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  •  the pettier they act... (1+ / 0-)
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    the larger OWS grows  :)

    "Orwell was an optimist"

    by KnotIookin on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 02:40:39 PM PDT

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    •  Yup. (10+ / 0-)

      I grew up San Diego. Most of my family and friends are still there, and most are conservative.

      And most are thoroughly disgusted with how the peaceful protestors have been treated.

      San Diego conservatives tend to be what I call "military" conservative. They support defense spending and strong (ok, draconian) immigration policy, but are mostly socially liberal and overall, pretty reasonable: they're not neanderthals that have knee-jerk reactions to words like "abortion" and "Kenyan Islamist."

      They don't have to carry around copies of the Constitution to know what it says. And they know it contains more than just the 2nd amendment.

      And they're getting pretty darn mad that the first amendment is getting trampled.  As one put it: The first ammendment doesn't say freedom of speech OR freedom to assemble peacefully. It guarantees both simultaneously.

      Pissing off your base because you're trampling the rights of fellow citizens is just a really stupid idea.

      © grover

      So if you get hit by a bus tonight, would you be satisfied with how you spent today, your last day on earth? Live like tomorrow is never guaranteed, because it's not.

      by grover on Tue Oct 25, 2011 at 03:44:30 PM PDT

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