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  • Immigration

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

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

    SSM is pretty much done and settled. Other than some kvetching by some for a few months, the din will die down and fade away.

    So, now what? We can't go about our lives. We have to have some wrong to right. In your estimation, what will the next big issue be?
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    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.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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

    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.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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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 didn't say gay rights. I said SSM. Related, but different.
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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.
    I hope you're right, and for all the nuances you state.
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    I didn't say gay rights. I said SSM. Related, but different.
    My point is that gay rights will probably continue to be at the forefront of many people's minds until many issues regarding it are solved. Transsexuals also have even less legal rights than gays at this point, so that will certainly be huge in the future as well.
    Social democrat is no longer an accurate description of my views.

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

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    SSM is pretty much done and settled. Other than some kvetching by some for a few months, the din will die down and fade away.

    So, now what? We can't go about our lives. We have to have some wrong to right. In your estimation,
    what will the next big issue be?


    We have lots of big issues to tackle and we're going to have to multi-task and work on all of them.

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

    "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.

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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.
    No. It's human nature. Liberal or conservative doesn't matter, we always have something that we think somebody else is doing wrong and that we need to "fix".
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    Re: Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Ok, now what? What's our next big issue going to be?

    SSM is pretty much done and settled. Other than some kvetching by some for a few months, the din will die down and fade away.

    So, now what? We can't go about our lives. We have to have some wrong to right. In your estimation, what will the next big issue be?
    Naw. The end of history is here.

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