As posted on Spinner.com:
Chicago hardcore group Rise Against have never been afraid to take a social stance — both in their songs and on a personal level. Accordingly, while keeping alive the old-school tradition of punk music as an instrument of political change, they make it a point to walk it like they talk it — the band members are fervent animal-rights activists, to cite one example. Lead singer Tim McIlrath, who takes very seriously his responsibility as an American to voice his opinion that the nation should live up to its ideals, has listed five ways in which he believes the government and the American people have not kept up their end of the bargain.
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4. Meat Is Murder:
5. Global Warming Naysayers: People who still believe that global warming is just a theory and that out climate change is simply a natural cycle – those same people believe in the War in Iraq has something to with 9/11. Those people bore me.