Has this country gotten too potically correct?

United States
May 31, 2008 6:39pm CST
This discussion centers around some general topics...such as... 1. What's the big riff over Obama and his church ministers? We are voting for a President based on thier ideas and principles in running a country...not who they are sleeping with or worshipping with. 2. We complain about the way interrogation went on with the Iraqi prisoners and how unfair the American solider was Ahh, what happen to our pareents and grandparents who served in WWII vs. the Germans (Nazi's) and Japanese...WHO cried foul then? Okay we had the trials of Nurmberg, but what about what happen to our guys as P.O.W.'s on Baton, Okinawa?!?!? This next stateent may really peeve some folks off, but I don't care...you can contact me at mannion7020@comcast.net if you want...here goes: Police officer tells you to stop/pull over...and you run/speed off...you have what you have coming to you! You MUST be guilty of something if you GOTTA RUN!
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
7 Jun 08
I think in ways we have become a little too politically correct. Sometimes people get in trouble for saying things that should not really be offensive and are true. Sometimes when I'm on here I think "now how will that sound" even though I know its not something that's offensive. As far as Obama and his church minister I am a little concerned about that myself. Sure the important thing is how he would run the country but if he's sitting here believing all the nonsense the pastor is speaking then you have to question his judgment and character which would affect how he runs the country. As far as the police officer pulling me over, I agree. Their job is dangerous enough as it is without people putting them more at risk (and others too) with those high speed chases.
@Erratic (723)
• Australia
1 Jun 08
Believe me, it's not just your country that is too politcally correct.
@mentalward (14693)
• United States
1 Jun 08
I agree with you! Most of what you just said went Whoosh! right over my head (hey, you know me! lol) but judging Obama by his church affiliations is, or should be, a definite no-no in politics. Hasn't our government separated church and state? (Of course, the hypocracy there is right on the dollar bill.) Same thing happened with the Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky thing. I agree wholeheartedly that a candidate should be judged solely on his/her ideas and principles.
@smtrego (181)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Here are some answers to your questions. 1. While what is carried out at Obama's church cannot be controlled by him, remember that he is a member of that church. If that type of ranting and talking bad about the country is normal there, than he is guilty of sitting there every week, listening to it. He must agree with the statements that are being made there or else he would find another church to attend. It doesn't matter what denomination you are, if your church preaches something you cannot or do not agree with you must leave otherwise you are supporting what is being said. So, even though we are voting for a president, keep in mind that person will be responsible for running this country. If he is okay with hateful anti-government and anti-U.S. "sermons" then how can he lead this country in a fair manner? BTW, I am not thrilled about any of the candidates, so I am not supporting any one completely, just some of the ideas. 2. We as Americans feel we are in a position to be a role model to other countries. Whether other countries believe that or not is another story. If we allow prisoners to be tortured, we are no better than any other country. We will be reinforcing the negative behavior. Americans also tend to care for people as humans and believe no one should be treated in an inhumane manner, even prisoners. 3. I am not offended by your 3rd point. I feel the same way. These people are putting innocent citizens in harms way and that cannot be tolerated. Why run if you have nothing to hide? If these people are brave enough to commit the crime, they should be brave enough to face the consequences.
@kassdaw (592)
• United States
1 Jun 08
Yes, our country has gotten way too politically correct. But if you notice by becoming politically correct we get the worse the country gets. Which is so messed up. I am actually ashamed to say I live here. Yes, we have religious freedom but is their really anything else that is good now days?