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Just posted this to Facebook for my liberal friends to see.
Vanity | 11/6/2012 | me

Posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:27 AM PST by arista

Just posted this to Facebook for my liberal friends to see. Hopefully it will cause them to rethink their views a little. I encourage others to post it to Facebook as well.

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Attention Obama voters. If you like Pepsi and I like Coke, that's matter of taste. That's something we can agree to disagree on. If you want big government and I don't, that's not something we can agree to disagree on. You voting for big government affects me and many other non-consenting people. It is an imposition on everyone who does not want big government. On the other hand, me wanting less government is not an imposition on you. It is to support leaving you and everyone else alone to be free of coercion. See the difference?


TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: vanity

1 posted on 11/06/2012 9:37:32 AM PST by arista
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To: arista

lotsa luck, your trying to reason with the unreasonable.


2 posted on 11/06/2012 9:39:38 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: arista

“Like”


3 posted on 11/06/2012 9:40:10 AM PST by dixiebelle
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To: arista

Well said.


4 posted on 11/06/2012 9:43:17 AM PST by Anima Mundi (ENVY IS JUST PASSIVE, LAZY GREED)
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To: All



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5 posted on 11/06/2012 9:45:16 AM PST by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: arista
"It is an imposition on everyone who does not want big government."

But that's their point.

They want to force you to do that which you otherwise wouldn't.

They believe in the forced perfectibility of man, because G-d and a fallen man are not part of their cosmology.

So force is their POINT.

See Stalin, Mao, and 100,000,000 murdered for Socialist ideology so far.

6 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:33 AM PST by Uncle Miltie (0BAMA CHOSE to watch a MUSLIM SNUFF FILM rather than a HEROIC AMERICAN RESCUE FILM)
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To: arista
It is to support leaving you and everyone else alone to be free of coercion.

It leaves you and everyone else alone to be free......sounds better.......

7 posted on 11/06/2012 9:46:53 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: arista; dixiebelle
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8 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:45 AM PST by b4its2late (A Liberal is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: arista

When a liberal posts that we shouldn’t impose our beliefs on them, I respond that I see their beliefs imposed on me every time I see my pay stub deductions.


9 posted on 11/06/2012 9:47:49 AM PST by aimhigh
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To: arista

You don’t understand the upside down worldview of leftists, I see.

You wanting smaller government DOES affect their lives,
because without someone else paying for their choices,
they can’t really have the “freedom” to make those choices.

THIS is how they look at it.


10 posted on 11/06/2012 9:49:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: Uncle Miltie

Herr Hitler was also a Socialist, albeit a National Socialist, so add another 13,000,000 to the Socialism death count.


11 posted on 11/06/2012 9:52:34 AM PST by reg45 (Barack 0bama: Implementing class warfare by having no class.)
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To: arista

Easy for you to say you racist, sexist, homophobic bigot.
Coke is dog whistle for racism. Pepsi is code word for racism. Chris Matthews says so.

Aside from those minor details, you are spot on...


12 posted on 11/06/2012 9:58:51 AM PST by tips up (Living is easy with eyes closed, misunderstanding all you see.)
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To: arista

Except that if you voted for Romney you also are voting for Big Government; just a big and overbearing as Obama’s view, just that it’ll take a little longer to get there. I have never once heard him say “that’s not the government’s responsibility” on anything.


13 posted on 11/06/2012 10:00:25 AM PST by OneWingedShark (Q: Why am I here? A: To do Justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with my God.)
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To: OneWingedShark
Except that if you voted for Romney you also are voting for Big Government;

Starting tomorrow, we'll have the next four years to rip on President Romney for being a big RINO. But for today, let us just focus on defeating the Marxist usurper.

