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snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" I'm watching a TV show on TruTV about violent protests and such. One was of the riot in France in 2006. ... [snip!] ... and b***h about things we don't like, but we never do anything about it. Are we afraid of our government? Are we just lazy?"


neither. we elect our officials. Remember, that while you may not like a law, often they are put into place because others think they are a good idea. You may be surrounded with people who don't agree, but that still doesn't mean the majority agrees with you.



(you in general, not you specifically)

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21178 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" neither. we elect our officials. Remember, that while you may not like a law, often they are put into ... [snip!] ... with people who don't agree, but that still doesn't mean the majority agrees with you. (you in general, not you specifically)"</blockquote>



But what if they make a law that no one likes?

*Mary Moon* 1 child; New York 3601 posts
10th Apr '13

I think people should definitely work at one of the root causes. We vote and elect people who would suit our needs and advocate for us. We want the best candidate possible for the job. Voting day comes and a third of the people I have in mind don't care and another third don't realize you have to register to vote. The other third just votes willy nilly with no research on said candidate. "I am republican...so I will vote republican". You have to vote for substance, not the party 3 generations of your family have voted for. You can't vote democrat because you are "a democrat". If you wholeheartedly believe that party is okay do it, but don't roll out of bed on election day and vote without even a quick wikipedia search on the candidate because you think you are this party and every candidate nominated for said party will represent you. There is so much media pertaining to elections and so little educating. Voting is the single most hands on thing we can do pertaining to the government yet people refuse to get involved, have no idea how it works, and let others sway them.
I just know too many people that won't get involved with politics, choose to make their statement be that they are passive and don't "do" politics and then then hop on the occupy movement because they want rights. You have the right to vote...start there. Will It make a difference on a small scale? Probably not. On a large scale if voters would research, educate themselves and vote? I think it could.

He Who Must Not Be Named 2 kids; Whiskey Dick Mountain, WA, United States 59290 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting snglemama:" neither. we elect our officials. Remember, that while you may not like a law, often they are put into ... [snip!] ... with people who don't agree, but that still doesn't mean the majority agrees with you. (you in general, not you specifically)"


Yes. We do...



Though, of course, the two party system.... needing mass quantities of money to even think about being in politics... yaknow. All that fun stuff comes to mind, too when this subject comes up.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 116898 posts
10th Apr '13

Because we still have more freedoms than most contries

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21178 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Because we still have more freedoms than most contries"</blockquote>



How so? Most first world countries have about the same freedoms as us.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" I forgot about them. Good on them! If multitudes of people would do this we might see changes."</blockquote>




There's nothing good about it :? The majority of them were just kids getting involved in the current trendy social movement to feel worldly and important, unnecessarily escalating the situation without even fully understanding what they were protesting.

Vivialopod 2 kids; Vantaa, Finland 42775 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Because we still have more freedoms ... [snip!] ... more freedoms than most contries"</blockquote> How so? Most first world countries have about the same freedoms as us."</blockquote>




The majority of the world isn't made up of first world countries.

snglemama 4 kids; Georgia 11978 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting snglemama:</b>" neither. we elect our officials. Remember, ... [snip!] ... agrees with you. (you in general, not you specifically)"</blockquote> But what if they make a law that no one likes?"


Then they don't get elected again, and next election someone fixes it.



I haven't seen a law pass that was enough to riot over. I'm glad we dont' have to worry about riots. People get hurt, often innocent people.. not the ones who made the laws anyway. So why?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 116898 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting T - 8 days:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Minion:</b>" I forgot about them. Good on them! If multitudes ... [snip!] ... feel worldly and important, unnecessarily escalating the situation without even fully understanding what they were protesting."


Right it was a joke to most people because a lot of those young kids had no idea what they were protesting. They also prevented a lot of others from being able to do their job, middle class hard working citizens.

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 116898 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Minion:" <blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" Because we still have more freedoms ... [snip!] ... more freedoms than most contries"</blockquote> How so? Most first world countries have about the same freedoms as us."


There arent many first world countries....thats what I was getting at.

Minion Due September 30 (girl); 2 kids; ., GA, United States 21178 posts
10th Apr '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting ⚓ Sarah ⚓:</b>" There arent many first world countries....thats what I was getting at."</blockquote>




Ahhhhh I'm used to being around American elitists lol. I had interpreted it as something like "this is 'Murica. We're better than everybody else." Lol.

NopeNotGonnaDOIt 6 kids; Cuba 3000 posts
10th Apr '13

Well there are protests going on everyday in North America, none of which get a lot of mainstream press. I would assume that apathy and ignorance would play a role in why there are not more people involved here. Also, aren't there laws now that people who protest their government are considered terrorists?

Sarah ♥ K&K 2 kids; 2 angel babies; South Land, CA, United States 116898 posts
10th Apr '13
Quoting Mama❍:" Well there are protests going on everyday in North America, none of which get a lot of mainstream press. ... [snip!] ... not more people involved here. Also, aren't there laws now that people who protest their government are considered terrorists? "


It wouldnt surprise me. US citizens can be arrested at any time, held for however long US officials see fit without being told a reason. There is a former Marine who was arrested in NY and he hasnt been allowed to contact his family or has he been given a reason as to why he was arrested.



Laws like this are getting passed every day but they're placed in with innocent bills so we're none the wiser.