dudejcb wrote:Please quit demonizing progressive thought.
Nope. It is dangerous and destructive, but I will be happy to explain why on a case by case basis.
dudejcb wrote:Or shall I use the same type of exaggerated example and ask whether you'd like to return to the good old days of slavery, Jim Crow, or witch hunting in general.
We defeated those Democrat ideas. We will eventually defeat these.
dudejcb wrote:How do you know so much about what guns the gangsta's prefer?
I've lived outside of DC, Atlanta, Richmond, Chicago, and my brother lived in Pittsburgh for years. You learn.
dudejcb wrote:What about those two bank robber types in LA a few years back that had more fire power than the police?
Not a drive by and I don't think they were gangsters. The big problem wasn't the fire power it was the body armor.
dudejcb wrote:Face the truth and be reasonable. There are inadequacies on all sides of most arguments and we often get ourselves into trouble when we go simplistic black and white and don't make any attempt to think a bit more comprehensively... you know that's true.
There is a right and wrong answer. The best answer is usually the simple answer. If you understand the issue and break it down, there is usually a very simple black and white answer. Shades of grey generally just means you do not understand the issue or you are lumping things together.
Are all abortions wrong? No
Are all abortions right? No
That's not grey, that's insufficient detail.
I think eptopic (sp?) pregancies which would without a doubt kill the mother and baby are acceptable. The problem is the poor woman usually does not have the knowledge to make a simple decision. Either she will die or she won't and either the baby will die or it won't. However, there is know way to know without letting nature take its course. Then what. Oops, you and your baby are dead. I guess you should have had the abortion. It's an incredibly tough decision that has to be made with imperfect information. That is a completely different thing than you are talking about.
Letting the baby die on the table is never acceptable. Where is the grey in that situation. The two are in no way connected, except by those that wish to muddy the waters.
dudejcb wrote:Please note: there are plenty of kooky progressives just as ther are plenty of kooky conservatives. both sides have their cross to bear.
We don't nominate them for President or appoint them to Speaker of the House. OK, Hastert may have been kooky.
You are far more conservative than Obama and most of the Democratic leadership. I have a feeling if you relocated your family to one of the liberal bastions like the community that Obama was organizing, you would become far more conservative. You don't get caught up in the carnage wrought by the implementation of the progressive ideas. I know you will say that they aren't doing it right, but when you show me somewhere that they have done it right and it worked, maybe you can change my mind. In the meantime, they fail time and time again for reasons that are obvious to me. All progressive ideas are set up for corruption and manipulation. If they weren't they would be conservative ideas.