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When does the straight pride parade begin?
Why do you think you need one? Are millions of people all over the country denied jobs or housing because they have straight sex? Are they harassed or assaulted or even murdered because they have straight sex? Are bars and churches bombed because the people who gather there engage in straight sex? Are they forbidden from being at their lover's deathbed because they have straight sex? Are civil rights are denied to straight people that are enjoyed by others?
On its own the Swastika is symbol of the spirit, the sun, the four directions and the circularity of life. It is widely used as such in Asia even today. Its use was even more widespread all over the world before the symbol was appropriated by the Nazis. By your logic, a swastika belt buckle should be treated as a symbol of pride and independence. Yet in many places today, displaying a swastika is a crime.
Symbols have power; that's why people use them. It is childish in the extreme to feign ignorance of this power.
Life plus anything is too long. 14 years was considered ample in a time when proofing, publishing and promoting was laborious, expensive and time-consuming. Now that so much of the tedium can be dispensed with very little cost, two lifetimes is not long enough?? At least they're no longer even trying to pretend it's about anything other than holding a death-grip on culture.
No explanation needed. In election surveys, the respondent is asked if they plan to vote, and how. Why would that distribution be affected by the selection requirement of willingness to answer a computer caller?
Results are based on telephone interviews conducted June 1-4, 2013 with a random sample of –1,529—adults, aged 18+, living in all 50 U.S. states and the District of Columbia
Have you ever worked as a telephone interviewer calling random people to conduct a survey? I have. By far the majority of people you call will decline to answer the survey. They will say they don't have time, or they aren't interested. So right off the bat, telephone surveys are limited to a sample not of the general population, but of those among the general population who A) answer the phone when a computer calls them, B) enjoy talking to strangers on the telephone, C) have time to take out of their day to talk to strangers on the telephone, and D) are interested in responding to a survey about a random topic.
Question design is crucial. These questions are too vague to yield meaningful analysis. What exactly is meant by "the way the United States has turned out"? Are we to think of social ills such as slavery and child labor? Are we to consider class-stratification and an individual's power to choose their profession? Availability of education? health care? Every respondent will have his or her own understanding of what we are being asked to compare, and what the founding fathers' collective attitudes would be to these issues.
TLDR: "How would [dead person] have felt about [x]" is a topic for Steve Allen and his celebrity guests to discuss, not a data point from which social or political scientists may glean anything at all useful.