Started by Charles Austin, January 10, 2021, 02:19:14 PM
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 10, 2021, 02:19:14 PMSecond, I would like every Democrat to find someone - anyone! - from the Trump side of the political spectrum and say: "I will listen to you. If I disagree, it will not because I do not want to hear you or that I do not hear you. If I agree, or partly agree, I will say so. With you (I hope) I will denounce any action involving violence, destruction of property or use of weapons." I would like to see that.
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 11, 2021, 12:38:05 PMAnd again we drift. My main concern is the next ten days. Word "out there" is that supporters of The President are planning more activities not unlike those of last Wednesday. This ought to be a priority concern. I remain convinced that the right words from the president could turn aside some serious trouble. He would have to say "Don't come. Stay home. Do not protest at the inauguration." And he might have to say "It's over, our side lost." If he keeps saying what he has been saying for the past two months, I fear trouble lies ahead. Much is in his hands. Peter says he "believes" something was wrong with the election. But no proof has satisfied numerous courts. Politically, we do not take serious action only on what we (or some) "believe." And if we are to show any respect for our government and our system of governing ourselves, it is now time to move on, not driven solely by what we may "believe" to be true. At least I think that should apply for the next ten days. Everyone say it together: "Biden is the president-elect. He won the election. If there were irregularities, they did not illicitly throw the election his way. He won. Nothing can change that fact."
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 11, 2021, 12:54:17 PMBut first we need to agree that we have been in the hands of a madman and one who, Because of his incendiary words, bears responsibility for what happened last Wednesday.
Quote from: Charles Austin on January 11, 2021, 12:54:17 PMAnd you don't want to take the steps that you need to take, which begins with denouncing the madman still in the White House and his actions. As to the others and what I might do in further discussion, try me. But first we need to agree that we have been in the hands of a madman and one who, Because of his incendiary words, bears responsibility for what happened last Wednesday.
Quote from: David Garner on January 11, 2021, 12:49:35 PMIt's just words you put together in a power move to get concessions from people. You have no intent on living up to your end of the bargain. You simply want to control the language of other people for your own ends.We aren't falling for the banana in the tailpipe.
Quote from: Rob Morris on January 11, 2021, 01:19:33 PMCan anyone explain how this thread is not an example of the 100%-sociopolitical, 0%-theological disputes that the 2021 Rules of ALPB were designed to prevent? Asking for a friend...