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The desire for deliverance leads to a quickening of insight. The capacity for comprehension picks up new speed, depth, and precision. Like a sword the mind of insight-wisdom cuts through the net of illusions fabricated on account of ignorance; like a light it illuminates phenomena exactly as they are. As the power of insight mounts, driven by the longing for liberation, a point is eventually reached where a fundamental turn-about takes place in the seat of consciousness, effecting a radical restructuring of the mental life. The beam-like radiance of insight expands into the full luminosity of enlightenment, and the mind descends upon the supramundane path leading directly and irreversibly to final deliverance.
Originally posted by TheDustman
If we're applying literal definitions to the political parties, then by definition the republicans are anti-democracy. They oppose the democrats, and the Democratic Party is obviously pro-democracy, meaning that republicans are anti-democratic, and therefor in opposition to the government.
That train of thought only applies if we're going off literal definitions instead of the more commonly accepted idea that The Republican and Democratic Parties represent a set of policies, ideals and agendas.
Section 4 - Republican government
The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
It is a rather simple solution: these people are neither conservatives nor Republicans and they hijacked the Republican party for their own ends. They are too radical and are more like communists/national socialists in their idealism.
Originally posted by JMasters
MSNBC has Joe and Pat, two right wingers if there ever was. Second, they had RON PAUL! On a lot during the elections.
Originally posted by Snisha
Well, I suppose I should just learn to STFU, embrace my pathetic idiocy and not attempt to wrestle with any of these ethereal, hyper intellectual concepts that are being bandied about within this thread.
Originally posted by Snisha
So why take the time to just single out fox news? Should not the premise be ALL *NEWS* *PEOPLE* *CONCEPTIONS* *ACTIONS* *EXISTENCE* exemplify nothing more than sparkling facets of Pratītyasamutpāda?
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
I still find it ironic that Americans, or even people from outside the U.S. bash, and blame Republicans, obviously without one shred of understanding of what a Republican is.
If you are living in the United States, you are living in a REPUBLIC... Republicans are sons and daughters of the Republic. Those who advocate a Republic, and are against all forms of dictatorship.
I believe that banking institutions are more dangerous
to our liberties than standing armies. Already they
have raised up a moneyed aristocracy that has set
the Government at defiance. The issuing power should
be taken from the banks and restored to the people to
whom it properly belongs.
If the American people ever allow private banks to
control the issue of their money, first by inflation
and then by deflation, the banks and corporations
that will grow up around them (around the banks),
will deprive the people of their property until their
children will wake up homeless on the continent
their fathers conquered.
The situation here with this kid is looks to me to be a lot more fun then when he had under his own parents. He didn't have to go to school, He could run around and do what he wanted."
“Now Moore, Jennifer Moore, 18, on her way to college. She was 5-foot-2, 105 pounds, wearing a miniskirt and a halter top with a bare midriff. Now, again, there you go. So every predator in the world is gonna pick that up at two in the morning. She's walking by herself on the West Side Highway, and she gets picked up by a thug. All right. Now she's out of her mind, drunk.”
Yep, women deserve to be raped, are asking for it.
So, next time you question me you might want to make sure to be ready too open mouth and insert foot.
[edit on 31-3-2009 by JMasters]