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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    There's plenty we can do...it's just that most don't seem to want to do anything personally, like take personal responsibility, raise children with a moral compass, turn away from supporting and rewarding poor behaviors.

    Nope - instead ban a mechanical object.
    Kids are better behaved today then they have been in quite a while. They drink less, smoke less do less drugs commit fewer crimes and they're growing up slower. You're full of shit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    Sounds like how the left's antifa acts...
    inorite..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fenrir View Post
    British soldiers were the very best in the world in their day.

    http://www.newenglandhistoricalsocie...ercy_moran.jpg

    American soldiers, ahem, were not.

    http://images.fineartamerica.com/ima...ndy-steele.jpg

    FYI the colonials won because the French with their naval warships got involved. You do know that, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    FYI the colonials won because the French with their naval warships got involved. You do know that, right?
    Don't spoil it for him. He probably thinks that's an antique painting of a Revolutionary War soldier, and not one of someone wearing a really bad re-enactment costume.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dangermouse View Post
    Anti-government Religious fundamentalists Conservative extremists intolerant of differing views.

    Fareed Zakaria: Liberals think they're tolerant, but they're not


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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    FYI the colonials won because the French with their naval warships got involved. You do know that, right?
    Also, the factor of being an ocean away meant that British reinforcements would take a month or two to arrive.

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    The AR15 should be renamed the "Marco Rubio" because it's so easy to buy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmanmcfly View Post
    Also, the factor of being an ocean away meant that British reinforcements would take a month or two to arrive.
    Yeah that too.

    So heres a strange twist of history.. the French monarchy spent so much money during the colonial war in the Americas that it bankrupted France, which then led to the French Revolution.
    Last edited by Tedminator; 23rd February 2018 at 07:05 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    FYI the colonials won because the French with their naval warships got involved. You do know that, right?
    There were a number of factors in winning that war. There was also thousands upon thousands of men who wanted freedom from Britain fighting and dying. I'd like think that was a factor as well.

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    ...Perhaps the single most important reason for the patriot victory was the breadth of popular support for the Revolution. The Revolution would have failed miserably without the participation of thousands of ordinary farmers, artisans, and laborers who put themselves into the line of fire. The Revolution's support cut across region, religion, and social rank. Common farmers, artisans, shopkeepers, petty merchants were major actors during the Revolution. Ex-servants, uneducated farmers, immigrants, and slaves emerged into prominence in the Continental Army.

    The growth of popular participation in politics began even before the Revolution. In the years preceding the war, thousands of ordinary Americans began to participate in politics--in non-importation and non-exportation campaigns, in anti-Tory mobs, and in committees of correspondence linking inland villages and seaports. Many men joined groups like the Sons of Liberty to protest British encroachments on American liberties. Many women took the lead in boycotts of British goods; they also took up the spinning wheel to produce homespun clothes. During the Revolution itself, some 400,000 Americans, including at least 5,000 African Americans, served in the fighting for at least some time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpe diem View Post
    Sounds like how the left's antifa acts...
    More like the Bundys and their friends.

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