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  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 6:57:14 PM PDT · 151 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Windflier

    “As others have said, Trump is separating the wheat from the chaff. Even here, we’re seeing that effect.”

    Oh for goodness sake. Don’t use a Biblical illusion to describe the devil (AKA Donald Trump). There is NOTHING righteous about him, and he is hurting the very cause you rightfully push. His noise is not going to help.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 6:53:02 PM PDT · 149 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Windflier

    “Oh, for crying out loud. Put a sock in it, and let braver men say what needs to be said.”

    No, you learn manners. I WILL NOT let that clown Donald Trump screw with the GOP primary - he is as bad as the GOP establishment candidates you rightly dispise. HE IS NOT BRAVE anymore than a 4 year old playing with his father’s loaded pistol is (too stupid to know what he is doing is dangerous). He will shoot himself or an innocent bystander. He needs to be disarmed (silenced). He certainly doesn’t need to be getting boosted by persons on this forum.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 6:38:05 PM PDT · 147 of 155
    Sola Veritas to MamaB

    “He is telling the truth. Others should be agreeing with him. This country is over flowing with illegals.”

    You state the obvious. Everyone that is conservative already knows about the problems of illegals and the failure to enforce the laws regarding them. However, as I have told others here. Donald Trump may be speaking truth, but he is the wrong messenger. He taints truth by the act of him speaking it.

    You ask me who I support. First of all, I am primarily in my focus a social/moral conservative. Therefore, at this time my first choice is Ted Cruz.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 6:29:22 PM PDT · 145 of 155
    Sola Veritas to NFHale

    “Trump, right now, is a fire hose on a burning house.”

    No FRiend, Donald Trump is the town drunk being an exhibitionist by trying to put out that fire by pissing on it. In the process, he looks like a fool, and gets urine on anyone else using proper methods to put out the fire because he can’t even piss straight.

    I am a hard core social/moral conservative. Trump is offensive to me. I wouldn’t vote for him anymore than I would for Rubio or other GOPe types. I know a great many socoms that feel as disgusted by him as I do. HE IS HURTING THE CONSERVATIVE BASES CHANCES OF GETTING ANYTHING DONE BY HIS ASSOCIATION WITH THE GOP! He is just as bad for the party as ANY GOP establishment type.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 6:22:28 PM PDT · 144 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Windflier

    “Avert your eyes and hide under your bed if men speaking the truth scares you so much.”

    Trump is the WRONG MESSENGER, even if he speaks truth. The “right message” from the “wrong mouth” taints the message. Protecting the borders and following immigration law is important. Too important to be “tainted” by an obnoxious carnival barker like Trump.

    I understand your perceived need for urgency. I have felt that way (over a different issue) since June 26th when 5 robed despots decided to rewrite the COTUS to suit themselves and forced sodomite marriage on all 50 states and territories. However, I still appreciated that Cruz and Huckabee (and others) could speak STRONGLY against this without sounding like crazies. They were - for that issue - the right messengers.

    I can’t think of ANY issue where Trump would be the “right messenger.” He taints whatever he touches. Since you care about the importance of this issue...you had better think twice about letting Trump get out in front. He doesn’t bring the proper attention to the issue.

  • Pro-Trump super-PAC aims to raise ‘unlimited funds’

    07/07/2015 5:59:07 AM PDT · 8 of 9
    Sola Veritas to 2ndDivisionVet

    “I think all this talk of “Trump’s not serious” and “he’ll fade away soon” may be wrong this time.”

    I hope you are right because Trump is an arrogant fool that is an annoying destraction from serious candidates like Ted Cruz.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 5:55:17 AM PDT · 127 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Mariner

    “Who do you work for?”

    Dude (to use your language) - stupid question. I don’t WORK for anyone. I am expressing a personal opinion. I support Ted Cruz and my primary concern are social/moral ones like doing something about reversing the SCOTUS ruling on homosexual marriage. Illegal aliens are a secondary concern for me - but still important. I know that a reasonable person like Ted Cruz will fix this (or work that direction) if elected. However, arrogant persons like Trump make ALL Republicans look bad by association - even the REALLY conservative ones.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 5:50:40 AM PDT · 126 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Mariner

    “It’s amusing that you are so concerned about Trump hurting himself.”

