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Acceptable political discourse?


The man in this photo (Paul Smith) is an elected official--a City Councilman for Sterling Heights, MI. This photo was taken from a Tea Party rally in Troy, MI. I'm all for free speech, but don't we need at least SOME level of basic civility? Can't the vast majority of us agree to restrict depictions of violence, and derogatory slurs? Do organizers of political rallies do any self-policing at all of the content of signs? Should they? Just in case the photo isn't very clear, yes, that is a decapitated Obama head with a spear through it.

 

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    LandmarkWealth 4 years ago

    The is an economically false statement when one person makes money that has not bearing on another. Economics is not a zero sum Game. When steve Jobs makes a billion dollars nobody lost a billion dollars. He simply created new capital.


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    junkseller 4 years ago

    Insanity is the only way to really describe it. How can people, presumably with brains, be so completely ruled by irrationality. I just don't get it. It's amazing to watch. And horrifying.

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    junkseller 4 years ago

    Better or worse, I don't know. At that level of crudeness we are really just asking which pile of crap smells worse. I don't know how people can watch TV and survive. I couldn't do it.


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    SportsBetter 4 years ago

    Then you would have to censor movies, internet, and everything else.


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    junkseller 4 years ago

    The photo was an example. It is something I saw today and wanted to say something about. My condemnation of this type of crudeness is universal. It is unacceptable wherever it is found.


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