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bravjim

Member Since: September 21, 2010

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  • [2] February 6, 2015 at 3:59pm

    Sorry, technical difficulties on the computer wouldn’t allow me to properly edit. Anyway, as I was saying, his party was founded upon the issue of slavery, and fought for it in the Civil War, and when they lost the war, they were the ones who instituted the Jim Crow laws. And it’s funny how he doesn’t recognize that it was a push by Christianity, propelled by the 2nd Great Awakening, in favor of an abolition of slavery in the first place. It was also a push by Christianity, in the person of the reverend Martin Luther King Jr, that ended the Jim Crow laws and brought about the Civil Rights that he and so many others enjoy today.

  • [5] February 6, 2015 at 3:51pm

    Yes it is funny how he harps on slavery and racism when that is exactly what his party was founded upon and fought for in the Civil War. Even funnier, because it was his party that instituted the Jim Crow laws. Funny, he doesn’t remember that part at all.

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  • [8] February 6, 2015 at 3:48pm

    Ignorance must be bliss, and you must be in utopia. Jesus teachings were about love, peace, mercy, grace, righteousness, justice and truth. Anyone who practiced such atrocities in the past were not practicing Christianity, they were the wolves in sheep clothing that Christ warned us about.

    And I really love it when guys like you display your true ignorance about the founding fathers, and try lumping them all together as being supportive of slavery. John Adams, Sam Adams, Benjamin Rush, John Jay, Patrick Henry, and many other founding fathers abhorred slavery. Truth be told, not even Washington or Jefferson actually supported slavery, but were living under British law, and later under Virginia law which prohibited from releasing their slaves. Washington did so through his last will and testament, and Jefferson followed suit after he passed away. Jefferson, while governor, supported legislation in the House of Burgesses to end slavery in the state of Virginia, but the legislation failed. What is more, in the original version of the Declaration, as he listed the list of grievances against the king, states that they were (the colonists) were forced to accept an institution (slavery) so foreign to the disposition of this people…(can’t recall the exact quote from memory at this point, though I can look it up in my notes at home if I were at home right now.) That version couldn’t get past the entire Congressional body, so it had to be amended.

  • [1] December 19, 2013 at 7:49am

    According to your faith be it unto you.

  • December 19, 2013 at 7:44am

    While I wouldn’t go so far as calling it government imposed atheism, I would say that the government, especially the court system and the education system, is certainly engaged in an attempt to suppress the freedom of religion in this country, especially for Christians. It is without question coming under full attack by atheists and progressives who are unwilling to allow individuals to make up their own minds because they simply don’t believe that all men are created equal, nor do they believe that they are all endowed by their Creator with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. People like Blinknight don’t seem to understand that nativity scenes at Christmas time are not the only things under attack. Just this week, there was another story about a cross being removed from a memorial simply because it was on public property.

    Christmas is a national holiday, AND it is a Christian holiday. Government employees take the day off, schools are out, and the country all but shuts down for the day. To many, it is the biggest holiday of the year. But since it’s Christian in nature, then only Christians should be taking the day off. But the government shuts down, the politicians all go home, and all those whining atheists cry if they have to work it.

  • September 1, 2013 at 9:11am

    Another case of prosecutors overcharging; like to see them actually get a conviction. Ridiculous.

  • August 28, 2013 at 9:17am

    Wow, I’m guessing Billy Ray must be so proud.

  • [4] August 12, 2013 at 12:44pm

    Being able to see it go in both directions means you do not have a predominant side. You use your whole brain.

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  • August 12, 2013 at 12:44pm

    Being able to see it go in both directions means you do not have a predominant side. You use your whole brain.

  • [5] August 1, 2013 at 9:01pm

    Some people on this site are so are so blinded by their religion it breaks my heart. The pharisees are still alive, calling themselves Christians and living lives of legalism rather than Spirit filled lives. Lucifer stands before the throne of God accusing each of God’s children, seeking to convict them and condemn them. And here are supposed Christians quick to judge her and the church that converted her. For those that rejoice for her redemption, and trust in the Lord to lead her as she submits herself to His will, trusting in His grace and recognize that He is able to correct any errors as she learns to rely upon Him, it’s nice to know you as brothers and sisters. For the others, what’s the matter, you upset that you weren’t the ones who converted her so that you could indoctrinate her according to your legalistic form of religion?

  • July 25, 2013 at 7:57pm

    “I don’t know who the real Anthony Weiner is I guess.”

    Well, you might take a clue from his name. By the way, he’s married. You have no business being involved with him in any way, shape or form. And just so you know, manipulative is the very definition of a progressive. You might want to take another look at your political views, because you’ve been manipulated into thinking that progressivism is actually progressive, when in truth it is regressive. Is it any wonder you could be taken in by a snake, when you buy into the snakes lies?

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  • July 25, 2013 at 7:48pm

    @ Smugglersrest:

    I can understand where you are coming from. When you are faced with this behavior day and night, it can become burdensome. However, what we are talking about here is bringing change, real change which brings hope to these people. Instead of giving up, if you could try to figure out a way to confront the behavior in a positive manner which will change the way that they think, it will not only make their lives better, but yours. And it could just help to change America and have the same kind of effect on our posterity as our founders had in their generation, as Abe Lincoln had in his generation, and Martin Luther King had in his generation.