    I could care less about Trump hurting himself...it is him - by association - making the GOP to include true conservatives in the party look bad by association. I don’t care if the GOPe looks bad.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 5:48:15 AM PDT · 125 of 155
    Sola Veritas to DBeers

    “The problem is one of a lack of comprehensive ENFORCEMENT of already existing laws. Instead the open borders Leftists are intent on promoting a comprehensive subversion of immigration law.”

    You state the obvious. I fully agree. However, Trump’s rhetoric doesn’t do anything to fix the problem. It will take a more sound thinking individual like Ted Cruz to enforce existing laws and coming up with fixes to thornier issues. Trump is an obnoxious clown that is accomplishing nothing except to make ALL the GOP (not just the GOP-E) look bad because he is an arrogant bozo.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/07/2015 5:43:20 AM PDT · 123 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Windflier

    “Take your boot licking comments somewhere else. They have no place on a patriotic forum like FR.”

    I am a moral/social conservative first. My primary concern is the homosexual agenda and the destruction of any semblance of morality. Read my profile. Trump is a fool and not to be taken seriously by anyone with a brain. However, he makes the GOP brand (NOT just the GOPe brand) look bad. His rhetoric shows a lack of proper restraint, and is pulling the discussion away from what matters most to me. I trust folks like Ted Cruz to come up with some reasonably ideas about immigration and the borders (Ted is being careful in this area so he can do something MEANINGFUL when elected)

    You have no basis to question my patriotism because I am NOT full of vitriol about illegals to the same extent as others. Such an ad hominen attack is improperly on this forum. A TRUE patriot would not write what you did.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/06/2015 5:47:36 PM PDT · 49 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Mariner

    “Nobody can say Donald Trump did not invest his fortune and sacred honor in this run.”

    Trump has NO sacred honor, just an overabundance of foolish arrogance. He is hurting himself and by association, all members of the GOP.

  • Trump: 'Infectious disease is pouring across the border

    07/06/2015 5:45:27 PM PDT · 46 of 155
    Sola Veritas to Mariner

    “This guy has more balls than anyone who’d run for POTUS...AT LEAST since Reagan and Goldwater.”

    Trump is an arrogant fool. His ill advised shooting from the lip is hurting any chance of sound immigration reform. He is not helping anyone, and is actually hurting his own business interests. Eventually he will go dark when his pocketbook gets empty.

    However, he makes the GOP look bad that there are actually persons lapping up his rhetoric. It is not helpful and it isn’t even amusing. The fool needs to put a cork in it.

  • Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump

    07/06/2015 5:25:46 PM PDT · 40 of 46
    Sola Veritas to Ghost of SVR4

    “However, with that said, he is not a stupid man.”

    Trump is arrogant. Arrogance goes hand and hand with stupidity. So, I respectfully disagree. Trump is a fool. Eventually though, people will grow tired of his rhetoric and settle down. Hopefully, they will settle down with someone sensible like Ted Cruz.

  • Why Ted Cruz is defending Donald Trump

    07/06/2015 5:22:31 PM PDT · 39 of 46
    Sola Veritas to 2ndDivisionVet

    I admire Ted’s restraint is bad mouthing another candidate. That makes Ted Cruz a class act. However, Trump may be somewhat right, but he is an idiot in the way he expresses it.

  • Sen. Baldwin: 1st Amendment Doesn’t Apply to Individuals

    07/06/2015 5:18:57 PM PDT · 57 of 90
    Sola Veritas to Kevin in California

    For a U.S. Senator to say such a stupid thing is scary. If she really is an attorney, she should be disbarred. She needs to be censured by the Senate.

  • Why not polygamy, and why stop there?

    07/05/2015 3:09:53 PM PDT · 2 of 28
    Sola Veritas to 2ndDivisionVet

    This truly is a “slippery slope” they have put us on.

  • Time for Civil Disobedience, Christians

    07/05/2015 2:04:59 PM PDT · 105 of 152
    Sola Veritas to Cold Heat

    “If we did that, we would be fighting our own National Guard troops, and perhaps the regulars.”

