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Abusing Due Process

Mary of MO Wrote: Mar 11, 2013 12:39 PM
Loyal Democrat: You are being facetious, aren't you?
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Greatest Generation the Most Entitled

Mary of MO Wrote: Mar 07, 2013 9:45 AM
Jonah: You have your generations wrong. Social Security was invented for the WWI vets and their elders. My mother (who would have been 104 this month) had a couple of uncles who fought in WWI. One of them, after making deposits into S.S. beginning in what - 1933(?), retired in 1955 and lived on S.S. till he died in 1985!
Jeff: There are really only 2 divisions in the Republican Party: The RINOs and all the other groups. The other groups are all pretty much on the same side.
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Budget Politics

Mary of MO Wrote: Mar 05, 2013 10:53 AM
When witll the general public see that "the emperor has no clothes."
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Fundamentalist? Fine by Me

Mary of MO Wrote: Mar 04, 2013 11:48 AM
This discrimination against Christians is nothing new. I got a degree in sociology in 1987. Even then, I could tell the Christian professors from the others. The Humanists evangelized from their lecturns profusely and with impunity. The Christians never spoke about religion and you could tell they were ostracized by the others.
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Abraham Lincoln

Mary of MO Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:36 AM
"person of color" invited to the White House as a guest up to that point in time. Evidently the slaves who were freed by the actions Lincoln took thought very highly of him. They practically worshipped him. Also, it is very possible that his opinion evolved over time. He may not have held the same opinion in 1865 with regard to race that he held in 1859 or prior, or even up to 1865. Evidently the former slaves regarded him and the Republican Party so highly that, for generations, blacks voted Republican - the cause of the rise of the KKK and poll taxes, etc.
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Abraham Lincoln

Mary of MO Wrote: Feb 27, 2013 9:27 AM
I am rather disappointed in this column, Dr. Williams. What you wrote is likely true, but it is not all that is true of Lincoln. Delivering The Emancipation Proclamation is not all that Lincoln did for the slaves. As the movie points out, Lincoln fought hard and won and signed the Thirteenth Amendment to the U. S. Constitution. Moreover, he invited Frederick Douglass to the White House - probably the only
a somewhat wealthy, but hardly populous party. My guess is that the Republicans most people think of when they think of the Republican Party is the RINOs, who have the same spirit as the Whigs who very likely joined the Republican Party when they found out they could no longer win any elections. They (the so-called "moderate" Republicans) are the ones who joined with the Democrats to sink the Republican bill to give "40 acres and a mule" to the former slaves.
also, in the form of RINOs (Republicans In Name Only) who refuse to take a stand on social issues. The Whigs of the middle 19th Century refused to take a stand one way or the other on slavery. They weren't much of a factor in the election of 1860, which Lincoln won for the Republicans who opposed slavery. The Whig Party wasn't much of a factor in elections after 1860. The RINOs want to "deep six" social issues from the Republican platform, thinking they're too divisive. If they succeed in doing that, chances are those whose worldview demands that they oppose abortion, euthanasia, human trafficking, pornography, and other social ills will likely depart the Republican Party and join the Constitution Party, leaving the RINOs to themselves
I will say that, while it may have gone "over the heads" of many of the viewers of "Lincoln," the movie did make the point that Republicans were pushing for the passage of the 13th Amendment while Democrats were doing all they could to sink it. As for Lincoln being a Democrat today, I hardly think so. I have come to regard the mindsets of the parties as transcending generations. The Democrats favored slavery and imposed their efforts to round up escaped slaves on Republicans to whom slavery was an abomination. The Democrats of today favor abortion and are attemtping to get "blood on the hands" of Republicans to whom it is an abomination by attempting to rope Republicans into helping to pay for it. I believe the Whig sentiment lives on
I disagree. I think Dr. Ben Carson is "the great white hope."
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