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"...people of more modest means can also give gifts of up to $14,000 ($28,000 per couple) in any year to anyone without paying taxes." Actually, they are not taxed on the first $5,250,000 ($10.5 million per couple) of cumulative gifts over $14,000 each & $28,000 per couple over their lifetime.
In the 18th and 19th centuries liberty integrated the idea that a free society must be grounded in morality. The 20th century gave way to thinking society can only ultimately promise freedom from oppression and that society should largely be silent on what people should do with their freedom. Liberals make an exception when we use our freedom to include the existence of any such thing as a right answer or a right way to behave. We are told to "check your morality at the door." Downton Abbey challenges liberal egalitarian sensibility and makes them uncomfortable, ergo the reaction.
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When the 49ers Played at Kezar

TruthDoctor Wrote: Jan 30, 2013 12:16 PM
I've lived in S.F. for 30 years and involved in Republican campaigns and organizations as well as a proud member of the TEA Party. I've had much generosity and kindness shown me & my wife by gay couples over the years and their relationships have outlasted some of my straight friends. Nothing like 1st hand experience to know the right side of an issue.
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