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A Better Idea

they want to
ban books, ban abortions
ban gay marriages
ban free thinking
and if they could
ban the poor!

i have a better idea!

why dont we
ban wars, ban prejudice
ban offshore drilling
ban the greedy
ban the judgemental
ban ignorance

and just for good measure
ban whaling around the world
for any reason!

Submitted: Thursday, September 15, 2011
Edited: Friday, September 16, 2011


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  • Heather Wilkins (7/27/2013 8:36:00 PM)

    excellent thoughts these are the important things that should be banned. .

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  • Steven Ralph (12/12/2011 4:25:00 PM)

    Dang Eric, all these things sound like me. Ignorant, greedy, etc. I guess I'm screwed... 'S'

  • Dave Walker (10/18/2011 5:19:00 PM)

    Great idea. But they would lose
    Money if they ban stuff that hurt people.

  • Sharron Stephenson (9/30/2011 9:46:00 AM)

    this one is in my fav ones

  • Unwritten Soul (9/22/2011 7:42:00 AM)

    In other words you want to ban what they ban hahahaha.....i like the way you promote this but how can i vote for this idea...Hmmm so i vote here 10++ hahaha :) Unwritten Soul

  • Jinal Oswal (9/16/2011 5:31:00 AM)

    Wow! ! you have placed the ideas wonderfully :)

  • Patti Masterman (9/15/2011 8:11:00 PM)

    And don't FORGET the politicians- they are high on the list of things need banning!

  • Smoky Hoss (9/15/2011 7:06:00 PM)

    I am no politician, and I only vote independent, but if you run for ANY office you'll surely have my vote.

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