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I am sure you were being sarcastic, but I disagreed because we actually are becoming more like them. Obama wants every Mexican that will cross the border to come and get on all of his free programs. That way, all taxpayers become slaves to feeding and caring for the illegal population that is multiplying faster than any other race in our country.

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Obama wants it to be easier for them to get citizenship. Unless you are 100% Native American, your ancestors were immigrants too so it's nice that they were able to become citizens so that you could be here today, huh? :)

Besides, a lot of Mexican illegal immigrants do jobs that Americans don't want to do and they work extremely hard for next to nothing. They actually WANT to be here. Most of them would become citizens if it was easier and didn't take as long.

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Why don't people believe in God?

"If you don't believe you should have proof"

That works both ways. If I do believe, shouldn't I have proof? I don't have proof of the existence of God, so I have no reason to believe.

There was a time when I believed, but it did nothing for me. I'm an atheist now, and my life is exactly the same as when I believed, maybe even better. I have the good life I have because my parents worked to give it to me and I work to do my best with it, not because a sky being gave it to me.

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Pay off the National Debt.

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For a non-Obama supporter or lover, you sure are defending him. Why, I will never know or understand. Do you not remember his claims before being elected that if he could not get the job done within the first 2 years, that he would willfully be a ONE TERM president? See, I remember that like it was yesterday. Do you remember the 3 massive stimulus packages that he rammed through and promised they would FIX the economy and grow everything back to where it needed to be? Gee, I do. NOTHING he has promised or claimed would work has done a damn thing. Things have actually gotten WORSE under HIS WATCH. How long can and will people honestly blame Bush? I did not say Bush was a saint, and yes, every president inherits some messes. But please get real and make yourself aware of all the blunders and flat out lies this man has told. He simply does NOT deliver. I personally do not respect or look up to LIARS. It is plain and simple.
And wait until Jan. 2014. Yes, all hell will break loose with the "AFFORDABLE CARE ACT" being fully implemented. Guess you love this one too. Check out how many companies are already cutting back on their employee's hours to AVOID the higher costs that come with Obama's monumental historic health plan. Read up on which groups are running from this thing as fast as they can. It has been compared by even liberals to be a "train wreck" - and that is putting it mildly.
And try that "not everything that happens while a president is in office is the president's fault" nonsense in ANY business or corporation in America and see how far it flies. The top dog (CEO, Mayor, City Manager, Superintendent, etc.) of any company, city, business IS IN FACT responsible and accountable for EVERYTHING that happens down the chain of command and line of their watch and oversight. I am surprised that you are willing to dismiss that to give Obama a free pass. And that is one of the biggest problems with his failures. Too many people are willing to turn the other way and act like nothing happened or that it does not matter.
And yes, we CAN say he is bad right now based on the lies he has told and promises he has broken. Those are very bad things. Most Americans teach their children to be truthful and to be a person of their WORD. There was a time in THIS country when a man's word was better than any contract or promise. From their word, it went to a handshake. Both of those have sadly disappeared. Now, even with a signed contract, the words are meaningless.
You keep holding out for his goodness and I will keep pointing out the corruption.

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I like him more than I dislike him. But never once in our conversation did I flat out say I was a supporter. I'm pretty much done with this conversation because you're making him out to be one of the most awful human beings on the planet and, personally, I think it's dangerous to deal in absolutes.

I like his social views and I think he is very good for minorities in this country.

And since you love to tell me what you hope I one day see, I hope that one day you can see some good points even in people you hate.

