More Lunacy From The GOP Far Right

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posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:47 AM
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The morality of one religion over another has NO PLACE in government and authoritative institutions. It must be the rule of law driven by fairness, equality, justice, and the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.

Don't forget, the Puritans came to America to avoid having one religion/moral code shoved down their throats and that had much to do with why our Founding Fathers had the wisdom to separate Church and State.

There is a public code of conduct driven by law (i.e. The Constitution, The Magna Carta, etc.) and then there is a personal moral code that can be driven by religion, spirituality or theological philosophy. As long as a person does no harm to his neighbors and obeys the public code of conduct, his personal moral code is and should forevermore be his alone....to impose this on another being violates the founding principles of the aforementioned "public code" that guarantees liberty and freedom to "everyone".

The GOP has swung so far right they are approaching break away speed and are in danger of launching themselves out of the atmosphere...ok...sorry...they have already done that...but...They are entitled to their own personal moral code. To try...through manipulation of law...to impose that on others is akin to time traveling back to the "Inquisition" and how Christianity was "imposed" upon the Native Americans and everyone else that believed differently than the Vatican.

Before you tout the benefits of a Religion based "Public code"...think back real hard about the time that this was acceptable...and recall the horrors of this age...
edit on 3/6/2012 by Damrod because: spelling...etc




posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Originally posted by groingrinder

Originally posted by FissionSurplus
So people can't join unless they have never had pre-marital sex? Must be a really small party.

Seriously, I'm sure the vast majority of people in that party lied about it. Who's going to prove otherwise? The only person I know still alive who never had pre-maritals is my mother, and she hates Republicans.


Not only a really small party, but a party where nobody has any fun.
It would be like going back to Catholic school.


Adding to that, the more religious the state, the higher the teen pregnancy rate because of the emphasis on abstinence-only:

parenting.blogs.nytimes.com...

www.christianpost.com...



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:53 AM
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Amen!
How anyone could even consider supporting Santorum makes my brain explode!!!

*my thread about this- I made a 25 minute mini-doc about him and the same issues you raised...

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Originally posted by ltinycdancerg
reply to post by HappyBunny
 


MORE IMPORTANTLY-
until about 100 years ago,
the average lifespan was about 30-40 years old,
and people got married in their mid-teens.

As average life-span has increased, adolescence has been prolonged dramatically- here in the US, it is well into the 20's now.


Agree 100%. That's why the hormones start raging even before the teen years and it's why we should be teaching about birth control and providing access to it. The hormones are in full swing for a biological reason and we're not going to stop that. Preaching abstinence when we ourselves almost certainly didn't wait is not only hypocritical, it's downright dumb.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:58 AM
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Originally posted by ltinycdancerg
reply to post by Damrod
 


Amen!
How anyone could even consider supporting Santorum makes my brain explode!!!

*my thread about this- I made a 25 minute mini-doc about him and the same issues you raised...

www.abovetopsecret.com...


I apologize for my state for inflicting him on the rest of the country. Really.
We booted him because he got too crazy for even the conservatives here.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 10:59 AM
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Originally posted by groingrinder


Not only premarital sex, but extramarital sex. Not only extramarital sex, but extramarital sex with underage partners.


I've also heard that republicans do "it" with their eyes open.

Sometimes.


This whole discussion is rather silly, in my humble opinion. If a political party wants to do something like this, then they should be free to do so. They will either succeed, or they will fail.

All we can do is be good spectators.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:01 AM
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Yep, absolutely-
and I am a prime example of that-
I had my first period one month after my 9th (yes, NINTH) birthday.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:02 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer

Originally posted by groingrinder


Not only premarital sex, but extramarital sex. Not only extramarital sex, but extramarital sex with underage partners.


I've also heard that republicans do "it" with their eyes open.

Sometimes.




Yeah, and they probably have the lights off and the drapes drawn so they can't enjoy themselves...just go about it as a duty to procreate, then roll off and go to sleep.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:03 AM
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Originally posted by beezzer

This whole discussion is rather silly, in my humble opinion. If a political party wants to do something like this, then they should be free to do so. They will either succeed, or they will fail.

All we can do is be good spectators.


Well - that is a good point and such things are eventually doomed to failure. Its just far too strict to be workable in the long run. Of course, that doesn't mean it won't led itself to all manner of hijinks in the short run.



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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lmao the only person I wanna hear apologize for him is the Pope-


THAT would be freakin' awesome, epically hilarious, and a TOTAL WIN!



posted on Mar, 6 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Originally posted by ltinycdancerg
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Yep, absolutely-
and I am a prime example of that-
I had my first period one month after my 9th (yes, NINTH) birthday.



Years and years ago, I had a patient who was 9 years old when she got pregnant. Not by choice--she was raped by her cousin and two of his friends. She'd never even had a period so she had no idea she was pregnant. She was a little girl; how would she have known?

I think that part of the reason the Catholic bishops don't care about birth control is because little boys can't get pregnant. But we don't see them putting up a fuss about Viagra.
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posted on Mar, 7 2012 @ 06:23 AM
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Gotta love the Traditionalist Matriarchs of the South, err not. I am surprised they left out the clause on masturbation. Traditionalist man haters hate that. No matter. SC= Land of slightly less inbred people.
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These Social Conservative(Neo Traditionalist's) are NOT RIGHT WING! Well in a political sense they are not. There is nothing right wing about prohibitionist laws.

Further Left= Bigger Government, Further Right= Less/No Government.

When it comes to social issues the left/right paradigm really doesn't enable a proper analysis.

From my vantage point as a non Social Conservative, the antics of Social Conservatives comes across as very leftist. Because let's be perfectly honest with ourselves, if the Socialists or Communists sung all the social(Traditionalist) positions Social "Conservatives" take, the Social "Conservatives" would quickly become the Social Socialist's or the Social Communist's.
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