14 posted on 11/06/2012 10:06:21 AM PST by kevao (Hey, Obama: The 1930s called, they want their economic policy back.)
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To: arista
Just posted this to Facebook ...
Gee, that's swell. Hey, make sure you keep us posted about the rest of your day too - you know, like, more FB postings, what you have for lunch, more FB postings, bio-breaks, more FB postings, etc.
The FR server just luuuuuuuuuuuvs inane vanities.
15 posted on 11/06/2012 10:09:18 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: OneWingedShark
Except that if you voted for Romney you also are voting for Big Government; just a big and overbearing as Obama’s view, just that it’ll take a little longer to get there. I have never once heard him say “that’s not the government’s responsibility” on anything.

Yes, but at least the GOP base wants less government and will be there to pressure Romney. Obama will feel no such pressure from his base of government workers and welfare recipients.

16 posted on 11/06/2012 10:10:07 AM PST by arista
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To: Red Badger
It leaves you and everyone else alone to be free......sounds better.......

I added the bit about coercion because most of these liberals don't even know what freedom means.

17 posted on 11/06/2012 10:11:18 AM PST by arista
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To: MrB
Exactly. They want the “freedom” to be every kind of perverted and degraded (while eschewing true freedom), and the “right” to force everyone else to support them-financially, morally, and every way. While suppressing everyone else’s rights of freedom of speech, religion, etc. They want a Stalinist dictatorship only with more moral degradation.
18 posted on 11/06/2012 10:14:33 AM PST by mrsmel (One Who Can See)
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To: Doogle
>>>lotsa luck, your trying to reason with the unreasonable.

That's for sure. I got into a heated discussion with a liberal friend of mine last night. I listed TONS of facts he was not aware of...BUT...he would say in one breath "If you don't mind I will look into that instead of taking your word for it" and then on the other hand...he would say "I don't believe anything the media says...or anything I can google."

So...he's has a liberal viewpoint and wants the facts...but disbelieves ANY source you give him to back it up. It's a no win situation...

AND...he thinks the conservatives dominate the media. I said it was 90% liberal...gave him facts to back it up...and he said it was the opposite...that 90% were conservatives. I asked him for facts to support his view...but of course...he dones't believe facts so he said neither one of us can prove it either way...to which I replied..."I just did. I gave you 3 sources." To which he said "I'll have to source that." Which he won't...

I gave examples of how Obama out and out lied when he said F&F was an ongoing operation when he became president...which we know is a lie. He had never heard that...and since there is no source he will believe...because 90% of the media have a conservative bias...he dismissed it.

So...tell me...what am I to do with that other than pray for the guy or dismiss our friendship. I am close to doing both. I have a hard time being friends with someone that illogical.

19 posted on 11/06/2012 10:16:58 AM PST by NELSON111
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To: arista

Indeed. They won’t listen, they are stubborn and angry and immature.

But it still needs to be said. Do whatever you like, just leave me out of it, including my wallet . . . and my freedom.


20 posted on 11/06/2012 10:21:26 AM PST by A_Former_Democrat
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To: NELSON111

dump him, and be sure to know,you weren’t the first to give up on a friendship. Showing someone reality and have them dismiss it will only lead to them searching for others who think like them. Their own happy little world.....sooner or later it collapses around them, what happens after that, is up to them.


21 posted on 11/06/2012 10:34:58 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: NELSON111

Liberals and assholes have one thing in common, they never change their opinions to fit the facts, they change the facts to fit their opinion.


22 posted on 11/06/2012 10:39:09 AM PST by Huskerscott
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To: Huskerscott
"Liberals and assholes have one thing in common, they never change their opinions to fit the facts, they change the facts to fit their opinion."

Also, their breath smells the same....

23 posted on 11/06/2012 10:51:12 AM PST by circlecity
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To: Huskerscott
"Liberals and assholes have one thing in common, they never change their opinions to fit the facts, they change the facts to fit their opinion."

Also, their breath smells the same....

24 posted on 11/06/2012 10:54:57 AM PST by circlecity
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To: arista
Attention Obama voters. If you like Pepsi and I like Coke, that's matter of taste. That's something we can agree to disagree on. If you want big government and I don't, that's not something we can agree to disagree on. You voting for big government affects me and many other non-consenting people. It is an imposition on everyone who does not want big government. On the other hand, me wanting less government is not an imposition on you. It is to support leaving you and everyone else alone to be free of coercion. See the difference?

