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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    I disagree with the idea that gay rights is "over" now. There is still the issue of discrimination in the areas of employment and housing, gays do not have equal adoption rights, and are banned from donating blood.
    I support all of those with the exception of donating blood. I think blood donations should be strictly based on a scientific assessment of risk factors.

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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ray410 View Post
    "We have to have some wrong to right."

    That is the Liberal mantra, isn't it? Certainly nobody votes for Liberalism over freedom. The Democrats require an endless line of shrieking victims and they either create them or import them. Otherwise, the libs are out of business.
    Perhaps your really feel this way, or perhaps are attempting to politicize the thread, but do you think only the Libs got a lock on "righting a wrong"

    Open up a thread the next time a gun regulation, abortion expansion, or LGBT rights/marriage/discrimination issue come up, and see if only Libs respond!

    I also doubt it was Libs that made the anti-gay Indiana pizzeria owners millionaires, via GoFundMe ...
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    As long as homosexuals continue to be persecuted, jailed, terrorized, and killed all around the world - then issues regarding homosexuality will not be a finished issue. This forum isn't just about Americans.

    However it is possible to discuss and focus on more than one pressing issue. So I'd say all of them.
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I voted "police brutality" but the reasoning was more broad. It is more about police militarization, the "War on Drugs," our insane and disproportionate incarceration rates, and broken justice system will become the next big issue for us to contend with. They are all related, so just going after police brutality will be like treating a scratch at the ER but forgetting all about the gun shot wound that got him there in the first place. It is all systemic of a larger problem, a broken justice system from so many efforts.
    Bingo.

    To see that spoken/debated about at length at the highest level would be great.
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    I would vote marijuana legalization as the next big issue, simply because it is currently following a similar track as same sex marriage. Numerous states have started to legalize marijuana to different degrees and the majority of the US public now supports marijuana legalization and the alteration in public opinion has followed a similarly rapid alteration as that experienced for same sex marriage.

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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chomsky View Post
    I also doubt it was Libs that made the anti-gay Indiana pizzeria owners millionaires, via GoFundMe ...
    *psst* You do realize that they weren't anti-gay, they were anti-ssm. They had no problem serving gays in any other capacity. And yes, there is a difference between the two.
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    There are lots of big issues for America, but by far the most controversial and "biggest" issue going forward will be climate change and what the socialists and wealth redistributers at the UN are pushing and those on the left who are pushing for the carbon tax/carbon credits corruption that is deemed the savior. It holds the strength and prosperity of western first world nations in the balance.
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    As to the next issue - the election year is coming; if the GOP don't fabricate an issue, the Dems surely will!

    I'm thinking that after it's decimating off-year election performance ('14), the 'War on Women' may have run it's course for the Dems. But 'Benghazi' seems to be a perennial favorite for the GOP, so I think we'll see a lot of that!

    Not what the OP was looking for, but with all the advertising & organizing dollars the parties have, they'll probably push-off any issue the citizens have. As we know, "money is speech", and the people as individuals generally don't have as much of it, so the Parties will do most of the talking next year (as usual, but more-so).
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    There are lots of big issues for America, but by far the most controversial and "biggest" issue going forward will be climate change and what the socialists and wealth redistributers at the UN are pushing and those on the left who are pushing for the carbon tax/carbon credits corruption that is deemed the savior. It holds the strength and prosperity of western first world nations in the balance.
    I think this is issue #1 for the left, but politically, I think the big issue will be immigration. There is an election coming after all and the left wants to corral Hispanics into their corner. Liberals are like the trench-coated perv trying to lure children into his car for a one way ride. So they will offer goodies to immigrants and stand for open borders. Once inside, the liberal perv will treat them like they treat the black population who slavishly support them--offer them trinkets and tell them how the world outside the car is filled with racists and meanies.

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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    *psst* You do realize that they weren't anti-gay, they were anti-ssm. They had no problem serving gays in any other capacity. And yes, there is a difference between the two.
    Fair enough.

    I might try to argue that their ant-ssm does not preclude them being anti-gay.

    Or, they may argue their not making the cake is not due to their even being anti-ssm, but merely adherence to a religious doctrine.

    But regardless of the technicalities of their specific discrimination, it would appear they might be conservative, which was the point of my post.
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