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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    It was a landslide.
    More like a bunch of pebbles rolling down an ant hill. 2014 voter turnout was the lowest in 70 years.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Turnout is always less in the midterms. Of course by 2016 we will have had 8 years of lefty fail and a very uninspiring lefty presidential candidate in the dem ticket. I like those odds.
    Really you think the economy is a fail? You're about the only one. You righties are in a conundrum, Obama's approval is up, gas prices are down and consumer confidence is at an EIGHT year high. This is going to be a KICK ASS YEAR and nobodies going to want to rock thst boat with another Bush for Gods sake. You'll lose that bet in a heartbeat and in 2020 and in 2024 etc.

    http://www.cnbc.com/id/102291508#.
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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?
    It was the American right that crossed deep into authoritarian territory by giving the secret service the unchecked, uncontrolled power to arrest and extralegally detain people and to torture them, to deny them fair trials.

    That's almost exactly like the same thing the Nazis did in 1933, after taking power. Look it up: "Enabling Act" and "Reichstag fire".

    And now some righties have the nerve of accusing the left of authoritarianism? Seriously?
    "Not learning from mistakes is worse than committing mistakes. When you don't allow yourself to make mistakes, it is hard to be tolerant of others and it does not allow even God to be merciful."

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by German guy View Post
    It was the American right that crossed deep into authoritarian territory by giving the secret service the unchecked, uncontrolled power to arrest and extralegally detain people and to torture them, to deny them fair trials.

    That's almost exactly like the same thing the Nazis did in 1933, after taking power. Look it up: "Enabling Act" and "Reichstag fire".

    And now some righties have the nerve of accusing the left of authoritarianism? Seriously?
    I didn't realize the secret service had that power. Obama's brownshirts?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    Hey, you're the one yammering on about the "dark side."
    So you don't believe in good and evil either?
    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 US Conservative View Post
    Why is Obama against the separation of church and state? Sounds authoritarian to me.
    Obama's version of freedom of religion is: Only those who endorse my social policies are fully free to practice their beliefs.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    Obama's version of freedom of religion is: Only those who endorse my social policies are fully free to practice their beliefs.
    Indeed. And he's only for the separation of Church and State until he can't poke his nose into religion, than its a problem. Scotus had to smack him down.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Indeed. And he's only for the separation of Church and State until he can't poke his nose into religion, than its a problem. Scotus had to smack him down.
    As a side note, even Justice Soto Mayor, his own appointee, rebuked him. I truly think that Obama wants to "tame" religious expression in the United States until all forms of it become identical to say, the Episcopelian Church and thus completely affirming of and subordinate to the left wing state.

    Why else would he have tried to ditch the ministerial exemption policy and also so vigorously pursue his BC agenda? At the end of the day, Obama is a left wing authoratarian. True liberals would just not lose religous freedom cases 9-0.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cryptic View Post
    True liberals would just not lose religous freedom cases 9-0.
    Good point.

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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?
    Left and Right are becoming unbearably authoritarian.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

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