Originally Posted by tarcone
Im not arguing that. But, out west many people that were not white males owned property and guns and lived a life of freedom. Back in the 1800s.
And this country had a civil war to free slaves.
And we went through sufferage to get women the right to vote.
And the civil rights movement to equalize these freedoms and rights.
Im not saying this is a perfect country, Im saying the culture of the country is built on freedom.
In Germany during the 30s and 40s, Jews could have risen up and fought for equal rights? No, but black people did here. And laws changed and things were equalized.
And how were women treated in other countries in the world? And who sold african people into slavery?
The world is corrupt. Its a bad place. But this country was founded to give a person to live their own life and make what they can out of it.
Many of those other countries fought violent conflicts to gain their freedom too. They had their women's suffrage movements and earned their rights. We aren't as unique as you think.
I mean if we're talking about fighting for freedom, France should be much worse off than we are. They've constantly been battling for hundreds of years while we've mostly been stable since the Civil War.