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A National Crisis in Character

mulbery Wrote: Nov 19, 2012 2:53 PM
Donjindra is absolutely correct - I wouldn't argue with where we are, and I woulnd't argue that people should pay for school books before they even think about getting a tattoo. But the political right is fooling itself into thinking that you can, ro should, legislate morality or character. According to our constittution, we have little that we can do through the law, and the conservatives need to give it up and live with that reality. You can't legislate tattoos, or drinking (tried that, didn't work) or guns (specifically not allowed to be limited) or get this one, not religion either, its expressly not allowed. So jsut start living by sxample and loving one another and that might help.

Here’s an excerpt from a letter I received the other day from a college professor:

“….throughout this election I discussed with students the differences between ideologies. The majority of them are on federal financial aid. They are fine with more taxes as long as they will be taken care of. It is disturbing to hear that they are willing to spend their own money on tattoos and cell phones but cannot buy the book for class until the financial aid comes in.”

For those who see social conservatism as an annoyance and argue that Republicans must purge this agenda from their...