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Wednesday, July 13, 2005
Christian Exodus Planned For South Carolina
Plans to reform our government to more Christian-like principals are in the works and we may feel the effects, right here in the Upstate. That is because South Carolina has been chosen as the place for hundreds, even thousands of Christians to move to, in hopes of impacting the government. But people who live here have mixed opinions about the Christian Exodus.
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Don't be giving them any ideas, RANT!!! You're talkin about my area!
Like I said, I have no problem with folks moving here per se, just don't come down here expecting to revolutionize the revolution!
Originally posted by EastCoastKid
Btw RANT, the Amish are doin just fine up in Kentucky (and wherever else they live). While in the Army, I used to pass their buggies all the time on Hwy. 41A over near Hoptown.
I ain't seen one in South Carolina.
About the First Amendment
Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
— The First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
The First Amendment was written because at America's inception, citizens demanded a guarantee of their basic freedoms.
Our blueprint for personal freedom and the hallmark of an open society, the First Amendment protects freedom of speech, press, religion, assembly and petition.
Without the First Amendment, religious minorities could be persecuted, the government might well establish a national religion, protesters could be silenced, the press could not criticize government, and citizens could not mobilize for social change.
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
Insane, to have a bunch of people who want the nation to be as it was intended to be
to have people who believe in those hateful and inflammatory "Ten Commandments" living next to you, to have people whose God tells them "If you do not work, you do not eat" moving to your state with their narrow-minded, rigid moral system! How can you stand it?
Gosh, if that happened, gee, shudder to think, the state wouldn't suffer from the lovely effects of moral decay and societal degeneration!
I'll tell you what; I promise not to move to South Carolina, Lecky. I'd rather stay in my own state and do what I can do here.
This is (or was built to be) a Christian nation, the laws were based on Christianity, and the rights that are protected by the originating documentation, were given to you by the Creator (or, so said those evil white men whose country so many people whine about yet never move out of).
I have no intention of being part of seceding from anything.
It's time the Christians wake up from their TV-induced coma, look around and see what has happened to their country after they took their hands of the wheel, and act. But, act where they are at!
Regarding the argument of whether or not the United States was founded to be a Christian nation. At the time of our founding, the majority of people here were white Christians or were from Christianized nations. It's a matter of numbers. That seems to get lost in the discussion. And its very important to consider. Many will argue many of the founders were not Christian at all, but Deists. Some were. Some were very much Christian.
However, they clearly established a wall between church and state. Why? B/c of the tyranny they had left behind in England regarding state religion. They made it clear that there would be NONE of that here. They established this government to be a REPUBLIC, free of religious control.
Anyone coming into South Carolina thinking their gonna start runnin things (especially as this group seems to think) or using us, are in for a rude awakening, as I've said earlier. Let 'em come down and try. I will watch with much curiosity to see how long they last.
Originally posted by Memorialday1999
Well I have family in the the good ole boy state of South Carolina. I tend to lump the south in with the likes of Texans and if you are a new to the area I suggest you walk in slowly and keep smiling. The south can be very friendly but does not take to kindly to yanks wanting to call the shots.