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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 5:44 PM
And people have have strong values personally including respect for the freedom of the individual.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 5:37 PM
There is a big difference from getting stoned and driving stoned. Just like we have made a distinction between getting drunk and driving drunk. If you want to drink until you are drunk at home, we have no problem with that. If you get drunk and drive, then there are consequences. There was such a huge reduction in crime and corruption with the end of alcohol prohibition. You will see the same thing with ending drug prohibition.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 5:18 PM
It seems that some of you want the Republican Party to simply be the party of Christians only. If so, lets make an announcement so that they can get started with the third party that will run the Republicans out of town.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 5:15 PM
True patriots should be aligning with Liberty. Can it be much simpler than that? Let others be gay. You be want you want to be.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 5:12 PM
I cannot say whether being gay is a person's choice or not. But I do know one thing: it is not YOUR choice whether someone else is gay or not! It is not the governments choice either. If you want society to work, you need to have tolerance to let others be who will they will be. You work on your own lives. I don't recall Jesus going around saying "pass a law", "force people to act to this way". He appealed to individuals.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 4:59 PM
The suicide in the last election was Romney. This is not an attack him personally. In 2010 we learned the one issue that people cared about and that was Obamacare. People hate Obamacare and realize that it is the biggest takeover of our lives by government in a long time. That was THE issue to push. So what did the Republicans do? They picked the one candidate that could not successfully attack Obamacare because he created a similar system in his state. Constitutionalists know that what is prevented to the federal governemnt is not necessarily prevented to the state governments, but that is a nuance too deep for many people and it certainly wasn't sold in the election. Running the one person that could not run on the right side of the biggest issue in the election was a huge mistake.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 4:49 PM
How does gay-marrying hurt you? IF someone smokes pot at home, how does it hurt you? How does someone skipping church, hurt you? You need to let go of other people's lives and worry about your own. Government was not meant to be a way to run other people's lives or to get them to agree with you. We simply need enough government so that we can manage to live together in peace.
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 4:42 PM
We are not asking you to support what you don't like. We are merely asking you to acknowledge that people have a right be left alone to do what you don't like. But you certainly should not have to support it! Regulating people's marriages, sex lives, and consumption habits is nowhere in the enumerated powers Article I Section 8 of the Constitution. The Constitutional supports a very limited federal government. Now we have Democrats meddling in our economic lives and Republicans trying to meddle in people's personal lives. Liberty involves getting out of both!
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JimInCSTX Wrote: Mar 24, 2014 4:35 PM
Rand is not advocating "a wussified version of the Democratic Party." Instead he is pushing for a consistent philosophy of a small governemnt that stays out of your pocketbook, your business, your bedroom, and other countries. It is very different from the approach of Dole, McCain and Romney establishment types that seem to be happy with governemnt being involved in everyone's lives, but want just slightly less spending than the Democrats.
I would like to know how many are actually paying for a plan on their own. I suspect that many of the enrollments are for those getting free insurance or large subsidies. How many are actually putting their own money down for these plans?
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