as you are over this issue as so partisan that they are unwilling to see or act. That's crap and you aren't listening.
That's not what I was doing and there is no need whatsoever to use ALL caps to yell at me. My opinion isn't crap, and I certainly am listening.
I call a person a partisan when they act like a partisan. Someone, anyone, who was up in arms about Bush Sr. and the Patriot Act or the Military Commissions Act, but brushes off the Drone attacks, killing Americans on foreign soil without due process and thinking the President has the right to kill Americans on American soil if need be, is by definition a partisan. Being called a partisan isn't a bad thing. It's just someone who believes in one side over another. So, lets not pretend I called anyone anything negative. I simply stated the obvious.
My point in stating the obvious was to illustrate that these laws and Presidential expansion of power are bad for our freedoms no matter who does it. It was wrong when W did it. It is wrong now when Obama does it. That Presidential power should NOT rely on a benevolent President who will use the power with perfect logic and morality. The people should not have to trust the government to act wisely. We should be able to see if the government is wise and state out loud when it isn't, without regard to political affiliations.
We are sold the partisan lie every single day in news and radio imo. The whole idea of politics today sis to convince you that the other side will "Destroy American" so vote for your guy. Just don't look to closely at how much the same they all are. Just pay attention to the differences and hate the other guy. This is the lie political parties sell us so they can maintain their own power and get re-elected.
And in closing, the fact that I believe that partisanship is tearing our country apart is MY opinion. Republicans and Democrats alike believe there are only two sides to a political issue. Well there are far more imo. There are those like me who believe partisanship has caused a kind of political blindness. We only see bad in the other side, and good in our own. But to a non-partisan, we see a danger in both political parties.
And, I'm entitled to my opinion as a member without me being accused of spewing crap and not listening to others, thank you very much.
Ok, you're the Mod. I appreciate you trying to make me look like some kid of jerk, I'm not and your redefine of me is so far off the mark and you know it.
But it's your forum and your board. I'm out.