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64. Freepers worry about their flag; DUers worry about their **country**.
They seem to be overly concerned with vaguely representational surface "issues," while ignoring the actual far deeper and greater dangers. Examples:

-Flag desecration, while, in reality, the Constitution is being shredded.
-Freedom in Iraq, while, in reality, freedom in the U.S. is rapidly shrinking.
-Abortion, while, in reality, stem-cell research could save millions of lives.
-Car flags and magnetic troop-support ribbons, while, in reality, those objects are made in China and are emblematic of sending jobs overseas for cheap-labor profits
-"Get the U.S. out of the U.N., and the U.N. out of the U.S.," while, in reality, the U.S. must increasingly rely on the good will and efforts of other friendly nations in a world that is becoming smaller by the second.
-Preemptive warfare, because kicking ass feels good, while, in reality, a muscular diplomacy would save hundreds of thousands of lives and billions of dollars.
-"Welfare cheats," while, in reality, corporations are receiving windfall handouts by their deadly coziness with government.
-Lowering taxes, while, in reality, the deficit has grown to monstrous proportions, and will have to be dealt with sooner than later.
-What Rush or Hannity says, while, in reality, one's heart and soul are saying something about common sense, teamwork, and looking for the good in others.
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  -What is the biggest difference between DU and freerepublic? Quixote1818  Nov-05-06 01:33 AM   #0 
  - We have the courage to face TRUTH, even if it is unpleasant to us.  dicksteele   Nov-05-06 01:36 AM   #1 
  - One word: "Credibility".  Mugsy   Nov-05-06 07:44 AM   #38 
     - Well, that just sums up everything I was trying to say- in one word!  dicksteele   Nov-05-06 11:21 AM   #58 
  - plus their website is incompetently done.  provis99   Nov-05-06 01:37 AM   #2 
  - Those are good ones. Here is my lazy answer.  GOPBasher   Nov-05-06 01:38 AM   #3 
  - Fear and control  The Straight Story   Nov-05-06 01:40 AM   #4 
  - "They want people to be like them"  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 01:50 AM   #7 
     - Yes Indeed (nt)  The Straight Story   Nov-05-06 01:57 AM   #11 
  - Well, let's see, shall we...  Ecumenist   Nov-05-06 01:40 AM   #5 
  - It's easier to be told what they want to hear - They will look no further.  LaPera   Nov-06-06 02:37 AM   #63 
  - I monitored every day for about six years  grasswire   Nov-05-06 01:49 AM   #6 
  - Brainwashed  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 01:54 AM   #9 
     - over there they've had massive purges  grasswire   Nov-05-06 02:05 AM   #14 
        - oh, and when JimRob betrayed his core principles to support Bush...  grasswire   Nov-05-06 02:06 AM   #15 
  - The biggest difference? Ideology and dogma.  Spider Jerusalem   Nov-05-06 01:51 AM   #8 
  - I agree, we also have our problems. nt  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 01:55 AM   #10 
  - Now there is a spot-on reply that many here will not like.  elocs   Nov-05-06 04:51 AM   #28 
  - I was waiting for someone to point that one out!  tavalon   Nov-05-06 09:50 AM   #50 
  - ummm... DU is a really kickass site with current technology...  TygrBright   Nov-05-06 01:59 AM   #12 
  - Here is what you win  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 02:00 AM   #13 
  - on thing an on thing onlie  symbolman   Nov-05-06 02:08 AM   #16 
  - "Looser"  arewenotdemo   Nov-05-06 02:14 AM   #20 
  - Those at freakypubic think like this  tmfun   Nov-05-06 02:09 AM   #17 
