This might be a sensitive topic. I need to understand this PHRASE: TAKE OUR COUNTRY BACK.
We live in a great democracy and one gift the Founders of this nation left us is the freedom of speech that is also enshrined in the constitution.
Primary elections just concluded in IN ( MAY 4th) PA & KY (May 18th).Yet, I heard the soundbite "we want to take our Country Back" use by very carelessly and irresponsibly by politicians and their surrogates.
Sara Palin, has used it more than 6 times, Chuck Norris of Walker Texas Ranger and the President of the National Rifle Association. (can't recall the name-- :) I believe Rand Paul, the new GOP Congressional Candidate from KY also used it and many more........
First: these individuals are referring to what and whom exactly? Who took their Country from them and who are those who do not deserve to have IT?. If they are referring to Barack Obama and the Democrats currenltly in power, is this not radicalism and and a senseless misuse of language and opportunity?
2nd: What is wrong with anyone being in the White House or congress if they won a democtratic election?
3rd: About the economy, how was the economy at Clintons' exit (a democrat) Vs the exit of 2nd Geoarge Bush ( a GOP). Please do a comparison.
4th: Do the people (PAlin, Norris etc--etc--) who use such Phrases represent YOU? What is you personal take?
5th: How can we Practise mature politics without being irresponsiple and unnecessarrily imature?
Let us have a mature discussion. Remember, SI is a family. We agree to disagree.