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Drivel. Racism has been the stock in trade for the Democrats since their days as proud slave-owners. Today's Demoncrats have the same paternalistic attitude toward blacks and other people of color that they've always had, and Demoncrat messaging toward these groups is always the same: you need us. You need government. You cannot stand on your own two feet or get ahead, because of this country's history of racial inequality (for which Democrats bear the lion's share of the blame). Meanwhile, Republican messaging to minority groups is considered racist because the Republicans insist on treating blacks and other people of color as though they share the same concerns as every other American: good jobs, safe families, a strong nation.
This poster has the nerve to talk about the Bush/Cheney invasion of Iraq, while ignoring the fact that regime change in Iraq had been the official policy of the United States since the Clinton Administration - which was full of officials who routinely warned about Saddam's stockpiles of WMDs and ongoing quest for a nuclear weapon. Where are the WMDs? You mean the ones that were moved from Iraq to Syria during the run-up to the war? Or the hundreds of tons of yellow cake that was quietly moved out of Iraq after the invasion? Or the chemical weapons storage sites that were discovered and kept under wraps while we trained the Iraqis on the proper procedure for destroying those unstable and dangerous materials? Sigh... so much of what you think you know just is not so...
Even were your first statement all that they had to offer, not being Obama would be more than sufficient to ensure better governance than we've received under the phony Democratic messiah. any politician who is the opposite of Obama is, by definition, honest, competent, and capable of leadership. As for that "disaster" you mention, how were things going prior to January of 2007? Despite the fallout of the 2000 dotcom crash (which wiped out trillions of dollars of wealth), and the economic damage caused by the 9/11 attacks, the Bush economy hummed along at near-full employment, with deficits that were positively rosy when compared against anything Obama has yet managed to accomplish. Things only went South once the Democrats lied their way into power in the 2006 mid-terms and befouled Congress the following January.
His opinion should be available to hear in a free society without bashing him to death? So, he is free to speak but others are not free to criticize that speech? That makes no sense at all.
"The Koran, on the other hand, is a faith that repeatedly commands its followers to kill those who refuse to convert" Sigh.. the hazards of small-screen typing, and the inability to edit something once it is posted. Obviously, I meant that Islam is the faith in question. Or you can simply read it as "the Koran is a book that commands its followers..." etc. I apologize for any confusion that jumbled mess might have caused.
"The Koran, on the other hand, is a faith that repeatedly commands its followers to kill those who refuse to convert" Sigh.. the hazards of small-screen typing, and the inability to edit something once it is posted. Obviously, I meant that Islam is the faith in question. Or you can simply read it as "the Koran is a book that commands its followers..." etc. I apologize for any confusion that jumbled mess might have caused.
"The Bible, taken as a whole, is at least as violence-prone as the Koran, and arguably, much more so." If you're talking about Christianity, and the commandments Christ gave to His disciples, then you couldn't be more wrong. Name one instance in which Christ commanded His followers to spread His Word by forced conversion. Just name one. The Koran, on the other hand, is a faith that repeatedly commands its followers to kill those who refuse to convert. That some who called themselves Christians centuries ago adopted a "convert or die" approach to the Gospel is irrelevant, since they had no Biblical authority for those actions. Where they committed atrocities, they did so in violation of Christ's commandments. Muslims, on the other hand, are carrying out the edicts of their faith when they slaughter unbelievers.
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houdini1984 Wrote: Sep 26, 2014 6:53 PM
We'd be better off if they spent even less time at work. After all, no man's property or freedom is safe while any legislative body is in session. I'm content with a do-little Congress. The only thing better would be a Congress that did nothing. I do agree with your sentiment that our legislators have it pretty good, though. Still, it's almost worth it to pay them to stay away from Washington. Now, if we could only get this President to spend more time on the golf course - and take his bureaucratic underlings with him, we could get back to the business of taking control of our own lives again.
T, I didn't think you were asserting that Israel should militarily rescue persecuted Christians. I was merely suggesting that that is about the only way that they as a nation could demonstrate support for those groups. As a nation, Israel is on record as opposing religious persecution of any kind ,anywhere. It is apparent, however, that your assessment of ME Christians' lack of friends is accurate to a fault. The United States should be a friend, but even that friendship would only be based on the sentiments of whoever was in control of our foreign policy at any given time. My only point was that the Israelis I know are concerned about all forms of religious oppression.
From what I have seen, the heckling started before he admonished them about their responsibilities as Christians. The problem is that many of those Middle Eastern Christians appear to reject their natural kinship with the Jews, often times choosing their national and ethnic identity over the clear dictates of their own faith. And while some might excuse that bigotry by pointing to these Christians' reliance on the New Testament rather than the Old, that argument holds little water. After all, Jesus was a Jew - and a faithful one at that. More important, however, is the fact that the words of the New Testament do not call us to hate the Jews. Those who see such a message in God's Word are completely out of touch with the teachings of the faith. In other words, they are without excuse for their bigotry.
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