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He has increased the debt faster and more than any president in history. Epic? You bet. Historic? You bet. I blame him for trying to do something he had NO prior qualifications for. A community organizer is a far cry from leading a country. And you may happen to like someone in the highest office of our country who is a pathological liar - but I am old school - and liars can NOT be trusted or believed. That is where he has the younger generation fooled big time.
If you remember (Google and Youtube it if you don't), he promised to be the most transparent president in history. He has not been. He promised NOT to raise the taxes on the middle class ONE DIME. He did. He takes no blame ever for any of the failures that are happening under HIS WATCH, and acts as if he knew nothing about any of them. He is the Commander in Chief and it IS HIS JOB to know and be responsible for EVERYTHING. He and Hillary said flat out that the "buck stopped" with him - and it has not one time yet.
And he has taken "sides" on social issues, using his power and reach to influence decisions and rulings. That is NOT the job of our president.
Do a little research and you will discover that he does not give a damn about the Legislative or Executive branches. He is about doing things his way whether anyone likes it or not. He has bypassed the rule of law on numerous occasions and refuses to be forthright and produce information about certain events that have occurred (Benghazi being the big one still). Google how many times he has used the Executive Order and Privileges option to get his way. This is an ABUSE of his power or authority.
Sorry you can't see him for what he really is. But one day, maybe when it has all gone to hell, people will realize what happened.

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But you realize that doesn't make him a dictator right? I'm not denying anything you said, nor did I claim to be an avid Obama supporter as you seem to assume I am.

My point was this: not everything that happens while a president is in office is the president's fault. The president can't do everything by himself. The president can't spend federal money without Congress approving it right? So why doesn't Congress get any blame?

And I'm sorry but the economy was already in shambles when Obama took office, so don't even say it's gone to hell under his watch. He inherited a bad situation and you can't turn it around overnight. It takes a decade or two to see a president's real impact, so we'll see. You can't say whether he's good or bad at the moment really because we don't know how it'll turn out down the road (although you seem to like to assume it'll be hell)

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Never gonna happen under our current dictator. He is too interested in living the life of a Rock Star and Movie Star. He spends like there IS no tomorrow, and can't give our money away fast enough. The young generation needs to wake up and start screaming about what is happening. THEY are the ones who are going to inherit every bit of debt Obama is creating.

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Right because no president before Obama has EVER created debt. It's not like there was a $10.626 trillion debt when he took office! Nope because Obama singlehandedly created all the debt! And while we're at it, I guess we can just say the president creates the budget all by himself!

Dictator? Listen, I understand many people don't like Obama. But dictator? I suppose you probably blame him for the high gas prices too. I think you overestimate the amount of power the president actually has. The Legislative branch has more actual power than the Executive branch. Why don't you place some of the blame on them.

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We do know how to time travel forward, albeit theoretically. We don't know how to time travel backward though... yet.

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The World would be a better place with one government.

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Having only one of a lot of things is not a good idea.

Religion.
Race.
Gender.

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Maybe I'm just confused, but how does your SO lead you on? When you lead someone on, you're getting their hopes up of having some sort of closer relationship, right? And isn't that what a SO is?

Either way, if they're a repeat offender, stop wasting your time with them. It obviously means they don't respect you in some regard.

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I've said this before, but it's really easy to tell someone "Just leave if they don't respect you!" It's extremely difficult to actually leave.

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I never truly said that it was a fact. But for lack of explanation, allow me to counter-argue your reply.

Yes, some of what the government does I do appreciate, yet you do have to take into consideration everything else. I'm not going to give you an entire list but, well, you get the point anyways.

Also, I have never said I didn't like the people who run it. I simply said the government itself, as in the actions that it does. Even if I did say that, why is it a problem? It's not like my opinion is going to matter to anyone anyways.

By the way, what does that have to do with the topic in and of itself? You're just bashing on my opinion of the American government. Really, I hate it when others don't respect another's opinion. Geez. -_-"

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I wasn't disrespecting your opinion at all! I regret that it sounded that way.

It's just that you said "I am understanding of the fact that the government is full of crap." I was simply pointing out that that's not a fact, that's an opinion, and I don't disagree with you sometimes.

I was replying to your comment, not necessarily commenting on the topic.

And again, I'm sorry that it sounded like I was being disrespectful because I promise I wasn't trying to be.

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I feel like most people who disagreed just don't agree with homosexuality. It's most definitely in the bible multiple times.

