish between "the left" and "a few nutters on the left" and even then, I don't even recall a few nutters on the left trying to "strictly regulate" anything you listed. I can't even imagine anyone trying to "strictly regulate" what people think given that we don't have the technology to even do that.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    I think you need to learn how to distinguish between "the left" and "a few nutters on the left" and even then, I don't even recall a few nutters on the left trying to "strictly regulate" anything you listed. I can't even imagine anyone trying to "strictly regulate" what people think given that we don't have the technology to even do that.
    After a time patterns emerge. You can't hide this behind "a few nutters" or moral equivalence.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    After a time patterns emerge. You can't hide this behind "a few nutters" or moral equivalence.
    You are absolutely correct. Patterns do emerge.

    Such as telling people what they can and can not wear.

    In Sooner State, wearing hoodie in public may soon be against the law | Universal Journal Review

    Or what people can and can not do with their own bodies.

    Big Week For Texas Abortion & Gay Marriage Laws « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    Or who can and can not get married.

    Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List

    And many more laws trying to control people's private lives.

    If you look closely you'll see it's far more on the right side of the spectrum.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Government education is working.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    You are absolutely correct. Patterns do emerge.

    Such as telling people what they can and can not wear.

    In Sooner State, wearing hoodie in public may soon be against the law | Universal Journal Review

    Or what people can and can not do with their own bodies.

    Big Week For Texas Abortion & Gay Marriage Laws « CBS Dallas / Fort Worth

    Or who can and can not get married.

    Same Sex Marriage Map, State Laws List

    And many more laws trying to control people's private lives.

    If you look closely you'll see it's far more on the right side of the spectrum.
    I'm looking closely and I see backlash from decent people wanting a decent society.

    It's human nature to sin and sin we have....to the max.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I'm looking closely and I see backlash from decent people wanting a decent society.

    It's human nature to sin and sin we have....to the max.
    What gives you the right to force your beliefs on others?
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    I don't know why we bother with polls any longer. They continue to be gypped.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    What gives you the right to force your beliefs on others?
    I could ask you the same. Except it would be sin rather than belief.
    32 “Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven. 33 But whoever disowns me before others, I will disown before my Father in heaven.
    Matt. 10:32-33

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    I could ask you the same. Except it would be sin rather than belief.
    I've always been a live and let live type. If it doesn't effect me personally I could really care less what someone else does. Example: SSM. Yes according to the Bible it is a sin, but it's something that they have to answer for. My 52 year marriage was not effected in any way by it and I don't have to answer for their sins, they do. Same with abortion. I hate to see it happening but again I don't have to answer for it. If you read and believe the Bible then those that are trying to force someone else to do their bidding are also committing a sin that they will answer for. It's cold here and I'm off to feed the animals.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?
    As far as authoritarian goes, both Democrats and Republicans are equally authoritarian. There is no party that fully espouses personal freedoms. The Libertarian Party may be closest, but since nobody can agree on what a "libertarian" is that's moot.


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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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