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If he connives some way to stay in power after 2016, that will the match that lights the fuse for the next revolution. Right now, he's just stockpiling the kegs.
This is the most irresponsibly dangerous administration we've ever had. I hope. The alternative is that they are doing these things BECAUSE they know the truth about the consequences.
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'Diversity' in Action

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 9:58 AM
Back in the days of Ellis Island, a lot of tired, poor, huddles masses of uneducated people poured into the United States. They were screened, as much as possible, for diseases, criminal intent, and were obliged to sign promises not to disrupt American culture. Once in, the government didn't help them. They were on their own, to look after one another or not--and to achieve desolation, isolation or assimilation. As things stand now, Hispanics are allowed in by the millions without any limitations. Black Americans live without expectations placed upon them. Islam, ever sensitive, is increasingly accomodated. Two of these groups are not required to assimilate into American culture, and the third has formed their own depraved "ghetto" subculture. Because the DeMorlocks insist that it is America that is evil, and our cultural values are bankrupt.
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'Diversity' in Action

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jan 20, 2015 9:51 AM
Maybe you should change your screen name from "Taft" to "Wilson."
So the older I get, the more the Bible makes sense--even the harder-to-take passages like the ones in the Torah which advocate executing homosexuals and "rebellious children." Though Christians are under no obligation to the Law, much wisdom can be gained from it. The latter, in context, is referring to juvenile delinquents who refuse to be rehabilitated (think Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown). If they haven't murdered or raped anyone yet, they probably will if given the chance. The cost to society at large, not to mention the black community, for tolerating thugs as been extremely high. As for the former, once a person embraces a philosophy that rejects natural biological distinctions and boundaries, then the door is opened to all manner of evil. While it is out a tragic, broken relationship with a father that compels a homosexual, their justification is very much "everyone has their own truth" as applied to an issue of biological fact. As there is no limit as to what that justification can apply to, there is no horrific place to which it cannot lead. In terms of ethics, the Judeo-Christian worldview is concerned with being mindful of the consequences of one's actions. In contrast, the Progressive worldview is concerned with removing the consequences. One view leads to wisdom and life, and the other to foolishness and death.
An intelligent foreign policy regarding Gitmo would involve a skeet-shoot system: the Israelis would shout "Pull!" and then we'd release another prisoner.
I would like to pose this problem to a radical Muslim: "It is true what the Koran says at the beginning of Sura, that God is merciful and compassionate. So what about you?"
The reason why there's so much fear in the hearts of parents is that we've put so little fear in the hearts of predators.
So... one group of radical Muslims is building a wall to keep another group of radical Muslims out. Israel has got to be loving this.
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Why Evil Disproves Atheism

RockinRickOwen Wrote: Jan 16, 2015 12:21 PM
The simplest proof that God exists is that people exist, as people. That every human has a soul is an inescapable truth. Each human doesn't merely observe behavior only explicable by the existence of soul, each human experiences it. The very fact that Paolo3 can argue that "God exists" is not a provable assertion is proof that Paolo3 isn't merely a sentient creature, but a sapient one--not merely more intelligent than other animals, but a kind of animal distinguished by the capacity for abstract rational thought and understanding (or misunderstanding). The other side of the coin is the amazing human imagination, which enables us to compose symphonies, write sonnets, and build monuments. Recommended books: "The Difference in Man and the Difference It Makes"-Mortimer Adler; "the Everlasting Man"-G.K. Chesterton
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