"I have a question, as I posted on another blog I was young when Reagan was president (I am 40). I have been researching all presidents and the question I have about Reagan is with all he did do why did the debt go from 900 billion when he got into…"
"I am one of the independents "without a rudder". I don't think I am to stupid or easily confused. I know that ALL politicians lie. I have voted for republican and I have voted democrat. While Clinton did have personal life issues, he…"
"I was researching about who pays taxes and at what percent. I also thought a majority of low income people did not pay any taxes but I was wrong. They don't pay federal income tax but do pay payroll, social security, fica, state taxes. There is…"
"I am sorry but I don't think anyone should "allow" a woman to have a procedure done to her OWN body. I personally do not "like" abortion but I would never presume to tell another woman what she can or can't do. It is a…"
"My son is going into senior year in a public school, has been to public school his whole life. This is one of those issues that I don't have a problem with. A child is in school for typically 7 hours. In that time he/she is there to learn…"
"Yes, the will of the people is what makes America great. We vote and the majority wins, that is the will of the people. I am a Chrisitan, I worship God, but I don't think the will of the people would result in mob rule. I have non-Christian…"
"I think it is a TV show that a muslim who is proud of his faith has made and I do not think watching it will have anyone wanting to change their religious status. I believe that watching it would not be a bad idea. How can educating yourself and…"
"Unfortunately in my job I deal with Medicare and Private insuance daily. Both suck-excuse the word but it was the only one I could think of that sums it up. A small example- medicare will not pay for a bedside commode if a person also is getting a…"
"Very true. I understand not wanting to donate if you think/know your money is going to something that you do not support. It is a "sticky" situation. I hope that whatever the outcome is, poor/underprivledged women can find help when they…"
"I understand that the Susan G. Komen has the right to do what they want with their money but Planned Parenthood provides so many services other than abortion and they are the only way that poor women can get the preventative diagnostic screenings…"
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On April 9th you posted a question regarding whether, or not, words written in our Constitution so long ago still apply. That question deserves a response and so I post it here. In a word yes. The Republic crafted by the Founders is a specific system of government, first written about by Cicero 70 or 80 years BC, that is constructed based upon the natural rights of man, providing liberty for the people, and considering the nature of man. All of these things are timeless, and they used the words of someone from 1800 years earlier as a starting point. We've only had them for 200 years.
As many things are -- socialism being another example -- the siren song of a "living Constitution" sounds good. It is not. To the Founders a written Constitution is a contract between citizens and their government. If the words can be changed without the consent of the citizens then government will surely enslave the citizens, which is why the Founders considered it a contract.
They then left us the means in Article V of the Constitution to change it should components of it become obsolete. So if the language really doesn't apply to current situations then the Constitution should be amended. It should not be changed any other way, as has been the case by Washington, especially over the past 80 years.
Sarona posted "I don't make anyone mad but I just want to know that if a article was written in the 18th century can it be fullly followed exactly due to progress today? I have yet to develop an opinion but things and time change. I mean there use to be an article involving slavery which of course was abolished but can words that were written in a different time and lifestyle accurately lead us today. "
Ah don’t worry 38 is still young. Now regarding your question. How does one side become informed to one side or the other when both sides offer differing points that you agree with. Now to begin you have to look at all thing at the core, search the core issue at hand. The point is to always start with the basic questions and then build on those questions to get a better understanding. So ill try to build around this planned parenthood situation step by step. TO start you say you think abortion is fine and you don’t have a problem with abortions. So in other words you do not believe that an unborn child is a life . hence its ok to terminate it. PP does provide abortions at a massive rate and the only way they are able to do this is through Govt funding. Now you say they do other good things also. For example sex education, contraception and STD etc. Now you have to ask the question, why are tax payers paying for Sex ed n condoms through PP ? I mean if Johnny wants to get some action, Johnny should spend his money buy a condom and do what he wants. Instead I pay taxes and my taxes go to planned parenthood which buys condoms with my money. So Johnny can have a good time on my dime. So the basic point is that I don’t have a problem with PP if they use there own money. The problem is that they use tax payer money and try to cover there actions under the front of “we are doing good things”. I have the same issue with this supposed good work in africa. Now in the 80 and 90s HIV was huge in Africa. Guess what, its still huge in Africa (so I wonder where in the world are billions of $ going if the problem still exists). You say a woman needs a place where she can go and have all the option without being judged. Well the woman can spend her money and go to a doctor who will provide her all the options without judging her. On the issue of teens having sex. You say that they need a place where they can learn about this if they cant go to there parents. Hmmm don’t we have sex ed in public high schools? We do. The fact of the matter is that kids who have sex are not very concerned with condoms. I had this friend in high school, him and his gf knew all the safe sex info. Yet they didn’t practice safe sex cause they didn’t feel like it. The point is that your right kids will have sex and they will do it the way they feel like doing it. I mean you have a son, if he wants to have sex. Im sure your really glad that he has a place like Planned parenthood to go to so he can get some condoms. Unless of course your yourself will be willing to give him condoms so he can practice safe sex (I know some parents who are that way). The point being this whole idea that society desperately needs places like PP is just ridiculous. Fact is there core business is abortions and there philosophy is sex without consequences. In other words for some people a baby is the unfortunate consequence of sex and PP takes care of that not only in America but world wide. Those who wanna practice safe sex will practice safe sex even without a PP. those who don’t wanna practice safe sex will not practice it even with millions of PP around.
