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User avatar #11 - douthit (07/10/2013) [-]
"Land of the free"

has Patriot Act, NDAA, gun control, soda size limits, trans fat bans, eminent domain, gay marriage bans, the drug war, highest incarceration rate
#186 to #11 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
If you actually thought about that you would realize you just provided evidence for exactly why the U.S. IS so free. But there's no point explaining that on FJ, where apparently, despite history, America is a spawn of satan incarnate.
User avatar #157 to #11 - Cipher (07/10/2013) [-]
freedom of religion, freedom of speech
User avatar #165 to #157 - ilovehitler (07/10/2013) [-]
Except now people get so huffy about words, it's not really freedom of speech much anymore. Remember reading that, fairly recently, a kid was arrested for months texas for making a violent joke. If convicted, and I'm not sure which way it went, the kid would have been put in prison for 8 years for a "terroristic threat".
now that doesn't sound like free speech to me.
User avatar #236 to #165 - rhiaanor (07/11/2013) [-]
the kid did say he was going to kill some kids at school or something. But if he was playing league of legends like I've heard, yeah that little kid is gonna shoot up a school. Actually that is probably why they are worried, because he plays games.
User avatar #238 to #236 - ilovehitler (07/11/2013) [-]
He also followed it up with "lol, jk" and if you look at the context, it was pretty clear sarcasm was intended.
User avatar #169 to #165 - Cipher (07/10/2013) [-]
freedom of speech =/= freedom to say whatever you want. freedom of speech was put in place mainly for political reasons. it simply means freedom to say whatever you want about the government(with a few restrictions) without having to worry about legal repercussions. you would be surprised how many countries can take legal action against anyone who speaks out against there government
#199 to #169 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
That particular case was ridiculous though.
He was on Facebook and he was angry about a video game and said something along the lines of "I'm so angry I could shoot up a school" and immediately followed it with "jk".
User avatar #200 to #199 - Cipher (07/10/2013) [-]
i completely understand. the case is complete BS but freedom of speech doesn't protect him in this case sadly. i had to talk to the school cop in highschool because i said i was gonna blow up the school jokingly.( my nickname was terrorist because i was the only brown skinned person in my school)
#109 to #11 - iamthinkingalways (07/10/2013) [-]
i knew about all of those except for the one about soda. whose dumb idea was that?
User avatar #126 to #109 - pebar (07/10/2013) [-]
Bloomberg, the mayor of NYC
User avatar #84 to #11 - mnbmadison (07/10/2013) [-]
Land of the free for the rich white man
#71 to #11 - stlassassinfhc (07/10/2013) [-]
You are pulling out problems from specific areas around the country, maybe half those affect the country as a whole
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#174 to #140 - bobbysilk (07/10/2013) [-]
Though that's not so much the people but the prison system which is in extreme need of reform. (and you're hearing this from a conservative)
#244 to #174 - stlassassinfhc (07/11/2013) [-]
Well hey you can either be a democrat or an american. Right?
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User avatar #213 to #174 - douthit (07/10/2013) [-]
And my original post is from a former conservative.
#245 to #213 - bobbysilk (07/12/2013) [-]
you changed sides
you can do that

jk There are thing I like from both sides but slightly more from the conservatives. There are things i wish they would be more progressive with, just not quiet as hardcore as the liberals.
User avatar #246 to #245 - douthit (07/12/2013) [-]
You should google and look into libertarianism and voluntaryism. Stefan Molyneux's a good Youtuber for explaining why both sides are screwed up.
#247 to #246 - bobbysilk (07/13/2013) [-]
Thanks, I'll check into it
#15 to #11 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
Lets hope the next hurrican season will get real fun. US need to profit from new alternative wind and water power.
User avatar #12 to #11 - AvatarAirBender (07/10/2013) [-]
Gun control, soda size limits and gay marriage bans are certain state laws. Not the feds fault.
#17 to #12 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
It IS the americunts fault, because they chose to have this, because they are stupid.
#13 to #12 - andromedika (07/10/2013) [-]
But they are still here
#152 to #13 - anon (07/10/2013) [-]
In certain states. Not federally
User avatar #159 to #152 - andromedika (07/10/2013) [-]
What I mean is that they still exist within the country.
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