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You Can (Not) Legislate Morality?

Rob3690 Wrote: Jun 19, 2012 3:40 PM
There is an alternative to "The announcer will be gone soon enough". That is that the culture can grow coarser, ultimately accepting this kind of language in public as the new norm. History (even recent history) tells us this is the more likely alternative. And the culture as a whole degrades one little step at a time, while libertarians say each step in itself is no big deal. Bad behavior (i.e., sin) always takes you further down than you expected to go, and costs you more than you expected to pay.
I wonder. I've watched a number of recent interviews of black ministers where they readily disagree with Obama on this issue, yet still jump through all kinds of hoops to explain why they will still support him for re-election. My parents were Roosevelt Democrats, and I was raised as a Democrat. But I realized a long time ago the the Democratic Party moved away from me more than I moved away from them. I hope you are right that this does wake Black Americans up to the raw deal they have been getting from the left.
Amen, Brother Tod! I have been "preaching" this same idea for years. If all Christian Americans took seriously the idea of giving back (voluntarily) 10% to God (through their church or local charities), we would not be having these debates about whether 30, 40, or 50% is the "fair" (confiscatory) tax rate.
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5 Reasons America Is In Decline

Rob3690 Wrote: May 15, 2012 11:28 AM
Anecdotal evidence to the contrary does not refute the general trend.
In response to:

5 Reasons America Is In Decline

Rob3690 Wrote: May 15, 2012 11:27 AM
I'm glad you mentioned the Church as point number one. As a Catholic who loves his Church, I am dismayed by Church leaders bemoaning the attack on religious liberty while allowing their responsibilities to erode over the past century. Care for the elderly is replaced by Social Security. Care for the poor replaced by Welfare. Care for the hungry replaced by Food Stamps. Care for the sick replaced by Medicaid, Medicare, and now Obamacare. Christians should have shouted "That's our job" at each of these programs. If more Americans took the obligation to personally give 10% to their Church or local charities, we'd not be arguing over whether 20, 30, 40, or 50% is the fair tax rate.
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Do You Support “Anyone But Obama”?

Rob3690 Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 4:13 PM
Your point that Romney may not be much of a "savior" and therefore not worth voting for is 100% correct - IF AND ONLY IF you believe that the voters personal obligation to steer the nation ends the moment he/she steps out of the voting booth. It will (and should) be up to us to keep Romney's feet to the fire. It is (and always has been) the politically active that have provided the greatest check on government over-reaching. The problem today is not who we elect so much as who we are. If we want limited, constitutional government that lives within its means, then we much again become the type of people that proper under such government - that is self-reliant, educated, politically engaged, and morally principled (religious).
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