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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    Good and Evil are nebulous terms. They have completely subjective definitions and meanings.
    They're laid out for everyone to see the religious and non-religious text. Saying they're nebulous or subjective is just an excuse of a dishonest person.
    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.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    They're laid out for everyone to see the religious and non-religious text. Saying they're nebulous or subjective is just an excuse of a dishonest person.
    According to your religious text, eating shellfish is evil.
    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
    I respect you for your consistency. Can you cite any prominent leftist leaders advocating legal action against Obama?
    Most Democrats aren't going to speak in favor of impeachment because it isn't politically feasible to do so. However, there are Democrats that have consistently opposed the PATRIOT Act and criticized Obama for it, Russ Feingold, Mark Udall, and Ron Wyden being examples. If you want to look to foreign world leaders, many leftists, including Dilma Rouseff and Rafael Correa have consistently criticized NSA surveillance.

    And another question-which is worse in your mind-advocating for the Patriot act or running as a candidate against the patriot act only to renew the law and then expand it?
    The ladder. But I think a better way of describing Republican attitude towards this is originally campaigning for the PATRIOT Act and than pretending they never supported it once they weren't the incumbents. Both parties have been very opportunistic in this regard.
    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 WCH View Post
    They're laid out for everyone to see the religious and non-religious text.
    If that were the case, than why do these varying texts have different rules and standards to live by?

    Quote Originally Posted by WCH View Post
    Saying they're nebulous or subjective is just an excuse of a dishonest person.
    Except I find morality subjective and I abhor lying.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Most Democrats aren't going to speak in favor of impeachment because it isn't politically feasible to do so. However, there are Democrats that have consistently opposed the PATRIOT Act and criticized Obama for it, Russ Feingold, Mark Udall, and Ron Wyden being examples. If you want to look to foreign world leaders, many leftists, including Dilma Rouseff and Rafael Correa have consistently criticized NSA surveillance.



    The ladder. But I think a better way of describing Republican attitude towards this is originally campaigning for the PATRIOT Act and than pretending they never supported it once they weren't the incumbents. Both parties have been very opportunistic in this regard.
    How was is politically feasible under Bush? Especially considering nothing came of it. Its was political opportunism, thats all.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kobie View Post
    According to your religious text, eating shellfish is evil.
    That was a safety issue at the time it was written. As a matter of fact, there's a substantial danger in consuming oysters today.
    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.
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by CMPancake View Post
    If that were the case, than why do these varying texts have different rules and standards to live by?
    If you look closely, they're not that different.



    Except I find morality subjective and I abhor lying.
    So you'd really just not have to mess with following any rules of a civilized and decent society?

    Where do you think you learned right and wrong from?
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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    How was is politically feasible under Bush? Especially considering nothing came of it. Its was political opportunism, thats all.
    I didn't argue that. Just because I support something doesn't mean its politically feasible.
    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 Kobie View Post
    According to your religious text, eating shellfish is evil.
    No, that is a mistranslation.

    The 11th commandment was to be "Thou shalt not be selfish...."

    It became "Thous shalt not eat shellfish" around the 1300s when bad clams took out the Brothers of Immaculate Deception in Genoa.



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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    I didn't argue that. Just because I support something doesn't mean its politically feasible.
    Its just another inconsistency from the left.

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