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fernando1999 March 13th, 2015 5:00pm

America is doomed when the younger generations start to become involved in the political process.

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ThomasK
03/13/15 4:22 pm

Older generations always think younger generations are stupid and lazy. Always has been, always will be. They'll grow up and be fine just like we did, our parents did, and so on.

MadCow former trumper
03/13/15 3:57 pm

Why would we fear education and participation?

RepMorris Pennsylvania
03/13/15 3:00 pm

I really hope, as if looks, that younger people are leaning more libertarian than ever.

centexken Republic of Texas
03/13/15 1:34 pm

The youth got Obama elected. What idiot will the next generation elect?

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 1:38 pm

Well the geriatrics elected Bush, at least Obama was a slight step up

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:14 pm

Judging by the approval ratings, the youth have learnt their lesson.

It's not about them (or us, as I am technically a millennial) getting involved in politics, it's about whether we learn to communicate our message to them in terms they understand.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:25 pm

Obama hasn't been a slight step up from any president since before the horseless carriage was invented.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 2:44 pm

The Bush administration did more damage to this country than any other administration in history. Obama may not be great, but Bush was the bottom of the barrel.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 2:55 pm

Got us involved in a BS war, led us into the great recession from which we are still recovering, avg household incomes shrank, middle class shrank, war on science, approved torture, Signed the Patriot act, escalated war on drugs

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:05 pm

I support both of Bush's wars. We should be fighting radical Islam on all fronts.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:05 pm

"led us into the Great Recession"

That was a bipartisan recession. The subprime lending mandates were started under Carter. Bush only continued them.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:05 pm

"from which we are still recovering,"

The slow recovery is on Obama and the Democrats in Congress. Not Bush.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:06 pm

"avg household incomes shrank, middle class shrank,"

Congressional Democrats. Sure Bush should have vetoed, but still...

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:06 pm

"war on science,"

No such thing.

"approved torture,"

Actually approved waterboarding and the like. Good. Did not harm the country.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:07 pm

"Signed the Patriot act,"

Obama expanded the PATRIOT Act.

"escalated war on drugs"

We need to escalate it. We won't win otherwise.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:07 pm

The Iraq war was not a war on Islam or terror

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:09 pm

War on drugs is not a winnable war, it needs to end

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:09 pm

War on science, blocking stem cell research funding, loosening environmental regulations

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:20 pm

The Iraq war was not a war on Islam or terror.

Sure it was.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:23 pm

"War on drugs is not a winnable war, it needs to end"

Of course it is. It needs to end, but in victory.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:26 pm

The war on drugs has been going on 40+ years and there are still more drugs on the streets than ever before, drug violence isn't showing any signs of decreasing, it has been a complete disaster. How did the Iraq war have anything to do with fighting

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:30 pm

"The war on drugs has been going on 40+ years and there are still more drugs on the streets than ever before, drug violence isn't showing any signs of decreasing, it has been a complete disaster."

Because we aren't treating it like a war.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:32 pm

"How did the Iraq war have anything to do with fighting terror?"

Remember all those car bombs and gunmen and Fallujah and everything? Terror. Saddam Hussein died in 2006.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:32 pm

So you suggest militarizing the police and storming our own cities like the Nazis?

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:33 pm

"So you suggest militarizing the police and storming our own cities like the Nazis?"

No. Here's not where you want to fight a war. You always want to fight it there.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 3:34 pm

We should be hitting South American growing operations with defoliants, bombing cartels, and sinking smuggling vessels.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 3:54 pm

You really think that would be effective and worth the time, money and soldiers lives? How about we just decriminalize drugs.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 4:59 pm

I do think it would be worth it. Drug use harms people who don't choose to use drugs, so legalization is an affront to liberty.

Axl752 NY
03/13/15 1:02 pm

No, that is how progress happens.

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:27 pm

How? Wise people die and foolish new people show up and start making the mistakes the old learned not to make decades ago?

PINOCHET Free Market Capitalism
03/13/15 12:07 pm

America has been doomed ever since the early 20th century and the expansion of big government.

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FATSHADOW Cyborg Gorilla
03/13/15 11:54 am

The past few generations did a pretty good job of fucking things up already.

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Isomax TIC TOC
03/13/15 11:39 am

America is doomed when wisdom is not consulted.

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Brandon1995 San Francisco
03/13/15 11:33 am

Because we are becoming more liberal and progressive? I disagree.

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Ebola1 Florida
03/13/15 11:05 am

I couldn't disagree more.

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achilles2340 Still Exploring Space
03/13/15 10:59 am

If that's the case, I will become your doom.

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theW0lf Leader of the Pack
03/13/15 10:55 am

Well, but Obama isn't in the younger generation, yet look what he's done!