    With the attitude you are taking, you lose hope, that community loses hope, and those people lose out on any chance at hope. You may not change everyone’s mind, but you might change a few, and by changing a few, you can change their lives.

  • July 25, 2013 at 7:32pm

    Thanks Bellama for this article. This provides some insight in how to make changes to a community that is long lasting and impactful. This is the hope and change we needed, not the hope and change we got.

  • July 25, 2013 at 7:25pm

    What a load of crap.

  • [1] July 25, 2013 at 7:23pm

    You nailed it man. The real principles this nation was founded upon was called the laws of nature. Our founders worked incessantly to seek out the best way to establish a government in which the people of this nation would be able to govern themselves, and do so in a way which leads to prosperity. Unfortunately, we fail to teach these truths in schools any more; and the kids in the poor urban areas have absolutely no contact with these truths. Instead we focus on indoctrinating our kids into being more reliant upon government than upon themselves, indoctrinating them one way or another rather than focusing upon the truth; the good, the bad, and the ugly of it.

  • July 25, 2013 at 6:46pm

    This issue is one of the biggest problems America faces today, and it is a generational problem that will not go away unless we bring it to the forefront, and begin to address it in an intelligent and responsible way. That means that we cannot resort to the same type of shenanigans as those that benefit from the race bating. That just leads to deeper divisions within the country. This means that we cannot come out and call each other racist, letting accusations fly against those we may disagree with politically, or play the blame game any longer; instead, we must seek to understand what outcome our words and our actions will have on others, and thus on our nation, and thus think, speak, and act responsibly.

    I’m hoping and praying that this site is not indicative of the people of this nation as a whole, because judging from the responses that I’ve read, as a country we are not ready to handle this responsibly. All I see so far is commentators blaming the left, rather than seeking answers on how to deal with these very real deep seeded issues faced by the black community. Blaming others is not going to solve this problem. I applaud O’Reilly for taking this on. There is a lot I don’t like about him, and a reason I stopped watching his show a few years ago. But I firmly believe that if we are ever to fully realize the creed laid out in the second paragraph of the Declaration, then we need to address this vital issue, and make it a priority.

  • July 25, 2013 at 5:30pm

    She needs to contact her lawyer and bring a punitive damages case against the bank. They screwed up, and they have caused financial and emotional damge here. They are idiots for not simply paying the financial losses so she could recoup what they took.

  • July 25, 2013 at 5:23pm

    Ahhhh, are the teachers and their unions upset by the fact that they won’t be able to indoctrinate these kids? Or are they upset that they will lose money which they can use to to corrupt the political process? Probably a little of both.

    Why should a family schooling their own children, or even sending them to a private school, be forced to pay for public education to begin with? It only makes sense that if they home school or send their kids to a private school, then they should be able to deduct their expenses from their taxes, and that money be removed from public school’s coffers. Perhaps then they would stop their indoctrination, and start educating kids with truth rather than political correctness.

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  • July 23, 2013 at 6:26am

    JamesCrow (cont.)

    based in the truth. You attended Catholic school k-12. You read the Bible, the Koran, and all the other holy books, and yet, your attitude shows a complete lack of wisdom. Maybe it’s because when you read the bible, it was always filtered through the Catholic lens. I don’t know. I read the Bible, and I didn’t find religion, I found a relationship with a creator who’s intention is to create me in His own image, like a son. Doesn’t make me perfect, but with age and experience, I find myself to be a much better person than I used to be. The reason being is the what the Bible has taught me, and what the Holy Spirit has taught me. To seek truth in everything; and the more I do, the more I see God’s hand at work, not only in my life, but in the world.

    Something those professors might have taught you is that every action has an equal and opposite reaction. That is what is known as consequences. This concept is not limited to physics however. It is also true for the choices that we make as individuals, as a people, and as a nation. We are given life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. The pursuit of happiness is the pursuit of a good life, and a good life is a pursuit of the deepest desires of our heart. The desire for nobility, dignity, honor and integrity, respect based in truth, righteousness, and justice, as well as productivity, and competence in all these areas. This is part of human nature, something that every human desires.

  • July 23, 2013 at 5:59am

    JamesCrow:

    You consider yourself a libertarian? Good for you. When was the last time they won an election again? Never? Gee, I wonder why? Could it be because they are unable to build coalitions with others? Perhaps your attitude, which is shared by so many others in the libertarian party, is the biggest reason why they haven’t won an election.

    And yet, I’ve seen comments from many in the libertarian party who I can agree with. They argue for the concept that since all men are created equal, they all have the right to pursue their life, and their liberty, as long as they inflict no harm on another man’s ability to live their lives and pursue their liberty and their happiness. This means that you don’t sit around and mock other people’s beliefs as myths; you respect them and their beliefs if you want them to respect you and yours. This is what is called mutual respect, and mutual respect is a product of the laws of nature, which is what this country was founded upon. But, I’m sure that isn’t what you were taught by your professors, now was it.

    Dude, let me put it this way. You are 23 years old. Your brain isn’t even fully developed yet, and that is according to science. Yet you think because you got your degree that you have the market cornered on knowledge and understanding? There is a greater teacher coming my friend, and that teacher is truth and experience. And eventually you’ll figure out that education you have isn’t necessarily

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