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AFAIK, this is the most progressive of the large discussion boards

I'm sure there's some very low traffic boards that are more progressive, if you obtained a median value. It's pretty easy to stay here. You observe the TOS, and don't go out of your way to piss Skinner and EarlG off. It's common sense, and not rocket science.

We have socialists here. We have marxists here. We have anarchists here. We have the very most progressive wing of the Democratic Party here. We have people who disagree, sometimes very intensely, with President Obama on many of his policies. All of those people are still here. Why ? They chose, somehow, to obey the TOS. I don't think the TOS is overly burdensome. I'm guessing many here disagree with me, rather intensely. Ok, we disagree. It's a partisan Democratic site that allows a wide variety of opinions, many of which are non-Democratic-party-in-origin.

If you want to type absolutely anything that pops into your head at any time, yea, this is not the site for you. If you want to openly state or imply that not voting for the Democratic nominee in November 2016 is a good idea, yes, this is not the site for you. We all have freedom to go where we wish and where we're comfortable.

It's really easy to stay here. Just stay away from the topic of not voting Democratic in November 2016. If you want to vote for Bernie in November 2016 no matter what (and yes, I'm voting for him in the Florida primaries, search the archives if you don't believe me), then you have the legal right to do so. If you want to announce that decision or the decision to vote for someone other than the official Democratic nominee, then yes, you will most likely get banned. It's in the TOS. It always has been.

There is no demand of being loyal to the Democratic Party, just a demand to not publicly announce not voting Democratic. It's really simple. I have a strong feeling that a large percentage of this site are not comfortable with this aspect of the TOS. We all have freedom in where to go for politics on the internet. Exercise it. Or not. If I was that strongly opposed to that aspect of the TOS, I damn sure would not be here.

ETA: To be crystal clear, I advocate voting for the official Democratic Party candidate in November 2016.

This is a free society, so we have to accept the fact that X number of people will be slaughtered...

per week in mass shootings. After all, there's nothing you can do about this without compromising rights.

in case I need it.

NRA and 2nd Amendment rights boosters, YOU come up with the correct solution to this horrible situation! I'm tired of EVERY
policy proposal countered with some reason why it can't be done or won't work. SOMETHING can be done. I would never advocate
a total confiscation of weapons (because it won't happen, let's be realistic), but mandatory registration of ALL weapons changing hands and mandatory background checks is a viable option IMHO. Yea yea, I know people will still evade that, but at least SOMETHING is being tried.

Also, my opinion (which you're free to violently disagree with) is that if you use a firearm in the commission of ANY crime, you get life in prison without possibility of parole. Sorry, but you fuck up with a firearm, you deserve to sit in prison forever. KEEP YOUR GODDAMN WEAPON AT HOME FOR SELF-DEFENSE. If you carry concealed, keep it in the goddamn holster unless you're legally authorized to take it out (whatever those laws are).

So fucking sick of my country going insane!!!! It was NEVER like this in the past, at least not more than maybe once or twice a year at the very most.

Sorry to see that, Number23

The arrogance of SOME of Bernie's supporters is mind-boggling. They (the percentage I'm referring to) have the audacity, on a regular basis, to tell black posters and black people how to THINK and how to FEEL about everything. That's wrong. As I've said several times, I'll follow the lead of the black community on issues directly related to it.

Come back to DU when you feel like it. It gives me no pleasure to say this, but at the rate his campaign is going, he is going to lose the primaries, starting in South Carolina if not earlier. His percentages in the AA community are very low, too low, to win the primaries or the GE. I said weeks ago that he needed to "camp out" in the communities with large AA populations, and I still think that's what he should do. Will he do it ? I doubt it, but I'd be glad to be wrong.

I won't be surprised if I get my very first hide in over ten years for this post.
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