The following post went up this morning in the thread about the US Supreme Court's strip search decision:
"Me personally I find the court to be liberal. You are right 5 are appointed by republican presidents but at least one swings more liberal or democrat than he was thought he would when put up for consideration.
As far as America changing, you are correct but I do not see it swinging more right or conservative. I think these changes are a result of a more liberal agenda which is how we have reached the opinions on this issue.
Is the country so liberal and permissive that now we do not even expect to be searched when arrested. Is that why you cannot believe they ruled this way. When you are arrested you do loose some of your rights..just some mind you. I was surprised they ruled this way but it was correct as for my opinion.
As far as body scanners go, I would imagine that some county in no-where west Texas or even big cities that are failing financially due to other court decisions would have a hard time purchasing these. I got an idea...lets hire a lobbyist to go to congress and push for these to be purchased by the federal government..I bet the manufactures would even pay for his services. After all government doesn't make money, they just take a little more of yours to give the lobbyist what they want after the lobbyist pay them off. "
How are phrases like "liberal agenda" anything but inflammatory? The OP baits an argument by using such language. I have not responded to this thread, as much as I would love to do so, because the last time I pointed out that a thread had taken a political turn, there were...consequences.
If this poster is free to espouse his opinion on the "liberal agenda", may I respond with my own views to the contrary? If not, why not? Is it because his post begins with "Me personally"? Are political diatribes now accepted, so long as the post gets the requisite YMMV on the end?
For the record, yes I did report the post before I came here...several hours ago in fact. I post these questions here because I don't want to risk a ban (like last time) for pointing these things out within the thread, and I know there are other members that are curious as well.