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  •  Your country isn't a piece of land. (1+ / 0-)
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    You are defending a social and economic structure that has made it possible to become what you are.  Or perhaps you are defending a social and economic structure that will eventually make it possible to become what you wish to be.  God knows, it isn't perfect.

    When we talk about "America" we are not just talking about a strip of dirt on a map.  We are talking about the ideas and principles put forth in the Constitution, ideas and principles that form the foundation of our lives.  These are what we defend, not just for us and our own, but for everyone who calls themselves an American.  This is why society works at all.

    So, Arken, are you a parasite?  No, you do contribute to the cause in other ways.  Not for a piece of land, but for your country, and your countrymen.  For all of us.

    •  what if arken (0+ / 1-)
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      and others like him continue to pay taxes to a government which vetos the constitution? and votes in an electoral system which has now been exposed as ineffectual? does going through the motions exempt one from being complicit?

      to state one will move as soon as things get bad enough, presumably not willing to stick around to fight to make them right, then yes, arken and others like him are parasites. they are willing to go through the motions as an alibi and as cover, but when push comes to shove, they'll abandon that which they profess to be apart of.

      •  All you do is pick fights with people. (0+ / 0-)

        And insult them.

        And we're supposed to be on the same side here.

        Hopefully you will be banned soon and I'm glad this troll rating will help.

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        by Arken on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 10:51:16 AM PST

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        •  i do not pick fights (0+ / 0-)

          i counter bad arguments. are you actively attempting to limit someone's speech now? because they're saying something you don't want to hear?

          you exposed yourself, or you have been made aware of your own faulty reasoning. whichever the case, i have a right to point it out.

          •  You insulted me. Insults = troll rating. (0+ / 0-)

            And this website is not protected by free speech rights as it states clearly in the FAQ which you have obviously not read.

            If you want to discuss something with me, in future do it without the insults. Good day.

            Flying Squid Studios - Cartoons to Rot Your Brain!

            by Arken on Tue Oct 31, 2006 at 11:00:06 AM PST

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            •  it was i who was insulted (0+ / 1-)
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              by a participant of this website who said he will enjoy the freedoms and standard of living this country provides so long as he doesn't have to fight to uphold them. that's parasitic.

              see it however you want, but the truth is plain to see.

              i'd appreciate you negating the troll rating as i did not deserve it. if it was all a misunderstanding, then the fault is yours for not being clear.

              if you look at the exchange, the truth of the matter is plain to see. you can't tell someone that you'd move rather than fight to preseve the thing which hass allowed you to have all you have.

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