A challenge to libs and a slightly different one to conservatives.

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    AMERICAN EXCEPTIONALISM!

    Them's fightin' words to lotsa libs.

    I propose a more modest discussion.

    Submitted: America is a great country, not just in terms of wealth or military might, but in all variety of ways. However, to recognize the greatness of America is NOT the same as being compelled to deny that it has some faults and significant room for improvement and growth.

    In my experience, libs seem to focus on the negative side of the ledger and are foaming at the mouth angry with conservatives for focusing (unduly, in the opinion of lots of libs) on the positive side of the ledger.

    Conservatives DO tend to focus more on the positive side of the ledger, but in my estimation this is not inconsistent with also acknowledging room for growth.


    So, to the libs I pose the following question: can you -- without any qualifications -- list the top FIVE things about the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA you like, respect and cherish the most?


    For you conservatives
    out there, go ahead and list the top FIVE things about the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA you think need to be fixed -- but do so without qualifying your answers. And try to avoid just mouthing anti-liberal rhetoric.

    Once we have that addressed, I have an idea for the next step in the conversation.

    (I am curious if this can be accomplished without flames?)
     
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    1. The right to burn flags.
    2. The right to make fun of Christians
    3. The right to point out the stupidity of the right
    4. Abortions!
    5. Freedom from religion.
     
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    Ok. So that's one vote for, "it can't be done without flames [or trolling]."
     
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    Those weren't flames.
     
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    You expected better? :lol: Consider the source... ;)
     
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    Would you prefer to live in a country where those freedoms weren't in place?
     
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    I appreciate what you're trying to do with this thread but lez be honest, it ain't gonna work out.
     
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    Five things I think need to be fixed:

    1. Education
    2. Education
    3. Education
    4. Education
    5. Education

    (fix that, and everything else follows.)
     
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    I know at least one other person here agrees with your prediction.

    My attitude is "wait and see."

    There are plenty of flame-oriented threads. I am curious to see if anybody is interested in "rising to the bait" of a thread designed to avoid it. And if so, how many? And will it last?
     
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    lets see..

    I live here.
    Some hot women live here.

    I guess that's enough.
     

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