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About the only people I know of who might be "... scared of the policies proposed by the Republican held house, and really quaking if those idiots take over the Senate..." are those who fear the gravy train going around the bend without them. The prospect of having to actually work for a living, as opposed to receiving one in the form of a monthly government handout, intimidates them. I'm tired of footing the bill to support my family and theirs, too.
Perhaps if the Jesse Jackson / Al Sharpton blacks who complain so much about the *WORD* would stop throwing it around with such abandon, the rest of the world would forget it and quit using it , too. Just a thought...
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Can We Still Call Men Heroes?

Hektor Wrote: Jul 27, 2012 10:11 AM
We've heard of three men who shielded girlfriends with their bodies and, ultimately, their lives. These are only the ones we hear about, simply because they died. How many other men (including husbands, by the way) did the same thing but are unsung, simply because they lived? And, how many women attempted to shield male companions the same way? I think we know the answer there. I'm not putting women down...I'm pointing out that there are some things that are just wired into (most) men genetically, and crisis brings it to the fore. Just as I'm sure there was plenty of male heroics on the Concordia--it just wasn't PC to report it. Hektor//Kabul Afghanistan
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Culture of Death and the Batman Shooting

Hektor Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 8:25 AM
Our land is in such dismal condition today because Christians have walked in the ways of Godlessness and we're reaping the reward. We're expected to be salt, and have chosen to lose our "saltiness." The Bible says salt without savor is fit only to thrown out and trodden underfoot. Only OUR repentance can turn things around...prayer, fasting, and weeping over our cowardice and unfaithfulness. That's what God wants. Hektor / Kabul, Afghanistan
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Culture of Death and the Batman Shooting

Hektor Wrote: Jul 24, 2012 8:22 AM
Mr. Barber...Thanks for the 2 Chr 7.14 reference. How true. One observation, though...that cry from God is directed at His people. For us, that mean's professing Christians. God's message today, I think, is that the Church needs to "...humble themselves and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways..." The Godless can't be expected to be otherwise than lost, confused, and living in darkness. Those who call upon the Name of the Lord are the ones who need to remember Who bought them and turn from wickedness, if we want God's blessing once more. OUR repentance is what is needed...when that happens, the rest will fall into place (i.e., revival and an outpouring of God's Grace and Holy Spirit). [More]
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The Surprising Obamacare Verdict

Hektor Wrote: Jul 01, 2012 8:30 AM
"Yet, lo and behold, the argument prevailed with a majority of justices." The arugment, of course, being that liberals (or whatever they call themselves these days) can't use the Commerce Clause to compel participation in something one opposes. My point, though, is that it wasn't a MAJORITY of the justices. Since the liberal wing went along with Roberts, they must accept this, too. It's a certainty the dissenting conservative justices all agree, as well. To me, that's unanimity, not a majority.
Since Justice Roberts has said it can only stand as a tax, then Obamacare has been dramatically altered, if only in how it will be paid for. Congress should have to consider it as a tax bill. That means back through the committees and to the floor for a vote (House and Senate). Otherwise, isn't the Court actually "dabbling" in the legislative process? Especially since all elements of Obamacare are allegedly "not severable?"
Unfortunately, the ruling is the ruling. So the question now becomes one of implementation. I've not yet made up my mind on what this ruling really says. I'm glad liberal warping of the Commerce Clause has finally been restricted (although to what extent remains to be seen). I could live with Justice Roberts calling the "penalty" a "tax", if there was a requirement that it be run back through congress for a new vote. (More to Follow)
Well, I wish this Congress would show some fight. We just had a president nullify legislation and assert that he's going to rule by decree and I haven't heard a peep from them. Where is all the hue and cry of previous years over an "Imperial Presidency?" I'm curently in Afghanistan and it's not easy to keep up with the news, but I would think the congressional outrage would be so loud (from both sides) that I could hear it -- so far, just great, golden drops of silence. Just once in my life I'd love to see congressmen stand for what's right -- not what benefits them or their party.
Voting for Ron Paul (a good man, BTW), or casting a protest vote for "Don Cordell" is a vote for Obama. Sorry, but that's the bald truth. Many conservatives sat out the last election because they didn't like McCain (I didn't like him, either). BUT, how did that protest non-vote work out for us? We really have NO choice other than Obama or Romney. I choose the guy who at the least has worked for a living and aligns himself with lifestyle choices I approve of. Until the younger crop of conservatives is ready for prime time, it's the best we can do.
I don't know why everyone is agonizing over this. Our choice is very simple -- Romney, or 4 more years of Obama. All the chest-beating and rhetoric won't change the simple fact that one of these guys is going to be President for the next 4 years. Whoever that is will likely select two more Supreme Court justices. And, from THAT court will come decisions that will define the shape of American society for the rest of our lives. We win, or lose, this nation for our children based on the outcome of this election. It's hard when you live in monumental times to accept the responsibility for a consequential decision...that's what our individual ballots will be in this election. (More to Follow)
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