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Actually Teuf our government process has a built in fix for this disagreement: If there is ever a far left or right in the White House the other branches will keep things from going too crazy, as the Congress has since 2010. With any luck we'll elect an adult (i.e., a conservative) into the white house next time, in time to restore our economy. It is just waiting to boom like a rocket, in my opinion, if we can just get some one in there who is competent and an objective leader who considers public service an honor and responsibility rather than an opportunity.
Shakazulu, I can make no sense of your post up there and will try to explain in simpler terms.
It was your statement about not imposing one's beliefs on others thru government processes that I thought was silly - everyone participates in government according to their values, including you.
That statement - that we should leave our morals and values at the door with people is something practiced by doctors and nurses with their patients, but is ridiculous to expect of individual citizens when they participate in government.
And you do not understand the definition of tolerance either. The tolerant person does not automatically not value someone as a person or hate them, in fact the tolerant person is more likely to value all persons.
Hope you are now a little better educated
Maurice: "The point is that all of these measures are intended to make it more difficult for certain segments of the population to exercise their right to vote."
Maurice isn't it equally possible that the MAJORITY of Americans who agree with the logic of voter ID feel the "point of all of these measures are intended to make it more difficult for certain segments of the population to exercise their right to vote" MORE THAN ONCE?
Here's some alternate reality for you to consider: http://www.heritage.org/research/commentary/2012/08/getting-it-wrong-on-voter-id
Shakazulu: "To impose one's beliefs through legislature and persecution is what turns people off with the aspect of organized religion". Meaning that voting and supporting government actions according to your values is wrong. Are you serious? That's what a nurse or doctor may do with a patient silly, because of a hippocratic oath. And let's get something straight - your definition of persecution is simply the term "tolerance".
LadyLynda, that was so well said.
By the way for the folks who keep bringing up that we shouldn't eat shrimp or let non-virgins live, read Acts Chapter 15. And please, if you don't know or respect the Bible, that is ok, but don't at the same time try to tell folks that it says something it doesn't.
This is not a battle of haters and lovers, it is a question of whether morals and values derived from one's faith are changeable or are absolute. As LadyLynda said so well, it is a no-brainer that Judeo-Christian and Muslim faiths are not negotiable about homosexuality, and most especially about prohibiting them from church leadership. To call members of those faiths bigots or haters for holding to their values may be inconvenient but it is not hate.
1 case of voter impersonation fraud in NC. Folks try a Google search of voter fraud in NC in 2012, read half of what comes up and read this column again.
You're real full of beans Carolyn. You want us to believe that the majority of citizens who support these changes are blatently, openly trying to be racist or to limit the young vote rather than the alternative reason that there will be less chance to vote for others or multiple times as a result of these proposed changes.
Wasn't the "Red Line" an Israeli concept? Using Republicans as a contrast in this column weakens the whole prospect of objectively evaluating the topic in my opinion.
So well said, Mr. Hood, thank you!
Interesting reflections, Mr. Bouser, thank you!
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