    Yes, and they would shoot...I never thought that would happen in my lifetime, but I am convinced it is so. The military only has persons of deeply held morale convictions (conservative Christianity) as a minority (they always have been...but they are much smaller than even ten years ago). Real Christians have been unable to stay with the military. The influx of open homosexuals has contributed to this. Goodness, the heads of each service basically told each group that if you don’t like homosexuals, then maybe you don’t belong.

    Also, the average American is NOT very moral anymore. So, between having to draw recruits from an immoral population pool, and the military becoming more or less hostile towards conservative Christians....you better realize that those bearing arms for the nation may not hesistate to fire if ordered (something unthinkable 10 years ago). BTW - I hope I and entirely wrong in this estimation/speculation.

  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    07/04/2015 4:43:29 PM PDT · 61 of 134
    Sola Veritas to BenLurkin

    “If LEOs can invade your home for “tactical” reasons — then they are being permitted to conduct a warrantless search.”

    Well, if as you wrote, they could seize and prosecute any “evidence” they see in your home - incident to the “invasion” - then it certainly is a “warrantless” search.

    I am wondering if they justified this as the equivalent to “commandeering” someone’s vehicle to chase a felon? IF commandeering is a legal thing? That is what Hollywood always shows. Do you know?

  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 1:59:43 PM PDT · 19 of 20
    Sola Veritas to Vermont Lt

    “The fact that he advocates changing it to make it more political smells like pandering.”

    Senator Cruz is not one to “pander.” He recognizes the reality that the court has long ago become political and no longer objective in its rulings.

    “This might sound appropriate, but it is a complete 180 from the intent of the founders.”

    The “Founders” would be horrified about the way the SCOTUS has continued to expand its influence beyond the original wording and meaning of the COTUS. They certainly WOULD NOT approve of a court of tyrants imposing sodomite marriage on all states of the union. Besides - Senator Cruz is proposing the proper amendment of the COTUS....something the “Founders” new would be necessary from time to time. I think they would agree with his move.

  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 1:54:08 PM PDT · 18 of 20
    Sola Veritas to Conscience of a Conservative

    “20 states, not quite most.”

    I stand corrected. :-) I will amend that to a significant number of states.

  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    07/04/2015 1:51:14 PM PDT · 25 of 134
    Sola Veritas to Okimi2200

    Police should NEVER be allowed to act like an “occupying army” with the citizens as subjects of the occupation.

    Law enforcement and military functions MUST be kept forever separate. Otherwise the law enforcer becomes - like I said - and occupation army.

  • Federal Judge Rules Cops Can Take Over Your Home As They See Fit

    07/04/2015 1:47:34 PM PDT · 22 of 134
    Sola Veritas to BenLurkin

    “Should have gone after the secure in person and papers or no search without warrant”

    Sounds like they weren’t there to do a “search.” So, it wouldn’t apply. Also, right to be secure in persons and papers has been so watered down by courts over the years.

    I am not a Libertarian. However, I despise “no knock” warrants. I DO NOT want to see law enforcement endangered. However, I am of the opinion that these warrants - while purported to be for police safety - are actually about seizing evidence before it can be destroyed. IF the real reason was police safety, then just cover all exits and tell to occupants to come out. Whatever, I am not an attorney nor a civil libertarian, but these type of no knock warrants just really seem to violate the original intent of the COTUS.

  • Ted Cruz Is Right to Call for Retention Elections for the Supreme Court

    07/04/2015 9:32:16 AM PDT · 5 of 20
    Sola Veritas to VinL

    Ted Cruz is right about this. Most states have this very system in place for their state supreme court justices.

    I would add, that I think that whenever the SCOTUS makes a “landmark” decision which effectively “amends” the COTUS (like the homosexual one has and Roe did), it should not be allowed to be put into effect until “ratified” by the states just as any COTUS amendment would.

  • Specter Of McCain Haunts, Closed Primary Resolutions Pass

    07/04/2015 9:26:09 AM PDT · 13 of 15
    Sola Veritas to cotton1706

    As long as there are political parties, then primaries NEED to be CLOSED. They are open here in my state of residence (Missouri) and it is a bad thing. My native state of Oklahoma has closed primaries and it was a much more orderly process.

