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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

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    Does anything else need to be said. Homeowner's associations have to some of the most useless organizations on the planet, governed by power hungry housewives.
    I live a association community, and you are right about the politics. I have a bunch of old bats running around right now claiming that I run a shipyard out of my garage because I build crabbing skiffs as a hobby. Even though there is never 1 piece of sawdust outside of my garage.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    On that I have yet to see true evidence. I am hopeful given that it has become more of a cornerstone since the civil rights movement but nobody could argue that the years before that applied to all born in the USA equally.
    True, for the most part. Our past has not been the best example for the world. However, even though we still have more to do, since the 1960's the US has been steadily moving in the right direction. That, unfortunately, cannot be said about all countries:

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaudreaux View Post
    True, for the most part. Our past has not been the best example for the world. However, even though we still have more to do, since the 1960's the US has been steadily moving in the right direction. That, unfortunately, cannot be said about all countries:
    Yes, but there aren't the same internal vested interests in preventing the US moving in the right direction as quickly as it could or even battling to reverse those changes.

    No disagreement there.
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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

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    I live a association community, and you are right about the politics. I have a bunch of old bats running around right now claiming that I run a shipyard out of my garage because I build crabbing skiffs as a hobby. Even though there is never 1 piece of sawdust outside of my garage.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredUSN View Post
    I live a association community, and you are right about the politics. I have a bunch of old bats running around right now claiming that I run a shipyard out of my garage because I build crabbing skiffs as a hobby. Even though there is never 1 piece of sawdust outside of my garage.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Meh....

    Just another faux-rage article.

    Our condominium regulations, much like most other C.O.A. regs, clearly spell out that no flags or banners are to be displayed at the individual units. (An exception is made for July 4th and Memorial Day here.) The regs also cover holiday decorations, etc.

    When people start playing the racist card at every turn, it diminishes the legitimacy of actual claims.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    To where all lives matter, where all lives are recognised as having been created as equal and that all lives equally matter.

    Do I need to remind you of the 2nd passage of the Declaration of Independence as you often say you are an American?
    As far as I am concerned, all lives do matter as under the Constitution. It seems odd to me that anyone would say they don't.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    Quote Originally Posted by Infinite Chaos View Post
    No, you just have many more miles to go for those words to actually mean anything beyond simple platitudes. When those words were first written, they meant nothing to a large part of the population (note I don't say citizenship) and they still don't to this day. There are also huge and very rich vested interests in making sure those words are never meant to come true. The groups and foundations will always have more influence, money, time and energy than those trying to achieve the present you think exists.

    Especially money., they fund science, research and books designed to make sure all lives are not seen as equal. This is a long way from the blue lives matter subject of the thread but equally, that phrase resonates because of past problems.



    Yeah, the words were never really meant to apply to all were they. Certainly wasn't what the founders actually thought they meant.
    So you think human affairs are imperfect? You are right. As it is, however, I don't see that the situation concerning life and death is so badly handled in the US. This does not mean that the ethics are applied totally consistently nor that the solutions like capital punishment or abortion are all sociologically or economically satisfactory. But comparatively?

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    The exterior of one's home should not be a political or religious statement.
    It's nothing more than X's and O's.

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    Re: Blue Lives flag is racist.

    It looks like the desecration of an American flag. I get the black and white together with a blue line concept, I just don't like the looks of it. I would have made it a black and white checkerboard with a blue line across the middle.

    It's ugly and should not be flown anywhere. And I back the blue.
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