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One wonders why the birthday party wasn't raided. Building code violation is, in this case, a catch all to cover the truth. And no one should be jailed for having what the city considers "too many people" over for a gathering.
That's easy. Google is your friend...foxnewsinsider.com/.../arizona-pastor-arrested-jailed-for-holding-bible-st... Reported on Foxnews Insider, http://foxnewsinsider.com/2012/07/11/arizona-pastor-arrested-jailed-for-holding-bible-study-in-home-his-wife-says-it-defies-logic Jul 11, 2012 - Bible study leader Michael Salman is sitting in jail today after his home was raided earlier this week by more than a dozen Phoenix, Ariz. police officers and city officials. His offense? The city says people aren't allowed to hold private Bible studies on their own property.
There is a third goal of the Climate Change crowd that is even more nefarious than lining their own pockets. Pointy-headed intellectuals and government bureaucrats have been looking to advance the cause of a "One World Government" since the foundation of the United Nations. However, the largest stumbling block was in finding a crisis of World Wide proportions that could be used to manipulate people into accepting taxation and some limited control (at first) by the United Nations in order to combat the crisis. Lacking any other suitable means, these have latched on to the Global Climate as the vehicle to achieve their desire. Climate is the perfect tool. It is something that affects the entire population of the Earth. It is something that people are always, at lest superficially, aware of, And, it is something that can at times bring terror to those subjected to raging storms and rising waters, eroding hillsides and other weather caused catastrophes. Everyone experiences weather, and everyone has some "fear" or concern regarding how changes in the global climate can affect the local weather. It is the perfect tool to leverage governments and people to apply a World Wide solution to this World Wide problem. And, the only way to manage that would be a World Wide government.
Wow, you should really learn some history. The Crusades were a response to several hundred years of Muslim attacks upon Christendom. And, yet you still seem to believe the lie that Christians just all of a sudden decided to send murderous armies to kill the poor innocent Muslims in the Levant. The "Authority", was the Pope, speaking Ex-Cathedra.
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Coyote9 Wrote: Sep 14, 2014 9:57 AM
Yet "Progressive", itself, was one the moniker they once assumed many years ago. In the early 1900s, these folks called themselves "Progressives". That is, until the word came to mean exactly what we think of when we hear the term "Liberal" today. They then ditched the "Progressive" term and moved on to "Liberal". In other words, these folks rename themselves from time to time, in order to avoid the distasteful meaning accrued to the old name for their philosophy. Yet, as we have seen in other areas of "Liberal/Progressive" thought, they lack originality and simply flop back and forth over only a few chosen names.
People do make blunders like this. Even more so when they are clueless progressives.
Vote the Republicans into power first, then worry about replacing the RINOs with real conservatives in the next election.
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Coyote9 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 7:58 AM
This scenario sounds good on the surface, but there are a few sharks in the water that need to be dealt with, such as... what does that selected person's employer do while the selectee is away for 2 years? Does the employer hire someone to fill the role for only two years and return the job to the selectee when his/her term in office is over? Does the employer fill that role permanently and not offer it again to the selectee when his/her term is over? Suppose the selectee is a business owner. Who will run his business while he is away? A "sole proprietor" may have to close his business, with no guarantee he could re-open after his term in office has expired. How does that affect whatever employees that selectee may have? Do they lose their jobs? There are a few more such issues that would need to be dealt with, understood and answered in a way that would preserve the selectee (and those dependent on the selectee) from loss of livelihood after their term has expired. The unintended consequences of such a change can be as far reaching and of equal or greater impact than the change itself or the condition which the change attempts to resolve..
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Coyote9 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 7:47 AM
The only problem I see with your idea of "one four year term" and then "no more positions in government" for that person, ever. A large part of the problem in Washington, D.C., and the State capitols is the entrenched bureaucracy. These folks wield a huge amount of power, and are responsible for crafting and enforcing regulations to "support" (in quotes, as they mostly don't) the intent of the legislation passed by the legislative body. These folks have long careers and generally are the ones who really make our lives miserable. And, we don't get to vote for these people. By limiting the Politicians to only a single 4 year term, you greatly increase the power of the bureaucrats. I'd much rather have an opportunity to vote for a politician who has experience and has supported those issues I've supported, then be ruled by the unelected bureaucracy.
I saw this statement, "Hey Democrats, maybe we could try something new?", and thought, "something new"? How about we try something old, yet tried and true? Less regulation and less taxes. These were the principles upon which this country was created and for which the founders fought a war of revolution. And, it worked, magnificently! At least, until the "do gooders" achieved enough mass to push through their welfare and Big Government regulatory regime. So, let's take a trip back in time, and do what our founders did. Rebuild as a society of less government, less regulation and fewer taxes.
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