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Yes, too big of a factor 17 60.71%
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No, they need to be more of an influence 4 14.29%
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Old 08-21-2007, 03:51 PM  
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Do conservative religious interest groups...

... have too big of an importance factor in American politics?
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Old 08-21-2007, 04:44 PM   #2
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Yes, as do the nutters on the Left (Demo Underground, Kossacks, etc.)
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Old 08-21-2007, 05:13 PM   #3
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No. Social interest groups gain their power through participation of people.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:18 PM   #4
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I voted "no."

I don't really think they have much influence. They have significant influence on what Republican politicians say, but not so much on what they end up doing AFAICT.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:27 PM   #5
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No. Social interest groups gain their power through participation of people.
Isaac puts up a trey.....and he scores!!!

Hell, even a blind squirrel finds a nut once in awhile....
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:34 PM   #6
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Yes and this applies to Muslim religious groups as well.
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Old 08-21-2007, 08:58 PM   #7
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For what it's worth, I feel the same way about unions...
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:01 PM   #8
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Yep. Damn, agreeing with Isaac twice in the same thread....surely Hell is freezing over.
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Old 08-21-2007, 09:44 PM   #9
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Agreed 110%. I don't care for a lot of the conservative Christian special interest groups, but if they've got the numbers, the drive, and the means to effect influence, more power to 'em. To combat any given special interest, all anyone has to do is develop contrary groups with similar resources and resolve.
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Old 08-21-2007, 10:14 PM   #10
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:13 AM   #11
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Why is it that in politics people would rather silence those that they oppose instead of stand up for what they believe?

Stupid. If you hate conservatives, stand up, don't try to tear em down. You'll never win crap doing things that way.
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Old 08-22-2007, 12:20 AM   #12
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Why is it that in politics people would rather silence those that they oppose instead of stand up for what they believe?

Stupid. If you hate conservatives, stand up, don't try to tear em down. You'll never win crap doing things that way.
Yet doesn't it seem to usually be the conservatives we hear most often whining about special interests?
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Old 08-22-2007, 01:31 AM   #13
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Yet doesn't it seem to usually be the conservatives we hear most often whining about special interests?
Haha, that's what the libs run on!!!

Either way it's retarded. People in this country need to stand up for what they believe, not tear down those that believe differently.
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:10 AM   #14
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Old 08-22-2007, 02:38 AM   #15
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Haha, that's what the libs run on!!!

Either way it's retarded. People in this country need to stand up for what they believe, not tear down those that believe differently.
I agree, though I'm not sure where you're getting that it's "what the libs run on." Generally, it is the liberals who are most often accused of pandering to special interests, though it has also become more commonplace for conservatives to do the same during Bush's big government tenure.
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