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So you are willing to take the legal fiction of personhood to the point of giving a corporation religious beliefs. The owners of a corporation have considerable benefits granted to them by the state (the corporation is totally a creature of the law) and you are arguing that the corporation and the owners share beliefs -- though there is supposed to exist a "corporate veil" separating the personal assets and activities of the owners from those of corporation. I believe the situation is different for sole proprietors. Additionally, I believe the limitation put on the decision by the Court also leads to the conclusion that they see a difference between the corporation and its owners, limiting it to closely held firms.
Never mind Saddam USED chemical weapons and refused to account for them. Of course there were no chemical weapons in Iraq.
Ron Paul and everyone else is missing the main point here. As a corporation (closely held or not) Hobby Lobby has been granted an existence separate and distinct from that of its owners. This is the fundamental problem with "corporate personhood." The owners of the corporation are isolated from the actions of the "corporation." A sole proprietor might very well be able to argue for a religious viewpoint; a corporation probably shouldn't be able to. I don't have a serious problem with the concept of "corporate personhood," but it seems in this case the owners are isolated from any personal liability for the action of the corporation they control, so that it is logically questionable to permit their "religious objections" to color or control the corporation.
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A Primer on Race

Curtis108 Wrote: Jul 08, 2014 5:47 PM
Geezer: If salt water is truly 2.5 percent denser than salt water, does not increase the volume by 97.5% of the fresh water melted, leaving aside the dilution affects? Additionally, if I remember correctly, the temperature changes the density of sea water much more than salinity does, so that may have a larger effect than salinity does in any case. Has the rabbit been subdivided enough?
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G'ddam the Liberals

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 29, 2014 7:47 PM
Vic, hate to disagree, but the Philippines have be the site of serious Islamic unrest in recent years. Unlike the more usual jihadists, however, they seem to want to stay home and cause problems.
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The Paranoids are Back

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:47 PM
The lack of a "Tea Party" establishment has already cost a seat in the House of Representatives.Perhaps an "establishment" has a role in a political party, though I would also agree that the "Republican establishment" has crossed the boundary from providing a needed central level of organization to essentially "nesting" in place.
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The Paranoids are Back

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:42 PM
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs, maybe you don't understand the situation. If you can keep your head while all about you are losing theirs, you might just survive the French Revolution. Sometimes, "keeping your head" has an indefinite quality until some later date, when losing your head or not can finally be judged in the light of what was then future events. I suspect we will muddle on through.
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The Paranoids are Back

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 28, 2014 4:37 PM
Based on that quote, exactly what role does the author see for federalism in the US?
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SNAFU: Can Our Military Be Saved?

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 24, 2014 6:45 PM
Tinds... allow me to disagree. Remember a ship called the USS Cole? The one who got hit in Aden? Ever think about why it was Aden? It was in Aden because it was unable to reach the Persian Gulf without refueling, and the Navy talked the tanker support required to refuel it safely at sea. I think the "mobile" and "reliable" portions of your post are seriously open to question.
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SNAFU: Can Our Military Be Saved?

Curtis108 Wrote: Jun 24, 2014 6:45 PM
Tinds... allow me to disagree. Remember a ship called the USS Cole? The one who got hit in Aden? Ever think about why it was Aden? It was in Aden because it was unable to reach the Persian Gulf without refueling, and the Navy talked the tanker support required to refuel it safely at sea. I think the "mobile" and "reliable" portions of your post are seriously open to question.
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