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Political Quiz and Rant about Amendment I

According to www.okcupid.com/politics:
I am a Social Liberal (81% permissive), and an Economic Conservative (63% permissive).
I am are best described as a: Libertarian.
I exhibit a very well-developed sense of Right and Wrong and believe in economic fairness.

Speaking of political ideologies, one of my conservative, racist friends (yes, I take all types) sent me a chain email. It shows a couple of little kids with their hands folded in prayer, with a stars and stripes trim and in capital gold letters One Nation Under God. It says that 86% of Americans believe in God, so no one should have a problem with "In God We Trust" or "One Nation Under God". It says the other 14% should be told to just "sit down and BE QUIET!" It says forward if you agree or delete if you don't. I deleted it before I thought about ranting here. This kind of stuff makes me sad for America. It makes me realize how many people are out there who really don't understand the concepts of freedom the country was founded on. "I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it." This seems to be attributed to Voltaire, but I remember in an American History class that one of our founding fathers also said it, and it epitomizes the spirit of the First Amendment. It is ironic that there are so many who utilize their right to free speech to say that those who disagree with them shouldn't have such a right.

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kyrielle
Sep. 18th, 2004 12:06 pm (UTC)
Ugh. That's nasty. They've every right to say it, of course - and I've every right to say I think it stinks. (By the way, a quick Google search turns it up - you got the text pretty near perfect, it looks like, to what they said.)

Cute but pathetic, that they say forward if you agree and delete if you don't. This will give the impression that lots of people agree, without giving the impression how many don't, of course. Not that I forward much of anything or would forward that sort of tripe, just that I think it is good you say something in your journal - that more than deleting it, you say you don't agree.
mandydax
Sep. 18th, 2004 01:25 pm (UTC)
Yes, it is pretty horrid. I almost sent a reply to say "Dear Sir, You are a dumb-ass. Here's to hoping your God smites you for defaming His character."
kyrielle
Sep. 18th, 2004 01:44 pm (UTC)
*grins*
impish1
Sep. 18th, 2004 10:22 pm (UTC)
Slightly OT - reminds me of one of the Star Wars spoof cut scenes that have been posted in one of my Star Wars communities.

It had Emperor Palpatine sitting on his throne behind him was a picture of the 1st Death Star surrounded by some NASA astronauts, a dog covered in the American flag and a bald eagle.

http://www.somethingawful.com/articles.php?a=2374&p=7

Just thought I'd share the political funny.
mandydax
Sep. 18th, 2004 11:32 pm (UTC)
Yes, and...
So I say, "Thank you for the funny, the pix I'm seeing. Thanks for all the joy their bringing..."

These are hilarious!
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