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 Unrepresented View Post
    You thought that rhetoric and ridicule was a substantive OP. You set the bar at roughly tripping height to begin with.
    Whats wrong about having an honest discussion about the lefts authoritarianism?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Wait, wait, so you are saying that states should not be able to set their own policies based upon what is best for that state's citizen's interests, and instead those policies should be centralized and controlled by the federal government in a one size fits all solution.. This in a thread where the right winger in the OP is bitching about left wing authoritarianism. Oh the irony...
    He's saying two intrusive govt bodies is worse than one. I happen to agree.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by ReverendHellh0und View Post
    You do know obama expanded domestic spying and the patriot act, right?


    GITMO closed yet?


    the republocrats are becoming more authoritatian.
    Somehow to the left lamenting the patriot act as they prevented its sunset, and then signing it into law again on steroids is better. Isn't that interesting?

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    That is not true. He just continued what Bush already had implemented.



    Hard to close when the GOP is blocking relocation efforts of the detainees.
    This tells me you don't know the basic facts of the case.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    Because California has unique environmental conditions (specifically in the coastal areas) that require more stringent standards. You can spin it how you want, but you are arguing for centralization while at the same time bitching about authoritarianism. In the case of the original Clean Air Act, California already had standards in place thus it was allowed to petition for wavers (and the Obama Admin is not the first time such wavers were granted).

    If you want an example of left wing authoritarianism just look at the PC culture on many university campuses. However, to use the ability of California to set its own environmental standards to better serve its own citizens is an absolutely ridiculous critique of liberal authoritarianism. Decentralization of regulations is the absolute opposite of authoritarianism.
    The only unique environmental condition are more lefties here. Hence the authoritarianism.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    The really extraordinary thing about this poll is that someone logged out, voted no, cleared their cookies and repeated this action two hundred and thirty one times. Sweet jeebus, somebody get that guy a dog.
    They have been doing it not just in this poll, but any others they dont like. Judging by how they vote, its a lefty. It kinda makes the case of this thread.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by eohrnberger View Post
    I voted Yes. Seems to me that the Liberals / Progressives / Democrats have gone from 'this is a good idea, let's promote it' to 'this is a good idea, let's make it mandatory'. That in and of itself, if far more authoritarian in nature and approach.
    It seems that way to me.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by Moot View Post
    Your only example of left wing authoritarianism gone wild is what....interstate commerce? lol

    Yet, they aren't the ones trying to force the 'keystone pipeline' on states, tax payers and property owners that don't want or need it, are they?





    PS.... your poll seems to have gone wild. How is it possible that 330 people have voted on it since this morning and the overwhelming majority, both left and right say....."no" ?
    Forced private commerce, that was implemented on every American unilaterally and it wasn't from the right.

    States want the keystone pipeline, Obama does not.

    And as stated above, we have a crooked lefty voting over and over. The left is willing to lie to fit its ends.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by PeteEU View Post
    Hard to close when the GOP is blocking relocation efforts of the detainees.
    Hard to close because it's hard to close. Obama learned that pretty quickly. Though oddly, the same people who comment about it not being closed are the very ones who would scream the loudest if it were.


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    This issue has been plowed more times than Paris Hilton.
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    Too bad we have to observe human rights.

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    Re: Is the left becoming more and more authoritarian?

    Quote Originally Posted by US Conservative View Post
    Somehow to the left lamenting the patriot act as they prevented its sunset, and then signing it into law again on steroids is better. Isn't that interesting?
    I'm sure you'd be happy about it being allowed to expire...

    BTW, what were your boy Mitt's plans for the Patriot Act? Was he going to repeal it?


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