Posted on Mar 3, 2016
PFC Alexander Oliveira
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I will always be about progress, I will always be about moving forward as a society. So why is it people cling onto outdated ideology? by which I mean those who are against things like interracial relationship, the LGBT movement, or anything that was generally accepted as the norm over 60+ years ago. why is it that some people don't want society to change?
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CSM David Heidke
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The saying goes...

If you aren't a liberal as a young person, you have no heart.

If you aren't a conservative as and older person, you have no brain.
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CSM David Heidke
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SSG John Thornton - Now that was a judgement... You triggered me, I need to go to my safe space.
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SFC Recruiting And Retention Nco
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Bismarck!!!!
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SFC Recruiting And Retention Nco
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The quote (as i remember it) was "anyone who's not a liberal at 20 has no heart. Anyone who's still a liberal at age 30 has no brain." Attributed to Churchill too, I think.

Indisputably true in any case!
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SSG Gerhard S.
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SSG John Thornton - after looking at the definition of the word "judgement"
1.the ability to make considered decisions or come to sensible conclusions.
I agree, it likely IS a judgement.
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CPT Jack Durish
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Why do people insist on equating opposition to interracial relationships, the LGBT movement, etc as having anything to do with the Constitution? Can anyone show us where these things are even mentioned in the Constitution let alone prohibited? These are cultural issues, not Constitutional.

Why is it that some people want to change society? Easy. Society needs changing, but what does that have to do with the Constitution? The Constitution is a blueprint for a government among free people, people who are free to fashion society as they see fit. Take away the Constitution and you take away that freedom. Take away freedom and you take away the power to fashion society as you want.

You want an all-powerful government? Guess who is going to fashion society then.

That's why I cling to the ideology that advocates individual rights and responsibilities. So you can have the society you want rather than someone cramming their idea of a proper society down your throat and mine.

I hope that helps...
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PFC Eric Brown
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Exactly! Well said, sir!
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CPT Battalion S 1 Oic
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Brother, I think the way you framed the question almost answers it for you. An ideology can not be "outdated", it can be right, or wrong. The notion that the latest ideas to come along have to be the best ideas, by default, is in itself a form of ideology, and one which I reject.
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CSM Charles Hayden
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CPT (Join to see) Very well said, Captain
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CSM Charles Hayden - If a CSM says that about my comment, I'm taking it to the bank all day.
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CSM Charles Hayden - I second that.
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PFC Eric Brown
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To add to what CPT Ferguson said...these "ideas" are not the latest to come along, nor are they "new". Study history, especially the history of the great empires (the Roman Empire comes to mind), and see what caused the breakdown in those societies and eventually led to their fall. You will find that many of the things that ruined the ancient societies are now being pushed as "the in thing" here today.

One could also look at a couple of the candidates running for POTUS. The one from Vermont seems to attract the support of a lot of younger people...but he has failed to show anywhere in history where a socialist nation has not eventually destroyed itself.

And while you're at it, look up the definition of insanity. It seems that people just never learn.
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