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Old 07-07-2013, 02:10 PM   #1
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On February 4th, 2013, Vladimir Putin, the Russian president, addressed the Duma, (Russian Parliament), and gave a speech about the tensions with minorities in Russia:
"In Russia live Russians. Any minority, from anywhere, if it wants to live in Russia, to work and eat in Russia, should speak Russian, and should respect the Russian laws. If they prefer Sharia Law, then we advise them to go to those places where that's the state law. Russia does not need minorities. Minorities need Russia, and we will not grant them special privileges, or try to change our laws to fit their desires, no matter how loud they yell 'discrimination'. We better learn from the suicides of America, England, Holland and France, if we are to survive as a nation. The Russian customs and traditions are not compatible with the lack of culture or the primitive ways of most minorities. When this honorable legislative body thinks of creating new laws, it should have in mind the national interest first, observing that the minorities are not Russians.
The politicians in the Duma gave Putin a five minute standing ovation.

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Old 07-07-2013, 02:17 PM   #2
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Thats a man who knows where he stands, and knows how to lead.

This "politically correct" BS doesn't fly over there. We could take a lesson on that..

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Thats a man who knows where he stands, and knows how to lead.

This "politically correct" BS doesn't fly over there. We could take a lesson on that..
True, I believe Germany and Australia are reacting the same way.
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Putin, is a very smart man. We could use a team of men like him to clean up the mess.
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Borders, Language, Culture.








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Yeah, lets be more like Russia.
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That statement sounds nice and efficient but it's not compatible with the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Part of why we've been at odds with Russia for quite a while.
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"Why can't the United States be more like those good ol' Russians?" Joe McCarthy is spinning in his grave.
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Yeah, lets be more like USA
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Putin is his generations great leader. I wish we had a Putin.
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You quoted Michael Savage. Your opinion is null and void.
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That statement sounds nice and efficient but it's not compatible with the rights guaranteed by the Constitution. Part of why we've been at odds with Russia for quite a while.
How is what he said no compatible with the US Constitution???
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I guess one speech or statement doesn't always mean the same thing to all people.

A good looking woman told a guy. standing in a crowded check out line "you look like the father of one of my children"

Turns out she was a teacher
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Yeah, lets be more like Russia.
Does it always have to be all or nothing? We can't do anything that Russia does?
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Is there anything Putin can't do?


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My honest opinion? It's a politician's speech, just like any other politician's speech. I wouldn't stoop to pick up a found penny to listen to one of those.

I really don't care to hear someone get up and spout simple platitudes about how we can fix all our problems if only we could just do X. It has never been, and will never be that easy.

There are enough holes in that guys speech to drive a Soviet missile truck through.
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How is what he said no compatible with the US Constitution???
Well first off and most simply, the language thing; no requirement to speak English in the U.S.

Also I would venture to say the 14th Amendment's Equal Protection clause as it specifically states "persons born or naturalized" are citizens and afforded protection of their rights. No mention of exclusion of minorities from this. Furthemore, a quick Google search yields that court precedent has established that Aliens are afforded these rights as well, going back as far as 1886. I got that info from here (but haven't corroborated it):

http://usgovinfo.about.com/od/rights...egalrights.htm
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Anyway, I wouldn't qualify Russia as a shining example of the benefits of a monocultural country. They suffer from extreme corruption, rampant alcoholism (to the point where it constitutes a significant health crisis there), and a perennial "brain drain" whereas all the smart people are leaving the country Economically it is primarily energy-resource based and as such fluctuates with energy economy.

Japan is an extremely monocultural country and seems to have fared better for the last half-century or so.

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