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  •  Just because a lot of Americans have their (3+ / 0-)
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    twigg, Sylv, Medium Head Boy

    Heads up their own asses, and are unable or unwilling to look past issues that they can see impact their own lives, does not mean that they SHOULD  only be concerned with their own lives.  Nor does it mean that everybody should have the same priorities and level of outrage.
    I don't know if British mothers had the same saying, but many of ours used to say "if all your friends jumped off a cliff, would you?"  Just because all my friends believe that jobs, etc, are more important, do I have to also believe that?  Lots of other Americans believe that abortion is wrong in all instances and should be banned.  Do I have to believe that because everyone in my church does?
    Twigg, I respect you.  I'm sorry to disagree with you.  But I do believe very strongly that our government has, as silently as possible, been turning into a police state.  We have not arrived at that destination, yet, but we're on our way.  The only way to stop or slow down that progression is for some folks to loudly protest.  So, no, I can't shut up and turn to your priorities.  If that makes me out of step, or unamerican in your eyes, ok.  Good luck.

    •  Don't make the mistake of thinking (4+ / 0-)

      that I don't agree with you.

      But this is not about what matters. All those issues matter.

      This is about getting elected. When you are on the doorstep, canvassing for your favorite candidate, or phone-banking for the same, you will see eyes glaze over the minute you mention "government spying".

      It is a Democratic President who is doing the damned spying, and it matters, but it doesn't matter today above the things that do matter today.

      I hope that the quality of debate will improve,
      but I fear we will remain Democrats.

      Who is twigg?

      by twigg on Mon Aug 26, 2013 at 06:52:43 AM PDT

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