Step one, visit www.americaspeakingout.com, a web site created by the Republican party towards the admirable goal of soliciting popular input into policies, goals, and solutions:
It will be a clearinghouse for the free exchange of ideas that will build a strategy to move our nation forward in a positive way. By embracing state-of-the-art online and social media tools, this effort will be vital to building a people-powered platform — one that can ensure our nation a more prosperous and secure future.
AmericaSpeakingOut.com is more than an online tool. It is a pledge by Republicans to involve the American people in a sincere process in order to more responsively address their concerns and respect their rights.
Step two, identify (a) the most hilarious and/or offensive sincere suggestion from a member of the public, and (b) the most hilarious and/or eerily credible suggestion by a anti-Republican troll. Avoid banging your head on the table as a result of kludgy site design and repeated run-time errors.
Step three: post it here. Be prepared to defend your assertion that the real suggestion is real and the troll suggestion is trollish.
I'll go first.
I have the right to formulate judgments on behaviors and to express those opinions. That is free speech. Just as I am entitled to make my case for why consuming high-fructose corn syrup is unhealthy, I likewise can make a case for why some other human physical activities are unhealthy. And be it about high-fructose corn syrup, gay physical expression, or the price of tea in China, you likewise may accept or reject my arguments; and respond to or ignore them. But the day you label my opinion as hate-speech, as criminal, or as otherwise disallowed, then we have ceased to be a free society where free speech is allowed. Our very Constitution is imcompatible with the doctrine that forbids divergent opinions on personal behaviors and practices.
[Yes, this is real. You hear the "halp, halp, vigorous criticism of me breaks free speech" whining all the time.]
If you're sick of this obvious non-American socialist president and want to take our country back, please visit and support us at LemonParty.org Together we can retake our country! Be a Patriot! It's what our founding fathers would have wanted.
[Note — DON'T VISIT THAT SITE, dumbass.]
This is not intended [only] as ridicule of the Right or of Republicans. There's some perfectly sensible ideas on that site — in part because the general populace is more sensible and committed than the Republican Party to limited government, fiscal responsibility, and individual liberty. It's not even intended as a commentary on Republican internet cluelessness — Democrats are just as clueless. It's more a commentary on this: open forums on the internet will never run smoothly, and foolish is the politician who fails to recognize that.
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