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Forum Post: "Give Us Back Our Country"

Posted 6 years ago on April 22, 2013, 10:58 a.m. EST by nickm11 (27)
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Big business, the Supreme Court and big government have stolen our country. "Give Us Back Our Country"



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[-] 3 points by LeoYo (5909) 6 years ago

"Going Extinct Is Genocide": Lakota Elders Tour to Raise Awareness About Struggle

Monday, 22 April 2013 10:18 By Victoria Law, Truthout | Op-Ed


[-] -1 points by redandbluestripedpill (333) 6 years ago

Indians know about survival and evolution. Someone got a whole lot more out of the movie cowboys and aliens than most of us. Utterly bizarre, but factual pages here.



[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

That's interesting

[-] 2 points by GirlFriday (17435) 6 years ago

Define big government.

[-] 1 points by nickm11 (27) 6 years ago

Not the conservative view, but the big parties heavy with money from interest groups that can get almost any law passed or blocked, despite what's in the best interests of the majority of citizens.

[-] 0 points by Shule (2638) 6 years ago

Great. Now, what are you going to do about it?

[-] -2 points by HCabret (-327) 6 years ago

I wasnt aware that you personally (along with any others) had ownership over this or any country.

I dont own this country.

[-] 0 points by nickm11 (27) 6 years ago

We all have ownership over this country. If your a citizen you own part of America and the American dream. Everyone execpt maybe you?

[-] -3 points by HCabret (-327) 6 years ago

communal ownership is a flawed ideal. the only things I have true ownership over are my body and my mind. No one else can tell what to do with either of these and I cant tell anyone else what to do with theirs.

I choose not be an american because I disagree many american ideals. I live here because I have the right to live where ever I want. I do not care to have a say in the lives of people living thousands of miles away in a different state, nor do I care for them to have a say in my life.

[-] 4 points by JesseHeffran (3903) 6 years ago

If you really believed what you say you believe, you would not be on this site trying to persuade public opinion.

What is the fallout of convincing people not to participate in politics? It is turning a blind eye to those who participate. Whether you know it or not, your ramblings, if anybody is convinced, does more to strengthen the status quo than it does to convince people that your philosophy is superior.

If you truly believed what you say you believe, you would not be here convincing people to fallow you. But instead, you would be living your life by your own precepts, and not engaging in the market place of ideas.

To do nothing and say nothing in America, is to abdicate ones civil liberties.

What is more likely, that people form groups and engage in politics, or everybody come together and disband the cohesive force of government? There is just too many individuals in this world to have no means of compelling people to do what they don't want to do. Your ideas are ideas that belong in a perfect world, one where everyone thinks alike. You are asking us not to play by the rules that our Founders set up for us, but instead do away with their system all together. That is one lofty idea.

[-] -1 points by HCabret (-327) 6 years ago

It is because I believe what I think that i am trying to convince you.

When did I suggest non participation in government?

I have never told anyone to "follow me", I want people to think for themselves.

Collectivists want groupthink and solidarity, I want individualism and freethought.