Here are some comments from a previous post. I’m responding here because Radio doesn’t give you control of the data tables for comments and I want a record of my response.
“Those of us here in the middle of the country actually believe in the same principles that our founding fathers believed in. We will no longer sit still while people tear away at the morality of this country because as soon as the morality falls, the country will be destroyed (just look at history for proof).”
Since you’re being so vague about what you think the morality of this country actually is, I’ll just assume you’re with the masses and are basing the country’s morality on Christian beliefs. Here is the biggest problem I see. You are getting your personal beliefs confused with what the founding fathers actually meant and what the country’s morality was intended to be. “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” What that says to me is that everyone should be allowed to live their lives the way that makes them the happiest. Where in that does it say everyone must adopt the popular belief? I find it completely un-American to force people into your on personal bubble. This is the exact opposite of progression. That one line there is screaming “Americans are tolerable of everyone”. One thing that I’ve learned during this little “war” of ours, Democracy doesn’t work for everyone. Same goes for religious beliefs.
“FYI, the only reason you can say what you did was because of soldiers how have died to give you that freedom. That is also why I do not care one red cent how other contries percieve the US.”
Yeah. Because we’re right and everyone else is wrong. It’s that black and white, right? And who cares what countries we destroy to get what we want?
“If someone supports someone who will likely attack us, we have the right to attack first.”
Defending ourselves is one thing. Killing over 100,000 non-threatening Iraqi citizens is another.
“No, Iraq did not have connections to 9-11, but Saddam was a threat to the US and the whole world (even Kerry admited this until he changed his mind).”
Saddam was no threat to us. Even if he was, it doesn’t justify Bush lying to you and me so that he could invade a country and pull attention away from the real issues at the time.
“Yes, I do disagree with most of the Patriot Act, but I believe that Congress will scale it back. It was a good idea that carried to far.”
The Bush administration did it once and now that they have another term and support from the popular vote, do you seriously think they’re feeling like they need to be more careful this time around? Wishful thinking on your part. This week, the American people told Bush to basically “keep it up”. Good luck to us all…