Why does the Right so often tell the left to "love it or leave it"?

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  1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
    yellowstone8750posted 6 years ago

    This country is  supposed to allow dissent, but it seems the Right always says "love it or leave it.'" What does this show? Those of you that are conservatives, and use this phrase, is it not a little closed minded? I am told this all the time on the Hub Pages because I am a member of the Left. Do we not have a process for change? I do not recall "get out" being one of the remedies in the legal process.

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      Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The process for change is clearly in the Constitution. Ammend it or find somewhere else to live. Liberalism seeks to change things without ammending the Constitution because it takes a 2/3 majority to accomplish that.

    2. mio cid profile image59
      mio cidposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I would recommend that to find the answer to this question you just watch a few episodes of all in the family and Archie Bunker will answer it to you.

    3. Evan G Rogers profile image73
      Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I get the same argument from the left.

      NEXT!

      1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
        yellowstone8750posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Evan, I am truly surprised to hear you say that. Perhaps I have been deaf.

        1. Evan G Rogers profile image73
          Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          I'll say something like "I don't want my taxes going to the welfare state" or "Taxes are theft, we need to get rid of as many as possible", and I'll be told "well then move to Somalia", or something.

          The response usually comes from Ron Montgomery, Pcunix, and Jeff Berndt (to a lesser degree).

          1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
            yellowstone8750posted 6 years agoin reply to this

            I think we should work through our differences, and that 'leave' is not an intelligent answer.

          2. Pcunix profile image89
            Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

            Such a fibber you are smile

            1. Evan G Rogers profile image73
              Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              I'm sure I could find the quote if I dug through the archives.

            2. Evan G Rogers profile image73
              Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

              Y'know, the "shack out in the wilderness" argument. You just said this to me today.

              1. Pcunix profile image89
                Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                Was I telling you to go live in a shack, Evan?

                smile

                1. Evan G Rogers profile image73
                  Evan G Rogersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                  No, but you did tell me you'd pay someone to shoot me if I demanded that Ohio be free from the tyranny of the Federal Government.

                  1. Pcunix profile image89
                    Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

                    Nope. But if you take up arms against my country, absolutely.

      2. Niteriter profile image75
        Niteriterposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You're right, I'm left, she's gone. (Jerry Lee Lewis)

    4. ib radmasters profile image60
      ib radmastersposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      The republicans and the democrats spend most of their time neutralizing each other and the result is total economic collapse, no accomplishment and no forward movement in ths country.

      It took the work of both parties, decades of Congresses and Presidents to get as low as we are today, and with little hope of getting out of where we are today.

      So if you want to be your partys loyal member and continue the fight with no winners, then you are also the problem.

      See the movie War Games

      1. Pcunix profile image89
        Pcunixposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, because movies are always reflections of reality..

  2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
    MelissaBarrettposted 6 years ago

    Because the right is non-progressive and loves the Status Quo.  They resent any attempt to move forward in any way and therefore would rather progressives left than have to meet us on even ground.  Democracy confuses them and they resent being outnumbered because they are forced to accept changes when they come.

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      Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This is not a Democracy. The Constitution requires a 2/3 vote to be ammended, not a simple majority being bought off.

      1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
        yellowstone8750posted 6 years agoin reply to this

        The 2/3 majority needed is part of the problem. Currently there is no 2/3 agreement on any issue.

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          Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          The Founders designed it this way. They didn't want the Constitution changed on the thought of the day. A simple majority of 51% could otherwise take away all rights of the other 49%.

      2. MelissaBarrett profile image60
        MelissaBarrettposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        And you are telling me things that I already know... Why?

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          Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

          Because you refer to it as a Democracy in error.

    2. yellowstone8750 profile image60
      yellowstone8750posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      I agree. Melissa thanks for the comment.

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    SanXuaryposted 6 years ago

    What is there to love in this Country that we are suppose to love any way. How can I leave when America has screwed up the economies of most of the World and pays them less then nothing that we already have here. Every time they get some where we over throw them and create new terrorist and new dictators. I do not say this because I hate my country but its the sad truth a lot of the time. Love it or Leave it, how about the truth and fixing it. If we lived up to Democracy, the so called American way and so called Patriotism I would love it, but we don't.  At least I do not pretend to be one and lie about the truth for what we really stand for today.

    1. yellowstone8750 profile image60
      yellowstone8750posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      You might want to read my Hub on American Zombies.

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      Gusserposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      It's not a Democracy--Therein lies your problem.

      1. Rochelle Frank profile image93
        Rochelle Frankposted 6 years agoin reply to this

        You are right, it is  Constitutional Representative Republic, but a lot of people don't understand that... especially the Constitution part.

  4. profile image60
    SanXuaryposted 6 years ago

    I understand that perfectly well just like this fraud two party system where your vote does not really count for President any way. But these are the lies we are fed everyday and what they sell us and claim to be. We are none of the above ask any third World country.

  5. paradigmsearch profile image89
    paradigmsearchposted 6 years ago

    http://www.ncc-1776.org/tletoon/BoR-VOID.gif
    And this concludes my non-party-affiliated rant for the day...

 
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