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The problem with "Taking what's Yours"

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in response to reader comment: I SAY START ALL OVER

Submitted by James McCollem (United States), May 28, 2007 at 13:57

Jason,

The problem with taking what you feel is yours is this, the USA is a nation of laws brought about by our elected officials. If you take what is yours without regard to the law and start acting like a Jihadist then we become what we fight against. I sense your frustration but we (the USA) must represent the common good and defend those of us who can not defend themselves. It is a higher calling and spotlights Islam (and all other religions) for the bullshit power grabbing enterprises that they are.

Look at how many people in history have died in the name of God, Allah or whatever stupid supreme being that has political prominence at that point in history. All of these religions talk about the common good as long as you believe in their religious leaders' point of view. But if you don't, then you are disenfranchised and usually wide up dead.

America is unique where many different beliefs are tolerated and we vote on our representatives to make laws that reflect our collective views. Our constitution has taken a beating in the last 20 years because we have been electing spiritual leaders and industry power brokers to our highest office. But in the end our laws and way of life are still there and as our history goes, someone great will step-up and make things right again.

Did you ever hear the joke about the young bull and the old bull? It goes like this, A young bull and an old bull were sitting on a hill overlooking a herd of cows. The young bull says to the old bull, "hey, lets run down the hill and fornicate a cow". The old bull looks at the young bull and says "lets walk down the hill and fornicate them all". The point being that the USA is walking down the hill right now, just as we did against the Axis powers 60 years ago.

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