Do you really believe that Plain Jane Christian Woman would be equally or more likely to be investigated using the Patriot Act? If so, I wish I could live in that dream world.
I never referenced Trayvon Martin. I would never reference that case based on all the twists/turns in the case. I can reference the response to Hurricane Katrina, though. Especially the areas which have actually been given funding to rebuild.
While California may be labelled a "liberal" state, it actually has a very large conservative population. While they may not be registered Republican voters, there is a large conservative population. Prop 8 showed just how large that population was. That graph shows that nearly all "red" states have a ban on same-sex marriage, while most of the states with same-sex marriage/unions are "blue" states. Not sure the point of posting the graph.
The U.S. public education system has been in a downturn for decades. On America’s latest exams (the National Assessment of Educational Progress), one-third or fewer of eighth-grade students were proficient in math, science, or reading. Our high-school graduation rate continues to hover just shy of 70 percent, according to a 2010 report by the Editorial Projects in Education Research Center. The World Economic Forum ranks us 48th in math and science education. On international math tests, the United States is near the bottom of industrialized countries. Who are "the Liberals" that are always referred to, anyway? I'm curious. I hear this term thrown around all the time, but never can get an explanation of who exactly it refers to.
If you really believed that statements like "Eat the Rich" or "Only the blood of the rich will stop Occupy" are on par with shouting racial slurs and stating that party members should attack specific people and their families, I would be shocked. This would mean that every musician, especially ones like Jello Biafra (Dead Kennedys) or Anti-Flag, who made a statement akin to "Eat the Rich" were absolutely serious and intended to incite widespread violence.
Of course not, though a Plain Jane Christian Women isn't likely to be a potential terrorist either. However, the fact still remains that the Patriot Act affects every
American. Also, Barack Obama reauthorized it as well so the blame doesn't just fall on the Republicans.
Yes, the Hurricane Katrina rebuilding process was botched by George W. Bush but to say that their is a War on African Americans because of that doesn't hold water. If you mentioned the War on Drugs then you might have a case since that does unfairly target minorities (although that probably wasn't the original intention of it but I digress).
I'll agree that most of the hardcore Liberal states have ratified gay marriage but some other hardcore Liberal states have shot it down. Hell, it was the African Americans and Latinos (traditional Liberals) who made the difference in California when it came to gay marriage. Other states that went for Obama in 2008 the last election oppose it as well such as North Carolina, Virginia, Ohio, Michigan, Florida, Wisconsin, and Oregon.
The Public Education system in America is piss poor and I'm sure many people will agree with you on that. If anything though, it is the government's involvement and unions that are preventing the system from getting better. You can't fire a teacher who sucks at their job, you can only transfer them to another school in the system. Education should be left up to the states since the states know what is good for their state when it comes to education better than the federal government does.
And writing threatening messages like "Only the blood of the rich will stop Occupy" are worse than slurs.