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October 28, 2013

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MyOpinion

Nov-01-13 6:37 PM

don't believe in.

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MyOpinion

Nov-01-13 6:36 PM

If gay or straight people are lewd in public or they make an effort to convert other people to their way of life, that is immoral. If consenting adults perform homosexual acts in the privacy of their home or in a place that condones that behavior and one is up in arms about what they are doing, they are homophobic. The American Heritage Dictionary (1992 edition) defines homophobia as "aversion to gay or homosexual people or their lifestyle or culture" and "behavior or an act based on this aversion." Other definitions identify homophobia as an irrational fear of homosexuality.

If people are not bothering anyone, it is no body else's business what they are doing. This is 21st century America, not the dark ages. Backwoods changed this to homosexuality. Me I don't want to be proselytized by people that want me to believe in 2000 year old fairy tales. If that is what you want, so be it, but don't force your religion on me or expect me to pay taxes to promote what I d

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st0newa11

Oct-31-13 9:51 PM

It's funny (sad) how anyone who opposes immorality is automatically labeled "homophobic".

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MyOpinion

Oct-30-13 11:12 AM

Backwoods…that would be the correct sobriquet. Your homophobic fears cannot see the difference between apples and oranges. How is homosexuality pushed on you? Do they knock on your door and try to convert you? Do they send missionaries to exploit people? Are they telling you people rise from the dead and the devil is responsible for wrong doing, and then ask you to pay them for telling stories that you know are not true? Are they asking to be tax exempt in their businesses? Religion is a business. Maybe you were fondled or raped by a priest, and the pope and church protected them and refused to do the right thing when you spoke up about it. Surely, those that preach the word of god would never treat an innocent that way. Really, Backwoods, I want to be left alone by homosexuals and religion pushers both. Neither life style appeals to me. I don't care what you do with your private life. How about you offer me the same respect?

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Sasquatch

Oct-30-13 10:54 AM

I have more and more friends leaving the Democratic party and going Independent like myself, because they feel that it doesn't represent them. Some because of Religion some because it's getting too much like a Socialist party. (almost commie compared to when I loved it)The thing I've observed is, for the most part, Conservatives are quite and easily pushed around. Now that the Tea Party has risen, the Left doesn't like it that they are so vocal. But, we need the values of the Tea party to combat the Progressives that are fundamentally changing this once great country. Heck, I'm even think I might join it, A guy at work(who is Black) belongs to it and makes great argument for it. Funny how they bring up the 'Hilter signs' and scream foul, when I remember them the same against bush #1.

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Backwoods

Oct-29-13 8:11 PM

uncle5 - Apparently, the architects and designers of the Supreme Court’s building, built in 1935, did not foresee that its occupants-to-be would be stripping the public square of references to God because, throughout the Supreme Court’s building, representations of the Ten Commandments abound. In addition to the frieze with Moses highlighted above, here are some examples of the Ten Commandments in the Supreme Court building, all of which can be seen on the Court’s website.

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TheKeymaker

Oct-29-13 2:28 PM

Come on, someone actually disagreed with my GW/Hitler mustache comparison? I don't think either Bush or Obama can be reasonably compared to Hitler, but at least be honest about the fact that people on the left spent much of 2004 through 2008, burning Bush, putting Bush heads on stakes, etc...Bush Bashing almost became an Olympic sport!

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TheKeymaker

Oct-29-13 2:22 PM

Brazil,

I hear this "where are your solutions" bit all the time. You see it as the government being expected to come up with a solution. Most conservatives (I cringe when I say that), don't believe that the government should do anything, but rather the free market should do something...but in order for a "free market" to do something about it, it would have to of course be "free", devoid of over regulation and crony capitalism, of which both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of being involved in....By the way, congrats on your investments, hope you're planning for the upcoming market correction.

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TheKeymaker

Oct-29-13 1:19 PM

The Tea Party is comprised of two completely separate groups of individuals...Neocons that believe in the government when it comes to forcing religion and the like down your throat, going to war endlessly, and spending a ton of money(much like Obama, just in different places). Then there is the real tea party (notice no caps) that are the libertarian wing of the GOP....and the only reason we associate with the GOP is because of the stupid two party system that all but ensures that you get more of the same every 2, 4 and 6 years....

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TheKeymaker

Oct-29-13 1:11 PM

"I consider all Tea Party members to be TRAITORS when I saw them at a protest with picture posters comparing PRESIDENT Obama to Hitler." So does that mean that all the liberals who held up signs that had pictures of George W. Bush with the Hitler 'stache are also traitors Reason?

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Riggle

Oct-29-13 12:45 PM

Thank the Tea Party for the $24 billion hit on the GDP recently with the government shutdown. Republicans should also be concerned since the Tea Party actions they went along with have severely damaged the GOP.

