Originally Posted by VAChief
I'm just saying it is silly to equate the same depth of feeling to Cracker as the n word. I don't know if any white male with his own set of balls who could give a rat's ass about that word or its usage. We have never been the oppressed in this country in the same way that the blacks and that word's association with that oppression.
It doesn't have the same depth but some will take offense to it because they don't themselves as one.
“Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government’s purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding.” — James Madison