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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Remarkable-I never see the right pushing for PC, its always a leftist innovation.
    Conservatives aren't advocating for PC, they're making it into an issue that it's not. (Talking about the "War on Christmas," for example)

    And I am well aware of the rag-tag group that is the left, wiki defines them as such...

    American Left - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    Interestingly enough, Wikipedia's definition of left-wing doesn't fit your own. Notice how it states that no major political parties in the U.S. are left-wing, meaning that according to the definition you provided, the Democratic Party is not a left-wing party. Based on your insistence which has been exemplified in other threads that one must identify as left or right, the Democratic Party is therefore a right-wing party. Please correct for this inconsistency in your beliefs and then get back to me.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We hear from lefties how anyone who disagrees with them are racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, etc-in other words modern lefty versions of the word heretic. The left declares what speech is appropriate (PC). They force Americans to engage in interstate commerce. They have also become increasingly violent, reference the recent officer involved shootings, occupy, etc. All with no new ideas-just rhetoric to explain their policy failures.

    There have even been calls to arrest those who disagree with them on global warming... Arrest Climate-Change Deniers

    We are told (by them) that "the debate is over".

    Is the left becoming more and more (nakedly) authoritarian?
    Well, let's see. The left doesn't want the government to intrude on women's lives when it comes to abortion, the left wants the police to stop making unnecessary arrests, much of the left opposed the NSA surveillance program and the list continues. So no, the left is not getting more authoritarian.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Conservatives aren't advocating for PC, they're making it into an issue that it's not. (Talking about the "War on Christmas," for example)



    Interestingly enough, Wikipedia's definition of left-wing doesn't fit your own. Notice how it states that no major political parties in the U.S. are left-wing, meaning that according to the definition you provided, the Democratic Party is not a left-wing party. Based on your insistence which has been exemplified in other threads that one must identify as left or right, the Democratic Party is therefore a right-wing party. Please correct for this inconsistency in your beliefs and then get back to me.
    You kind of make my point regarding PC-apparently its not an issue because you say its not.

    And I never implied nor stated that there was a major political party called "The Left". Its a bunch of commies, socialists, etc, and they all fall under the umbrella of the democrat party-along with others.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Well, let's see. The left doesn't want the government to intrude on women's lives when it comes to abortion, the left wants the police to stop making unnecessary arrests, much of the left opposed the NSA surveillance program and the list continues. So no, the left is not getting more authoritarian.
    Really? LOL....

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ThePlayDrive View Post
    Well, let's see. The left doesn't want the government to intrude on women's lives when it comes to abortion, the left wants the police to stop making unnecessary arrests, much of the left opposed the NSA surveillance program and the list continues. So no, the left is not getting more authoritarian.
    The left has also forced Americans to buy insurance that they approve under penalty of fine. And they renewed and expanded the Patriot act. Sure seems like they want to intrude in plenty of other aspects, how do you explain that?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by AmericanSpartan View Post
    Really? LOL....
    They don't think forcing people to do what they want is authoritarian. I dont understand that.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    They don't think forcing people to do what they want is authoritarian. I dont understand that.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    We hear from lefties how anyone who disagrees with them are racists, sexists, bigots, homophobes, etc-in other words modern lefty versions of the word heretic. The left declares what speech is appropriate (PC). They force Americans to engage in interstate commerce. They have also become increasingly violent, reference the recent officer involved shootings, occupy, etc. All with no new ideas-just rhetoric to explain their policy failures.

    There have even been calls to arrest those who disagree with them on global warming... Arrest Climate-Change Deniers

    We are told (by them) that "the debate is over".



    Is the left becoming more and more (nakedly) authoritarian?
    You are too funny, you have your pic of Ronald Reagan, and your member ID is US Conservative,

    did you know Reagan WAS NOT a conservative?

    and by the way, this is a photo of the old conservative:

    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?-gop-crybaby-jpg

    this is a photo of the new and improved conservative:

    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?-gop-crybabies-2010-jpg

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by AJiveMan View Post
    You are too funny, you have your pic of Ronald Reagan, and your member ID is US Conservative,

    did you know Reagan WAS NOT a conservative?

    and by the way, this is a photo of the old conservative:

    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?-gop-crybaby-jpg

    this is a photo of the new and improved conservative:

    Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?-gop-crybabies-2010-jpg
    It appears that you think rhetoric and ridicule is a substantive reply. Whats that about?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It appears that you think rhetoric and ridicule is a substantive reply. Whats that about?
    Well, you're here ridiculing leftists, democrats and liberals, but call yourself US Conservative, have a nice pic of Reagan, can you not see the irony in that?

    If someone didn't know better, they wouldn't peg you for a righty, they'd think you were a whining liberal.

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