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The Three Amigos of GOP Defeat in 2016

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 2:14 PM
The GOP will throw the 2016 Presidential election, using one of the "Three Amigos" instead of backing a genuine conservative, smaller government Constitutional candidate. Big money rules in D.C. Government has tripled in size and expense since Ronald Reagan... As far as Ronald Reagan being the cowboy "conservative" portrayed in this column, just another political myth. Reagan was in fact, the FIRST of the BIG GOVERNMENT 'budget busting' TRILLION DOLLAR deficit Presidents. Government power and scope greatly expanded under Reagan's helm. For instance, Reagan said he was going to abolish the Dept. of Education..... what actually happened was funding for, and the size of the Dept. of Education greatly increased during his two terms. Reagan talked a great talk, and he delivered his lines like the Hollywood actor that he was, but Reagan did not deliver the goods. The only thing the establishment GOP is now interested in is keeping its place at the table for divvying up the trillions of dollars of pork. It certainly isn't interested in representing the conservative wishes of the majority of its vanishing constituency. A progressive socialist in the Oval Office actually works to the GOP establishment's advantage; a progressive socialist POTUS is someone the GOP can conveniently point to as the scapegoat for government's problems as the Big Government, big spending express rolls on...
I worked with a Sudanese man some years ago. He had witnessed first-hand the Islamic genocide against the people of South Sudan, and had fled Sudan as a refugee. The Sudanese Christian man told me something about Islam that I never forgot. He said, "they come in as lambs, saying 'we are peaceful, and want to worship God just like you' ;. then, when they have reached a critical threshold in terms of their numbers and their occupying strategic places of power and influence in a society, the 'sheep mask' comes off, and the sword comes out. At that point, it's either do it OUR way, or else."
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Judgment Day for John Boehner

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 7:34 PM
Boehner WON? What a shock! But that means the GOP is just blowing smoke and doing flag semaphores about being an opposition party, doesn't it, General Washington? (btw, General, it wouldn't have mattered if the vote had taken place 5 days ago, 10 days ago, or two weeks in the future, the outcome would have been the same. )
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Judgment Day for John Boehner

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 4:23 PM
I am writing this 12 minutes before the vote. Boehner is not going to be ousted. This is a joke. The fix is in. Too many establishment go-alongs in the GOP Congressional contingent for them to rock the boat that hard. After making the usual ineffectual mewling noises about how they don't approve of Boehner, the majority of the GOP in Congress will fall in step and stand behind their man, Commandante Del Puerco, and leave him in the Speaker's position. Too much money on the table, and too much pork to be had to let a few ideological differences separate close friends. Wish I was wrong, but in less than an hour you will see what I mean. VOTE THIRD PARTY.
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 6:16 PM
What I am primarily concerned with is what God's word says on the subject. I am not defending any of man's laws that violate His word. Our society is completely messed up and heading toward the rocks because we have violated His word, especially in regards to the ONE FLESH covenant between a man and a woman for life. You keep reading things into my posts that are not there, Ken.
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 4:06 PM
The title of this column could not have said it any better. Marriage is the foundation stone of human society and of the family. If marriage- one-man and one-woman for LIFE- crumbles, human society crumbles Those who disbelieve that statement are the SAME people who disbelieve and disobey God's word and don't believe in absolute truth. They look for every way imaginable to rationalize and justify (in their own eyes) their sin, their rebellion, and their disobedience to God.
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 3:29 PM
Nice try, but wrong KrankyMike. We are not living in 1st century Greek society. We are living in 21st century America, and sex outside of legal matrimony is called fornication. Those who do not have enough respect for man's law, Gods' law, or even for their partner to make the legal commitment of saying "I do" and making that person their legal SPOUSE (in the eyes of BOTH God and man) are a FORNICATOR. You ask the disingenuous question: "Is legal compulsion the only standard of commitment?" Nobody is COMPLELLING anyone to get married...just like nobody is COMPELLING anyone to commit fornication or 'shack up' and go thru the pretence of calling it a 'marriage' (after 7 years, in most jurisdictions, the law will step in and legall call the relationship a "common law marriage"). I question your definition of Romans. Looks like you are engaging in some specious rationalization here.
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 12:45 PM
"Flee fornication. Every sin that a man does is outside his body. But he that commits fornication sins against his own body." 1st Corinthians 6:18 "The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Jesus Christ our Lord." Romans 6:23
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 12:42 PM
No, Ken, you are the one who is "misleading people" You claim to be "an evangelical follower of Christ" yet you make excuses for fornication. Read my post again. You twisted what I said. I said nothing about whether women "enjoy" fornication or not (sin has pleasure for a season, but the season and the pleasure end in death). Also, I said nothing about a young woman "receiving" "more or less" than a man in the act of fornication.... What they both "receive" is fleeting pleasure, in defiance of God's word (which says fornicators are sinning against their own bodies). What they LOSE, in terms of a relationship with God and a healthy relationship with one another if they DO get married (because their relationship was marred by sin at the outset, an unstable foundation has been laid- no pun intended- for the marriage).
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The Ring Makes All the Difference

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 10:19 AM
Sex without marriage is called FORNICATION. Fornication is a destructive, no-win lifestyle where a person barters away their body and soul and gets nothing in return other than fleeting pleasure and long-term personal destruction and loss. A young woman who 'shacks up with a man has literally "given away the farm", and receives nothing in return for the transaction, other than the proverbial "shaft". Women in past eras knew this, and that is why they held out for marriage before making the gift of themselves. We have a culture today, thanks to the wholesale rejection of God and His ways, aided and abetted by a godless and deceitful public education system and a godless media, that has been stripped of the knowledge of God and stripped of the basic life skills necessary for a young person to survive in this cruel, hostile world.
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Truth is, There's No One Behind the Wheel

Andy544 Wrote: Jan 03, 2015 10:39 AM
"Me? I like knowing no one is running things because, for starters, it means I'm free." Sure, tell that to the IRS on April 15th. Or tell it to your mortgage holder when your next house or car payment comes due. Or tell the State Trooper who stops you for going 85 in a 65 zone. There are a myriad of ways people are not free. That is a fact of life for everyone, everywhere. Are their situations and places where people can be LESS free? Absolutely. Tyrannical political systems will make people less free (Nazi Germany, Soviet Russia, communism wherever it takes root). Poor personal choices and misbehavior cause people to be less free (criminal behavior, substance abuse, immorality). The MORE we take personal responsibility for our actions and choices, the MORE free we become. Wrong choices (the Bible calls it sin) that are not "owned up to" and forsaken (repented of) will enslave and destroy us. A Jewish rabbi 2,000 years ago said, "If you continue in My word you are truly My disciples; and you shall know the TRUTH, and the truth shall make you FREE."
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