There are few Americans that object to a civil contract for gay couples. Most dissenters object because they believe marriage is between a man and a woman and that this has been the definition for millenennia. Why don’t the states issue civil contracts for everyone, both straight and gay couples, and allow the couples to go into the private sector for the religious and secular ceremonies and celebrations? This protects everyone’s rights of conscience and religion. Government should stay out of social issues. Government’s only interests should be the legal contract between couples. Let the private sector take care of the spiritual contract between couples. We have enough division in this country. We need to unite, again, and practice tolerance or we will destroy ourselves.
Jefferson was a mixed bag, a man ahead of his time and a man of his time. He helped write our Constitution and our Declaration of Independence that declare All Men are Created Equal. Two documents that are to this day the hope of all mankind. He fought in the Revolutionary war. Jefferson condemned British sponsored slave trade in the colonies early on. However he did have 600 slaves. Twenty of which he bought either to reunite slave families or for needed workers. Most were inherited and the families that they had. He banned slave imports into Virginia and he criminalized the International slave trade. Jefferson supported gradual emancipation and training so that they could care for themselves, and colonization of African-American slaves elsewhere. Jefferson warned America that if we continued with slavery even though most Americans decried slavery, we would fight a great civil war, which we did. After Jefferson’s wife die, he took her half sister, Sally Hemmings as his mistress. He released and freed their children. Jefferson was so far in debt, his slaves were leased out to others and he could not free them. After his death, Jefferson’s daughter from his wife Martha sold the slaves to pay those debts. Like I said, Jefferson was a mixed bag. If we destroy our history or we rewrite our history, we will repeat our mistakes.
How about replacing Andrew Jackson with a civil rights twenty dollar bill? Martin Luther King in the middle, with Rosa Parks,the Little Rock Nine, and Thurgood Marshall surrounding him. Later we can replace the fifty dollar bill and put Grant and other civil war heroes on the Lincoln five dollar bill when another wonderful American leader comes along we want to commemorate. I agree, we should keep one of our Founders, Hamilton, on the ten dollar bill. He set up the banking and monetary system that allowed the regular man upward mobility and the opportunity to prosper.
This Pope is beginning to look and sound more like Obama the Marxist every day. Capitalism has improved the lives of more people across the world than anything history has known. Climate Change is just another path to serfdom, forcing global socialism on us all——-of course, the global elitists will have to disarm the land of the free first. Does anyone think that America would be free without the second amendment? No, it would not. Despots and tyrant conquer the unarmed and uninformed. We just have to look at Cuba, Mexico,most of Marxist South America and the Middle East to see what an unarmed citizenry allows. Mixing religion and politics has never ended well for We The People in the past. Obama knows he will have to destroy America’s economic and social structures to force his statist agenda on us. He is using Sal Alinsky tactics to divide us and Clowerd and Piven tactics to destabilize our economy. Climate Change costly mandates will hurt the poor first but it lower everyone’s standard of living–except the uber rich. .
Obama has done more to disrupt race relations than any one before. His divisive and deceptive rhetoric has created distrust and agitation. No one but thugs and rappers use the N word. Most people find it a disgusting word. My guess is, Obama did not like the unity, love and forgiveness that came from Charleston and he expected and wanted another Ferguson, NY and Baltimore riot of rage and destruction so he does his usual pompous narcissitic dividing rhetoric. We have a disgusting President, more Sal Alinsky community organizer than the leader of the greatest most inclusive nation in world history.
” It’s the sickness of racism, a spiritual sickness that distorts the mind and heart and causes irrational and baseless fear and hatred in people of all colors” Ben Carson will make such a wonderful President. He believes in the goodness of our nation and her people. He believes in our ability to recognize and tackle any problem and find common sense solutions for it, as a united nation. We have such a divider in chief in Obama, our nation is descending into chaos and distrust. How great would it be to have a Uniter in Chief with Ben Carson as our President? He brings the hope and promise for better times ahead.
There is no doubt in my mind that Gruber was the architect of the coercion tactics to force State Compliance of the ACA. The law said subsidies would be withheld from states that did not have ACA state exchanges. That is what Congress, Obama and Gruber meant. Let’s hope this mafia tactic backfires and the Supremes’ see this as the blackmail it is and the States have a backup plan ready to replace the ACA. States could offer the state employee insurance plan to people who lose their ACA coverage and they could open up state subsidized pay for service clinics. Chips and Medicaid would still be in place. Health savings account and catastrophic care accounts could also be offered by the states. The most important fix is to put America back to work where the employers compete for employees by offering healthcare benefits
Did you watch the Dukes of Hazard? I did too, I did not see that flag as a racist statement. South Carolinians don’t either, but they have decided that there are too many people using it as a racist symbol and they have decided to get rid of it in the public square. Stop bitching. You lefties are not going to have the lynching you want in South Carolina, like you did in Baltimore, NY and Ferguson.