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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Maybe it's time for you all to stop voting and consenting to such a retarded form of choosing leadership.
    Yeah, that whole representative democracy thing... it was a loser idea from the start.


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    Quote Originally Posted by murkrow View Post
    Maybe it's time for you all to stop voting and consenting to such a retarded form of choosing leadership.
    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Yeah, that whole representative democracy thing... it was a loser idea from the start.
    Yeah! Let's put the ENTJ's in charge, out front!

    *hands out loaded rifles behind the scenes*
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    Look, Twinkly... put down the loaded rifles before you hurt yourself!

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Look, Twinkly... put down the loaded rifles before you hurt yourself!
    Hey, I've got my concealed weapon permit, like you suggested.
    (Thank goodness for long fur coats!)

    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    These issues affect people on a gut level, and it's much easier to get up in arms about them, as opposed to issues that involve deeper thought and an understanding of modern politics and economics. Many politicians don't even understand the bills they write up and sign all year long.
    True as well.

    Some issues just have facets that people can much more identify with and "understand."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Hey, I've got my concealed weapon permit, like you suggested.
    Oh, you did not, you big liar!

    You never do anything I say.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oberon View Post
    Oh, you did not, you big liar!

    You never do anything I say.
    *snap*
    *clack-le*
    *BANG*

    Anyone else got words for li'l Annie Oakley?

    hmmm.
    Now how do I tie this back into abortion rights?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Yeah! Let's put the ENTJ's in charge, out front!

    *hands out loaded rifles behind the scenes*
    If what you meant by that is that you'd rise up in arms and cast us out of power then you've filled me with warmth and pride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Ayrab View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks things like these have been pushed to the forefront of our attention as a distraction from some of the more pressing issues with our country (USA).
    The simple answer is that lots of people actually care about these issues, but why do they care about them?

    The old saying is the squeaky wheel gets the grease. A few people care strongly about abortion, and their spectacle makes the news. A few people care about animal rights, and their spectacle makes the news. Just today I read an article about animal rights activists that are killing research scientists in their homes. You don't get in the news by quietly handing out pamplets or making a reasonable arguement.

    Also the news is trying to make money, so they portray groups as more extreme than they really are. Most animal rights activists are fairly reasonable, but these few crazies will give the whole group a bad name. It's also possible (but less common) to make a more constructive demonstration and make the news. Either way though it's the sqeaky wheel that gets the grease. A vocal minority can often appear to be a majority.
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    Quote Originally Posted by The_Liquid_Laser View Post
    Just today I read an article about animal rights activists that are killing research scientists in their homes.
    Whoa. Scary.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Angry Ayrab View Post
    Am I the only one that thinks things like these have been pushed to the forefront of our attention as a distraction from some of the more pressing issues with our country (USA). Why the hell does it matter if the president supports abortion or not, he is not going to be able to change Roe vs. Wade. Why is gayness even being discussed, I thought this was a secular country (seperation between church and state) and religious issues like this should not be even in the front of our debates, yet the media always seems to be pushing it and crap.

    I just think that alot of these little issues come up and distract us from some of the real problems, like us spending enough money to feed the whole world maybe 6 times over on a war we shouldn't be in. Maybe issues like how the bleep your going to stop or slow down the fall of our currency. Or how about issues like why 1/3 of American adults don't have health care and it is being run like a business for profit. Maybe a debate on how the money for war could be put into more education programs so maybe we can move up a few spots on the education ladder (Compared to the world, our children are retarded).

    /Rant, anyway whats your opinions on this.
    My opinion is pretty much the opposite of yours.
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