tar Posted January 5, 2013 Share Posted January 5, 2013 (edited) Overtone, Yeah, I would probably have labeled you as a self hating American. Authoritarian? Interesting how power is a good thing, when in your hands, and a bad thing when in somebody elses hands. This probably has a lot to do with the gun control question, on several levels. Do you watch CNN or FOX? Who do you feel comfortable associating with? Gore just sold his Current TV to Al Jazeera. Whose propaganda do you rather? I would imagine, by your lumping me in with your "outsider" group, that you imagine me a FOX viewer. I don't watch either CNN or FOX, much, they are both tainted and disturb me...if either would hold sway, and power over me. For different reasons. Fox is too religious and right wing for me, CNN too socialist and "nanny state" for my taste. But that is just me, I don't require that either hold sway, I rather hope that some average of the two rules my life. And I would hope you would allow me to cherry pick the reason and sense that comes from either camp, and wish that that reason and sense would be what holds sway, and not figure me an enemy of either, or a staunch supporter of either. The pendulum swings left and right in this country, and there are "authoritarian" dangers to be had, at both extremes. I am a fan of the gravity of reason, and human judgement, that attempts to keep us centered. And our reverence to "rule of law" and personal freedom, both, factor in my judgements. I yield to the president we choose to lead us, whether I voted for him/her or not. But I always know that no matter who is in power, there is a large segment of the electorate that would rather it had been someone else. For one reason or another. Regards, TAR2 Edited January 5, 2013 by tar Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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