If all Muslims are expected to answer for and be punished for an extremely small portion of their population, maybe we need a white male registry and require all white men to be held accountable for their angry fundamentalists. After all, they shoot a lot of people and blow up a lot of stuff too.
^ Your dad didn't fight in a war to protect a flag. He fought to protect what the flag stands for, which are all of the freedoms we enjoy. One of those freedoms being the freedom to express oneself without reproach from the government. This includes flag burning. It's one of the great ironies in this country that people get so worked up about things like flag burning and not standing for the national anthem and not reciting the pledge of allegiance and still claim to love freedom. They only love the freedom that is convenient and doesn't make them feel uncomfortable. This makes them hypocrites. In World War 2 we were fighting AGAINST countries that did punish its own citizens for speaking out against the government.
Truthus, the bill Clinton CO-sponsored that you are referring to was to prevent flag burning when it was done to incite violence or terrorism. It was a few years after 9/11 when the histrionics about patriotism were still on full blast. I still don't agree with it but don't pretend that is anywhere near the same thing as what Donald Trump is saying now.
Ted Talks do a great job of preaching to the choir about how we need social revolution. What good have any of them actually done? This is another mostly white middle-to-upper class circle jerk where so-called progressives get to feel good about themselves and pat themselves on the back despite not actually doing anything to make the world better. "At $65 a pop" the cost of admission doesn't really speak to the inclusiveness that these people pretend they care about.
This makes sense. Roof is a white man. His mental competency must be called into question. If he had been another skin color or non-Christian religion, he would just simply be a cut and dry terrorist.
There is no legitimate benefit to killing this person, or anyone convicted of any crime. We get it wrong too often (I think Roof is guilty), it is too costly, and it serves as no deterrent.
Leave it to the Democrats to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory on the national level. I wish I could say it's surprising but they are very good at it.
Republicans: Congratulations on your victories and strong voter turnout. You guys won everything, so...you realize you actually have to govern now right? No more boogeymen, no more liberal media bias, no more yelling platitudes. You have to actually get shit done for this betterment of this country. Good luck.
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