One of the dumbest things I've read in awhile.

25 posted on 11/06/2012 10:55:34 AM PST by ksen (Don't steal. The government hates the competition. - sign on Ron Paul's desk)
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To: ksen

Not everyone is at the same place in the journey of understanding why people think the way they do.

The poster thinks that liberals rationally think the same way he does.


26 posted on 11/06/2012 10:58:52 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: NELSON111

You said...
“So...tell me...what am I to do with that other than pray for the guy or dismiss our friendship. I am close to doing both. I have a hard time being friends with someone that illogical”

Politics are not worth giving up a friendship over. I have a pro Obama co-worker who thinks things are geting better because she “feels” that they are. Didn’t know last year’s GDP or last Quarter’s or our ranking in World competitiveness or credit rating or number of people on food stamps, ect. ect. Yet, when told about these things, her reply was, “I still feel things are getting better.” I realized at that point that no facts were going to change her mind so I didn’t argue.

The point is there are some people that you will never reach. Facts be damned. Since your friend sounds like one of those, there is no point in arguing and ending a friendship.

On the deathbed, people don’t remember the arguments they’ve won but of the friends they have


27 posted on 11/06/2012 10:59:43 AM PST by LMAO ("Begging hands and Bleeding hearts will only cry out for more"...Anthem from Rush)
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To: NELSON111

It’s a matter of initial assumptions, or worldviews.
If you want to understand how they think,
start with Thomas Sowell’s “Conflict of Visions”.


28 posted on 11/06/2012 11:04:49 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: arista

Heck, most of them don’t know what coercion is!............


29 posted on 11/06/2012 11:08:56 AM PST by Red Badger (Why yes, that was crude and uncalled for......That's why I said it..............)
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To: MrB
Not everyone is at the same place in the journey of understanding why people think the way they do.

The poster thinks that liberals rationally think the same way he does.

Encouraging people to vote for a guy that built his fortune on loading companies down with debt and putting people out of work is rational? :dunno:

30 posted on 11/06/2012 11:13:57 AM PST by ksen
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To: OneWingedShark
I have never once heard him say “that’s not the government’s responsibility” on anything.

NOT really true. He has said most things are NOT the Federal Government's job -- IOW, majority of functions -- non defense -- belong to the states.

31 posted on 11/06/2012 11:14:13 AM PST by Jackson Brown
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To: arista

Dump your liberal friends. Unless they dump you first for expressing your point of view. I only have liberal ex-friends. There isn’t enough oxygen on this planet for both points of view.


32 posted on 11/06/2012 11:16:54 AM PST by zagger
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To: ksen
Oh, you're "that guy"...

33 posted on 11/06/2012 11:17:40 AM PST by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: tips up

Where does prissy Crissy place RC”arracee”on his word chart?


34 posted on 11/06/2012 11:22:12 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Recall/ Impeachment Day, November 6, 2012. FUBO, same for RINOs)
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To: MrB
Oh, so Romney didn't make his fortune loading companies down with debt and putting people out of work?
35 posted on 11/06/2012 11:25:07 AM PST by ksen
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To: arista

My own Fakebook posts leading to, among other things, Thomas Sowell’s books, have made no dent. These people are beyond help. They won’t read anything that rationally explains where they and others are coming from.

Today, I recommend Bret Stephens’ article in the morning WSJ. Quote:

“Except Mr. Obama does not operate according to normal standards. Maybe this is a function of being the first black president. Or maybe it’s because he is our first cult-of-personality president. Other presidents typically inspired affection, respect or even love; or, alternatively, disappointment and loathing. But Mr. Obama was the first president since George Washington to inspire something like worship in his own lifetime. He is a religious figure cast in a political role. As with the United States itself, the ordinary rules don’t always apply.”


36 posted on 11/06/2012 11:33:20 AM PST by Revolting cat! (Bad things are wrong! Ice cream is delicious!)
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