  - we have better soup  orleans   Nov-05-06 02:09 AM   #18 
  - 20-25 IQ points  arewenotdemo   Nov-05-06 02:12 AM   #19 
  - then it is all about religion?  hfojvt   Nov-05-06 02:15 AM   #21 
  - No. There are plenty of religious people here.  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Nov-05-06 04:55 AM   #29 
  - Thank You. I wrote the OP and I am very spiritual  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 09:26 AM   #48 
  - Much better framed than the OP. Agreed. Truth finding vs propaganda worship.  The Count   Nov-05-06 07:12 AM   #34 
  - I also used a quote from the Bible for OUR side in case you missed it  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 09:18 AM   #47 
  - Read the quote by the Texas Governor and thought  Mythsaje   Nov-05-06 02:43 AM   #22 
  - We don't make for good Nazis over here.  Phrogman   Nov-05-06 03:53 AM   #23 
  - We have black people?  Starbucks Anarchist   Nov-05-06 03:59 AM   #24 
  - They only want to hear what they already believe  Raine   Nov-05-06 04:02 AM   #25 
  - Republicans don't mind the gummint in their bedrooms as long as it stays out of their pockets;  snot   Nov-05-06 04:08 AM   #26 
  - Actually, it's gummint in other people's bedrooms. They are in massage parlors  The Count   Nov-05-06 07:14 AM   #35 
  - Their obsession with gay sex has to be pretty high on the list  kdpeters   Nov-05-06 04:12 AM   #27 
  - I'll say  BuffyTheFundieSlayer   Nov-05-06 04:56 AM   #30 
  - I hadn't heard this one.  dancingAlone   Nov-05-06 06:42 AM   #31 
  - He sure did! nt  Quixote1818   Nov-05-06 09:05 AM   #45 
  - Two words:  phylny   Nov-05-06 06:45 AM   #32 
  - Our site doesn't require straitjackets. nt  Vinca   Nov-05-06 06:48 AM   #33 
  - You assume that they do think at Shitheel Republic  EstimatedProphet   Nov-05-06 07:17 AM   #36 
  - They would rather be feared than loved  Toots   Nov-05-06 07:26 AM   #37 
  - A reality-based heart!  ananda   Nov-05-06 07:53 AM   #39 
  - We know truth from lies, and right from wrong. They don't. nt  cassiepriam   Nov-05-06 08:27 AM   #40 
  - Freepers are more prone to tribal behavior. The Democrats have  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-05-06 08:30 AM   #41 
  - There are an awful lot of DU people getting together in real life  tavalon   Nov-05-06 09:56 AM   #51 
     - Glad to hear it.  The Backlash Cometh   Nov-05-06 10:05 AM   #54 
        - True enough  tavalon   Nov-05-06 10:32 AM   #55 
  - We are critical thinkers, they are cowareds... Needs daddy to protect them.  Ioo   Nov-05-06 08:31 AM   #42 
  - Book lernin'.  RUMMYisFROSTED   Nov-05-06 08:45 AM   #43 
  - Bleeding hearts  in_cog_ni_to   Nov-05-06 08:51 AM   #44 
  - Oh I have another one - We have Out Gays, they are all in the Closet  Ioo   Nov-05-06 09:08 AM   #46 
  - FR has 90% more selfishness.  flvegan   Nov-05-06 09:29 AM   #49 
  - Objectivity  orpupilofnature57   Nov-05-06 09:57 AM   #52 
  - Our opinions are our own,  agincourt   Nov-05-06 10:01 AM   #53 
  - Sensible Page Layout, for Starters  Crisco   Nov-05-06 10:34 AM   #56 
  - Truth, Justice, and the American Way.  spanone   Nov-05-06 10:35 AM   #57 
  - DU's format is far superior, for one thing  slackmaster   Nov-05-06 11:22 AM   #59 
  - Most of us have had sex  bezdomny   Nov-06-06 01:35 AM   #60 
  - We have logical reasoning skills!  Lindacooks   Nov-06-06 01:36 AM   #61 
  - They believe without questioning authority, ignoring facts, we search & scrutinize for the truth.  GreenTea   Nov-06-06 01:39 AM   #62 
  - Freepers worry about their flag; DUers worry about their **country**.  KrazyKat   Nov-07-06 03:58 AM   #64 

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