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Sorry American Bigots, Not Being Victimized Isn’t An “Agenda” — It’s a Basic Human Right

Sorry American Bigots, Not Being Victimized Isn’t An “Agenda” — It’s a Basic Human Right | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it
Are you tired of bigots complaining about not being able to be openly bigoted anymore? Me too. So I wrote this letter to them.

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For millions of Americans, this is a "top" issue. Frustration, and legitimate fear strikes at the heart when codified discrimination exists against an entire class of citizens. We should be having a civil discourse about this issue.

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Stephen Kiernan: "Beyond Partisanship" @ Coffee Party Convention

STEPHEN P. KIERNAN is the author of Last Rights. His numerous awards include the Gerald Loeb Award for Financial Journalism, the Associated Press Managing Ed...
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Here is a really good discussion in favor of transpartisanship. It's a new word, but is it a new idea, whose time has come?

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LaBarbera: Michael Sam is a ’Bad Role Model,’ Should Become an ’Ex-Gay’

LaBarbera: Michael Sam is a ’Bad Role Model,’ Should Become an ’Ex-Gay’ | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it
Hate group leader Peter LaBarbera once again lifted his voice to the chorus of anti-gay conservatives that include Bryan Fischer and the Texas GOP who are advocating harmful reparative therapy for openly gay NFL rookie, Michael Sam.

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Frustration rises over undocumented minors

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The 2007 influx of undocumented immigrants crossing the border led to the Arizona stop-and-frisk law. What will be the outcome of 2014 surge of unaccompanied minors? Eric Byler, filmmaker and director of “9500 Liberty,” joins Krystal Ball to discuss.

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Here's why it's a mistake to Foxify the VA story

Here's why it's a mistake to Foxify the VA story | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it
It's not just about Obama. It's a story that spansspan parties, administrations and branches of government.

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Americans are looking to the left for solutions

Americans are looking to the left for solutions | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it
U.S. attitudes are becoming more progressive as the nation becomes more diverse.
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It seems that this is no longer a partisan "thing", but rather a citizen thing. What do YOU think?

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Tweet from @LAYLHORKY

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I'm such a party animal! #coffee then bed before 12 ha http://t.co/FN0LZbORPl
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Coffee in the morning, coffee all day long, coffee before bed. Civility defined! #coffeepartyusa

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Inside the American Family Association, an anti-gay hate group

Inside the American Family Association, an anti-gay hate group | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it

Anna Wolfe of the Jackson Free Press has written a very good article on the anti-gay group, The American Family Association. While not "hard-hitting," one could hardly call her article one that panders to the group.


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Some information you may not have, but should.

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Will the Rational Majority please stand up

Will the Rational Majority please stand up | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it

by JOHN CASHON

 

We saw with the emergence of the Tea Party Movement how a relatively small percentage of the electorate can vocalize their displeasure of the government. Even though some of their ideas lack factual merit and they showed many intolerant attitudes, they should be congratulated for their tenacity.

 

Imagine what a large majority could do. This example can be used to show everyone else that we do not have to sit and watch idly from the sidelines while intolerance spreads through the political discourse.

 

You only have to watch a couple of political ads from any election to see that the rhetoric is just getting worse with no end in sight for reason to return. As long as the reasonable and rational people remain quiet, the money being thrown into the elections will continue to grow adding to the lack of civility being shown in politics today.

 

Is this what we want to teach our children about how our government works? Is this the legacy that we want to leave them?

 

In the political spectrum today, there are groups that are radically to the left and to the right but there is an even larger group of the electorate that longs for the return of common sense and sanity to the government.

 

We are the Rational Majority. Ranging from moderate republicans, independents and moderate democrats, this majority can become a real political force if only they would unite and vote together to bring back the belief to more people that working together is more beneficial to the country than division and hatred.

 

We all see how a lack of bipartisanship in government is failing to meet the demands of the 21st century and the moderates have the ability today to show that by working together as Americans first, we can accomplish great things.

 

If the rational majority can unite, our vote can tell the politicians to get their act together and quit arguing like children. We all want to see our country succeed and only by working together can we achieve that.

 

Our government has been a beacon of light to many countries in the world striving to create their own democracy. Can we really be proud of what the world sees now? How can we degrade each other for political gains and how can we allow a small minority to hijack the political agenda from the majority? Honor is a value long lost in politics.

 

The Rational Majority can restore that honor by standing together and using their vote to counter the big money being injected in politics with common sense.

 

The United States is more important than just the war between blue states versus red states. By looking at the similarities that we all share opposed to what makes us different, can we ever escape this adversarial culture that has taken over the politics in our country. Let's show the world that we are not a divided nation but one that is built on consensus and common sense.

 


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Sorry American Bigots, Not Being Victimized Isn’t An “Agenda” — It’s a Basic Human Right

Sorry American Bigots, Not Being Victimized Isn’t An “Agenda” — It’s a Basic Human Right | Progressive Politics: Tennessee Style (PPTS) | Scoop.it
Are you tired of bigots complaining about not being able to be openly bigoted anymore? Me too. So I wrote this letter to them.

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For millions of Americans, this is a "top" issue. Frustration, and legitimate fear strikes at the heart when codified discrimination exists against an entire class of citizens. We should be having a civil discourse about this issue.

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MB Fields Jr

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Only one of the places where the PPTS conversation takes place. We hope you will join in! Let us know what YOU think!

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