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Brazil

Oct-29-13 12:28 PM

Clinton balanced the budget. Bush gave us the first 8 trillion in debt. Did you complain about him like you complain about Obama? Just want to make sure you are being honest in your complaints not partisan.

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LeftyBeaulieu

Oct-29-13 7:41 AM

The Tea Party is just the John Bircher Society all over again. It is nothing new.

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st0newa11

Oct-29-13 7:25 AM

Just wait until the gov't confiscates all of your gains to finance socialism, because "investors" have wised up and won't lend any more money because they KNOW it will never be paid back. I can't wait to hear you crow then. It's going to happen.

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st0newa11

Oct-29-13 7:17 AM

Brazil, while you're crowing about your tremendous financial success under Mr O, have you calculated that your share of the national debt has more than doubled as well. But, like the gov't, you probably never plan to pay back your share. Deadbeat Democrats. The end is coming folks!

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Brazil

Oct-28-13 9:27 PM

Hey Roundup I just checked my 401K from the period of the end of the Bush Republican financial meltdown in the Spring of 2009 to where it is currently. Oh my, the stock market has doubled. I guess I don't know that I'm worse off. Looks better off to me. Plus I've been putting money in regularly as the market has risen from 6500 to 15000 so I've made even more money. Double Good!!

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Brazil

Oct-28-13 9:21 PM

Let take a look at history. Republicans railed against the Social Security Act of 1936 claiming it would ruin the Country. Then in the mid-60's Republicans went berserk in their attacks against Medicare saying it would be destroy the Country. They also screamed bloody murder when there were problems during the roll out. Now its the same old story from the Republicans, no solutions, no proposals during eight years of the Bush Administration to solve the health care crisis. That's why Obama couldn't negotiate. Republicans were offering destruction of the program as their position, no solutions, no ideas just the usual same old same old repeated through the decades.

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MyOpinion

Oct-28-13 5:09 PM

Reasonrules: You take the words right out of my mouth: "keep your religion in your home and in your church and do not try to force your beliefs on me or my family."

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Uncle5

Oct-28-13 4:59 PM

Mr. Campbell: If by less intrusive government, you mean to champion personal liberties, such as a woman's right to decide for herself about abortion, or to have privacy from gov't spying, or to marry whom you love - I am totally with that. But if you mean also that government should have less control over otherwise criminal corporations and their pollution, swindling and criminal negligence, that is where your heart is in the wrong place. Government is the only check on those overwhelming powers. It IS - or rather should be - the people fighting back.

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Uncle5

Oct-28-13 4:42 PM

Backwoods: "The creator" - as it appears in our founding documents - is not meant to be the god of Abraham. I hereby - as you put it - "recognize the extinct of the God of Abraham", as it is completely disintegrated to mere pap by 41,000 hairsplitting denominations of Christianity - let alone Muslims and Jews. Let's just leave the government out of that equation as the Founders meant to do, and steer clear of the ravages of theocracy.

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reasonrules

Oct-28-13 4:09 PM

I consider all Tea Party members to be TRAITORS when I saw them at a protest with picture posters comparing PRESIDENT Obama to Hitler. Go ahead and put your god before your family. Go ahead and buy that 30 clip automatic rifle, just because you have the right to buy it. keep your religion in your home and in your church and do not try to force your beliefs on me or my family.

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Backwoods

Oct-28-13 10:42 AM

MO, let’s look at what the first amendment says;

{“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”}

This is OK, but our forefathers chose to at least recognize the extinct of the God of Abraham by making many references to him displayed in and on our government buildings. (I do not believe recognizing something necessarily mean the establishment of.)

{“ or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech,”}

These two rights are continually being denied to our citizens because some people (atheist) don’t like it. Where dose it say in the “Constitution” that you (Christians) forfeit your rights when you are standing on public ground?

MO, let’s look at what the first amendment says;

{“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion.”}

This is OK, but our forefathers chose to at least recognize the extinct of the God of Abraham by making many references to him displayed in and on our gov

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MyOpinion

Oct-28-13 9:19 AM

I consider myself a Tea Party member, and I agree with Mr. Campbell on most points. One certainly must have their first amendment right to the freedom of religion. However, the separation of church and state must be maintained. The forcing of Christianity upon the people is no different than the forcing of the ACA on the people or the forcing of the Muslim religion on those of the Middle East. We all have the right to exercise our free choice in personal matters. Religion is a personal matter, not a matter to be foisted on others. Religious freedom was one of the main reasons for the vast migration from England to the new country. I would hope the Tea Party could fully understand the Constitution and drop the references to god in government and the proselytization to Christianity.

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