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

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  • Im a right leaning American, yes.

    58 7.38%
  • Im a left leaning American, yes.

    25 3.18%
  • Im not American, yes.

    18 2.29%
  • Im a right leaning American, no.

    277 35.24%
  • Im a left leaning American, no.

    268 34.10%
  • Im not American, no.

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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 JRSaindo View Post
    By your logic both parties are authoritarian. Which I agree with. They are authoritarian based on the idea that it is their way or the highway, no negotiating. That is everything wrong with the current system. No one on either side wants to come to an agreement of any kind.

    This poll didn't have my option: Both parties are authoritarian. This should have been known 12 or more years ago.
    It was a pretty simple question, and it sounds like your answer is yes.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    Obama is a centrist...
    Only to the extreme left fringe. But hey, at least you aren't claiming he's right wing, thats always amusing to see.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Only to the extreme left fringe. But hey, at least you aren't claiming he's right wing, thats always amusing to see.
    All this coming from the poster that is so far right he is almost falling off the chart.....

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Only to the extreme left fringe. But hey, at least you aren't claiming he's right wing, thats always amusing to see.
    By American standards he is centrist, by international standards he is firmly on the right.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by TeleKat View Post
    By American standards he is centrist, by international standards he is firmly on the right.
    By American standards he' a leftist, and arguably he's a centrist internationally. But in any case he's all fail.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    By American standards he' a leftist, and arguably he's a centrist internationally. But in any case he's all fail.
    American leftists are typically not for war, corporatism, drug prohibition, etc.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And who says Bush has not done the same? Remember Bush was the most secretive government for decades.
    If Bush has done the same, post a link to an example (accusations based on possibilities are hardly valid). Obama might be plotting a UN take over of US National Parks- right?
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Bush is the president that has used executive powers the most in history.
    Do you have a specific example of how Bush has used executive powers?
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    As he should. Work place rights should not be defined by religious dogma.
    Work place rights? Social policies ("free" birth control) are not constitutional rights, nor do these policies eliminate constitutional rights. I may want everyone to serve in the military. But that is a social policy, and I cant use this social policy to eliminate the rights of other citizens.
    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    And? One of the most corrupt Justices was put in place by Bush..
    Which one? And, how is he or she corrupt? I have a sneaking suspiscion that your definition of corrupt is:

    Corrupt (adj)- Those who fail to affirm the social policies advocated by Pete EU are "corrupt".... .

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Dont understand the significance on this one.
    The ministerial exception alllows US religous orgainizations to make internal hiring decsions with out scrutinity from the government. Rather, these hiring decisions are unreviewable. What is important is that Obama wanted these hirings to be reviewable by the government and that he lost 9-0 as the Supreme Court.
    Last edited by Cryptic; 01-06-15 at 11:42 AM.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Sorry...was that a little over your head? When you start reverting to fictional Hollywood works to make your point, I have to wonder.
    Hey, you're the one yammering on about the "dark side."
    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, it was a poor choice of words on your part. Words mean things.
    Yes, words do mean something. Maybe you should display some understanding of that.

    Save your opinion for someone who cares.
    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 PeteEU View Post
    Who´s votes? The white supremacist pig?


    The narrative from his side is that he did give the speech at that venue but it was on a topic not related to being what you have called him.

    Does he have a pattern of behavior that has caused you to condemn him?
    I am not of the mind that a man is either of science or of religion. At his best and his worst, man exists in the misty glimmering where the falling angel meets the rising ape. That he chooses a direction from that point defines him as human.

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