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      04-27-2015, 01:38 PM   #96

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Originally Posted by Dalko43 View Post
Actually in this case, I believe it does. There certainly is a conversation to be had on the pro's/con's of privatized prison systems. But we do have a prison system which acts within the regulations established by our state and federal governments...that is not the case for prisons in most other places.
I stopped reading there.

Originally Posted by Dalko43 View Post
And as I said in my earlier post, I agree that gay marriage (or the lackthereof) is one of the big exceptions...but to say racism, sexism or discrimination is legitimized or widely accepted in this country is pretty ridiculous.
But it isn't - while it may not be outwardly prevalent, there is still a strong institutionalized bias towards minorities. Let's not go there please.

Originally Posted by Dalko43 View Post
You were the one who initially brought up these topics, and you were the one who equivocated America with foreign countries on these issues.

Like I said before, America certainly isn't perfect, but neither are we anywhere near as troubled as most other countries when it comes to these social issues.
No, pointed out America isn't perfect (It's not) and trying to use a broad brush to paint everyone who doesn't adhere to our way of life is "bad", sounds a lot like ethnocentrism to me.