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  •  Uh-huh (0+ / 0-)

    Any links? Or are you just going to stick to moronic stereotypes?
     While you are at it, tell me about how much you support the Bill of Rights........all of the amendments.

    Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

    by FrankRose on Mon Dec 31, 2012 at 06:43:22 PM PST

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    •  Having partially grown up in a very very (0+ / 0-)

      small Okie town and moving back and forth into TX and NM I had very much the ability to see what the differences were. And while it is true that TX has very much descended into authoritarianism itself, while I was young it was very much a hodgepodge of large and small towns. The small town in Oklahoma was very insular. And in the 50's it still retained the law that blacks could not stay over night within its limits. And it really was a useless law cause there were no blacks there that I saw. But still the bigotry was parroted constantly through that town. In Amarillo, on the other hand, my mother hired a black woman to baby sit me while she worked. And I felt very at ease with her being only 3 at the time. And, though I felt very free to go where I wanted and do what I wanted in both locations it was most definitely true that in the small town people were hyper aware of what everybody else was doing. I would often get feedback from my grandma about how incensed some people were about my shorts.

      American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

      by glitterscale on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 01:19:04 PM PST

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      •  Nothing like anecdotal evidence with a sample size (0+ / 0-)

        of 3....in the 1950s......in a small geographic area.....
        Allow me to question your methodology.

        1) If someone told you that they had met 3...whites or blacks or Hispanics, and they thought they were stupid/lazy/prone to authoritarianism....would you find that convincing?
        I certainly wouldn't.

        2) If my example of the well-established knowledge that anecdotal evidence is unreliable, then allow me to present my own:  I have lived in 12 small towns, and found them not authoritarian at all.
        As 12>3, and it is based on a time more recent than 1950, we can only conclude that my anecdotal evidence 'trumps' yours.

        3) You know what is an example of being 'prone to authoritarianism? Supporting infringing on Individual Constitutional Rights.

        Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

        by FrankRose on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:12:57 PM PST

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        •  Being allowed to stay overnight in a small (0+ / 0-)

          town might be considered a constitutional right. But you are entitled to your experiences and I am entitled to mine.

          American Television is a vast sea of stupid. -xxdr zombiexx

          by glitterscale on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:27:05 PM PST

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          •  Whaaaa? (0+ / 0-)

            Yes, you are entitled to your experiences. And you are free to be an ignorant bigot.
            And I am free to question you upon it.

            "stay overnight in a small town might be considered a constitutional right"
            Not catching your meaning here.

            Those who would sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.

            by FrankRose on Tue Jan 01, 2013 at 02:30:05 PM PST

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