I choose to respect our founding fathers, you choose not to. Were they perfect? No, they were not. Ironically, you benefit from the very foundation they set, yet you choose to vilify them, once again, you have that freedom because of them.On the contrary, I prefer less moderation. I only discovered today now how to quote multiple posts in the same post.
Drawing a distinction between forced labor occuring in places such as China and chattel slavery is not demeaning anyone, and it isn't just semantics. It is recognizing that they are different evils. And, slavery in the Colonies and the United States was different from previous historical instances of slavery.
How is changing the name of a mountain destroying history?
It may or may not surprise you that I do not support the name change of Mt. Washington either, at least at this time. What's objectionable are much of the reasoning and statements made here, and those of some of the commisson, and the unwillingness to reassess the legacies of our founding fathers.
While our founding fathers may have said, written, and done great things, they were also hypocritcal and had deep moral failings. These were moral failings recognized by at least some of their contemporaries. If we are afraid to recognize these contradictions and continue to unquestioningly deify them, then we have little hope of becoming "a more perfect Union." And we should be pissed at them, because we as a country, are still paying for their sins today. (Yes, it is possible to be both grateful for and pissed at the same persons/people.)
That is hardly true. The British don't have a Bill of Rights. In GB, you can be jailed for speech that the government does not approve of. They don't have a constitution which embodies all the basic laws governing the country. We are way more free than the Brits...If the country remained British it would have much the same freedoms it has today.
That is hardly true. The British don't have a Bill of Rights. In GB, you can be jailed for speech that the government does not approve of. They don't have a constitution which embodies all the basic laws governing the country. We are way more free than the Brits...
Why do you think that the Bill of Rights was added to the constitution? Hate speech has just become another excuse to silence those whose opinions some people don't want to hear, you know, the Sensitivity Industrial Complex. People in Britain have been arrested for using the wrong pronouns. And, Sierra is also correct in what he posted.You don't need a bill of rights to have rights. The UK gov't can't jail you simply for speech they don't approve of. We have very similar limits to our free speech (threats, public safety.) They don't have the same protections around hate speech, if that's your concern.