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  • European imperialism

    11 24.44%
  • Islamic imperialism

    15 33.33%
  • Both are roughly equivalent

    12 26.67%
  • Other - please specify

    7 15.56%
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Thread: What's worse European Imperialism or Islamic Imperialism?

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    Re: What's worse European Imperialism or Islamic Imperialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by rightwinghour View Post
    I would say most empires can be included in the definitions I provided, but those definitions don't fully describe them, just like they don't fully describe America. Hopefully I won't have to draw a Venn diagram for you. But your problem is that you are dishonest and have dodged the question yet again. You claimed a conspiracy, and you have not proven it. Haven't even tried to. Do you still hold to that conspiracy? If so, provide evidence for it.
    I'll rephrase, which is the only apparent empire in the history of the world which doesn't comport with the first definition? Oh ya that would be the U.S.. Gee what a coincidence.


    I know you addressed all four briefly, but I've been asking you for several days to pick one to focus on for now. But since you won't do it, I'll pick one this afternoon. Lastly, and hopefully I won't have to ask this again, where are you on the political spectrum: statist, limited government conservative, or somewhere in between?
    I'm a neo-liberal.

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    Re: What's worse European Imperialism or Islamic Imperialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by jin1776 View Post
    Ya an AUMF is tantamount to a declaration of war, nowhere in the Constitution does it specify in what form the legislation must be, I don't see any difference what so ever between the Congress saying "we declare war on so and so" and granting the POTUS the authority to exercise his roll as commander in chief against an enemy which they select.
    I thought I'd start with the constitutional use of the military first, because it is tied directly to two of the other issues on the list. First, instead of making assumptions on my own, I'd like to get clarification from you on something. You say above, "and granting the POTUS the authority to exercise his roll as commander in chief against an enemy which they select". Is it your view that that Congress has the power to select enemies, or do they instead <i>recognize</i> an enemy based on acts of war perpetrated against us by the offending country?

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    Re: What's worse European Imperialism or Islamic Imperialism?

    Quote Originally Posted by jin1776 View Post
    I'll rephrase, which is the only apparent empire in the history of the world which doesn't comport with the first definition? Oh ya that would be the U.S.. Gee what a coincidence.
    Rephrasing doesn't prove a conspiracy. The burden of proof is on you to prove the conspiracy that the definitions "were crafted by ideologs with the specific intent of labeling the U.S. as an empire".

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