    If a person wants to register as “Independent”, then they shouldn’t be able to vote in primaries. Either commit, or stay OUT of the process.

  • A sudden, Sunday tug-of-war for evangelical voters in Georgia (Cruz vs. Huckabee)

    07/03/2015 1:12:55 PM PDT · 12 of 13
    Sola Veritas to erod

    “The sole purpose of Huckabee in this race is to take away votes from Cruz and split the evangelical vote.”

    My FIRST choice is Ted Cruz. I hope he wins the primary. However, I have no problem with Mike Huckabee as my second choice after Ted.

    What you write about Huckabee is an “untruth” and not remotely factual (I don’t say “lie” because I think you believe what you wrote). Huckabee is in the contest to win just as Cruz is. I think both men are honorable and sincere Christian conservatives. Both have “pure” motives for running. Contrary to the rhetoric here on FR, Huckabee is NOT a dark horse to take votes away from Cruz.

    Like I said though, I think Ted Cruz is the better choice for me. However, I’m not going to foolishly disparage others.

    I truly believe that if Huckabee doesn’t do as well as Cruz in the early primaries, he WILL ask his base to support Cruz. I would hope that if the roles were reversed that Cruz would likewise back Huckabee.

    Personnally, I would like to see a Cruz/Huckabee ticket (or possibly the reverse). Both FULLY meet my PRIME criteria that any GOP candidate that will get my support MUST be a SOCIAL/MORAL CONSERVATIVE first. Both men are.

    Again though, I think that Ted is the better choice of the two men, but I will not pit them against each other.

  • Oklahoma's Highest Court Rules Against Ten Commandments Display on Gov't Property

    07/02/2015 8:58:48 AM PDT · 13 of 16
    Sola Veritas to SeekAndFind

    “Meanwhile, state Republican legislators including Rep. Kevin Calvey have called for the impeachment of the justices who ruled against the Decalogue.”

    Hopefully, he will follow through on this immediately. A clear message needs to be sent. I wished the Repubs in the U.S. House would do the same to the 5 that voted for homosexual marriage.

    Whatever, in Oklahoma the Supreme Court Justices are subject to sustainment votes by the people. Hopefully, if the legislature doesn’t act, then the people will publicize the names of these justices and work to have them voted out of office as each comes up for sustainment votes. BTW - This is what Ted Cruz wants to amend the COTUS to subject SCOTUS justices to sustainment votes as well.

  • Who’s ‘godless’ now? Russia says it’s U.S.

    06/29/2015 3:42:28 PM PDT · 24 of 63
    Sola Veritas to Titus-Maximus

    It is an embarrassment, but the Russians have the “moral high ground” on this issue. As an old “cold warrior”, I hate to have to admit that.

  • Cruz: Clerks Should be Able to Opt Out of Gay Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 7:13:01 PM PDT · 21 of 94
    Sola Veritas to VinL

    BTW - God Bless both Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee for taking strong stands on this issue. May God protect them both.

  • Cruz: Clerks Should be Able to Opt Out of Gay Marriage Licenses

    06/27/2015 7:11:15 PM PDT · 19 of 94
    Sola Veritas to VinL

    Sadly, I don’t believe there will ever be any option for someone doing a “government” job (from city/town to county to state to federal) ever being able to “opt out” of doing a homosexual marriage because they have legitimate religious objections. That has and will continue to be an indignity of holding such employment. It isn’t right, but that is the nature of the beast. It makes me sick to my soul to have to concede that. It will take a new POTUS (like Cruz) that has the backing of a House and Senate to change this. Until then....?

    What MOST concerns me are “private businesses” being harassed by ANY level of government because they refuse to offer services to homosexuals if it conflicts with their religious beliefs. That is clearly an infringement of 1st Amendment rights. IF homosexuals want to boycott a business...so be it. However, NO level of government bureacrate should aid and abeit such a thing. Any level of government that has or attempts to force a business to violate 1st Amendment beliefs (or passes any such legislation to do so) is violating the COTUS and should be themselves prosecuted. On this point stand firm.

  • Ted Cruz On Supreme Court Rulings: ‘Some Of The Darkest 24 Hours In Our Nation’s History’ [AUDIO]

    06/26/2015 6:37:50 PM PDT · 69 of 97
    Sola Veritas to 2ndDivisionVet

    “Today is some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history,” Cruz said.

