"From reading your postings since I joined last year, I agree with you more often than not. I don't disagree with anything you've written here. However, I can't justify breaking the law by purchasing counterfeit goods just because America's foreign policy flaws are many and massive."
My bad if you thought I was using a critique of US foreign policy to justify buying a counterfeit windshirt. Nothing could be further from the truth. Personally, I have never knowingly purchased anything that is counterfeit, nor would I. I'm pretty sure my record on that score, knowingly or not, is clean. It's unfortunate the thread drifted, and I got involved in a subject that would have been better addressed in Chaff. I think that is where Katharina tried to move it, but half of the conversation is still being conducted here. Not sure what to do about that....
As for my postings, I have a hunch that, while we are bound to disagree on various specifics, we both want what is best for this country. My hope is that thru discussions like these we can start to arrive at a grass roots consensus on what needs to be done to get our country back on course. If has to start somewhere; if not in forums like BPL, then where? Otherwise, I wouldn't waste my time presenting my own ideas for dissection/debate. To me, this is where the rubber meets the road in an open, democratic society.
Looking forward to continuing the dialogue(s).