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Why I Oppose Liberalism

Neil99 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 8:32 PM
Your opinion is a general reflection of a myth. Rich people, as a % of their income give less than the poorest 20% of us. While it is true that in absolute dollar amounts, the rich probably give higher amounts-it is only right to compare the % of income. After all, if someone makes $10 Million per year and gives 1%, that is is $100,000 whereas if someone makes $25,000 and gives 5%, that is only $1250. I bet that $1250 hurt a lot more than the $100K the rich person donated. Proof from that bastion of conservative news, Fox. http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/04/24/poor-middle-class-and-rich-who-gives-and-who-doesnt/ Looking at the immigration issue, Republicans are vehemently against any immigration reforms, preferring to keep them "brown bastar#s out!!" Your arguments don't hold water.
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Why I Oppose Liberalism

Neil99 Wrote: Oct 15, 2014 7:47 PM
Matthew 25 "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me. Sounds a whole lot more like Liberals treat others than Republicans treat others...
This liberal tends to share the concerns of the congressman concerning China's one child policies. However, I fail to see how a US Congressman thinks he is going to influence/change another country's (much less China) internal policies.
Face it Cons, you've lost this war. Public opinion across the country has shifted to majority acceptance of gay marriage. You can thump your Bibles all you want and condemn everyone involved to eternal damnation, it won't stop the progress. I'm from Iowa where we have had gay marriage for over 5 years. It hasn't torn apart the fabric of society, nor has it caused the sky to fall, the sun to not rise etc. And for the record, I've got no dog in this fight-I have 3 children, all hetersexual, no close gay family members and I only fleeting know 3 homosexuals. By the way, they are all nice people and I'd be happy to have any of them as my next door neighbors. If you don't want to marry someone of the same sex, don't do it. If you are repulsed by homosexual activities, don't engage in them. Live your life as you see fit and let others live their lives as they choose.
Coal's one major and insurmountable problem is that it is not economically competitive with natural gas in most situations for the generation of electricity. That natural gas is a cleaner burning fuel is just another nail in the coal coffin. This economic situation will not change until natural gas becomes higher priced and coal again becomes competitive. The environmental problems with coal and coal mining can be tolerated or overcome with an increase in the price of natural gas to the point where coal is again economically competitive. An honest politician would calmly state this fact and honest (to themselves) voters would look at their situation clearly and make choices. Unfortunately, most voters are unwilling to accept any truth that make them uncomfortable in their preconceived positions and politicians pander to those voters. A little unbiased critical thinking would make a world of difference-however, don't wait up or it...
This woman has been director of the Secret Service for just over 6 months. I think it's a little disingenuous to expect her to answer the "why" questions from the 2011 shooting of the WH. Having said that, she is the head of the SS now and must take the heat. All of you should realize that hearings like this have become little more than an grandstanding event for the Congressmen.
So what do you want to do about this Michelle? Kill all Muslims? Intern them like we did Japanese-Americans during WWII? Timothy McVeigh was Catholic, how about we decide to preemptively kill all Catholics? Ted Bundy claimed to be Methodist, how about we kill all Methodists? This could go on and on. The real problem is judging any class of people by the actions of one individual.
Hey Baggers, by all means, impeach the President for bringing home one of our soldiers(no matter how flawed he may be). I'm sure that will improve the credibility of the Republican party with the general electorate. I'll wager that most of the voters think that trading 5 old terrorists that have been held at Guantanamo for 10-13 years for one of our own is a good deal.
For those of you condemning the Obama administration for publicizing this mission, you are missing a couple of points. If you think that ISIS wouldn't figure out that there had been an attempted rescue mission, you are delusional. They took casualties and most probably, had survivors who could easily identify this as a military operation. It's not much of an intellectual leap to decide who was involved. Secondly, the article clearly states that details were about to be published by the media. It only makes sense to get the details out before the newpapers/TV etc.
The truth hurts, doesn't it Tom?
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