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Dec 11, 2020 23:11:55   #
jelun
 
The glorious First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that the US government cannot interfere with the exercise of opinion or expression of beliefs.
Keyword: government

Dec 11, 2020 23:51:42   #
jelun
 
Leaning Left:
Threads for left leaning posters to share thoughts sans remarks about lefties being stupid, welfare queens, scum of the earth and any new insults conservatives think up this month. Managed by jelun, moldyoldy, KHH1.

Dec 12, 2020 00:17:02   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
jelun wrote:
Leaning Left:
Threads for left leaning posters to share thoughts sans remarks about lefties being stupid, welfare queens, scum of the earth and any new insults conservatives think up this month. Managed by jelun, moldyoldy, KHH1.


If only there were a neutral arbiter to help maintain the diversity of the group...

 
 
Dec 12, 2020 00:59:33   #
Big Dolly
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
If only there were a neutral arbiter to help maintain the diversity of the group...


Not to mention, civility.

Dec 12, 2020 02:21:18   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
Big Dolly wrote:
Not to mention, civility.


Indeed....

How has the move been working out?

Dec 12, 2020 07:01:33   #
PeterS
 
jelun wrote:
The glorious First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that the US government cannot interfere with the exercise of opinion or expression of beliefs.
Keyword: government

Not quite, one cannot use speech to cause harm to others--government can and will stop you if you try to do that...

Dec 12, 2020 08:29:56   #
working class stiff Loc: N. Carolina
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
If only there were a neutral arbiter to help maintain the diversity of the group...


Hmmm....the assumption being that the left would drift toward uniformity of opinion if left to their own devices? I doubt that.

 
 
Dec 12, 2020 08:30:58   #
working class stiff Loc: N. Carolina
 
Big Dolly wrote:
Not to mention, civility.


Don't need anyone from the right lecturing about civility in my experience on the main board.

Dec 12, 2020 08:50:32   #
lpnmajor Loc: Arkansas
 
jelun wrote:
The glorious First Amendment of the US Constitution guarantees that the US government cannot interfere with the exercise of opinion or expression of beliefs.
Keyword: government


So, when trump ordered the EPA and others to delete any mention of climate change, he was in violation of the 1st? Huh.

Dec 12, 2020 09:14:54   #
jelun
 
One more to be added to the pile.
I still chuckle at that photo op of the flipped Holy Bible after clearing peaceful protesters with gases, in front of a church!


lpnmajor wrote:
So, when trump ordered the EPA and others to delete any mention of climate change, he was in violation of the 1st? Huh.

Dec 12, 2020 09:18:10   #
jelun
 
...or that people who lean left can't discuss differences without insulting each other. No need for an arbiter here, we can settle our own disagreements.

working class stiff wrote:
Hmmm....the assumption being that the left would drift toward uniformity of opinion if left to their own devices? I doubt that.

 
 
Dec 12, 2020 10:33:17   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
working class stiff wrote:
Hmmm....the assumption being that the left would drift toward uniformity of opinion if left to their own devices? I doubt that.


No... My comment was personal and directed at a single individual

Dec 12, 2020 10:34:34   #
Canuckus Deploracus Loc: North of the wall
 
jelun wrote:
...or that people who lean left can't discuss differences without insulting each other. No need for an arbiter here, we can settle our own disagreements.


As long as the disagreements are in no way considered right wing?

Dec 12, 2020 11:20:31   #
working class stiff Loc: N. Carolina
 
Canuckus Deploracus wrote:
No... My comment was personal and directed at a single individual


My mistake....I did not catch that.


Dec 12, 2020 16:47:05   #
jelun
 
You can tell since the personal insults have and will continue to disappear.

working class stiff wrote:
My mistake....I did not catch that.


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