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W. Tieff
Auburn, California U.S.A.
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Really? Is it 1984 already? Goodthink, goodspeak... no exceptions!
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You just keep getting it wrong, don't you Robert? Prohibition was legally enforced after the Constitution was Amended by a ratification process involving all 47 or so individual States (at the time), whose leadership voted for their constituents' wishes. There was quite a lot of anti-liquor sentiment, fueled early on by women's groups (women's sufferage was gaining popularity) led by spikey, media-savvy characters such as Molly Hatchet. The "times" were deemed too rowdy for sensibilities, and the elimination of booze seemed a "progressive" fix for such unpleasantness. Don't you see? "Progressive" prejudices of every little inconvenience to society have a tendency to coalesce into populist movements that seek to legislatively limit our freedoms of choice and association. And at the same time, such populist movements have a tendency to disregard long-established mores and morality in favor of "interpretive" solutions that, on the surface, appear to defend individual liberties, yet in reality merely serve to distance the People from their governance. The Left really likes Band-Aids. Progressive poultices and Socialist sutures seek to remedy all the ills of society. But a conservative's viewpoint would be more along the lines of the old adage "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure"...... And the best way to advance that wisdom would of course be, as you so elegantly put it, a "delusional attempt to return "Freedom", "morality", "family values", "traditional values", "religious freedom", and "decency" to this country." Buzz words they certainly are, yet there is no need to "turn back the clock" because the morality and values those buzzwords represent will NEVER GO AWAY no matter how much social or technological advancement takes place. The morality of mutually beneficial exchange and association, and the value of private ownership of property just happens to be the basis and foundation of our Republic's constitutional law. Law that is established to Secure the Blessings of Liberty, Provide for the Common defense, and Promote the General Welfare and prosperity of our Nation, the United States of America. If that "agenda" is poisonous, then pour me a glass! Any "interpretation" of Constitutional legislation must adhere to the above principles. Beyond that, the States are free to enjoy the trial-and-error of forming a More Perfect union. Hope this helps to clear things up for you, Robert.
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Well shoot... I for one would prefer to engineer my child's personal sexual preferences in the image of my own. And I would choose for them to be straight, not gay, so as to increase the likelihood of grandchildren for me........ It's called being selfish. And it is an answer to the question. Final answer.
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I find it amusing how the modern Christmas holiday season began with the Victorian era appeasement of children at Christmas dinner by giving them presents and gifts, wrapped up in paper and bows, thus sparking the birth of our annual consumerist maelstrom that boosts the economy at years' end, but the "Gap" seems to be just fine ignoring the fact that all of this comes not from freaking kwanzaa or Hanukkah or solstice but from the celebrating of CHRISTMAS, instead selling out by having its cake and eating it, too, flashing its advertising's imbecilic smile, and looking the other way sos not to catch the politically correct eye of the morally relativistic moochers who still want in on the revenue-rejoicing riot that is the "holidays"...... the CHRISTMAS holiday. wow that was a long sentence haha
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W. Tieff is now following Larry Rivera
Nov 24, 2009
What's a "Log Cabin Republican"? Abe Lincoln? Seriously, a WalMart greeter? whatever. How pathetic. Very gracious of you, though, to prove all my points for me, Lawrence. Quite the backhand, you have their, albeit a little limp-wristed.... You keep slappin' it, big boy! I'll still fu@king chastise you for your "weak and trite" insults and mindless arguments. Your juvenile, gaybashing-by-proxy disparagements are never welcome. Neither here nor any other blog. I haven't posted here in a while but whenever I come back I am severely disappointed in the forum's discourse, due to trolls like you and your utter lack of decency and respect. I plan to resume posting at my leisure, but I WILL NOT put up with this BS from you and other angry, immature liberals anymore. You go ahead and fly that backhand. I'm bringing the hammer. Don't tread on me.
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Hey Larry, I wish you and Juan the best of luck with that. I'm sure you'll do well, having all that extra time on your hands for arguing with people who still require their values to define their morals. Such quaint neanderthals, aren't they? Hoping to keep order in the face of chaos.... why don't you insult them some more, and call 'em names. That should do the trick. You'll definately convince all the passive, non-commenting readers to fall in with your line of thinking, and go against the thread.. Oh wait. You don't have a line of thinking. Just FEELING. And obviously this is just a sport for you, bouncing vitriol off of comments by conservatives. jeez, get a job. Vern might be able to help. He's got the bona fides for business, apparently..... haha
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The Islamic TERRORISTS who targeted and shot children and schoolteachers in Beslan, Russia a few years back, were motivated by the same principles and ideology as Nidal Hassan. Should Russia practice more "diversity"? At least Hassan was diciplined enough to target military personnell, and not little kids... Now he can answer for his aggression the same as any combatant would have to when captured by the enemy, including US soldiers. That's the price for taking up arms. Not sure what his plan was, though. He didn't seem to have any backup. And no exit strategy, obviously.... how the hell was he going to win? F- him. Moon-worshiping dirtbag..
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Hohoho! Happy Holidays! This kid is sooooo spunky! He wants to be a lawyer when he grows up. awwww how cute. Just a bit of advice, though. He might want to grow up a bit before lawyering up in front of national media cameras. His argument is that pledging his allegiance to American ideals of "liberty and justice for all" would be in direct contradiction to the observational conclusions that he has drawn of our Nation's societal structure and culture. That's nice. But his observational conclusions are not exactly based in legal reality. If he really fancies himself a legal eagle, then he may want to stretch his mind out a bit and quit swallowing so much Kool-aid (although at his age, Kool-aid is perfectly acceptable lol) 1st of all, gays and lesbians are perfectly free to marry. No matter what state they live in. They are at liberty to enter into a contract of marriage with anyone they choose so long as it is with a single person of the opposite sex, and only one at a time! 2nd, he spouts that "racism" and "sexism" still exist. But he may want to read up on Title VII of the Civil Rights Act 1964, 1991.. If it's cultural racism or sexism that he has a beef with, then fine. But the Pledge of Allegiance is to the Flag, and the Republic for which it stands. It's not a pledge of allegience to me, or that guy on the corner, or the Cincinatti Bengels. It's a pledge of allegiance to the REPUBLIC. so if he doesn't feel comfortable with the republic he lives in, then why should he feel comfortable with the Civil Rights legislation enacted into law by said government? hmmm? oh wait. That might be too much logic for a 10 year old to work through. Better to just go with those emotions for now.............. and get on t.v.
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Hey Andrew. I'm 32, and sometimes I too have felt alone because of the awareness and knowledge that most others care little for and invest even less.. But it is a deceptive and narcissistic self-consciousness that can be tempered, Godwilling, with age and wisdom. We are not alone. Hope this helps.
Toggle Commented Mar 13, 2009 on The Left's War on Words at SelwynDuke.com
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Of course, those with a "reprobate mind" may just be adhereing to the guidence "judge not, lest ye be judged"... But i don't think so. They are not "devoid" of judgement. They only judge poorly. And hence they will be judged.
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Can't think of an argument that works very well. But of course, I must be biased, having written these very sentiments last year in this article: http://sit-downsoapbox.blogspot.com/2008/07/institution-of-marriage.html
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Hey! This is supposed to follow the excerpt from "A dog's diary", playing on the perceived disparity between a dog's intelligence and a cat's intelligence... hopefully you've seen the full version at some time... :)
Toggle Commented Feb 20, 2009 on Excerpts from a Cat's Daily Diary at SelwynDuke.com
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