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  • Losing Privileges

    01/14/2014 7:47:13 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    R.C. Sproul Jr. ^ | 1-14-14 | R.C. Sproul Jr.
    Is this a Christian country? There are likely as many ways to answer the question as there are stripes on our flag. Yes, the country was populated at its beginning with Christians looking for a place to worship freely. But that was before we became a country. Yes, many of our founding fathers were sincere professing Christians. But many of them were not. Yes, we are Christian in the same sense as all of Europe is Christian — it is the faith tradition of the majority in our country. But no, we have rejected the faith of our fathers. Yes,...
  • Reid Calls for Civility, Labels Boehner a “Coward”

    10/06/2013 11:19:19 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 18 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 4 Oct 2013 | John Semmens
    Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev) pleaded with Congressional colleagues “to observe civility in our discourse with one another. Though we may disagree there is no need for us to resort to name calling.” Fresh from this heart-felt plea, Reid labeled House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) “a coward.” The inspiration for this highly personal attack “is Boehner’s inability to break free of the Tea Partiers who are mounting a fundamental assault on the way our government operates. They are challenging the traditional processes and casting the leadership of both Parties in a bad light.” Reid was especially aggrieved that “Boehner...
  • Statutory Rape if Straight – Okay If Gay?

    06/22/2013 1:01:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | June 22, 2013 | Dave Jolly
    Statutory rape is legally defined as: “The criminal offense of statutory rape is committed when an adult sexually penetrates a person who, under the law, is incapable of consenting to sex. Minors and physically and mentally incapacitated persons are deemed incapable of consenting to sex under rape statutes in all states. These persons are considered deserving of special protection because they are especially vulnerable due to their youth or condition.” If you are a male, say age 18 and you have sex with a 14 year old girl, in most states that constitutes statutory rape. In all but three states,...
  • Over 700 Exemptions from New Health Care Law Issued So Far

    02/06/2011 3:08:31 PM PST · by John Semmens · 11 replies
    The contention that President Obama’s health care law would provide a comprehensive solution to the nation’s health care needs is being contradicted on pretty much a daily basis by his Department of Health and Human Services where Secretary Kathleen Sebelius has already issued 733 exemptions. “We have the authority to waive compliance in cases where we deem it best,” Sebelius explained. “Parties that can make a proper case will get a fair hearing.” Thus far, “exemptees” include the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), the states of Massachusetts, New Jersey, Ohio and Tennessee, major corporations McDonald’s and Jack in the Box...
  • Arlen Specter's Club

    12/25/2010 2:08:43 AM PST · by Scanian · 34 replies · 2+ views
    The American Thinker Blog ^ | December 24, 2010 | Matthew May
    Arlen Specter's rabid outburst on the floor of the United States Senate the other day was nothing out of the ordinary for his particular brand of politician. A political opportunist baring his teeth and foaming at the mouth in fury at what he perceive as the barbarians storming the gate is as trite as it is silly. But buried in the diatribe there was a most revealing and interesting phrase employed by the Scottish lawman over his apparent astonishment at the behavior of some of his brethren "in the Senate I joined 30 years ago." (Italics added) Did you catch...
  • Unhealthy Outlook

    11/29/2010 1:21:05 PM PST · by guyshomenet · 1 replies
    Cowboy Confessional ^ | 11/29/2010 | Guy Smith
    Repeat a lie often enough and people start to believe it, especially if the government applies your money to feed the effluvium factory. An ugly example escaped last week when the statistical masochists at the McKinsey Quarterly surveyed people who didn’t pay their medical bills. Most were broke. Others claim to have not received their statements. A few simply forgot. An unintelligent eight percent refused because of their brainless belief that healthcare was a “right” for which they were not obligated to pay. ... Since all healthcare requires business to manufacture goods (bandages, splits, really good drugs) and people (skilled...
  • Knesset Strips MK Zoabi of Privileges over Flotilla

