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is it anti-american to question our government?

is there such a thing as a question that should not ever be asked?

i see a lot of Conservatives that always add insult instead of a straight answer, but not from the Lib groups... why is that?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Rush Limbo acts as if questioning the American government is anti-american if the government is controlled by the Republicans (yes, i'm a Liberal regular listener/call-in ditto head). but it is very American if you're going to question the Liberals. (he even reluctantly agreed with me, if you "regular listeners" were actually listening to us on Tuesday) MOST Rushies dont actually listen, most regulars just pick up catch phrases and repeat them. And the vast majority of Republicans hate those who question their so-called authority.

    Source(s): i love my country yet fear my government!
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  • 1 decade ago

    It isn't so much as questioning with a reason that is unpatriotic, as questioning authority for the sake of being anti-authoritarian. I'm no Republican, nor am I a Democrat; but, I see an awful lot of advantage being taken of the moral stances there. It's sad and pathetic, really. While a little rebellion can be good, rebelling for the sake of rebelling s bad. And, while using a little firm authoritarian control may be good, from time to time, the repeated use of it is certainly not good. There should be a happy median in there, and both parties' most zealous often ridicule anyone who tries to be a voice of moderation.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It would be a dark day in American history, a day of mourning for the Founding Fathers the day you cannot question the actions of your government. That was a hard lesson to be learned by the Germans under Hitler, the Russians under Stalin, and the Iraqis under Saddam Hussein.

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  • Raven
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    1 decade ago

    I think that is what being a good American is all about to be free to ask questions even the hard ones. I think a lot of conservatives add insult instead of fact is because they don't either know the facts or they know there are no facts to dispute the statement and so they go for the easy cheap shot.

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  • dedra
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

    Wow, the liberals really have brainwashed 1/2 of u . s . of america. Ya recognize the 2d change is there for human beings to strive against hostile to the authorities if mandatory? Now, there's no reason to attempt this on the instantaneous regardless of the indisputable fact that the point is that you will manage to. And to all the liberals who will say various different motives as to why we've the 2d change, those are genuine. yet so is the only I basically stated. There are pages of prices about how they experience on the 2d change. I propose imagine about it. Our united states of america became depending through adult men who fought a conflict hostile to a tyrannical authorities.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Questioning our government is one of the things America was founded on. Without the right to openly criticize and question those in power, we would be no better off than a third-world dictatorship. Questioning the government is one of the purest ways to be an American.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It is most certainly NOT "anti-American" to question and command YOUR government (Its creation stems from sovereign powers granted to it by sovereign American Citizen i.e., “We the People”)[*1]. It is conceivable however that not to be concerned with or not to participate in governmental affairs is “anti-American”.

    Our government IS a corporation in business for profit and has to conform to the laws of any corporation [*2]. “We the People” can exert our power as the “Masters” (for lack of a better term) over our Public Servants similar to the rights of shareholders of publicly traded companies to exercise voting rights (etc.) over such a corporation.

    The exercise of compelling our Public Servants is a constitutionally protected right. However, “We the People” can also waive/trade/alienate ourselves from our created and protected rights by accepting benefits and privileges from the corporation of the United States (hence “Corporate or US Citizen”).

    Know thyself. Know your Rights.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    I hope it's better now than in the 60's-70's, even though I don't see it. We do have the right of freedom of speech and to assemble, peacefully to express our opinions, even if those options question the government. In the peace marches and protests of Vietnam many were arrested, gassed, beaten and jailed just for expressing their opinions.

    All questions, if they are thinkable, deserve an answer , therefore we have a right to ask them.

    Source(s): Just my opinion.
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  • Jon M
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    No there is none. For instance I am wondering when the Republicans are going to live up to the Conservative Policies decreasing the size of government, getting rid of all the Socialist Programs.

    Why exactly is our government becoming so Socialist? What happened to our Individualistic Constitution?

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  • 1 decade ago

    It isn't anti American to question your government, if anything it is anti American not to. Don't forget you are living in a democracy, you government works for you to protect your rights, and your freedoms. America was founded on freedom. Not taking every step to ensure the vision of your forefathers is thriving today is the most anti-American thing one can do.

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