    My exact thoughts.

    Even if it was just a symbolic jesture....I would like to see conservative members of the House bring Articles of Impeachment against the Five Justices that sodomized the entire nation. Even the Chief Justice recognized they had NO basis in the COTUS for doing so.

  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 6:30:55 PM PDT · 80 of 322
    Sola Veritas to HiTech RedNeck

    “I wish Cruz well on the quest. The outrage over this D.C. doubleheader of nonsense could indeed propel him into the White House.”

    It well could, and God willing will.

    “But politics alone cannot solve an issue fundamentally anchored in the spiritual. The people of the country are going to have to turn back to God from the world/flesh/devil system that rules their hearts now, before blessings rather than curses will be attracted to the country.”

    Amen! Right on that. The sad truth is that even in our conservative Christian churchs, that heterosexual immorality is a problem. It was the heterosexual immorality that became so “acceptable” in the late 60s then 70s that have brought us to where we are now. The sodomization of marriage was just the result of heterosexual immorality.

  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 6:25:31 PM PDT · 79 of 322
    Sola Veritas to Isara

    “Rendering the justices directly accountable to the people would provide such a remedy. Twenty states have now adopted some form of judicial retention elections, and the experience of these states demonstrates that giving the people the regular, periodic power to pass judgment on the judgments of their judges strikes a proper balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability. It also restores respect for the rule of law to courts that have systematically imposed their personal moral values.”

    I have advocated that very thing for years. However, I also advocate that all “landmark” decisions MUST be ratified by the states just as if it were a constitutional amendment. The SCOTUS has essentially taken it upon themselves to amend the COTUS whenever they feel like it. Their decisions should be ratified by the states before they have ANY force of law.

  • Ted Cruz: Constitutional Remedies to a Lawless Supreme Court

    06/26/2015 6:22:53 PM PDT · 20 of 43
    Sola Veritas to Publius

    “Rendering the justices directly accountable to the people would provide such a remedy. Twenty states have now adopted some form of judicial retention elections, and the experience of these states demonstrates that giving the people the regular, periodic power to pass judgment on the judgments of their judges strikes a proper balance between judicial independence and judicial accountability. It also restores respect for the rule of law to courts that have systematically imposed their personal moral values.”

    I have advocated that very thing for years. However, I also advocate that all “landmark” decisions MUST be ratified by the states just as if it were a constitutional amendment. The SCOTUS has essentially taken it upon themselves to amend the COTUS whenever they feel like it. Their decisions should be ratified by the states before they have ANY force of law.

  • US Supreme Court Issues and Opinions - 9:30am EDT (SCOTUS Blog to start at 9am) 6-25-15

    06/25/2015 5:55:37 AM PDT · 26 of 207
    Sola Veritas to nathanbedford

    “Because we have failed to fight this fight in the kindergartens we cannot expect to win it today in governors’ offices, legislatures, or courts.”

    Wise words that are really ringing true. But how to fix this? I was blessed enough to be able to send my son (now 19) to a private Christian school where he didn’t get the left wing redacted history or was told that be homosexual is just fine.

    I fear these “private” schools will start being put out of business (although most ARE NOT a business).

    Anyway, how to help the young being raised in secular institutions? The not only have to contend with the school’s propaganda, but with the popular culture put on us by Hollywood.

  • Mitch McConnell to Kentucky Capitol: Lose the Jefferson Davis Statue

    06/23/2015 4:51:45 PM PDT · 57 of 236
    Sola Veritas to SkyDancer
    “Interesting since Kentucky was a border state. As was Maryland and Missouri, slave states that remained in the Union during the War of Secession.”

    Yes, and in Kentucky the “Emancipation Proclamation” did not free any slaves. It took the ratification of the 13th Amendment.

  • EPA Chief: Global Warming “Deniers” Are Not “Normal People”…

    06/23/2015 4:41:14 PM PDT · 51 of 94
    Sola Veritas to BenLurkin

    I think the EPA’s leadership is hopelessly corrupted by politics. Since they want to play at politics, then (God willing) when we get a conservative POTUS elected in 2016, this “person” and others of her ilk need to be shown the door. Clean out ALL upper echelon personnel from the agency that were behind this nonsense.

