did you notice all those countries you listed are one runs by socialism\communism?(except the taliban) it is the leftists who hold the same ideals who want out country to be like that.Originally posted by: RandomCoil
Oh that's just dandy.... if only the US could be one of thosel intolerant countries like, oh, China, Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, Iran, North Korea, Germany ca. 1939...
Originally posted by: RandomCoil
How about this for an idea: you take your intolerance, wedge it down into a small part in the back of you head (should be room there) and try to remember that your petty annoyances with your fellow citizens don't supersede their right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
do the same with your own first.
it is interesting you used the phrase "life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness"
i first read it here, ina little thing called the declaration of independence.
When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
hmmm, i wonder which "laws of nature AND nature's God" are being referenced to? many founding fathers were deists, many were christians. deists believe that if there is a god he is not intimately involved with or concerned for man and the world, and that he does not interfere with the laws of the universe. proclaiming that laws of nature AND nature's God" hardly sounds like the deistic view, and a set of laws put forth by "nature's God" is probobly a reference to another group...and the set of laws put forth by God they recognize.
Thomas Jefferson was a deist, and others had input as to what the DoI should say, he was not representing merely himself or his view.