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Response to duffyduff (Reply #60)

Sun Jun 23, 2013, 01:24 PM

74. Sadly, I can.

It is said to be careful of what you hate, because you will become like that which you hate. Some of our party, some of our supporters have become more authoritarian than the Republicans in an effort to defeat the Republicans. They have become more unforgiving in an effort to show that the Republicans are not alone in caring about security issues. Once you have sacrificed civil liberties on the altar of security, what is a little more? What is ostracizing the victim when compared with Guantanamo Bay? So a woman loses her job, fired for the actions of one she has resisted showing great strength. If we are willing to sacrifice privacy, dignity, and our constitutionally guaranteed rights, what more is a woman's job? After all, what happens if the mad man she married, and divorced, comes to the school.

We have become so determined to resist Republicans, to oppose Republicans on every issue we have forgotten who and what we are and what we stand for. We sell out our beliefs, at first expensively, and later, for any loose change that happens to be laying around.

Sadly, this is why I am not surprised. This is why I fight so hard for principles, because without the principles, without those ideals to anchor us, we are merely another shade of the political party we oppose, and our argument becomes as asinine. We are evil too, but just not as evil as they are. We are greedy corporate shills too, just not quite as greedy as they are. We are authoritarian snoops invading your privacy, but not nearly as bad as they are. We are anti woman in our policy towards victims too, but not as bad as they are. Democrats, wrong on the issues, but just not as wrong as the Republicans.

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