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Dear John Hawkins: You left out that people don't have manners anymore. People leave their messes behind them thinking someone (their mother, maybe?) will come after them and clean up. You also left out the obesity epidemic. It may be partly due to the quality of the food but it has to be at least somewhat due to personal choices.
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Demography Is Destiny

Claire83 Wrote: Nov 15, 2012 11:31 AM
Anne, don't forget about what is happening in the public schools. The young people are being indoctrinated slowly but surely. I agree with everything in the article but the schools also need to be addressed in a strategy to reshape this nation.
This article overlooks large groups of people that were treated very badly in the 1950's. For middle class white folk life was good. You still had to work hard to make it. But it is so easy to forget about people who were really discriminated against. They were not part of the system, unless they were exceptional. We could talk about African Americans, women, and other groups. We had to adjust that situation out of justice. Inclusion has to cost the general population, that had to happen. Yes society is different now, in some ways it is much worse and in others it is much better.
Great article! Thanks!!
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Arguments Do Not Have Testicles

Claire83 Wrote: Jul 02, 2012 2:37 PM
"he knows that men often coerce women into abortions by threatening to leave them if they have the baby. Therefore, by entering the debate, the pro-life man may be reducing coercive control over women’s bodies." Men certainly often coerce women to have sex. It shows courage for a man to stand up for life because then he must also stand up for the consequences of sex...
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Spotlighting Christ

Claire83 Wrote: May 01, 2012 11:51 AM
"That's fine, but if you just use social science data to make your point, and leave out God because you don't want to upset anyone in your audience, you are worshipping created things rather than the Creator." Using social science to prove a point is not to leave out the creator's role, quite the contrary! If we can show that it is better for human health and well being to avoid sin, it endorses that the creator made us to live up to our potential - to choose what is right for us and not that being victims of our sinfulness results in the same happiness. Also, many a-religious will not listen to any argument that is "God made us that way." They can simply say, "You believe, that's fine for you."
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Rick Santorum's Impossible Dream

Claire83 Wrote: Apr 12, 2012 12:48 PM
You need to be better informed. Opus Dei started the first interracial school in Kenya, has started numerous educational programs to help people is low income areas, and has members of every race and "income level." The Knights of Malta have a mission of service to the sick. I don't see where any of that is "elitist."
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