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Gary Triplett    posted:
Freedom to Marry
Liberals... that means LIBERTY. Freedom from government... not more government. If you want to marry a goat... do it!! Government isn`t involved.. just do it!!! Just don`t ask me to pay for it... that`s where government becomes involved again! I won`t help you unless you respect our Constitution and my freedom to live my life and raise my family without paying for your`s...... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies

zooidal   replied:
Re: Freedom to Marry
I`ve been saying the government should get out of the marriage business. Unfortunately, `government` applies to 50 separate states, and invalidating 50 separate marriage laws is a tall order. I believe people should be free to `marry` inanimate objects, goats, or their dad`s sister`s niece or nephew. I`ve advocated domestic or household incorporation for purposes of accomplishing the various financial, insurance and inheritance statuses currently earned by married people. These hypothetical domestic or household corporations would have nothing to to do with sexual relations or the absence thereof. They could be valid for a limited number of members, perhaps 10. They would cover biologically related people, polygamous marriages or just friends. These people wouldn`t be required to live with one another. Marriage is a historically religious arrangement. Get the government`s fingers out of it...... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

Gary Triplett   replied:
Freedom to Marry
Liberals... that means LIBERTY. Freedom from government... not more government. If you want to marry a goat... do it!! Government isn`t involved.. just do it!!! Just don`t ask me to pay for it... that`s where government becomes involved again! I won`t help you unless you respect our Constitution and my freedom to live my life and raise my family without paying for your`s...... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

Gary Triplett    posted:
Responsibility and the buck ends here
We hire a president to make decisions, to be at the end of the line of those responsible for the affairs of our nation. We pay him well through direct pay and the lifetime of perks he receives. Few other jobs the people hire have such life-long personal perks for any employee. However, there are always excuses and allowances for the presidents mistakes and an ability to always excuse them to someone or something else. When will our president take responsibility any apply his integrity to to be responsible. News organizations always find a way to allow him the benefit of the doubt. We don`t pay him for that. We need a leader, someone that accepts responsibility and acts with great respect for the Constitution and personal freedoms. Simply, we need a leader. Liberty, liberal, freedom should be for all. The government has a mandate to manage government... to protect those from outside and from within to harm our nation, to coordinate efforts of freedom and liberty and do ONLY as ..... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies
Gary Triplett    posted:
Dr. Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech w/Obama Present
Dr. Benjamin Carson's Amazing Speech at the National Prayer Breakfast with Obama Present id=12&image id=119Famed Baltimore neurosurgeon Dr. Benjamin Carson addressed the National Prayer Breakfast on the morning of February, 7, 2013 on healthcare. Dr. Carson often criticized Obamacare and government intrusion in healthcare while President Obama sat in the audience. Dr. Carson encouraged a program where newborn babies are given health savings account as an alternative to Obamacare. Transcript (This transcript is loose. ): divi=background..... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies
mreill01    posted:
The constitution, Immigration, and Medicare
I am an elderly widow living alone in my home in North Carolina. I am a child of The Great Depression, and worked hard my whole life with only a high school diploma to my credit. I feel I could have had so much more, had better employment, and been paid much better with higher education. My father did not let me continue my education, because at that time education was considered wasted on a girl ("you`ll only just get married anyway, and never work"). As a child of The Depression, and armed with a high school education, I determined that things would be better for my children. I worked hard my entire life, and lived within my means. I have been voting since FDR was in office, and I am dissatisfied with the political parties of today. I don`t see them accomplishing anything. Individually they seem to want a "big name", and collectively they do not work together, compromise, and do the job we elect them to do on our behalf. The Constitution is good, and shou..... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies
debbie    posted:
Wasteful government; Medicare
I am an American citizen living on the island of Guam. Guam is a territory of the United States. I am a 57-year-old female, disabled by a stroke at the age of 41. Although we are American citizens, we cannot vote directly for the President of the United States, so we are not included in the popular vote. I feel this is wrong. I see a ridiculous amount of waste, inefficiency, and mis-management in our government; ridiculous amounts of money for simple items that are buried in wasteful government contracts. I don`t care about the party system or about term limits. I don`t care what party a candidate represents, I vote based upon their positions on the issues that are important to me. If a candidate is worthy, they can be elected as many times as the people choose. I do not like candidates who get elected and then do not do what they were elected to do. I really liked Ronald Reagan. I think the government is too big and complicated. I support going back to the basics and a..... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies
concerned+1    posted:
Term Limits
This is the opinion of an investment counselor who lives in Virginia, just outside of the District of Columbia. I am in favor of strict term limits in America. Two terms in the senate and one term in congress should be sufficient for an individual to serve the country to the best of their ability, and then return to private life as a citizen. Career politicians with life-long agendas and far-reaching power and influence would be a thing of the past; senators and congressmen would not become millionaires at the expense of the taxpayers; they would not become beltway-insiders who are out of touch with the people. I would like to see a single 6-year term for the presidency. This would give a sufficient term to be effective, while eliminating the time and expense of campaigning while in office...... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies
mreill01    posted:
Third Party
The concept of a third party is interesting. Neither of the two existing parties can fix the problems of this country today; neither seems willing or able to clearly (and fearlessly) even identify the problems. They are stifled by political correctness and blinded by their affiliations. They are deaf to the voices of the people. After the 2012 Presidential election, it seems clear that today`s Republican Party in particular does not have the ability to re-brand itself as a party more acceptable to the electorate. Grass-roots conservatives are aware that they are taken for granted by the Republican Party and thereby ignored. Their core beliefs are trampled upon. As a result, many stayed home rather than vote in 2012. They have come to realize that the Republican Party does not represent them. A Ron Paul or a Gary Johnson is not the answer. That has been tried, and it failed. Rather than having a fringe group leader emerge and then have a small minority of voters coalesce arou..... Read More    or   Post Reply   Show / Hide Replies