    07/13/2010 12:32:55 PM PDT · by Nachum · 2 replies
    inn ^ | 7/13/10 | Maayana Miskin
    The Knesset agreed Tuesday evening in a 34-16 vote to strip freshman MK Hanin Zoabi of three privileges. The move was a response to Zoabi's participation in a flotilla that attempted to dock in Gaza in defiance of Israel's naval blockade of Hamas. Zoabi has lost the following privileges: use of a diplomatic passport, government participation in legal fees, and enhanced freedoms regarding international travel. Following the vote, Zoabi and her fellow Balad party MK Jamal Zahalka nearly came to blows with Kadima MKs Yoel Hasson and Carmel Shama. Knesset workers intervened to subdue the argument.
  • Guess who's exempt?

    03/24/2010 2:09:30 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 33 replies · 1,466+ views
    New York Post ^ | March 24, 2010 | New York Post
    Good old Joe Biden, introducing Barack Obama at the health-care bill-signing lollapalooza in Washington yesterday, leaned over and whispered into the presidential ear (and a nearby open mike): "This is a big f---ing deal." Sure was -- though not personally to Veep Potty-Mouth, nor to the president. They're exempt, you see. Really. No worrying for them about the personal consequences of ObamaCare's overbearing regulation, worrisome coverage uncertainties and financial confusions. Same for members of the presidential Cabinet -- and all of their staff members. They and their families are exempt from the calamitous health-care "reform" plan they've hung on the...
  • Absolutism Redux (Be very afraid - Cass Sunstein)

    09/10/2009 3:49:07 PM PDT · by khnyny · 20 replies · 2,172+ views
    NationalReviewOnline ^ | December 13, 2004 | Tom G. Palmer
    You owe your life — and everything else — to the sovereign. The rights of subjects are not natural rights, but merely grants from the sovereign. There is no right even to complain about the actions of the sovereign, except insofar as the sovereign allows the subject to complain. These are the principles of unlimited, arbitrary, and absolute power, the principles of such rulers as Louis XIV. Intellectuals have assiduously promoted them; think of Jean Bodin and Thomas Hobbes. A new intellectual champion of absolutism has now emerged. Mild-mannered University of Chicago law professor Cass Sunstein has been advancing the...
  • Islamic Demands - (threats to western civilization from entrenched Muslims)

    04/06/2005 2:01:49 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 12 replies · 699+ views
    AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE UNION FOUNDATION.COM ^ | APRIL 6, 2005 | DANIEL PIPES
    Throughout the West, Muslims are making new and assertive demands, and in some cases challenging the very premises of European and North American life. How to respond? Here is a general rule: Offer full rights – but turn down demands for special privileges. By way of example, note two current Canadian controversies. The first concerns the establishment of voluntary Shar'i (Islamic law) courts in Ontario. This idea is promoted by the usual Islamist groups, such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations-Canada and the Canadian Islamic Congress. It is most prominently opposed by Muslim women's groups, led by Homa Arjomand, who...
  • Licensing insanity

    02/07/2005 12:41:42 PM PST · by Willie Green · 17 replies · 516+ views
    The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review ^ | Monday, February 7, 2005 | editorial
    Each day it's estimated that thousands of drivers get behind the wheel without licenses because they have no license to be in the United States legally. But rather than arrest and jail and send the offenders whence they came, the liberal solution is to give them all driver's licenses -- and, with that, instant legitimacy. It's the same legitimacy chosen by the 9/11 hijackers, who used driver's licenses and state IDs to blend in.
  • PLEASE! STOP POSTING SAME MESSAGE ON ALL BOARDS!

    08/16/2002 7:39:49 AM PDT · by Merchant Seaman · 715 replies · 30,137+ views
    Annoyed Reader
    The purpose of FreeRepublic.com's multiple message boards is to limit the topics for each board to particular topics. Posting the same message on all the boards defeats the purpose of multiple-boards for special topics. It is very annoying to see the same message on every bulletin board. PLEASE! DO THE READERS A FAVOR. STOP CROSS-POSTING YOUR MESSAGES!