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The care and education of ones children is one of the most basic human rights. The Bible instructs us to "train up our children" in the way they should go. It is not only a right given by God, but a responsibility. When the government takes that away from the parents, it exceeds its boundaries. Our own government is teetering on the edge of doing the very same thing. Parents beware.
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When Science Doesn't Count

SpeaknUp Wrote: Dec 20, 2012 1:36 PM
Perhaps it's less about Asperger's, and more about drugs. Many of the drugs that are supposed to "treat" our ailments end up causing worse problems (dubbed by the pharm industry as "side effects" as though they were of no consequence). Check out the "side effects" of depression meds. Same for Rx sleep medication. Among them are violence and disconnect from natural inhibitions. Just because Adam Lanza had a neurological disorder doesn't mean it was the disorder that sent him over the edge.
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The Republican Rape Dilemma

SpeaknUp Wrote: Oct 27, 2012 1:21 PM
Thank you! This is the first well-presented commentary on the subject I've read. I don't believe rape, or any other violent act, is ever God's will. Nevertheless, violence against one's person is not a license for further violence...and abortion is an act of violence any way you cut it. "Vengeance is mine, sayeth the Lord; I will repay." God will judge every evil act--in this life... or the next.
One of the problem -- possibly the main problem -- with American apathy is ignorance of how our government is SUPPOSED to work. Kids clear through high school are taught all about "social studies" but don't get a lot of truth in history, and they don't learn the Constitution. Americans don't understand self-government. We have been reared to believe we are RULED by Congress and the president-- and in fact because Americans allow their non-representing representatives to continue to write unconstitutional laws, we are in practice being ruled by politicians who answer to the ones who finance their election rather than to the ones who vote for them. But then, we still vote for them, don't we. The Colonies have been assimilated.
Thanks for clarifying. The media loves to use assumptive words like "right-wing" (what does that even mean?) to classify something; but the word gets used to define so many completely unrelated or even opposite ideals that when you hear it, you will likely come to a completely false conclusion. (Example: Hitler was a right-wing Nazi. Tea Party members are right-wing. Conclusion... Tea Party members must be Nazis.)
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Obama's Real Hilary Rosen Problem

SpeaknUp Wrote: Apr 23, 2012 8:29 AM
Rosen's bone-headed comments come from the assumption that the only reason women don't work outside the home is because they are ignorant or incompetent. It would never occur to her that we do it because we choose to take the higher ground of actually raising our own children rather than shoving them off onto some stranger. Raising one's own children demands personal sacrifice, something Rosen probably wouldn't comprehend. Raising one's children WELL demands intelligence, good judgment, courage, leadership, good moral character, and the ability to multitask! There are lifelong consequences for making mistakes. Frankly, I don't think this woman has enough guts to be a stay-at-home mom ...easier to let somebody else do it.
I'm having trouble understanding what "two provisions of the U.S. Constitution" are violated in the process of asking for proof of citizenship. There are four clauses in the Constitution regarding voting--found in Amendments 15, 19, 24, and 26. Every one of them begins with "citizens." The Constitution assumes that only citizens may vote. Logic and common sense are on the side of laws that require proof. How else does one know that a voter is a citizen??
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The Sliming of "Pink Slime"

SpeaknUp Wrote: Apr 06, 2012 9:39 AM
Just because something is approved by the FDA doesn't make it safe. The FDA is in bed with the big-food lobbyists and they do what's best for food manufacturers, not consumers. If you have to treat the meat with ammonia hydroxide gas, shouldn't we be asking: what's wrong with the meat to start with? Small farmers don't have to treat THEIR meat with ammonia hydroxide gas!
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