mreill01   replied:
Re: Third Party
Yes, indeed we were warned about political parties by our Founding Fathers. They were wise men, who created and organized a new government to the best of their abilities and with the realities of their time; still, they looked into the future and were able to anticipate difficulties that could possibly arise. One of these was the rise of powerful political parties. James Madison- "A pure democracy can admit no cure for the mischiefs of faction..... There is nothing to check the inducements to sacrifice the weaker party." John Adams- "There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble opinion, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil under our Constitution." Benjamin Franklin- "And of what kind are the men that will strive for this profitable preeminence, through all the bustle of cabal, the heat of content..... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

Frank Jenkins   replied:
Re: Third Party
Do we need Political Parties? Would our country be better off if we had no political parties- just individuals running for public office against each other? Interesting idea-however-it can spell the end of any kind of democracy. When military dictators come to power, such as the late President Zia ul Haq of Pakistan, they abolish political parties. In fact, a one party state such as Nazi Germany or the USSR is a no-party state. Gore Vidal famously said that the United States is a one party state with two right wings. I was quite shocked when I was a student when my American exchange professor said that he never voted in US elections as he felt he was endorsing a system which never gave him any real choices at all. More crucially, compared to foreign governments, the US one is-according to European political scientists- much weaker than, say, European ones when it comes to withstanding pressure from big business. American political theorist, Chalmers Johnson, in his book Blo..... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

Frank Jenkins   replied:
Re: Third Party
The Nebraska Legislature is the supreme legislative body of the State of Nebraska, in the Great Plains region of the United States. The Legislature meets at the Nebraska State Capitol in the City of Lincoln, Lancaster County. Nebraska`s Legislature is unusual in that it is unicameral and nonpartisan. No other state in the U.S. has a single-chamber legislative body, although the legislatures of two U.S. territories the Virgin Islands and Guam are unicameral, as is the Council of the District of Columbia. At 49 members it is also the smallest state legislature (the next smallest is the 60-member bicameral Alaska Legislature). Legislature..... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

Jim   replied:
Re: Third Party
Were we not warned against political parties, by Thee founding father...... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic

mreill01   replied:
Re: Third Party
In reading over the previous post, I am reminded of the words found within the Declaration of Independence, crafted by our Founding Fathers... " that whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these Ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its Foundation on such Principles, and organizing its Powers in such Form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness." Enough said...... Read More    or   Post Reply to Topic


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