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Melodybe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:00 AM
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Liberals are patriots, right wingers are nationalists
I love the principles my country was founded on. The french philosopohers, the founding fathers, Lincoln. There are some absolutely gorgeous things to say about our country.

However, the only reason I think that our country is so great is our melting pot of cultures.

So I think that liberals fit the definition of patriots and RWers are nationalists, anyone care to discuss?
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PROGRESSIVE1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:02 AM
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1. kick
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Swamp Rat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:06 AM
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2. And Freepers are lizard drones dressed like fuzzy, red tiggers.
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EstimatedProphet Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:06 AM
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3. Yeah, I would agree
Too many people confuse patriotism with nationalism. Basically, patriotism involves doing the hard legwork to make the country a better place. Nationalism just involves lip service, and often goes into the "my country right or wrong" without the understanding that when wrong, the patriot tries to make it right.
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rwheeler31 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:07 AM
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4. When will
the American people think about anything but money?
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Melynn Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:26 AM
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5. Take it one step further
Real conservatives aren't neo-cons. Real conservatives don't believe in nation building and using the government to achieve their goals.

Neo-cons are just fascists and believe in using the government to further their agenda.

The problem is that conservatives will roll over for the neo-cons when the neo-cons play the nationalist card. That's what happen in Nazi Germany and that's what is happening in America.
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roguevalley Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 12:47 AM
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6. moving forward is a liberal thing. staying in place or going backward
is conservative. I appreciate France too. The intellectuals of our past, the learning and dignity. Now we have a monkey and his grinder.
I'm glad the founders are dead so they don't have to watch this.
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