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From: KCMO
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Message 21 of 93 (385777)
02-17-2007 1:29 AM
Reply to: Message 1 by Hyroglyphx
02-16-2007 1:22 PM

You have to be against capital punishment, but support abortion on demand.
Two completely different issues. But as others have said previously, "So?"
You have to believe that businesses create oppression but governments create prosperity.
I believe both can be, and often are, a source of oppression.
You have to believe that guns in the hands of law-abiding citizens are more of a threat than nuclear weapons technology in the hands of Iran , China and/or North Korea.
I don't support gun control.
You have to believe that the same teacher who can't teach 4th-graders how to read is somehow qualified to teach those same kids about sex.
I don't know about 4th graders, but I certainly think middle schoolers should have sex ed. Sex is a subject, just like math or history, that they need to learn, and who better to teach them than a trained professional?
You have to believe the NRA is bad because it supports certain parts of the Constitution, while the ACLU is good because it
supports gutting certain parts of the Constitution.
Interesting to note, the site Percy linked to in Message 2 doesn't contain the word "gutting".
You have to believe that standardized tests are racist, but racial quotas and set-asides are not.
I don't think standardized tests are racist. I do, however, think racial quotas are racist.
You have to believe that the only reason socialism hasn't worked anywhere it's been tried is because the right people haven't been in charge.
I don't think socialism will ever work.

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Member (Idle past 6094 days)
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From: KCMO
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Message 84 of 93 (386380)
02-21-2007 11:58 AM
Reply to: Message 73 by crashfrog
02-20-2007 11:04 PM

Re: Answering the critics
But race is a lot more than your skin color - and, simultaneously, a lot less. Race is a socially-constructed concept that folds in physical features as well as culture.
Indeed. Just the other day, there was a black woman on the Colbert Report talking about how Barack Obama isn't really a black man because he hasn't had the history and culture of the people we typically think of when we say 'African-American'. I was initially surprised to hear her say this, but as she explained it, it made more sense.

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