Conservatives

  • DCEric

    Posts: 3713

    Mar 19, 2010 12:55 AM GMT
    Alright. So I want to talk to you about a certain problem I have. It's not that I don't like conservatives. I just wish they wouldn't act that way in public. It's not that I even have a hard time getting along with them, some of my best friends are conservatives. They weren't born that way though and that is what really bothers me. Don't they know it is unnatural? I know it is their business and all, but they don't need to advertise it on national television and on the radio. I shouldn't have my children exposed to their sick ideas. Don't get me started on their using government to push their agenda on all of us. It's like they want to turn us all conservative, and then where will we get more children? I think we need a constitutional amendment to ban this horrid practice, if things keep sliding down this slippery slope one day we may regret it. Let the people vote on an amendment to ban conservatives from holding office. It would be un-American to deny the people the right to vote on such an important issue facing our country.

    LET THE PEOPLE VOTE! USA! USA!
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 12:56 AM GMT
    as Marge Simpson said so eloquently..

    Line them all up and shoot'em.... let god sort it out!
  • Timbales

    Posts: 13993

    Mar 19, 2010 1:00 AM GMT
    pinklaugh.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 1:44 AM GMT
    untitled.jpg




    Baaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhh ha ha a
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 2:05 AM GMT
    Yeah.
    Those conservative freaks are just so uppity, with their sick conservative agenda they want to force on the rest of us, normal, real, Americans.
    They just don't know their place.
    They need to be taken down a notch or two.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 2:28 AM GMT
    Hoosierbud - not only do you have ZERO sense of humor - you are mindblowingly DENSE.
  • DCEric

    Posts: 3713

    Mar 19, 2010 2:39 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidHoosierbud - not only do you have ZERO sense of humor - you are mindblowingly DENSE.

    I think you are in the wrong thread.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 2:52 AM GMT
    In the summer of 1963, I was about to enter a private prep school (aka US high school). And I was sent a list of books to acquire and read before the Fall term. That I dutifully did, reading them while reclining poolside at our country club, between games of tennis, where I was the champion for my age group. (I mention this so that you can understand what a snotty little Republican elitist I was, in my regulation tennis whites, the only thing permitted on the court)

    And one of the required readings was "Conscience of a Conservative" by US Senator Barry Goldwater. Much of what Goldwater wrote I still remember, and still consider valid. icon_exclaim.gif Not all of it I endorse, but I am always the pragmatist.

    There are US values and principles that I believe transcend all this political crap, all these mouthy TV & radio types, and they are rooted in our colonial past: what works, what's fair, and common sense. Talk to an American, clear away this media clutter, and underneath you'll find these 3 principles.

    My parents were life-long Republicans, holding public office, as I did for a brief time. I could have seen myself as a Conservative, in the original sense of that word.

    But now it means something else, that violates the 3 principles I stated above: what works, what's fair, and common sense. Now it is rigid doctrine, meant to deny rights, not empower them. Meant to create an oligarchy of privilege, to destroy the concept of a democracy.

    Indeed, if you need an example, the Conservatives on the Texas school book board just mandated that their textbooks can no longer refer to the United States as a democracy. And for millions of US schoolchildren, these are the books that will be printed for them, in all 50 states.

    I'll say this again: Republican Conservatives have established that the United States in not a democracy. That can no longer be taught in our schools. Can you guess what the next step will be?
  • Leawoody

    Posts: 48

    Mar 19, 2010 2:57 AM GMT
    Funny, I feel exactly the same way about LIberals too. The lefties are just as big a problem as you think the conservatives are. Everything you said about conservatives can be equally said about liberals.

    How about we just let the conservatives and the liberals duke it out in another civil war and once they've killed each other off, the rest of us can live in peace and prosperity? That might not work out so well for the liberals. A recent poll showed that 40% of Americans identified themselves as conservative, 20% liberal and 40% identified themselves as neither.

    Or, how about we find a way to bridge differences and find common ground solutions that we can all agree with. Conservatives and Liberals alike may have to compromise and not get everything they want, but would that really be so bad? 40% of the population doesn't think so. I wonder if it is possible for both sides to stop clubbing each other with idealogy and work for the common, if not slightly imperfect, good? Ahhh well, It's nice to dream. Resume your clubbing.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 3:11 AM GMT
    DCEric -
    It justs seems that way because Hoosierbud deleted his comment.
    For very understandable reasons.

    Apparently, Leawoody is as dense and lacking in a sense of humor as Hoosierbud.
  • Leawoody

    Posts: 48

    Mar 19, 2010 3:32 AM GMT
    Red_Vespa saidIndeed, if you need an example, the Conservatives on the Texas school book board just mandated that their textbooks can no longer refer to the United States as a democracy. And for millions of US schoolchildren, these are the books that will be printed for them, in all 50 states.

    I'll say this again: Republican Conservatives have established that the United States in not a democracy. That can no longer be taught in our schools. Can you guess what the next step will be?


    Texas was a circus. However, you can argue to death whether the US is a democracy or a republic. We are not, and never have been a Direct Democracy. Our origins are as much or more Republic than Democracy but changes in 1913 to the way Senators are elected, women's right to vote won in 1920, civil rights legislation in the 1960s and the lowering of the voting age to 18 in 1971 have created more of a pure Representative Democracy than ever before, but we are still also a Republic.

    What need most concern us is that our current level of democracy is diluted by voter apathy and campaign finance that permit both conservative and liberal wealth to buy elections and politicians through special interest lobbies. If there is one issue in this nation that should be put to the vote of the people rather than our representatives, it is campaign finance reform.
  • Leawoody

    Posts: 48

    Mar 19, 2010 3:37 AM GMT
    rickrick91 saidDCEric -
    It justs seems that way because Hoosierbud deleted his comment.
    For very understandable reasons.

    Apparently, Leawoody is as dense and lacking in a sense of humor as Hoosierbud.


    My, what a small club you have. See, I do have a sense of humor.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Mar 19, 2010 11:33 AM GMT
    I'm generally conservative and if anyone does not like it they know what they can kiss!I have plenty of liberal friends and if any of them decided they could not be my friend because of my views,I would not be crying in the corner.icon_smile.gif
  • DCEric

    Posts: 3713

    Mar 19, 2010 12:39 PM GMT
    I think some of you took this post a little to seriously. Sigh.