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Palin: a free society that is not moral will destroy itself

Discussion in 'BBS Hangout: Debate & Discussion' started by Commodore, Sep 21, 2013.

  1. Commodore

    Commodore Contributing Member

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    http://www.nationalreview.com/article/359114/freedom-destroys-itself-sarah-palin

    in reference to the recent Naval Yard shooting

    I completely agree, and as I get older, I am more and more turned off by the glorification and trivialization of violence in our popular culture. This is not a call for censorship, no law can make us righteous.
     
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    tpdr*
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    (*too palin didn't read)
     
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    Imposing your morality on all is a form of suppressing individual freedom.
     
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    Im sure the gunman had just finished playing grand theft auto beforevgunning down those people. it had nothing to do with his mental health issues.

    dont worry sarah no one tis stopping you from gunning down moose from a copter
     
  5. Commodore

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    she said nothing about imposing anything

    this is advocacy and persuasion, not compulsion

    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/wor...gunman-obsessed-with-violent-video-games.html

    now I used to play these games myself so what do I know, but it's worth considering how they impact the culture and people who have a propensity for mental instability
     
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    Morality is gun freedom. these guys need to stop watcing old westerns
     
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    What is she proposing? A national discussion on violence in entertainment? What would she like to see result from that, other than censorship?
     
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    weird, violent video games are extremely popular in Europe and other countries but doesn't seem to be causing any mass shootings like USA.

    Maybe it has something to do with the easy access to guns and the rampant gun culture seen here in america
     
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    I wouldnt ask her. she didnt write this. i hope she doesnt think we are stupid enough to believe she reads the essays of john adams are the speeches of margaret thatcher
     
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    This country was born in bloodshed. it is in our dna to solve problems through violence. im not saying we shouldnt thrive for better. we shouldnt blame it on the latest red herring
     
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    Palin? Why would se care what she have to say?
     
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    Hitler didn't go Hitler because he got carried away playing war lords on his german Z3 computer. Sometimes there is just evil. Palin being religious, she should come to terms with that. Did Abel deserve to get got like that? It's been going around for some time, this whole evil thing. pure evil.
     
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    Maybe if she hadn't flaked out on the easiest governorship in the country to star on reality shows and make Facebook posts she'd be in a position to effect whatever moral renaissance she's carping about.
     
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    So beautifully written, so brave.
     
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    From the fine folks cutting food stamps, opposing gun background checks, and defunding the government. Fine, moral folks over there.
     
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    Hopefully the gun lobby will have another big week like it has for the last two! :)
     
  17. RudyTBag

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    Morality is not the problem with America.

    Oppressive delusion, Closed mindedness and a lack of a basic understanding of science is a HUGE problem.

    <iframe width="420" height="315" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/5gK2EEwzjPQ" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
     
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    I'll see your sack of hammers and raise you a box of lefthanded crayons.
     
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    The first line is the dumbest thing I've ever read(and I'm on clutchfans A LOT), or maybe I'm being naive. Is that really the first thing politicians say after a tragedy?
     
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    Do people still pay the slightest attention to Palin? If so, why? She's had her 15 minutes.
     

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