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Peace Patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-15-05 11:45 AM
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17. Since SouthernDem2004 has walked away from the conversation,
I'll just say this about the exchange we just had. SoDem takes what I said as an attack, but I was actually asking him genuine questions. Yeah, I was a little irritated, because he just keeps repeating this phrase "no credible proof" with no indication that he's read and considered any of the evidence, and has anything to say about it. I told him why "proof" is impossible (Republicans deliberately prevented it). I described some of the evidence of fraud--the inferential kind of evidence we are forced to rely on--and gave him the creds of the people who have evaluated this evidence and have cried foul on the election. And he doesn't offer any response.

I can only conclude that he hasn't read any of it, which makes his opinion non-credible. (You don't have to be an expert to be familiar with the evidence , and to be able to draw conclusions from it and criticize it.) But I WANTED him to respond. Like Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemene, I would like this "cup" to pass from me. I don't want to do what I know that I now have to do--having read this evidence: devote my life to helping my countrymen get our country back, by restoring our right to vote. I'm willing to be talked out of it. But, so far, no one has been able to give me any proof that Bush won, and that the evidence that Kerry won is wrong.

As I kind of suspected, SoDem is like those Cardinals in the Vatican who refused to look into Galileo's telescope, for fear that it would disturb their fixed notions about the Cosmos. A flat-worlder. (Flat world is a reasonable opinion if you ignore the overwhelming but necessarily inferential evidence of a spherical world, and are content with the perspective of an ant. You'll never get to the moon, though.)

"Peace" isn't silence, SoDem. So I was irritated. True enough. But I really wanted you to address the evidence.

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