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Is it time to retire the Pledge of Allegiance?

 
 
Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2008 04:58 pm
Diest TKO wrote:
Have I said that YOU can't or shouldn't say it?

Strawman, Finn.

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You have claimed to "consistently" argue that the Pledge be "stopped."

Or am I wrong?

What is it with you guys that you can't resist bleating "Strawman!"
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2008 05:16 pm
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
Diest TKO wrote:
Have I said that YOU can't or shouldn't say it?

Strawman, Finn.

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You have claimed to "consistently" argue that the Pledge be "stopped."

Why is "consistantly" and "stopped" in quotes?

I have not. I've only said that it doesn't mean anything to me anymore because I don't think the nation honored in the pledge is the one we live in. I think when the pledge was amended to include "under god" into it, it became cheap. Cheap in that, if we are so easily swayed by the fear of a godless foreign power that we will become so pathetically reactionary, it's just not made of stone; no fortitude.
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Or am I wrong?

Quite often. It's your Modus Operandi.
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

What is it with you guys that you can't resist bleating "Strawman!"

What is it with you guys that you can't resist making scarecrows?

A strawman by definition is what you have constructed here. You have mischaracterized what I've said, and argued against something I have not said. That's straw Finn. If you're used to hearing it, perhaps it's you who is the lowest common denominator; maybe you should revist your debate style/template if you hate hearing it so much.

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Sat 26 Jul, 2008 10:19 pm
Diest TKO wrote:
Finn dAbuzz wrote:
Diest TKO wrote:
Have I said that YOU can't or shouldn't say it?

Strawman, Finn.

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You have claimed to "consistently" argue that the Pledge be "stopped."

Why is "consistantly" and "stopped" in quotes?

I have not. I've only said that it doesn't mean anything to me anymore because I don't think the nation honored in the pledge is the one we live in. I think when the pledge was amended to include "under god" into it, it became cheap. Cheap in that, if we are so easily swayed by the fear of a godless foreign power that we will become so pathetically reactionary, it's just not made of stone; no fortitude.
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

Or am I wrong?

Quite often. It's your Modus Operandi.
Finn dAbuzz wrote:

What is it with you guys that you can't resist bleating "Strawman!"

What is it with you guys that you can't resist making scarecrows?

A strawman by definition is what you have constructed here. You have mischaracterized what I've said, and argued against something I have not said. That's straw Finn. If you're used to hearing it, perhaps it's you who is the lowest common denominator; maybe you should revist your debate style/template if you hate hearing it so much.

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My goodness you are right, and I was wrong.

It was brandon who "consistently" argued the Pledge should be "stopped."

My apologies for misquoting you. Embarrassed
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Diest TKO
 
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Reply Sun 27 Jul, 2008 03:03 am
Apology accepted. On a different note. You've been changing your avatar super frequently lately. Having a hard time finding one just right? What are you going for?

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Finn dAbuzz
 
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Reply Mon 28 Jul, 2008 08:54 pm
Diest TKO wrote:
Apology accepted. On a different note. You've been changing your avatar super frequently lately. Having a hard time finding one just right? What are you going for?

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I like change
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