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Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 11:07 am

And all of the aged politicians "ruining America"

chrismisen atlanta
03/13/15 10:50 am

every generation is said to be stupid until they grow up. the country will be fine

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Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 10:51 am

And this is the generation with more information than any other generation in human history

corino Utah
03/13/15 11:24 am

More rubbish propaganda as well.

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:16 pm

It's also the generation that won't seem to grow up...

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 10:38 am

The people at the top, who would be in charge of political processes, are as smart as they've always been, if not smarter
It's just easier for the dumb to be publicly dumber

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Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:17 pm

Electing people who ought not be elected falls under the umbrella of public dumbness.

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 2:19 pm

Because there are totally enough people in this generation to vote and sway any election they please, the previous generations obviously don't hold the majority

Doopy Remedial Americanism
03/13/15 2:21 pm

A demographic doesn't have to be a majority to sway elections.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 10:29 am

Totally disagree. It's important to instill American values into children when they're young so they don't become rabid American hating Liberals.

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Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 10:37 am

Yeah, brainwashing!

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 10:45 am

Yeah. Just without the global warming, sex, homosexuality, everyone is equal, Marxism, founding fathers were nothing but racists, burn the American flag and God doesn't exist.

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 10:50 am

I almost forgot about being told to praise Marx and al gore and burn the American flag
Thanks for reminding me! It's obvious you know more than somebody who is at the peak of public education

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 10:56 am

Like the basketball player that heads the DoE? Arne Duncan? Real genius...

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 10:58 am

Doesn't change the fact that you're lying due to ignorance

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 10:59 am

Lying about what?

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 11:03 am

The teaching of a gods existence, preaching of Marx, burning the American flag, and I'm fairly sure what you have to say about sex and homosexuality would end up being wrong too, so just most of your argument

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:09 am

Oh, well, it's not an argument. It's a fact. The Government Education Centers have been teaching this agenda for about forty years or so. So what makes you a rabid anti American Liberal? Your parents?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:10 am

I contribute my patriotism to my grandparents.

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 11:12 am

So they raised you to like this country no matter what, and you see this as a good thing?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:14 am

Yours didn't?

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 11:16 am

No, I believe they were too smart to have done something like that

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:18 am

Were your parents hippies? What was their deal?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:24 am

Yet they hated American patriots. Very educated, I'm sure... Marxist types?

Statek Im from the Internet
03/13/15 11:27 am

"They didn't preach loving America no matter what"
"They must be America hating communists"
I also like how not indoctrinating me passes for propaganda in your world
Well I'm going to ignore your false world now and go onto Physics C, have fun

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:27 am

So by the time you got to a Government Education Center, you were already throughly brainwashed in anti American Liberalism. Makes sense.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:29 am

Just wanted to find the source of your hatred. I got it now. Thanks.

droo Santa Barbara
03/13/15 11:31 am

You just called him a Marxist then talked about how you love your country no matter what. Let that sink in.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 11:33 am

That's because I'm an American. Where did your hatred for America start?

droo Santa Barbara
03/13/15 11:37 am

I don't hate America. But you said you'd love your country no matter what. That's exactly what a communist would say. Zealous patriotism and love for the state is a communist attribute, not a classic liberal/libertarian one.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 12:20 pm

Where did your hatred for American patriotism start then?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 12:24 pm

I'm just trying to understand where the hate in you Leftists come from. I want to understand.

TheMightyBoosh
03/13/15 1:44 pm

Stop saying people hate America because they disagree with you, are you 5?

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 1:49 pm

I've never said that so go learn to read and then get back to me when you can comprehend reading.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 1:49 pm

I'm just trying to understand where the hate comes from. What's wrong with that?

droo Santa Barbara
03/13/15 2:22 pm

"Where did your hatred for America come from?" Uhh yes you did cowboy

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 2:26 pm

No I didn't.

cowboy Dog Lives Matter
03/13/15 2:29 pm

Reading comprehension goes a long way. Whenever you leftists support Hamas against Israel, you say we must understand their hate. I'm just trying to understand your hate. I just had a civil conversation with the other kid. Why can't you?

droo Santa Barbara
03/13/15 2:54 pm

I never said I support Hama's. How far do you have to reach up your ass to get this stuff?

fernando1999 Texas
03/13/15 10:03 am

I hate to say it, but my generation is as stupid as it gets. We are so used to being handed everything over to us on a silver platter without any work. We are so used to being babied by the nanny state. I fear for the constitution and all of our

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fernando1999 Texas
03/13/15 10:04 am

freedoms when we start to vote. We may as well put the final nails in the coffin that holds america inside it.

cyanospool The Deep North
03/13/15 1:35 pm

We're less babied and entitled than the baby-boomer generation by a milestone. If your username is an indicator of your age, (I'm '95 myself), give it a couple years and you'll start to meet way more millennials with their head on right.