  • Cruz Woos Evangelicals, Saying Religious Liberty Will Be the Defining Issue of 2016

    06/19/2015 7:09:48 PM PDT · 30 of 35
    Sola Veritas to CatDancer

    “Sorry, Moore may think he represents many evangelicals, but I don’t believe that.”

    I am beginning to think that Moore doesn’t represent Southern Baptists either.

  • Cruz Woos Evangelicals, Saying Religious Liberty Will Be the Defining Issue of 2016

    06/19/2015 7:07:46 PM PDT · 29 of 35
    Sola Veritas to Cincinatus' Wife

    “If you lack the backbone to reject judicial tyranny and fight for religious liberty, you have no business serving our nation as President of the United States,”
    Mike Huckabee

    I support Ted Cruz first, but Mike nailed it on this issue.

  • Huckabee: Gay Marriage Could Criminalize Christianity

    06/19/2015 6:55:01 PM PDT · 1 of 42
    Sola Veritas
    IMO Ted Cruz is a better overall choice for the GOP nomination. However, Mike Huckabee nailed it on this issue. Also, he said something that should ring true when he wrote:

    “If you lack the backbone to reject judicial tyranny and fight for religious liberty, you have no business serving our nation as President of the United States,”

    I won't back any candidate that doesn't FULLY adopt this stance in either a PRIMARY or the GENERAL ELECTION. This is non-negotiable issue to me.

  • The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back: Donald Trump announces for President

    06/16/2015 7:09:50 PM PDT · 393 of 520
    Sola Veritas to P-Marlowe

    “There are people (and evidently you are one) who place their religious beliefs above all else.”

    Wow, it is sinful, but I am envious. I wished that would be truly said of me that I put my belief in the Lord Jesus Christ - and his revealed will in scripture - ahead of ALL other considerations. :-)

  • The American dream is dead, but I will bring it back: Donald Trump announces for President

    06/16/2015 7:04:12 PM PDT · 390 of 520
    Sola Veritas to xzins

    The field of contestants is so large now that they can form their own village in Europe. Trump can be their - highly paid - village idiot.

    I do not know which I consider more stupid:

    Trump or Paul

    Oh well, Trump can poor money into the economy by spending (at a waste) money on commercials. He won’t get elected, but he will make a great deal of noise.

    Donald...let me save you the trouble: “You’re Fired!”

  • California to tighten vaccine law despite outcry over parental rights

    06/13/2015 11:29:50 AM PDT · 30 of 35
    Sola Veritas to Rodentking

    “If vaccines actually work, then if you do not vaccinate your kids who is hurt - ONLY your kids.”

    I will not defend compulsory vaccinations...especially when persons have genuine religious convictions against them.

    However, you need to understand that there is such a thing as “herd immunity.” Not having “your children” vaccinated does affect others. If your children are not vaccinated and get sick with a contagious disease, they can pass it along to others. For vaccinations to work well, then you need almost the entire population to be vaccinated. There are always those in a group that will not develop immunity even if vaccinated. They are still prone to infection. IF the rest that will develop immunity are vaccinated, they provide a protection to those with weak immunity as mentioned.

    You can ONLY get an infectious disease IF you are exposed to someone with the disease. IF the super majority of the population is immune via vaccination, it protects those that cannot develop immunity via vaccination. Because the disease WILL NOT be transmitted easily through an immune population. This what “herd immunity” means.

    Therefore, your children being vaccinated does affect others - you detract from “herd immunity.” Recently, too many parents have opted out and created a population that is susceptible to infections that were once well controlled. Measules is an example, as is whoping chough and others that had become rare, but are now resurgent.

    There are always risks associated with vaccinations (not the nonsense about developing autism one reads) or ANY medical procedure to include taking aspirin. The question is if the risk is far outweighed by the benefits to be gained. For most vaccinations routinely given to children the risk is very small, but the benefits are very great.

    Vaccines are not 100% effective, but for now they are the best thing we have to protect against infectious diseases that can harm or kill.

