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Old 01-31-2010, 07:39 PM   #12
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Default Re: "all we would need to do is leave people alone"

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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) http://www.amicc.org/docs/WICC_USpublicOp.pdf

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

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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.

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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.

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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?

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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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