By the way do you believe the number of abortions should be reduced?
Abortion is a private matter aslong as the person getting the abortion is paying for it. When the taxpayer is picking up the tab, it stops being a private matter. You know if president obama wanted to bail out the car companies with his personal money (I wouldn’t have a problem with it). But it’s a problem when it’s the taxpayer money. The same way when taxpayers are funding abortions nationally and internationally, then it does become a public issue. To say “well its between the woman, her doctor and her God” is like closing your eyes and saying the world is dark now. On the part of planned parenthood doing good, well they sponsor abortions internationally also. On the part of birth control and aids teaching that is one of the biggest failures and scams. When you talk about the good outweighs the bad, I beg to differ. Most of what comes out of planned parenthood is not good. So I don’t know how you can say its good. The fact of the matter is that you don’t care what planned parenthood does, it wouldn’t matter if all the did were abortions. You still wouldn’t mind paying for those abortions, why? Because you simply have no bases to stand on. As you yourself agree what you say does not match any logic or reasoning, so basically what we got here is Opinions. Opinions have really arnt based in anything to begin with and are not worth anything at all. My only advice would be that you really should use some sort of logic or reasoning when you develop your beliefs. Sure I can buy your libertarian approach. But even then , being a libertarian does not mean you don’t think things through logic. So moving forward in life trying using some logic to base your beliefs on.
Let me rephrase that. Your opinions don’t mean a thing if they cant be backed up by logical reasoning. Sure your opinions and feelings may mean something to you, but in the real world they have no value if they cant be backed up by anything. For example my neighbor can say that little green men live on the moon (and that’s his opinion). But if he cant back that opinion up, then his opinion holds the same value as does the opinion of a 12 year old. On the part of feelings, feelings are not meant to be used in a discussion or debate because they are relative. If you were a cop you can have a feeling that your neighbor is a thief. But you cant go and arrest him based on a feeling, you need evidence. You get the point, feelings and opinions are like ______ everyone’s got one. But they really don’t mean a thing if you cant back them up with reasoning.
On the subject of abortion. So you first claim that your fine with abortion as long as your not paying for it. Then I prove that “you indeed do pay for abortions in the US and internationally”. So now your come back is that well you also pay for other things you don’t like. Your second come back is that as long as your not directly writing a check to your neighbor and handing it to them your not paying for there abortion (that’s just ridiculous). That’s like saying “well I didn’t pay for the roads because I didn’t directly hand the check to the construction crew”. Your first point discredits your second point. in other words you basically destroyed your own argument.
and im not trying to be mean here but your reasoning is just flawed.
Sorry it took me this long to reply to your last post to me. I had been kind of busy and didn’t get much time to get on here. But anyways, what you seem to be telling me is that your beliefs contradict and you don’t care. You claim that something does not have to be logical for you to believe it. That these are your opinions and you believe them (well simply because you feel like it). But the reality is that your beliefs and ideas hold absolutely no value at all if they contradict or are based on opinion n feelings. Its no different then a person saying “I don’t like obama (for no apparent reason)”. Its no different then a person being against homosexuality (for no apparent reason). The point being that everyone’s got an opinion, but not all opinions are valid. If we got no rhyme or reason to our beliefs then we are like societal zombie.
sorry i havent been able to respond to your post. I got a big project and dont have time this week. But next week ill def responce, just thought id let you know (didnt want you to think i forgot). Have a nice week.
Ok so you don’t support between mother/son etc. So again the question is “why not’. You say you support the woman’s right to be in a polygamist relationship ( am I to assume you don’t support a mans right to be in a polygamist relationships?). when I say polygamist relationship I assume all parties involved actually want to be in that relationship (or else they wouldn’t be in that relationship. So I don’t understand why you make such a distinction regarding a “woman’s right to be in a polygamist relationship”). Now on bestiality you are failing to give me any valid reason why you don’t support it. Your initial response was its wrong and the people who practice is must be nuts. Now your response is your concerned for the animal (I would assume a person whose in love with an animal would treat it nice). Now in regards to a childs brain you say that under 16 they are not developed enough to make relationship decisions. But if im not mistaken your support condom distributions in schools etc. So while on the one hand you support the 15 year olds right to be in a sexual relationship and feel the state should provide condoms. But in this example you claim that a 15 year olds mind is not developed enough. To me this seems like a contradiction in your philosophies. But regardless, a lot of your claims circle around “I feel, it think, I believe”. I would say try to move away from that and present a logical reasoning. So you also say for you 16 is the cut off point (then does that mean you support NAMBLA relationships between 16 yr olds and onwards? But also think about this these are 2 people who are want to be in a relationship. While you say “no you cant”, That to me seems like a contradiction in your basic philosophy.
You state that your philosophy is that whatever a person does is there business. But clearly you don’t follow your own philosophy because you say you don’t support these other example of (people doing there business without hurting anyone). Your Against incest, bestiality, and NAMBLA. Yet you fail to give any valid reason as you “Why” your against them. Yet you sit and claim fervent support for gay marriage. So what is wrong with this picture? Am I to assume that you’re a person driven by cultural norms?