User Profile: kgechols


Member Since: December 06, 2011


  • [1] February 25, 2016 at 10:32am

    And then there’s the actual Preamble to the US Constitution, which almost, but not quite, states the purpose to be to protect life (common defence), liberty (blessings of Liberty), and the pursuit of happiness (not stated, but some could interpret establish Justice or insure domestic Tranquility as meaning something similar), as follows:
    “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

  • [1] February 25, 2016 at 10:25am

    True, the life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness phrase is found in the Declaration of Independence, not in the US Constitution, but considered in context, I’d say the declaration is indicating the purpose of the constitutional government they planned to form will be to protect the unalienable rights of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.
    “…We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.–That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed…”

  • [-3] February 19, 2016 at 2:02pm

    “public employees are a net drain on the gross domestic product”… SERIOUSLY!?! Are you telling me that you think we would be better off and have a higher gross domestic product without public education?

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  • [2] February 19, 2016 at 1:57pm

    The immediate symptoms may be the buildings or even look like teachers and administrators, but trying to fix ANY of that without addressing the REAL root cause won’t do crap.

  • February 19, 2016 at 1:54pm

    Cut all administrators pay, sure. Cut teachers pay, screw that sH!7
    Teachers are already doing the best they can with what little they have in an urban environment where way too many of the parents have no freaking clue how to support their kids’ education.

  • [4] February 18, 2016 at 7:50pm

    1. depends on what sort of comments he made. 2. No, that’s not all he did… according to the article he also threw water at her. I’m not saying that alone justifies a beating, but that plus what was likely very vulgar insults online for everyone to see… I wouldn’t have chased her.

  • December 4, 2015 at 9:29am

    So, the 4 they listed who are clearly mass murderers are also all clearly mentally ill. Does that excuse their actions? No. Is it the same thing as Islamic Terrorism? No! I get so sick of the back and forth gun debate and the complete lack of focus on trying to figure out the REAL root cause of these mentally ill psychopaths murdering people. Defending against Islamic Terrorism in this country is MUCH easier to deal with… get trained, get armed, be vigilant, and shoot back!!

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  • December 1, 2015 at 9:08am

    This is NOT a new rule. I can tell you from personal experience that this has been the rule for over 12 years. The fact that this particular store’s manager has been allowing the Marines to break the rule for as long they did is what is surprising to me. My Cub Scouts have ALWAYS had to stay outside of the store and well outside the path of foot traffic in the multiple states I have lived in.

  • [11] November 20, 2015 at 8:28am

    My thoughts exactly, Phoobared.

  • [11] November 9, 2015 at 1:57pm

    Or better yet, let the protest continue, let the team lose, let the sports programs suffer and die so the educational institution can get back to providing education.

  • [-10] November 2, 2015 at 10:12am

    Actually, you are not correct. There are all kinds of reasons a properly-elected government may, for the sake of the residents of the jurisdiction, legally enter private properties, or even destroy structures on them. They absolutely did not do enough homework on this case, but your statement that there is zero authority for anyone to go in there and do anything is completely incorrect.

  • November 2, 2015 at 10:06am

    Trouble with that is that if they truly followed established law and policy they can’t be held personally responsible for anything.

  • [2] November 2, 2015 at 10:05am

    And who doesn’t have their mail forwarded if they’re going to be away for an extended period?!

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  • [3] October 28, 2015 at 2:43pm

    Yeah, but it is commonly assumed that the term racism means white people being racist against black people or other population groups. There is such a thing as reverse discrimination, which is where the assumption that reverse racism would also be the appropriate phrase for when the proverbial shoe is on the other foot. Reverse discrimination is actually not just a reversal of the roles, however, but a propping up instead of a holding down. Affirmative action is reverse discrimination. NAACP is by its nature reverse discrimination. BPA, by its nature, is reverse discrimination. Often times, however, reverse discrimination ends up being racism against whites. Any thought pattern that values a person higher or lower based purely on the color of their skin is racist.

  • October 28, 2015 at 10:17am

    Glen’s religion does not kill spiritually or physically. What specific allegations are you trying to make with your talk of “idles” (aka idols, I suspect)?

  • [2] October 28, 2015 at 10:14am

    And it would appear that you are judging the Glenn Beck worships money. Hmm… somewhat incongruous if you ask me.

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  • [-1] October 27, 2015 at 3:26pm

    Sorry, Pat, but you missed a great teaching opportunity. Just telling somebody they’re wrong on their interpretation of the Bible does not teach anything. Rather than lecturing on what you believe the legal process of the United States should be, you should have taught Christ’s pure doctrine. Were you unprepared for the question or do you really not know how to teach it?

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  • October 23, 2015 at 3:47pm

    @He-Is_Risen… Unfortunately, I can tell you that’s not the case because I have had to kill a couple of dogs in self defense in my time and I’ve never even been arrested much less gone to jail… and I’m not a cop.

  • [5] October 23, 2015 at 2:47pm

    I think there is a big difference between treating animals like humans and treating them with respect due any creation of God. Also, the term mother earth as used by those who wish to have good stewardship over the world that God created for us are well within their rights to use the term given Genesis 3:19: “In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.” Respecting something out of which our physical substance was created does not equal worship unless one substitutes that respect for the proper worship of God.

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  • [3] October 21, 2015 at 3:10pm

    They’re not. And you’re not a constitutional libertarian any more than I’m a pink unicorn.

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