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termyt

Member Since: February 15, 2011

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  • [1] July 6, 2015 at 2:10pm

    “So, tell me, what is so special about today’s U.S. that is above the ideals of Christianity?”

    This nation was founded on the ideals of Christianity. I don’t understand the question. You are asking me to defend the child against the method it was raised with. Does the kid live up to the ideals? No, but is that a reason to throw it all away? What happens to you if we do?

    The US Flag is the symbol of our ideals. It is used the world over by Americans to convey those ideals. The Christian flag is not a symbol of Christ’s ideals. It is used by a couple of tribes, it is not recognized elsewhere.

  • [11] July 6, 2015 at 11:50am

    Now that I can back. Fly them on separate poles, fly the US flag upside down, or raise only the Christian flag and not the US flag at all. I think those are all marvelous forms of protest against the current state of affairs in our country today.

  • [2] July 6, 2015 at 11:45am

    If God ordained a flag, I would agree, but He did not.

    That flag is not a representation of Christianity. It is a representation of the brand of Christianity of the people who fly it. Not all Christians use that flag. There are several variations with different colors, some do not fly any kind of flag at all.

    Do I believe God is above the state? That question deserves no response from me with the history of my posts on this site. Do I believe any denomination within this country is greater than the United States of America? I do not.

  • [-2] July 6, 2015 at 11:39am

    Because an ego the size of the planet is not an admirable trait in a public servant.

  • [60] July 6, 2015 at 11:32am

    Why don’t we trust cops anymore? Oh, yeah. Another reminder.

    This cop doesn’t mind wasting this guy’s time on a hunch, but can’t stand to be delayed for a moment out of a citizen’s safety concerns.

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  • [11] July 6, 2015 at 11:19am

    sfrich, do actually believe slavery is a Christian invention? Tell me, which culture banned slavery? Islam? Hindu? Buddhism? Taoism? Which one did it? Why do we believe slavery is wrong today? A bunch of atheists banned together in the 17th century and ended Christian tyranny in China? Do you know any history at all?

    Slavery has been around as long as humanity has. It’s the norm. It was the Christian Culture in Europe that finally ended that practice, through much internal resistance, but no other culture even tried, let alone succeeded.

  • [-4] July 6, 2015 at 11:12am

    God is superior, but that flag is not His flag. That’s the point. That flag is representative of several Christian denominations (for lack of a better word), not God Himself. Flying that flag above the Stars and Stripes elevates those denominations above the USA, not God. It is extremely inappropriate and offensive to those of us who believe in the ideals this country was founded on.

    The Stars and Stripes represent our ideals of self rule and liberty, not the policies of the current administration or a cowardly, mad SCOTUS. Disrespecting that flag on our soil by our citizens is not a protest against Obama, but spit in the eye of every patriot who has ever fought for our liberty.

  • [9] July 6, 2015 at 10:17am

    Only God is perfect, so only His place is unchangeable.

    We, our families, and our country can all be wrong. Our duty is ti stick up for “right.” If that puts country and family at odds, we need to defend the “right” no matter which side it is.

  • [2] July 6, 2015 at 10:06am

    That is true, DLV, but this thing with the flags is incredibly disrespectful. It is only a half step lower than burning the flag.

    It is the Stars and Stripes that represents our dedication to the liberties God gave us – it is the embodiment of those ideals. The Christian Flag is not an embodiment of anything. It’s a good symbol and one I fly myself, but it is not equal to, let alone greater than, the the Stars and Stripes.

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  • [18] July 6, 2015 at 10:00am

    I doubt I could ever vote for Trump, but I’m glad he’s in the race. He’s effectively bullet-proof, as no one can drive him out of the race. He doesn’t need sponsors or donations to run his campaign.

    He’s going to grab a lot of attention, which may be a good thing for the rest of the field. He’s going to launch fireballs, many of which will be insulting, demeaning, and even ridiculous, and take the return fire.

    He’s going to say everything some of the other candidates might wish to, but would never actually say.

    Should be interesting to watch.

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  • [4] July 4, 2015 at 12:24pm

    Not so slow anymore.

  • [1] July 4, 2015 at 12:18am

    @JT1962 You have demonstrated our true problem, and a very hard one to fix. People don’t understand the original intent of our government nor do they understand cause and affect.

    It’s the state legislatures that would elect Senators, by the way, not Governors. If it were, that would be no solution.

    For your edification:
    Income tax gave the Feds the ability to take in money from us without providing a service in return (aka Theft). This, in turn, gave them the resources needed to grow in size and scope and invade every aspect of our lives – the thing the founders feared the most.

    The Senate was designed to be the State’s representation in the federal government. The powers of the Senate – ratifying treaties, confirming appointments, etc – are powers of the States, which are (supposedly) Sovereign. Also, the Senate must approve the budget of the House. There’s no such thing as an “unfunded mandate” if the Senate represents the State instead of the people of the State.

    Progs got both those amendments passed in order to strip the States of their sovereignty and seize control. It was a brilliant master strike against liberty.

  • [13] July 2, 2015 at 1:58pm

    Thomas’s point, though, and it hits the nail on the head, is that someone might be able to force you to do something that is undignified, but no one can actually give or take dignity. It is a resource 100% within yourself. You either are dignified or you are not regardless of your circumstance.

  • [77] July 2, 2015 at 1:37pm

    Speaking of embarrassment, Does Sulu know what the words Thomas wrote mean when strung together in that fashion?

    It doesn’t seem like it.

    And to use a racial epithet while revealing himself to be a fool just pushes it over the edge.

  • [18] July 2, 2015 at 11:55am

    Yuppy Californians need to find any excuse to feel better about themselves since they’ve “progressed” themselves into an dark hole they have no idea how to get out of.

  • [7] July 2, 2015 at 10:13am

    It will affect you when they use the Episcopal Church as a stick to beat other churches with.

  • [83] July 2, 2015 at 10:07am

    What is most telling in the Canon is the phrase “conform to the laws of the State.”

    Since when doees God conform to the laws of any State? Do they really believe God will not bless a union the State does not recognize? That God will bless every union that the State does? Or do Episcopals believe the State is, or is at least equal to, God?

    It is also interesting that they are striking “Holy Matrimony” from the Canon.

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  • [53] July 2, 2015 at 9:03am

    We need a Constitutional Congress.

    I don’t want a new Constitution. I want the decisions and laws that break our current one revoked. We also need to restore the original balance of power and repeal the 16th and 17th amendments.

    I don’t know how to accomplish that with our current tyrants in D.C.

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  • [24] July 2, 2015 at 9:00am

    It seems the only branch in our federal government not interested in grabbing more power is Congress. They seem pretty happy with ceding their power to POTUS and SCOTUS.

    Well, except when it comes to the rights of the States – they like taking that away.

  • July 1, 2015 at 1:03pm

    “The money that is earned from the sale of this case is blood money earned from the blood of the person who is foolish enough to carry it.”

    What a drama queen. Perhaps you could spend some of that dues money on training your officers to be less jumpy, Patty.

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