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User avatar #256 to #254 - durkadurka (04/21/2013) [-]
Yeah we do tend to overreact when it comes to terrorists. It seems we're willing to give up our freedoms when our security is involved.

This event in particular wasn't that unreasonable because we've done worse to ourselves in the name of security.

It's a tough line to balance.
User avatar #275 to #256 - midgetnigger (04/21/2013) [-]
I'm curious. Why do you consider what they did an overreaction?
User avatar #466 to #275 - durkadurka (04/21/2013) [-]
I was speaking more towards our general reaction. This instance wasn't really an overreaction. I think the amount of equipment/manpower might have been overkill, but usually overreaction tends to present itself in mentality. We're very good at getting ourselves worked up.
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#261 to #256 - elitechristovsky **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
User avatar #461 to #261 - durkadurka (04/21/2013) [-]
You're exactly right with that sentiment. While this wasn't any sort of real loss of freedom, it does show what we will do/give to keep ourselves safe. It's human nature.

We walk a thin line when we try to provide security and maintain freedom. It's very easy to mess it up. I'd like to think we've done a decent job thus far.
User avatar #293 to #261 - lequigley (04/21/2013) [-]
also, concerning the pursuit of violent criminals, who while the police were chasing them were throwing homemade bombs out of their car and shooting back, it might be safer just to stay in doors. its not about giving up a little freedom its about not getting shot
User avatar #269 to #261 - Greevon (04/21/2013) [-]
Benjamin Franklin was never a President, but he was a founding father of the nation. And unfortunately there has been a large disconnect between our ideals and our actual politics since the inception of our country. But what nation does operate entirely upon it's ideals? That's just not possible with differing opinions and outside forces.
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User avatar #296 to #283 - Greevon (04/21/2013) [-]
I'd say it's specific media outlets that try to make America look perfect. And we have had Presidents in the past who themselves have said " **** if I know" when it came to national issues. Namely, President Carter. And then the nation freaked the **** out. "If the President doesn't know what to do, what the hell is going to happen to us!?" Which prompted President Reagen to start the loooong tradition of denying that there are any problems in America at all.
User avatar #265 to #261 - Deeticky (04/21/2013) [-]
Benjamin Franklin was never president. He was what we call a "Founding Father".

Just FYI.
User avatar #270 to #265 - byposted (04/21/2013) [-]
Old Ben was too deviant to become president as his favorite weekend activity was going to whorehouses. He ejaculated inside one of his hoes, apparently making babby.

User avatar #278 to #270 - Deeticky (04/21/2013) [-]
He also liked himself some old ladies.

"Because in every Animal that walks upright, the Deficiency of the Fluids that fill the Muscles appears first in the highest Part: The Face first grows lank and wrinkled; then the Neck; then the Breast and Arms; the lower Parts continuing to the last as plump as ever: So that covering all above with a Basket, and regarding only what is below the Girdle, it is impossible of two Women to know an old from a young one. And as in the dark all Cats are grey, the Pleasure of corporal Enjoyment with an old Woman is at least equal, and frequently superior, every Knack being by Practice capable of Improvement."

-Ben Franklin, in a letter giving advice about loving older women.
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#268 to #265 - elitechristovsky **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#255 to #254 - byposted (04/21/2013) [-]
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>mfw I tried to put sense into these stupid "centrists" on FJ and they thumbed me into oblivion

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#257 to #255 - elitechristovsky **User deleted account** has deleted their comment [-]
#262 to #257 - byposted (04/21/2013) [-]
Thumbing while discussing politics is only going to marginalize the unpopular or politically incorrect side. That's what makes Reddit and even our political board here, backwards.

#330 to #262 - swagbot (04/21/2013) [-]
Top 10 in the most succinct and insightful analysis I've ever seen on FJ, sir!

(I thumbed you back up to 0)
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