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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Sometimes this site is a crack-up.

    I swear...the number of people that view the world and judge the world based on their own pinpoint myopic vision and selfish interests is ASTOUNDING. The level to which they allow their own bias to cloud their world view is equally comical.

    Bill Clinton signs DOMA. Obama states that marriage should be between one man and one woman. 70% of blacks in California that voted PRO democrat voted AGAINST gay marriage and in support of prop 8. That same number applies to Hispanics that vote democrat. When asked point blank if people would be HAPPY that their children are gay MOST people give this idiotic song and dance about "I just want them to be happy" but when pinned down MOST people couldnt even bring themselves to say "hell yes...and I'll shout it from the rooftops" because most...MOST...while accepting others and their lifestyle choices still believe it is wrong and not something they would HOPE for their own kids. The reality is that just as many democrats think homosexuality is wrong as do republicans. Just as many liberals as conservatives.

    But republicans are wicked and evil because they dont believe in allowing for gay marriage. Or for allowing for sister and brother to marry. Republicans oppress them too (but then...so do democrats). Or Polygamy (hell even homosexuals cant bring themselves to come out in support of THEM...so we ALL judge and oppress now...dont we...).

    Forget about the big picture and civil rights. Never mind the fact that for 50+years now liberal policies have DESTROYED minority families. Never mind that liberal polices create crippled and dependent pets of ALL races.

    No no...break the world down to opposition to gay marriage. not defense of your lifestyle choice...not acceptance of and not tolerance of homosexuality. No no. Its accept gay marriage or you are a bigot and a homophobe.

    How very tolerant and progressive minded of you...

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by peepnklown View Post
    I say ‘neither’ party is the best at supporting civil rights. Both parties have created the illusion that they opposing factions when they are the same beast trying to control us all and funnel our money into their pockets.
    This is like the 'too cool for school' approach to politics. I just don't see its appeal.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fiddytree View Post
    This is like the 'too cool for school' approach to politics. I just don't see its appeal.
    No; it’s the reality of politics in America.
    Oh, the 2 parties might squabble at slight issues but, when it comes to the main issues they are the same in practice. For example, the American people were promised ‘change’ by Obama but as we are seeing Obama’s polices mirror Bush’s policies (even when Obama said he would not be following Bush’s policies or polices of the Republicans). If you want examples, I will provide them. When it comes to the main issues the 2 parties are the same. So, you might want to bury your head in the sand but, I surely won’t.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    I do not bury my head in the sand. I am an advocate of the consistency model of American politics' existence. I do not deny that it exists. The difference is, I am not cynical about it. On this site, alone, it is one of the most common statements I see, and a fair portion of the time, it's from Libertarians. Fair enough. But consider the implications of a rapidly changing political atmosphere every 2-4 years. The truth is, there is a legitimate limitation for what the executive branch and the political parties are able to do, in large part, because of the views of the American people-whether or not they know it directly. All sorts of issues that people support or do not support may not be immediately concerned on the national scale to them, and when the national scale tries to mess with those issues, the local public naturally reacts, and up the scale.

    The image that permeates the American atmosphere regarding government, though well intentioned and with some merit, is perhaps too willing to view its leaders as corrupt individuals "stealing from them." The reality is that power can corrupt, but the "problem" may not even be corruption in a given situation, but rather a reflection of more complex American positions on a various many policies.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Chappy View Post
    No doubt there are some very progressive Republicans but the poll question was about the two parties and not the individuals and when one examines the records of the two parties since 1976 when the Republican party turned its back on the Equal Rights Amendment one can only conclude the Democratic party has the better record on civil rights.
    The people that turned their backs on the ERA were the broads.

    For some reason, the women didn't want to be as equally eligible for the draft, didn't want to pay equal amounts of alimony in a divorce, lose their position as the "natural" care giver in child custody disputes, or lose any of the other advantages they've always had in society.

    The feminazis wanted the ERA, not the real women of America.

    Oh, and gee, golly, you forgot to include the fact that the Democrats filibustered the Civil Rights Act of 1964, or the fact that that filibuster was broken by the Republicans. How convenient for you.

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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Mellie View Post
    How would you give them an "equal playing field"?
    Education is the great equalizer. Aren't you a teacher? You should know that.
    Last edited by Hatuey; 09-05-10 at 02:26 AM.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    @ Fiddytree
    I have reason to be cynical about American politics because, it’s all a dog and pony show. It’s the magnificent illusion of a government of limited powers but, please look around you, the federal/national government is running like it has unlimited powers. It’s all an incumbent playground and when these incumbents are finally ready to retire, they or their party have already created a clone copy to take their place. It is all about ignorance, corruption, and neglect when it comes to our American political system.
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    Re: Which party best supports civil rights?

    Quote Originally Posted by Your Star View Post
    The majority of republicans are against SSM, and LGBT rights. That's the biggest civil rights movement of today IMO. So I would say democrats.
    Obviously you could care less about America as long as all minorities get to rule the country with their agendas.
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