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pike
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reply to jc100

Re: Elect Him

I respectfully disagree with your first points and would be happy to debate with you when we're not discussing an unrelated news article.

said by jc100:

The point I'm making is that America is so reactionary, because our media runs a story as if it's gospel. Albeit overlooking that many other circumstances take FAR MORE LIVES on a daily basis. Instead of making policies to correct these problem, our News creates a stir over issues that are an anomaly.

How Often are Planes Crashing? Terrorists Attacking America? People Mailing Anthrax Letters? Yet, the way we hear about these events when an instance occurred, you'd think we're facing an epidemic. In reality, we've got far bigger fish to fry and minor corrective action is usually needed to prevent these problems.

I could not have said this better myself, thumbs up.

jc100

join:2002-04-10

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Pike the article is about freedoms, and it's the perfect context to discuss the erosion of our natural born liberties. FISA inherently impacts how you and I live on a daily basis. Sadly, most of our country are what I call Chicken Littles. When the news reports a sensational story, society to include our reactionary politicians, bandwagon the topic. When the bridge fell, infrastructures the problem. When Aurora and school shootings happened, mental illness. - Of Course, Fox news says now's not the time to talk about guns (Rolls eyes).

The fact of the matter is that our country is made up NITWITS. I.E. Look at 9/11 and the expansion of our government. A deconstruction of our constitution over an event that takes FAR FEWER lives than handguns. We now torture "terrorists", invade countries, and all you hear about is how Muslims are out to kill Americans..... Sure they are and the Flying Spaghetti Monster is out to reclaim his booty of pirate gold. Religion is a problem (Christianity, Islam, etc) but the problem is from a small segment of society. Yet, our government uses the context of 9/11 to justify just about EVERY intrusion into our lives now.

Yet, you have the Auroa Shooting, 16-22,000 Murders (80% involve handguns), School Shootings, etc and no one is to touch the second amendment. Lo and Behold, the NRA doesn't talk about gun reform. Nope, how dare America touch that sacred wording.

Instead, we'll gut the constitution and be left with nothing but our guns and cars. Neither cause any problems... Ah yes, America the once glorious Democracy.


pike
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I think I misunderstood your first post (thought you were making an argument not to change gun laws). I completely agree with everything you are saying here.