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Right, and law is law – another fact of life.
At the societal level, Bible faith is irrelevant to the abortion question. Our "freedom of religion" makes it so. As members of society, we are bound by man-made laws, chief among which is the Constitution – only as individuals are we are bound by our religion. Since we all live under the Constitution, it's the law's job to tell us when "life" begins, so we know when to begin it's legal "protection." . . . Personally, I disagree with the present law, and I think every MD in the world would agree that life begins before birth. So I'm wondering if we shouldn't change the legal definition of life, and then move on to other matters upon which society can agree. That might save viable fetuses – or should we stubbornly hold out for the whole egg?
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The Three Amigos of GOP Defeat in 2016

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 18, 2015 11:39 AM
"We the People" recently elected a President who blatantly promised (“Joe the Plumber” on national TV) that he would, if elected, "redistribute the wealth." Moreover, representatives who passed law "to find out what's in it" and later exempted themselves from the same law were re-elected by a 70% margin. The nation's problem is voter ignorance. Until that problem is solved the GOP nomination process is futile.
illbay - (Re: your 1:03 PM) . . . Yes . . . “BOTH Parties” kicked Goldwater’s a$$. That’s why I became a libertarian before Libertarian became a Party. Yes . . . we should check our history closely. Fact is: If you didn’t live it, you shouldn’t trust reading about it. I was 35 when Goldwater ran for president. I was ecstatic! Couldn’t believe my eyes and ears. . . . . I finally heard a candidate say: "A government that is big enough to give you all you want is big enough to take it all away." . . . . Reagan got that for him. Oh, boy! Did the Rockefeller Republicans detest that. They crucified Goldwater in the primary. Every lie the Republican establishment said was grasp by the Johnson campaign. Examples: Goldwater would abolish Social Security. Goldwater would use nuclear weapons in Vietnam. Yes . . . Some politicians (“statesmen,” maybe) rode Barry’s coattails to Washington . . . Reagan for one. I still say “ voters need to distinguish between “politician” and “statesman” or we just continue floating downstream. It It’s all about the voter “IQ” . . . they lead, politicians follow.
BigBill: You’re right. The political debate is about velocity, not direction. It’s been that way since Goldwater ran for president - and got his a$$ kicked by both Parties. “Go with the flow” is every politician’s MO. (Voters just need to learn how to distinguish “politicians” from “statesmen.”)
A tax on gasoline at the pump is actually a fair tax – one of the very few we have. We shouldn’t be too quick to denigrate it – particularly if we claim to be “conservative” (whatever that means anymore). If the revenue is used exclusively to maintain highway infrastructures, gas tax is nothing more than a user fee. Nothing government collects from anyone is more just and fair than that.
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The Sword Is Mightier Than The Pen

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 12, 2015 11:30 AM
The acronym is wrong. It should be IE - Islamic Extremism; not IS - Islamic State. ISIS - Islamic State In Syria - is not a State. It has no tax base, no market economy, no agriculture or manufacturing base. It's a religions non-profit organization. The question is: Who supports it?
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The 'Equality' Racket

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 06, 2015 12:14 PM
Constitutional governance based on factual evidence, reality, and objectivity will motivate society to continually prosper and better itself. Political governance based on fantasy, emotion, and prejudice will drive society into one ditch after another. Unfortunately, we seem to be stuck with political governance . . . which makes the political class and their lap dogs content.
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Ten New Year's Resolutions for Congress

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 4:27 PM
As the saying goes: New Years resolutions go in one year and out the other.
We recently elected a President who blatantly promised (“Joe the Plumber” on national TV) that he would, if elected, "redistribute the wealth." Moreover, representatives who passed law "to find out what's in it" and later exempted themselves from the same law were re-elected by a 70% margin. The nation's problem is voter ignorance. Until that problem is solved the GOP - and TEA Party - nomination process is futile.
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Truth is, There's No One Behind the Wheel

Grant75 Wrote: Jan 03, 2015 11:37 AM
Agree. .. Jonah is right on. And, yes . . . people seem to blame anything but the “content of their own character.” Too many people reject personal responsibility . . . to them, freedom is uncomfortable and unwanted.
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