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Old 01-31-2010, 08:39 PM   #12
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Default Re: "all we would need to do is leave people alone"

Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
There's a simple solution, which is to listen to what a majority of our own people believe on this topic and others.
Being an American, I am viscerally opposed to anything that compromises our sovereignty.

Yeah "evuhbuddy loves the idea of an ICC" but nobody knows what the hell it is...

Four in ten Americans (39%) say they have heard or read about the possibility of forming a permanent International Criminal Court, including 4% who know a lot and 13% who know some. The majority of Americans (61%) report that they have not heard or read anything at all about this initiative. (Roper/ASW)

"I didn't see 'Ghandi' but I loved it" Steve Martin 1986

Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
Our propaganda tells us that we are a democracy, so this should be natural for us.
We are a representative republic. The Framers did it that way because "democracies" have a tendency to run amuck.

Originally Posted by ricardisimo View Post
Among other things, a clear majority of U.S. citizens support the U.N. - and not the U.S. - taking the lead in peacekeeping and military intervention.
A "majority" voted for bho as well. Public opinion doesn't necessarily serve as an indicator of the best direction we as a nation should go.

Originally Posted by Leftoverhard View Post
I think we should bomb everyone until they agree with us and bow to our will. Everyone.
Yer coming around Lefty. You been doing the breathing exercises?

Originally Posted by MACH1 View Post
That or we could just mustard gas our own that don't conform.
Nah. Sarin. I hear the trails are sensational.

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but overthrow the men who pervert the Constitution."

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