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I am a strong advocate for equal rights and I downvoted because the Bible does say that it is a sin.

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Depends. I'm twelve, yet I am understanding of the fact that our country's government is full of crap. I think that as long as you're at an age where you can fully process everything and give an educated, reasonable opinion about it, then you're most likely old enough.

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That is not a fact, that is an opinion. That you don't like the way the government is run or the people who run it, doesn't mean that's how it objectively is.

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In response to “No..

Being stereotypical would mean that the person is being the stereotype. Stereotyping would mean that the person is characterizing someone else.

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I hate anon posts like this. They are so vague and the OPs don't bother to back up their opinions. I didn't disagree because of that though.

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Exactly. With this kind of post, an explanation would have been nice OP.

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It's quite disappointing that when the most highly respected religious authority in the world tries to bring a little tolerance and brotherly love into the church, his subordinates immediately strike it down, <strong>amirite?</strong>

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I'm an atheist and I still think Pope Francis is a chill dude. He's extremely humble which I think is really good for the Church.

If the Church wants more followers, they're gonna have to face the fact that they need to change a few things, otherwise they will slowly die out because people won't follow archaic rules.

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But in a very real sense, they ARE fighting and dying for the flag, because as you point out, the flag IS the symbol of what they are fighting and dying for. Would they honestly be doing all that if there were not a flag? Would they do it for the flag of another country? Our flag (especially in military purposes) is used as a visual reminder and enforcer of who and what we are as Americans. By simply "seeing" it held up, men have been stirred in to doing humanly impossible things on the battlefield. It's colors, stars, and stripes all have significant meaning and history.

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I think it's safe to say they'd probably still be fighting for their country if there was no flag. America takes its ACTUAL flag more seriously than pretty much every other country. We can still stand for freedom (although that term is becoming looser and looser all the time) and all that without a flag. America is still America without a flag. Why do people feel like they loose sense of their identity without it? I find it slightly ridiculous.

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Atheism: why do people don't believe in God?

I just believe that if there was a god who was 100% good, all the bad things that happen, wouldn't happen. If he loves everyone so much that we can't even comprehend how much he loves us, why would he choose to let people suffer if he has the power to change it? All of that just seems a bit off to me.

And honestly, there's been no sudden turn of tragic events when I stopped believing. The only difference is that I don't feel threatened by some rules that a magical sky being made and I feel freer to live my life, which I feel is a positive change.

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It's just seems wasteful. Why go through the trouble? I don't see the point in making many trips to the local abortion clinic when some form of protection could have been used. If you want to have **** but never want to have a baby, then get your tubes tied or get a vasectomy. It's a one time operation vs. a bunch of needless abortions.

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That's very true and I agree with you. I also think that's what a lot of people are trying to get across. It just becomes problematic when you have organizations like the Catholic Church teaching no abortions, but also no birth control or vasectomies or things of that nature. To think everyone will abstain until marriage is very naive.

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Had no one revered and respected it enough to die for it, or "put it on a pedestal," where do you think we would be today?

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I'm talking about the flag itself. No one dies for a flag. They're dying for what the flag represents. Like you said, burning the flag doesn't take away what it means to some people. Sure it could be disrespectful to some people, but it's their right to do so.

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They're still people. The fact that they're in prison doesn't make them subhumans who deserve to have experiments performed on them against their will.

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Our flag is not sacred, but it is a very important symbol of our freedom. It is what has inspired multiplied thousands of our military people to fight and die for. They have defended what it represents by spilling their blood. Those who have been taught about it's significance and importance know that it is to be highly respected and treated with the utmost honor. Those who hate America and what it stands for love to burn or attack the symbols that stand for freedom and liberty. Although burning our flag does not erase our freedom, it does show tremendous disrespect and callousness towards what it represents.

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Burning the flag wouldn't be such a source of pleasure for people who dislike America if we didn't put it on a pedestal like we do. At the end of the day, it's just that: a flag.

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