View Poll Results: Is the American left becoming more and more authoritarian?

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Thread: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The battle between good and evil is ever-present and continual. Never has this country been completely God-fearing. There's always been those who support the dark side.
    Implication that non Christians are evil, noted.
    "The side that stays within its fortifications is beaten." ~Napoleon

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    The battle between good and evil is ever-present and continual. Never has this country been completely God-fearing. There's always been those who support the dark side.
    What is this, Star Wars? We're talking about how to run a nation, not defeat Darth Vader.
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Kobie, Christianity is practiced by imperfect men. The empire held strong in the east, and you appear uninformed.
    What part of "schism in the empire" didn't register?
    Freedom of speech is not freedom from criticism.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    It is without doubt that there exists an extremely authoritarian section of the US left ,particularly in academia, who are against freedom of speech and demand that people express themselves within very narrow confines of what they think is acceptable. Wether or not the right in the US is authoritarian (and I believe they are) is beside the point.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    What part of "schism in the empire" didn't register?
    The part where you imply it was because of religion between the east and west. If anything, the religious schism was between the elites and the common people-the elites were amongst the last to convert.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ataturk View Post
    It is without doubt that there exists an extremely authoritarian section of the US left ,particularly in academia, who are against freedom of speech and demand that people express themselves within very narrow confines of what they think is acceptable. Wether or not the right in the US is authoritarian (and I believe they are) is beside the point.
    Seems reasonable to me.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Hmmm....

    -Obama has actively executed American citizens with out trial
    And who says Bush has not done the same? Remember Bush was the most secretive government for decades.

    -Obama has actively sought (but apparently not used) executive powers to suspend the writ of Habeus Corpus
    Bush is the president that has used executive powers the most in history.

    -Obama has sought to end the long standing ministierial exception which prevents government involvement in internal church, temple and mosque matters (Obama lost 9-0 at the US Supreme Court).
    Dont understand the significance on this one.

    -Obama has attempted to define "free" birth control from a specific source as a "right"- and then ordered churches to violate their own teaching by fullfilling this non existent "right".
    As he should. Work place rights should not be defined by religious dogma.

    -Obama appointed a justice to the US Supreme Court who claims that private ownership of weapons is not an individual right.
    And? One of the most corrupt Justices was put in place by Bush..

    -Obama has attempted to merge the judicial and legislative branch into one via very broad use of executive orders.
    HAHAHA Bush actually did that..

    Sorry but Obama may have done many things that piss of people like you, but Bush, your hero, has nothing on him when it comes to corruption, croynism and abuse of power. For **** sake, Bush used the Justice department as a political tool to target the Democratic opposition! He put in place a whole new department that has turned into an American version of the Gestapo basically. He kidnapped people world wide and tortured these people..
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by code1211 View Post
    What are his votes in the House that support your implication?
    Who´s votes? The white supremacist pig?
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    This thread belongs in basement. Two cops are killed and that is evidence of "the left" being authoritarian? This view is the definition of partisan hack

    Not to mention defending racism homophobia etc as nothing more than conservative reaction to those who call them bigots

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    This thread belongs in basement. Two cops are killed and that is evidence of "the left" being authoritarian? This view is the definition of partisan hack

    Not to mention defending racism homophobia etc as nothing more than conservative reaction to those who call them bigots
    Not very tolerant of you. In fact, that sounds a bit authoritarian.

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