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The Sec Serv seems to be as fed up with the current residents as the rest of the country.
It's not the job of the churches to advocate for these things. That's the job of the members of the church, acting for their own beliefs and in their own interest. The church's job is to teach the doctrine of Christ, administer the sacraments, and act as an example of Christ-like behavior. Christ did not get involved in politics, but taught the people correct principles that they could use to govern themselves and choose righteous people to lead them. The biggest problem in the church is that the ministers have forgotten their Master's teachings, and have substituted their own.
Sorry. Hit the flag button by accident.
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Who Wants War?

rita182 Wrote: Sep 23, 2014 3:27 PM
Is there anything inside that object holding your ears apart? "...no religion produces high levels of fanaticism." Do you have any clue at all? The entire history of Islam has been one of fanaticism, murder and genocide, against fellow Muslims as well as non-Muslims. The wars started shortly after Mohammad's death, and have continued unabated ever since. Millions of Zoroastrians, Jains, Hindus and Buddhists slaughtered from Syria to India to Indonesia, more millions of Arabs, Jews, Druze, Copts, animists, and Christians from Arabia to Tunisia to Spain. And that was just the first few centuries. Our first foreign war as a young country was against Muslim pirates in the Mediterranean, at the port of Tripoli. The path of Islam across the world is awash in blood, suffering and death. What would it take for you to see the fanaticism engendered by the "peaceful" followers of Allah? I'm sure you would trot out the tired old "But Christians did it too!" For a time, some did. But it was not based on a true reading of the Bible, and was for very un-Christian reasons. Christ never told His followers to behead, rape, torture or forcibly convert anyone. The fanatics who behead, torture, enslave and murder in Islam are doing it based on a very close reading of the Koran, following the example of their founder and prophet, with the blessing of their most revered and educated religious leaders. What they do is entirely in keeping with their scripture. Yes, Islam is a religion of fanatics, and has been since its inception. "Intolerable conditions, do however, motivate people to the behavior..." No, they don't. Osama bin Laden wasn't some downtrodden oppressed peasant, but a member of one of the most wealthy families in the world. Most of the leaders of these fanatical war-mongering organizations are from wealthy families, raised with all the creature comforts. I would wish the rest of the world could enjoy such 'intolerable' conditions! Millions of people live under conditions of grinding, soul-robbing poverty and do not become fanatics about killing others--until they are taught (or forced) to become Muslims. Then the killing begins. Not all fanatical murderers are Muslims, but the percentage of Muslims who are is remarkable. No other large group of people has so much blood on their hands, not even the Christians.
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Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:27 AM
Just think of the job creation associated with that idea! Skilled jobs, well-paying jobs, and the National Guards of the border states can do the patrolling (mainly because the US Military is not generally allowed to do police work inside the US). Geologists to set up and monitor the seismic equipment, construction and maintenance jobs. Processing centers, for sending home long-term IAs who are caught and scheduled for deportation, manned with bilingual US citizens. A boon to all the border states economically.
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Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:18 AM
Yes, yes, yes!
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Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

rita182 Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 11:18 AM
And you are one of the reasons the rest of America won't take conservatives seriously. Nuke our neighbor? Seriously? Since when do we unilaterally declare war on sovereign nations? Clearing out our own house takes precedence over fixing someone else's. I would suggest you spend more time on working to get people elected who will focus on enforcing our laws, rather than ranting like an idiot about "fixing" someone else's problems for them.
There's a line from an old movie that comes to mind. "I didn't do it, and if I did, I'm not guilty."--Pa Kettle
Yes, all state and publicly funded colleges should be shut down immediately, and the money for them put into the state general funds. Root out all the progressives, and reopen the (significantly smaller) colleges under a mandate to teach students how, not what, to think. Revive high standards for entrance, and encourage collaboration with trade and vocational schools. Encourage high school students to go to work for a couple of years and learn a skill before deciding on college. If people want to go to college, they will be able to pay for it, as the cost of a college education will drop precipitously once the ideologues are out of the way. Leave the states in charge of funding the colleges instead of Washington. Students would get a better and more useful education. Fewer students would be pressured into going to college when learning a skilled trade would be more to their liking and talents. States would be more accountable for the education of their citizens. Win-win-win.
And what, exactly, is "over double digits"? 100%? 200%? 1000%? How is this lottery of horrors supposed to work? Spin the wheel and win an increase! Maybe they can get Sajak to run it a few minutes right before Wheel of Fortune, kind of like the Powerball or Mega Millions. Vanna can hand out vouchers to all those that qualify for subsidies (85% in CA); that should keep her busy. Now, about that website.....
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