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Liberals put themselves under these constraints too. If you have such a problem with someone telling you what you can and can't do, doesn't that just make you an anarchist? When does the buck stop? I don't feel the need to own a firearm, because I live in a city with a highly effective police force. Do we trust them to make no mistakes? No. But they do their job so I feel safe walking the streets at night. Acquiring a weapon here is hard enough that MOST criminals won't carry one. Does this apply everywhere? Of course not. I personally think that these sorts of decisions should be made at the state level, because things are different wherever you go. I simply take offense to being turned into an evil, anti-american straw man.
No, the point is that I *am* a "prog", I live in one of the most liberal places in the country, and I am surrounded by these people. We are not robots--just as many of my peers claim you are ignorant troglodytes. We actually believe these things. The media created this war to for airtime, yes. But don't claim that people want to take your freedoms because they want to control your life. Many people simply believe that entering a social contract means that there are certain things that we can all agree that we don't want. Reaching the consensus of what that is is the whole democratic process.
This article contributes to an ever-increasing partisan that has effectively rendered our government inoperable. Do you honestly, genuinely, believe that liberals have an "obsession with controlling the lives and actions of those considered to be their inferiors"? You would actually commit something like this to print? "Individualism must be attacked and discredited?" Liberals intend to break "the spirit of independent-minded and self-reliant Americans who still believe that the Constitution is the supreme law of the land"? People have different ideas of what is good for America. As someone with a readership, it is irresponsible for you to peddle this caricature of the left to people who may never meet a liberal in their life.
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