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Yeah. Of all the New England states...New Hampshire would the only one I'd fathom living in because of its slight conservative tilt. If only they'd dump their leftist governor.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:47 AM
You can trace it back as early as Barry Goldwater.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:41 AM
I don't care what they say or think. The Tea Party name may have been made national via his campaigns; but the sentiment, the politics, and the very essence itself predate Ron Paul. So no he is not the founder.
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Faulty Ideas About Marriage

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:40 AM
"Further a Civil union is NOT a marriage and therefore by definition is not "equal' to a marriage. The very reason you want to designate their relationship as not worthy of a marriage is the reason that it would never be equal." A civil marriage is just that...a union. But the question here is not who can enter into a marriage nor is it what do the feelings of our age demand; the question is "What is Marriage"? Throughout history the answer was very simple no matter how it was practiced, a man and a woman. "On your second point, you know perfectly well that the photographers, and bakers were NOT effected by marriage laws. In the case of the NM Photographer the couple was NOT getting married and in the case of the CO baker the cake was not being used in a marriage ceremony or even on the day of a wedding" Nonetheless they were ceremonies that conflicted with the owners beliefs. In the case of the Colorado baker, yes the couple was getting "married" they were holding their ceremony in another state. Yes, "progressive" policies in regard to marriage have definitely infringed on the first amendment rights of individuals.
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What Have we Accomplished in Iraq?

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 19, 2014 11:34 AM
The origins can be traced back much further than that. There may not have been a name for it. But Ron Paul is not by any stretch of the phrase the "founder of the Tea Party".
"They face high obstacles in trying to escape blighted neighborhoods. They are more often exposed to pollution that harms brains and bodies." And what does this have to do with their skin color. Does this man not understand that the breakdown of the black family starting with the New Deal has perpetuated a modern version of slavery? It is quite genius if you ask me; you kick dad out of the home because there's no incentive for him to support his kids(and because he lacked a father figure in his life), mom has to keep a roof over her children's heads and food in their bellies somehow, so she has to turn to section 8 and food stamps to supplement whatever income she herself is bringing in. Because she is most likely a busybody that leaves the children with no outlet(idle hands remember?) so they turn crowds that give them the sort of affirmation they crave from their parents but aren't getting. This is how gangs were formed. Now the coup de grace; you need to blame someone for why you are in this predicament. In this case we have that the black community is resentful of someone who never existed, the GOP forever lost the black vote when LBJ successfully propped Goldwater as being anti-civil rights. Why is it that people like Mr Chapman have a problem with people looking at the black community as a failure? Now I think I speak for everyone when I say it is wrong to see the worst in any individual much less a group of people. However when you have this perpetual state of victimhood and it is several generations old having been branded from decades ago, and the only response that these people can give is to commit crimes because they think the system is somehow rigged(it isn't) against them...how would you handle the problem Mr Chapman? Criminals need to be punished and when you have a group that is more likely to commit crimes because for generations their community has been destroyed by nanny state politics, I'm not in the least offended when you scrutinize them. Start promoting a pro-family culture that mandates fathers to be responsible instead of whining about the mean cops doing their jobs.
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America's Selective Libertarianism

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 1:19 AM
I apologize for not pressing enter.
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America's Selective Libertarianism

Zachary32 Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 1:18 AM
Young people aren't more "libertarian" on social issues...good grief...a libertarian(I know I'm gonna get some strongly worded responses but I don't care) believes that strong civil institutions governed(like Marriage and The Family) by the individual best serve society, not an omnipotent government that tells everyone it knows best. However this is not what we're seeing at all...my generation(Millenials) are progressives on virtually every issue except they are overwhelmingly pro-life and believe English should be the official language...that's it. Their attitudes won't change overtime because they won't see the fruits of their naivete while they stay in the same status they are in now. My dad use to be a left-wing progressive in his former years...that all changed when he 1) got married 2) got a good job and 3) had kids that he realized the destruction leftist policies(both socially and economically) bring unto himself and his fellow man. He became a Conservative Republican once this revelation came to him. The same thing NEEDS to happen to my generation...they won't age themselves into conservatives...has that happened to Europe? Nope...they're just as left-wing now as they ever were even as so called "far right" parties sweep the European Parliament. We need to promote American Values and make them seem hip to younger people because lets face it all they see on TV is how "miserable" Marriage makes people, sex with no strings is healthy, and self-esteem matters more than character. The culture is dying and unless we revive that, we are screwed.
Look if the dollar is to fail, then let it fail. As of right now the only reason why our currency has any value is because many many countries are so invested in it. Our debt and furious printing(QE3 which is being slowed down) have ballooned the dollar so much that collapse seems pretty much inevitable. It sucks if you ask me and no I'm not an economics expert but I think a collapse probably needs to happen to get it sorted out and if anything is true about pain is that it is only temporary. What we are doing is prolonging and increasing the gravity of pain.
Your post is chalk full of strawmen that lack any sort of impact. 1) The christian business owners are fairly consistent in their beliefs. In fact the bible teaches forgiveness and to not judge, but it does not teach that it's okay to ever waiver on those principles. Humans are flawed and we seek to better ourselves, Marriage is a means to make man whole and more perfect, but again we are still flawed. 2) Never in any of the cases that you allude to(but never cite) has the sexual orientation EVER been the reason why the people have been refused. In fact the testimony in those cases make that point very clear and no proof to the contrary has ever been found. 3) We are warned against idolatry, money is no exception, taking money for the sake of profit isn't ethical to many people would rather not violate their personal beliefs for the sake of maintaining a business. But again, there has never been a case where a homosexual was denied service based on their sexual orientation. The business owners being sued objected to a ceremony that according to their beliefs cannot be sanctioned. 4) No one has ever blamed gay people and no one is blaming gay people. You are looking for a boogeyman where there is none. 5) IT IS persecution when you single out ONE business owner out of literally thousands who just happens to not endorse the same set of values as you. The witch hunts are over, McCarthy is long dead, move on with your life. No one is out to get you.
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