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"she got there thanks to Affirmative Action" Affirmative Action? Are you crazy? In 1974, at age 19, Rice was inducted into the honor society Phi Beta Kappa, and was awarded a B.A., graduating with honors, in political science by the University of Denver. She obtained a master's degree in political science from the University of Notre Dame in 1975 at age 20. In 1981, at the age of 26, she received her Ph.D. in political science from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies at the University of Denver. Her Her dissertation centered on military policy and politics in what was then the communist state of Czechoslovakia. That is not the record of one on affirmative action.
(continued from above) The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress." He called Republicans "radicals" for wanting civil rights.
Check your facts, Steve. A higher percentage of Republicans voted for the Civil Rights Act than did Democrats. The late darling of the Democrats, Robert Byrd was one of the most vocal. On the morning of June 10, 1964, Senator Robert Byrd (D-W.Va.) completed a filibustering address that he had begun 14 hours and 13 minutes earlier opposing the legislation.
(continued from above) This is nothing new, and we all should remember the words of one of the brightest Americans of all time, Benjamin Franklin, "I am for doing good to the poor, but I differ in opinion of the means. I think the best way of doing good to the poor, is not making them easy in poverty, but leading or driving them out of it."
There are two visions in America. One is the Democrat vision, pay money to those who are in economic distress and keep them dependent on gov't, and thus in the lower class. The other is the Conservative vision, whereby the individual in distress is given a hand up, rather than a hand out, and is provided the opportunity to become self sufficient. This was what Ryan talked about last night when he related the story of how his mother, when widowed, went back to school and then started her own business. That is an American success story.
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Mia Love Speak at Convention

DGFarragut Wrote: Aug 30, 2012 8:21 AM
I am sure that you all have noticed, as I have, how much more class Conservative women when compared to Liberal women. Conservative women love the US, while their counterparts disparage it. I predict a bright future for this rising star.
(continuation) That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, — That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.
We have become a fascist nation. The government may now mandate that we do things that it deems is for our own good. The president, by refusing to enforce the DOMA, has determined that he alone is the arbiter of what is the law, and that unilaterally he can declare a law unconstitutional, usurping the power of the courts. The president, by his end run around congress, and his implementation of the Dream Act, has determined that he may make law, when the Constitution specifically grants that power to the Congress. The president has nullified the 1st Amendment's free exercise clause by mandating that churches offer services against their moral values.
How can anyone possibly use Wasserman-Schultz and "appealing figure" in the same sentence. This is an oxymoron of the highest level. There is nothing appealing about that woman, neither her figure or anything else.
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A Political Glossary

DGFarragut Wrote: Jun 26, 2012 9:46 AM
Not to pick nits, but the Greek letter I is "iota." The word for the pronoun "I" would transcribe as "ego." (epsilon - gamma - omega)
I would fit into many, but not all, of these categories, as would George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe and Abraham Lincoln. I believe that I am in good company. Who would not fit? Barrak Obama, Eric Holder, Bernardine Dohrn, Bill Ayers and Jeremiah Wright. I prefer to stand with those in whose company I presently am.
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