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  •  Americans want freedom. (11+ / 0-)

    REAL Americans that is.

    Republicans want to take that freedom away - especially where abortion is concerned.

    They want to force the woman to carry that fetus to full term and give birth.

    That's not freedom.

    That's un-American.

    REAL Americans are for freedom of choice.

    •  Sort of. (1+ / 0-)
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      shaggies2009

      Some Americans want freedom to push around other people.  That's what the abortion controversy is all about, control of women.  In just a few generations, our culture and laws have transformed America from a place where men totally controlled most women into a world where women are increasingly under their own control. Many men and some women hark back nostalgically to the days of nearly unquestioned White male supremacy and fight to keep what control they still have from slipping farther away.

      Control is what the gun rights fracas is all about. The supposed right to obtain, possess and use a firearm enables and enhances a persons ability to control other creatures or persons. Any one who has ever seen a movie knows that the one with the gun is in charge.

      Never forget that people are apes. Primate dominance hierarchies influence the entire world around us and PDH's are all about who controls and who submits.

      "The modern conservative is engaged in one of man's oldest exercises in moral philosophy; that is, the search for a superior moral justification for selfishness." John Kenneth Galbraith

      by LeftOfYou on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 12:31:23 PM PST

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      •  Americans also want to be safe (1+ / 0-)
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        and don't like bullies.

        It's un-American to want our country to be endangered by being awash in guns. It puts everybody in harms way. People that don't want guns regulated are un-American.

        As far as wanting to be able to push around others - thats a bully. That's also against REAL American values. Bullies are un-American.

        It's time for progressives to stand up and say that WE are the real patriots. We are the ones championing REAL American values.

        Freedom of choice in one of life's biggest decisions is a core American value. Anyone opposing that is opposing the true American way of life.

      •  "Control is controlled by (1+ / 0-)
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        Cedwyn

        its need to control."

        -William Burroughs

        One of my favorite lines!

        "In text, use only a single word space after all sentence punctuation." - Oxford Style Manual, Oxford University Press, 2003.

        by shaggies2009 on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 01:58:36 PM PST

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