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Why ‘Gay Marriage’ is Evil

David1454 Wrote: Jan 26, 2015 12:00 PM
The article ignores the fact that "marriage" as created by the State and "marriage" created by a religious group are two different things, and need not be identical. For example, if I get divorced by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the Roman Catholic Church will not recognize that divorce. If I get married by a JP, the Church will not recognize the marriage. So the relevant question is, does the State have the power to legitimize non-traditional living arrangements, and call them "marriage"? Clearly it does. And it does no harm to any Church, or to anyone who is not a party to such relationships. There are simply too many GOOD people who happen to be homosexual, to write off every homosexual as an evil sinner, and a pox on humanity. I don't dispute that homosexuality is a biological absurdity, or that the Bible condemns sodomy, but I am offended that people want to superimpose their own moral beliefs on Government, when sodomy is the classic, "victimless crime."
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Should We Ban Homework?

David1454 Wrote: Jan 22, 2015 12:15 PM
This is an interesting subject but not amenable to analysis with generalities or averages. My son (HS class of 2000) spent a minimum of two hours every evening on homework from 4th grade to graduation. Among his classmates I gather that this was less than most. I thought that was too much. (He graduated from college in 4 years and now holds a masters). I have always thought that the best system would be to have mentored problem solving sessions at school to supplement the instructional material, but that would extend the school day to 5 o'clock or so. More importantly, it would eat into SPORTS, CLUBS, and other EXTRACURRICULAR ACTIVITIES, which are more important to students and parents than education.
Are our Republican leaders any more bounded by reality? Are they going to balance the budget, or continue to spend half again as much as we take in every year? Are they going to recognize the desire of the American people to curtail some of our more egregious tax favors to politically connected constituencies? I rather doubt it.
Do white people get to riot now?
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America Interrupted

David1454 Wrote: Dec 30, 2014 9:21 AM
My 32 year old, very intelligent, well-informed son's eyes glaze over when I point out that something being done in "Washington" is blatantly unconstitutional. The idea that there is anything that trumps, "this seems like it could be a good idea" is totally foreign to him. OTOH, as an investigative journalist, he is often able to see flaws in my ideas that are the result of my secluded, white-suburban existence.
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Walker v. Bush ( at CPAC 2013)

David1454 Wrote: Dec 29, 2014 10:26 AM
One minor point: Jeb's position on immigration reform is the only one that will ever gain mass approval...legalization SI, but citizenship NO! Simply calling it "amnesty" is inflammatory and stupid.
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Black Progression and Retrogression

David1454 Wrote: Dec 24, 2014 8:39 AM
Good article. Notice the incorrect headline on the video. Not 25% more likely - it's 25 TIMES as likely (74%vs 3%)
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Up-Lyft-ing Xmas Tale

David1454 Wrote: Dec 24, 2014 8:29 AM
With all due respect, John, you are a fool. Your standard auto insurance does not cover the liability you might incur in a traffic accident, as you are using your personal car for a commercial venture (specifically excluded). And even if you are not factually negligent or responsible for the accident, in our litigious society you might very well be found negligent by a jury comprised of retirees, housewives and postal workers. As a person with significant assets, you were placing them all on the line to make a few bucks and make a point. Unwise, in the extreme.
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All Life Matters: Jahi McMath's Journey

David1454 Wrote: Dec 24, 2014 8:22 AM
"Life" can have different definitions, but this ain't it. This poor, deceased girl is sucking up a mountain of either taxpayers or insurance ratepayers' money - and could continue to do so for YEARS, in the vain hope that she will someday utter an incomprehensible syllable that her mother can imagine was a word of actual communication. If there is a God, he's begging these misguided people to let the girl die, and use her organs to save others who might need them to remain alive. This is sick.
The perplexing question is: Why would anyone vote for HRC for ANYTHING? The age old question, "Give me one good reason?" applies here, in spades. She accomplished nothing as a governor's wife, nothing as a president's wife, nothing as a senator, and nothing as SOS. Seriously, the fact that she polls positively with any group, political or otherwise it a total puzzlement.
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