    Should any government force children to be vaccinated? I cannot answer that question (at least not for every case/disease/situation). There are too many variables that come into play and this power can be abused (like forcing all teenage girls to be vaccinated against a STD).

    I can only confidently say that most childhood disease vaccinations are 99.99% safe, and effective in stopping the spread of these diseases. Having your children vaccinated helps protect both them and others.

  • Where It Counts: Huck, Cruz, Walker Lead

    05/30/2015 11:02:07 AM PDT · 25 of 31
    Sola Veritas to lquist1

    “the establishment choice for this cycle Jeb Bush — for whom he is most likely running interference.”

    I am not here to be an apologist for Mike Huckabee. However, I have to say that you are spreading the same delusional lies I see others spread here that Huckabee is working for Bush or some other candidate. That is bearing false witness and you should be ashamed. Mike Huckabee - like EVERY other candidate - is working for himself. ALL of them have large egos (to include my guy Ted) or they would NOT seek high office. Yes, some do have higher purposes than merely their egos, but that “self serving” tendency is present with ALL of them. That is the fallen nature of man.

    Also, you SHOULD be concerned about the language you use and spreading falsehoods. Especially IF you are a real Christian and a Baptist one. Don’t slander a brother.

    And whether you believe it or not, Huckabee is often libeled on this forum because he is a Southern Baptist Minister - and this is the primary reason (the Elmer Gantry analogies are especially telling). Later on you will see Ted Cruz catch it for being associated with Southern Baptists. This will especially be true when it comes from the Libertarians that hang out here.

  • Where It Counts: Huck, Cruz, Walker Lead

    05/30/2015 6:54:58 AM PDT · 22 of 31
    Sola Veritas to samtheman

    “And someone who thinks they are supporting Huckabee “as a conservative” is nothing but a useful tool for the Karl Rove Jeb Bush Republican Establishment.”

    OK, if you want to degrade to “generalities.” Then = Anyone who keeps putting forth the “nonsense” you spout is a “morally mental degenerate” that is a useful tool for the homosexual agenda and the moral degrading of America.

    I AM A CRUZ SUPPORTER. These insane attacks on Huckabee are wrong headed and counterproductive. They don’t actually hurt Mike Huckabee, and what’s worse is they bring down Ted Cruz’s chances.

    Huckabee IS A SOCIAL/MORAL CONSERVATIVE. He may not be in the other categories of what are called “conservative” like fiscal issues or the size of government, etc. But telling “primarily” social/moral conservatives that you are not “conservative” is foolishness. Insulting Mike’s supporters is foolishness.

  • Where It Counts: Huck, Cruz, Walker Lead

    05/30/2015 6:43:34 AM PDT · 19 of 31
    Sola Veritas to lquist1
    “Either way, I’m not going to stop telling the truth (in love), even if it does turn a few people off.”

    To tell the truth “in love” doesn't include terminology like “B.S.” and “Huckster.” Those are slanderous opinions NOT “truth.” Continue to “gently” point out your perceived flaws in Huckabee, but more so point out why Cruz is a better choice.

    As a primarily social conservative, I think Ted Cruz is the best choice. However, it is not because of negative views of Huckabee. I think both men are sincere morally conservative Christians that will put an emphasis on moral/social issues. I just think Ted is more likely to accomplish this than Mike. So, I go with Ted.

    However, prerogatives (i.e. “his B.S., or “Huckster”) against Huckabee - in my opinion are a direct attack on truly morally conservative evangelical Christians....especially Southern Baptist ones.

  • Where It Counts: Huck, Cruz, Walker Lead

    05/29/2015 5:59:38 PM PDT · 12 of 31
    Sola Veritas to samtheman

    “There is a serious lack of logical-thinking and situational-awareness in the evangelical community.”

    It is mean spirited and insulting comments - like yours - towards people of conservative Christian faith that keep these good people voting for Huckabee. Change your tone or you just create a self fulfilling prophecy.

    Present and back a good evangelical alternative like Cruz and avoid bad mouthing those conservative Christians, and many may move over. However, keep talking trash and you just drive them away because you (and the candidate you are for by association) become their enemy because you talk like the devil does. Ignore this plain advice to the peril of the candidate you do support.

