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"Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." I see nothing here that requires the government to "protect" me, or anyone else from anything about any god, God, Gods, or non-gods. What about "Congress shall make no law" do they fail to understand? If Congress makes no laws on a particular topic, that means the Government cannot enforce any policy in favor-of or against anyone's belief or lack of belief in anything that could be considered a "god". If I, as an employee of any government attempts to impose my beliefs/faith on another person as part of my job, I am prevented from doing so by this rule. If I am simply living my faith, no such rules have been broken.
Whatever happened to that "Income Inequality" mantra? I thought our President was going to fix all this! No wait........"it..It's Bush's fault"......."It's Boehner's fault!".....It's..it's....MY FAULT!!! I think the Guilt Train is running out of steam.
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The Patriotism of Prosperity

bigbill10 Wrote: Aug 13, 2014 9:50 AM
Perhaps our president should use that (in)famous expression of ownership: "L'etat, c'est moi" ("The State, that's me!") uttered by Louis XIV. I hope we don't repeat France's other mistakes.
People are complaining that Obama is spending too much time playing golf and going to fund-raisers. As to golf, I say The More The Better. Every minute he's concentrating on his next fairway drive or his next putter stroke or his score is another minute he's not thinking about "Fundamental Transformation" of our country. To the extent he's given up on the job, we're probably safer- I just hope and pray the Russians, the North Koreans and the Iranians take the next two+ years off too.
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Attacking Achievement

bigbill10 Wrote: Aug 12, 2014 1:54 PM
A "Fundamentalist" can be defined as any person whose beliefs are more powerful than any truth that might counter those beliefs. In fact, such truth is often re-defined as propaganda or lies. They will count as "true" only those things that support their existing beliefs. In the past, anyone who had a firm belief in the inerrancy of the Bible were the only people considered fundamentalists. But Progressives can also be fundamentalists to the extent that they reject what is otherwise clearly true in order to maintain "faith" in their political orientation. It now appears that their "religion" has supplanted Christianity as the main source of mindless fundamentalism in our modernist culture. "Mindful" fundamentalism can be defined as a fundamental (un-moving) faith in truth-no matter where it leads-even when it brings my own faith into question. It is very rare in humans.
Hillary needs to "discover" a black blood-relative in her past. Then, she'll be ready for the presidency.
Perhaps you should start selling T shirts with the words "I hate hate speech" emblazoned on the front and back. Then, see what fraction of people notice the logical dilemma posed by the statement.
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Have You Taken Your Obama Oath?

bigbill10 Wrote: Aug 08, 2014 4:27 PM
Socialist? Nationalist? Social Nationalism? No-the modern "polite" form of National Socialism. In the teens, twenties and early thirties, leftists were quite comfortable with the European versions of Fascism then being tried. Now that Nazism and Fascism from that time have been buried long enough to turn to dust, it's time for a resurrection! Tyranny never dies, it just goes on vacation every few decades and then returns as "enlightenment" once again after those who really understand what it is are mostly dead.
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WWI Demons Live

bigbill10 Wrote: Aug 07, 2014 2:21 PM
In the years and decades leading up to WWI, the Progressive Left saw the new century as the culmination of their dreams with democratic socialism taking over the entire developed world-peacefully-through the ballot, not the bullet. WWI was like a Frankenstein political monster, rising from the (almost) dead to spread far and wide across the World. WWI killed off most of the old imperial/colonial powers that had held sway for multiple centuries-and replaced most of them with Fascist/Socialist/Communist tyrannies that in most cases were far worse than the regimes they replaced and killed off over 100 million souls, if you count WWII, the Soviet Union, Stalin, Mao, and their friends as an inevitable consequence of WWI. WWI and its after-effects can be viewed as the consequence of most of the world coming to the belief (faith) that they had "arrived" at the Millennium without the need for Christ. The rest of the century was needed to prove how wrong they were....and are.
What if the mall owners sanctioned people singing gay-lesbian songs or Black activist songs-or the Communist Internationale? The mind reels at the results!..............
While I agree that this mall is private property and that they have the right to limit behavior on their own grounds, perhaps a little "civil disobedience" would work here. How about every church in the area sending representatives at a given time and at an appointed moment, everyone-everyone begin saying the 23rd Psalm, or a common prayer. No shouts, no threats, no violence. If the mall "gehein stats politzi" (=GESTAPO) objects to a certain person, that person would of course agree to leave the property immediately....to be immediately replaced by someone else standing outside waiting their turn. If enough churches were to agree and cooperate, they could keep this going all day-perhaps several days. I predict the negative publicity would have the mall owners in a state of financial diarrhea within an hour. Remember-no screaming, no hating, no broken glass, no violence. Just quiet, persistent prayer-and that includes prayers for the mall owners too.
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