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Date: 01/21/14 09:38 AM

15 Responses to `Murican Values [Pic]

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    Crap4Brains Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2014 at 9:40 am
    Link: `Murican Values - Equal rights for everyone... I love `Murica!
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    Howler81 Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2014 at 9:52 am
    This looks like it`s gonna be one of THOSE posts, so I`ll go ahead and get us started:
    RANT RANT RANT RANT
    I`M NOT RACIST, BUT...
    BLAH BLAH REPUBLICANS
    BLAH BLAH DEMOCRATS
    BLAH BLAH RELIGION
    BLAH BLAH AMERICA
    BLAH BLAH WORLD WAR II
    MY OPINION MATTERS BECAUSE I TYPE IT IN ALL CAPS ON A WEBSITE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO WASTE TIME WATCHING CAT VIDEOS AND LOOKING AT PICTURES OF WOMEN IN WORKOUT CLOTHES FALL OVER
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    danari Male 30-39
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    January 21, 2014 at 10:04 am
    The Puritans did not come to America for religious freedom. They came to America to be free to impose their religion.
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    DromEd Male 40-49
    1928 posts
    January 21, 2014 at 10:17 am
    Crap4Brains huh?

    Well at least one person around here has a correct handle.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
    36689 posts
    January 21, 2014 at 10:33 am

    Maybe people don`t have equal rights because people aren`t really equal after all.

    Discuss
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
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    January 21, 2014 at 10:45 am
    How come the Indians didn`t colonize Europe?
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    Andrew155 Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2014 at 11:11 am
    I don`t get it when people talk about the 1600s from a 2014 perspective. Newflash, the 1600s was a pretty sucky time for everyone. Besides, for all you history buffs, the Puritans were actually communist for a very short period. It didn`t work. American history begins with the rejection and failure of Puritan communism.

    Besides, the dominant population of pretty much every country in existence was almost invariably conquered from a previous occupying country or people. This is why England speaks a Germanic language, why Turkey speaks a Central Asian language, and why Japan and Korea are (in some ways) a better example of the continuation of ancient Chinese culture than modern China. You can easily go on with this for pretty much every country.
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2014 at 11:29 am
    "Maybe people don`t have equal rights because people aren`t really equal after all.

    Discuss"


    I will take this issue up. The phase "All men are created equal" was popularized by the Declaration of Independence. This is because in the very earliest creation of ideas of our country and what it should be. The founders consulted the writings political philosophers like hobbes, rousseau, locke to create basically a stable utopia.

    This particular phrase is owed to Thomas Hobbes in his book "Leviathan."
    link
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    richanddead Male 18-29
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    January 21, 2014 at 11:32 am
    Despite many falsely believing that it means every person is automatically a free person. If you read it in the beginning of chapter 13 of the leviathan, what the phrase means is, in a state of nature even if one person is infinitely stronger or has infinite advantages, that person can still be killed or outdone by the strength of the weakest individual. Therefore no man is ever truly superior to another and therefore we are equal.

    Its placement in the DOI was referencing more an idea that America would stand as a place where it was accepted that a ruling government should always respect even the weakest of society for fear of being toppled.

    It was a phrase used more to show that all governments have a "Sword of Damocles." And because the british did not respect that truth, the colonies would rebel from british rule and form a country that set such a principle as there guiding merit.
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2014 at 12:14 pm
    "A WEBSITE DESIGNED FOR PEOPLE WHO WASTE TIME WATCHING CAT VIDEOS AND LOOKING AT PICTURES OF WOMEN IN WORKOUT CLOTHES FALL OVER"

    Wait! We have those?
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    richanddead Male 18-29
    3489 posts
    January 21, 2014 at 12:17 pm
    It never meant people are born entirely equal to another in status, form, or ability. He is saying the imperfections of one will never outweigh the advantages to such a point were it becomes impossible for the advantageous one to be truly safe, if a person truly willed something it would happen.

    Therefore systems that depended on the pure subjugation of a society would be found unstable and given time I think we have seen that truth.

    This gif is bashing our values, yet I think it`s also highlighting the fact that all people tend to be more accepting of other people that are more like them before accepting a person of a different culture.
    It was America imposing its "melting pot" value onto citizens with the constant need to integrate in new ways, sometimes even forcibly, that unfortunately has caused some periods of discontent in some. But its the American Value that has always sought an opportunity for all to compete that creates the change.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    January 21, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    @ richanddead - way deeper than any of my shallow thoughts. I was just saying people aren`t equal. There are people I am intellectually and morally superior to. There`s no way some of that trailer trash or ghetto trash is my equal!

    But if a person doesn`t buy into we`re-all-equal then he has to acknowledge that there must also be someone superior to himself. - God save the Queen!
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    SmagBoy1 Male 40-49
    4432 posts
    January 21, 2014 at 2:22 pm
    The gist there, as richanddeas is alluding to, is not about individuals and their strengths, weaknesses, physical, intellectual or otherwise, but about their rights--a direct response to laws in the Old World limiting land ownership, rank, privilege, etc., to only a predestined few.

    Of course, as Peter Griffin says, even the "created equal" idea had a long way to go...
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    Modwain Male 40-49
    336 posts
    January 21, 2014 at 2:37 pm
    it would be funny, even a good joke, if it hasnt proven itself to be true ;-(
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    RobSwindol Male 30-39
    2514 posts
    January 22, 2014 at 4:41 am
    A "Happy New Live"?

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