    I myself am backing Ted Cruz first, but I got to tell you I get upset when folks bad mouth my conservative evangelical brothers and sisters because the back Huckabee.

  • Jeb Bush Says Gay Marriage Isn't a Constitutional Right

    05/17/2015 7:11:35 PM PDT · 31 of 43
    Sola Veritas to NKP_Vet

    “It’s marriage, to call it any other name means there are other types of marriage, which there’s not.”

    I agree with what you are trying to say. Only a man and woman bound together can make a “marriage.”

    However, to me the term “traditional” means more than just a male and female married. It means it is a lifetime commitment to be “traditional.” Divorces are rare and not a something ever quickly considered or granted easily by law - there is no such thing a “no fault” divorce. “Traditional” marriage is not something you do after living with (a pre-marital sexual arrangement) another...it is what you do before any sex. In a “traditional” marriage world, sex is reserved for marriage only. A legal marriage is a license to engage in sex with that one other person of the opposite gender...and gives it the blessings and protection of law. It protects the couple, their children and family, and it protects the society they live in.

    So, to me, “traditional marriage” does have meaning. I wished it did for many more.

  • The Morning After the Same-Sex Marriage Decision

    05/16/2015 3:53:10 PM PDT · 32 of 37
    Sola Veritas to Diamond; nathanbedford
    “There is nothing conservative about ambivalence or concession to the plot to turn the opposite sex nature of marriage into a mere social construct like driving on the right side of the road versus the left. If you see marriage as only social construct then of course you will deem outrage at the sanctification and legal imprimatur of sodomy with a solemn and legal marriage certificate as merely a subjective opinion.”

    Amen and well said. I stopped reading when he first being concerned about whether there are “victims” or not. The “victimless crimes” nonsense is libertarian (libertine) foolishness.

    Homosexuality unchecked creates victims....the person engaging in it and the culture he/she lives in are victims.

    My only reservation about suppression of homosexuality is that we don't equally suppress heterosexual immorality (adultery & fornication) which are equally degrading to those engaged in it and the culture around them, and makes us hypocrites. It was our open acceptance of heterosexual immorality (misconduct) starting in the 60s that has led us to the current problems with homosexuals actually being proud of sexual perversion and wanting to spread it around.

  • Fox News Poll: Huckabee seen as more ethical than most, Clinton less

    05/14/2015 7:12:29 PM PDT · 81 of 88
    Sola Veritas to DannyTN
    “The part where you claim is entire persona is about ramming religion down people's throats, but can't give me a single action as governor where he did that.”

    He cannot because it never happened. This dude is just another Conservative Southern Evangelical Christian hater that live on FR. They are a disgusting lot.

    As I have said, I am currently a Cruz supporter. However, whenever I read the ridiculous to libelous things written here about Huckabee, I feel personally attacked. They are attacking me and the people I love and go to church with, and try to serve God with. Huckabee is one my ilk, and I don't appreciate false attacks against my own. He is NOT remotely perfect...nor does he claim to be. Neither am I.

  • Fox News Poll: Huckabee seen as more ethical than most, Clinton less

    05/14/2015 7:02:09 PM PDT · 80 of 88
    Sola Veritas to DannyTN

    I originally supported Huckabee, but switched to Cruz because I thought him to be a better candidate. However, I still think Huckabee is OK and would support him when the time calls for it. For now, I am backing Cruz.

    I am really SICK of all the nut jobs (actually they are haters of Southern Conservative Evangelical Christians) that spend their time bashing Huckabee and insulting those that back him. A great deal of the stuff they say is a sinful “bearing false witness.” I especially get irritated by the “Elmer Gantry” slanders. I also get sick of the comparisions to Gomer Pyle, etc. ALL of which are insulting of Southerners. Also, it is just a plain lie when those here say his is just there to help split the vote...that is another plain lie.

    Although my current first choice is Cruz, I am glad Huckabee is in the race. I believe he will help keep things focused on the RIGHT and not let the party drift left. I am NOT concerned about him “splitting” the religious conservative vote...I think he will ultimately help unify it....maybe even to back Cruz, or himself if he can stay in the race.

    As it looks right now, Ted Cruz is not doing that well. All will be well though. Cruz or Huckabee will be fine by me.