User Profile: TeresaJ


Member Since: June 27, 2012

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  • April 24, 2014 at 11:55am

    As I said, they have no business demanding it, only encouraging it. Good government has a duty to do so, to encourage a civil and functional society. Encourage, NOT legislate or require:

    “The primary objects of government are the peace, order, and prosperity of society. . . . To the promotion of these objects, particularly in a republican government, good morals are essential. Institutions for the promotion of good morals are therefore objects of legislative provision and support: and among these . . . religious institutions are eminently useful and important. . . . The legislature, charged with the great interests of the community, may, and ought to countenance, aid and protect religious institutions—institutions wisely calculated to direct men to the performance of all the duties arising from their connection with each other, and to prevent or repress those evils which flow from unrestrained passion.” -Oliver Ellsworth, Chief-Justice of the Supreme Court 1802

    If you feel that defensive over a statement that never implied forcing you to be anywhere, perhaps there is something in yourself to be examined. Your place of worship (and/or addressing your spiritual needs) might be your own home. It might be in your car on the way to work.

  • April 24, 2014 at 11:36am

    “I have lived, Sir, a long time, and the longer I live, the more convincing proofs I see of this truth, that God governs in the affairs of men. And if a sparrow cannot fall to the ground without His notice, is it probable that an empire can rise without his aid? We have been assured, Sir, in the Sacred Writings, that “except the Lord build the House, they labor in vain that build it.” I firmly believe this; and I also believe that without His concurring aid we shall succeed in this political building no better, than the Builders of Babel: We shall be divided by our partial local interests; our projects will be confounded, and we ourselves shall become a reproach and bye word down to future ages. And what is worse, mankind may hereafter from this unfortunate instance, despair of establishing governments by human wisdom and leave it to chance, war and conquest.

    I therefore beg leave to move that henceforth prayers imploring the assistance of Heaven, and its blessings on our deliberations be held in this Assembly every morning before we proceed to business, and that one or more of the clergy of this city be requested to officiate in that service.”

    -Benjamin Franklin, Constitutional Convention

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  • April 24, 2014 at 11:24am

    Great reading comprehension, thank you.

  • April 24, 2014 at 10:55am

    73% “support ‘prayer at public meetings’ so long as politicians and public figures don’t use it to tout one religion or belief system over another”

    Well there is a biased poll. They asked if you support “non-sectarian,” or not at all. If asked that, of course I would answer the affirmative. However, I do not believe it needs to be non-sectarian. I believe it should be according to the conscience of the person praying. The position of praying should be open to any who want to lead the prayer. It should NOT be required to “affirmative action” prayer by finding “equal representation” of all faiths, especially if that faith does not even exist in that community.

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  • April 24, 2014 at 10:38am


  • April 24, 2014 at 10:35am

    I’m excited about this. Will they offer a homeschooling version? *jumps up and down* Yay!

  • April 24, 2014 at 10:04am

    I believe forcing schools to take down pictures of Jesus, prayers (especially ones that have been up since 1950), and scripture verses are violations of the First Amendment as backed by history.

    This however, I believe steps over the line. The sign tells people how to worship, by telling them to go to church. I believe the government has the right to encourage it, for the purpose of encouraging morality and community, but not demand it. If the sign said, “Please visit your place of worship,” I think it would have been better.

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  • April 22, 2014 at 6:10pm

    Don’t be silly, Mr. East. I’m not “claiming” anything. I’m being realistic. The democratic party supports affirmative action, homosexuality, and increasingly is anti-God, things the KKK members are against. I’m against those for entirely different reasons.

    Yes, KKK members could vote other ways, just like anyone else with Republican leanings could vote Democratic, or women vote conservative when the Democratic party acts like they have our solid vote. If you recall, I only said KKK members often do. I did not say “always,” or even “most of the time.”

    If you want a reference for something that was never meant to be a encyclopedic statement, please do look up the information yourself.

    I never watch MSM.

  • April 22, 2014 at 5:37pm

    It’s foolhardy to not acknowledge that KKK members often vote conservative these days.

    I’m not interested in labels, only the truth.

  • April 22, 2014 at 5:29pm

    I’ll assume you mean the Ku Klux Klan in regards to racism, to which I will simply respond Black Panthers.

    As for “misogyny,” what site is that? Ladies Against Feminism?

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  • April 22, 2014 at 12:50pm


    I really love Mulan. As for Frozen, I think even Cinderella is a stronger character. In all that adversity, she never lost her kindness and gentle disposition. That is hard to do. The girl in Frozen just jumped in front of her sister. Admirable, but not a difficult choice.

    I personally do not see the appeal of Frozen. Maybe audiences are just that starved for a show with meaning.

  • April 22, 2014 at 12:43pm

    Mulan and her ancestors.

  • April 20, 2014 at 11:46pm

    The $21.5 million is only the weekend. $28 million includes Wed and Thur.

    In contrast, Transcendence opened to an $11 million weekend.

  • April 19, 2014 at 2:44pm

    Also agreed.

  • April 18, 2014 at 3:01pm

    If anybody has ever wanted to know why I am against Obamacore, this is why. “Voluntary” standards are only the first step.

    To boil a frog, turn the heat up slowly.

  • April 18, 2014 at 2:57pm

    American government was only founded on “equality” in the sense that all men are born equally classed, and all must be treated the same by government, given the same punishments or concessions as any other man or woman.

    There is nothing that says or indicates the government has any right or business trying to “equalize” people out of their economic class.

    Respect for authority or rules? We were built on a Revolution. We have a Constitution that says government may not overstep its authority. Is Obama writing this himself?

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  • April 14, 2014 at 2:49pm

    I remember my younger sister’s reaction when I told her we had no microwave.

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:34pm

    I have the same comment for same-sex marriage.

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:19pm

    What is your freedom worth? A bowl of ice cream.

  • April 14, 2014 at 12:17pm

    No one should have to live in fear of being targeted by the government for their political beliefs either, but I’ve yet to see Obama lift a finger.

    It’s a little late to try to make yourself look good.

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