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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.
    How is wearing a hoodie indecent?
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by rocket88 View Post
    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.
    So equivocation is your angle. You aren't the first.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Insightful, I'd consider myself towards the libertarian side. I think the left is certainly tripping over itself in its sprint towards authoritarianism.
    You see ironic jokes on the internet all the time about the two sides joining forces and it's pretty much common fodder among the naiive and non-politically aware that the two parties "are the same."
    There's no greater irony than a Trump supporter pointing out hypocrisy; Unless it's Trump himself.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ModerateGOP View Post
    You see ironic jokes on the internet all the time about the two sides joining forces and it's pretty much common fodder among the naiive and non-politically aware that the two parties "are the same."
    In matters of personal liberty they often follow the same track. It's not a coincidence that the Patriot Act came in the Bush admin, but Obama continued the same policies.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    So equivocation is your angle. You aren't the first.
    Arguing that Democrats are more authoritarian than Republicans is like arguing that an orange is more of a fruit than an apple.


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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by BMCM View Post
    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.
    Just got through de-icing and feeding ours.

    It's not wrong to rebuke sin. especially persistent sin. It's wrong to let sin flourish.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    How is wearing a hoodie indecent?
    If there's a thug under that hoodie.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    ... Take notice Unrepresented, when you reduce someone on DP to a two sentence statement you can rest assured that you've won the debate. Specially if the reply you received amounts to an anemic "nuh-uh" that avoids your point by point analysis of the poster's statements.
    As far as I can tell, there wasn't a "debate" to win.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    If there's a thug under that hoodie.

    Maybe we should ban trench coats while we're at it, eh? Ski masks? Nylon pantyhose? Bandanas? Dopemans or Chucks? Anything a 'thug' may wear, where do you draw the line?

    There is no thug under my hoodie, so you better not try and take it away. How authoritarian.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Just got through de-icing and feeding ours.

    It's not wrong to rebuke sin. especially persistent sin. It's wrong to let sin flourish.

    What Does the Bible Say About Rebuking?
    Hate the sin, love the sinner. there's nothing wrong with telling or trying to show someone that they are sinning, However that's where it ends. In the verses you quoted
    where does it say anything about forcing someone to comply.



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    “If your brother sins against you, go and tell him his fault, between you and him alone. If he listens to you, you have gained your brother. But if he does not listen, take one or two others along with you, that every charge may be established by the evidence of two or three witnesses. If he refuses to listen to them, tell it to the church. And if he refuses to listen even to the church, let him be to you as a Gentile and a tax collector.
    I confess, I did it, I let the dogs out.

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