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    Who did this statement originate with?

    Who did this statement originate with?
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    The fed govt. needs to be in line with the...

    The fed govt. needs to be in line with the Constitution.
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    The Constitution, and in particular the Bill of...

    The Constitution, and in particular the Bill of Rights, are there largely to guarantee individual liberties and to protect both the individual and the states from an oppressive, overly large fed govt.
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    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this morning. We...

    Happy Thanksgiving to everyone this morning. We certainly have much to be thankful for.
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    In the meantime, you have the sterling displays...

    In the meantime, you have the sterling displays of Covid character from the Calif. gov and the Denver mayor to "boast" of. Both dems, I might add. As to the rest, we'll see whether you choose to fit...
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    That is certainly true. I think the point,...

    That is certainly true. I think the point, however, is that they cannot be rightly and morally taken away.
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    Oh, sometimes you can. Don't be too hard on...

    Oh, sometimes you can. Don't be too hard on yourself.
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    I think it means all people are of equal worth...

    I think it means all people are of equal worth before God. It's the great danger of atheism. If humans were not created, then they could not have been created equal. If that is so, then I can claim...
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    I understand Tal. No one likes it when we get our...

    I understand Tal. No one likes it when we get our mail read.

    you really want to be critical of someone else “talking crazy and acting nasty”? Hmmm.
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    Agree completely. All states are corrupt. It...

    Agree completely.

    All states are corrupt. It unsurprisingly seems to goes along with the concept of being managed by human beings. Just a matter of degree. True here. True in Australia. True...
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    Yeah. There would be no chance of coming across a...

    Yeah. There would be no chance of coming across a corrupt federal agency.

    There have always been areas with long lines, and unless you can show they only existed in lower income areas, then you...
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    Do I really need to go back to the "head up the...

    Do I really need to go back to the "head up the Dufus's arse" comments, or would you rather stop the silliness and just be honest? I'm not going to go back and comb your hundreds of past comments,...
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    Not sure what that has to do with those immigrant...

    Not sure what that has to do with those immigrant families you mentioned. I would think it would effect a lot of people if it's true. Now if you can find documentation of those things, then I will...
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    I think you nailed it.

    I think you nailed it.
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    Might have forgotten what he was doing??

    Might have forgotten what he was doing??
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    They are. The key word, of course, is...

    They are. The key word, of course, is "naturalized", meaning they have become U.S. citizens.
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    As I understand it, we are equal in two ways. The...

    As I understand it, we are equal in two ways. The D of I says we are all created equal before God. Legally, we are to be afforded equal protection under law. As to the rest of it, I doubt there are...
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    The question was often asked of both HC and JB,...

    The question was often asked of both HC and JB, "What have they accomplished?" The answer is generally the chirping of crickets.
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    If you can identify a specific area where we are...

    If you can identify a specific area where we are not afforded equal protection under law, then I will join with you in calling for change.
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    I'm all for equality under the law, if that's...

    I'm all for equality under the law, if that's what you are referring to.
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    So far that is what has been presented. You...

    So far that is what has been presented.

    You mean like you do?
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    Now that's a good question. My ideal fed govt....

    Now that's a good question. My ideal fed govt. would confine itself to the five purposes outlined in the Preamble. Maintain court systems, domestic peace, national defense, provide for the GENERAL...
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    They are a fact of life because people on message...

    They are a fact of life because people on message boards and elsewhere accept them as a fact of life, and so we don't insist on better.
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    We have an old saying here that I imagine you...

    We have an old saying here that I imagine you have heard. "Don't pxss in your boot, pour it on my head, and then try to tell me it's raining." That's where I am with a lot of this. If you make a...
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    Like you frequently do to me? 8D

    Like you frequently do to me? 8D
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    Learn to be accurate and honest.

    Learn to be accurate and honest.
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    Thank you for giving Mr. Trump his due credit. ...

    Thank you for giving Mr. Trump his due credit.

    It never fails to amuse me to listen to a Biden supporter complain about lying, cheating, and stealing.
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    I'd certainly agree with that. Exciting in the...

    I'd certainly agree with that. Exciting in the same sense that earthquakes and tsunamis are exciting. We better get ready to develop some backbone.
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    Unfortunately, you somehow misread my very...

    Unfortunately, you somehow misread my very plainly worded statement. I clearly was speaking of the Taliban, and not a general population. And if you are trying to liken our experience in Afghanistan...
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    I would think the why of Revelation would be...

    I would think the why of Revelation would be pretty clear. The Apostle John is in exile on a small island and has an incredible vision of Jesus, of heaven, and of the future. Nothing else short, I...
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    I would agree that the Taliban cannot be...

    I would agree that the Taliban cannot be eliminated or pacified, but they can certainly be subjected to attrition, and they can be forced to exist in a state of confusion and fear brought on by the...
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    I understand all of that. You have said it...

    I understand all of that. You have said it several times now, and you are certainly welcome to your position. I have no idea why you believe that, but you are entitled to believe what you will.
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    I'm not a Christian fundamentalist. I don't read...

    I'm not a Christian fundamentalist. I don't read material like Left Behind.

    I have not berated you, but I have challenged you to be honest. You say I asked for a definition of chilaism, but then...
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    No, I didn't. I asked for evidence for a code. In...

    No, I didn't. I asked for evidence for a code. In fact, if you will look at your post 94, you will see plainly that it is a reply to that very question in my post 93. "Well, OK, but can that person...
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    So THAT'S your evidence that Rev. was written in...

    So THAT'S your evidence that Rev. was written in code??? It doesn't even mention a code, so I can see why you were so hesitant to post it. It is basically an admission that you overstepped by a large...
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    I rest my case.

    I rest my case.
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    I think we all have waayyyyy too much free time...

    I think we all have waayyyyy too much free time on our hands.
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    Describe it as you will, for those of us who care...

    Describe it as you will, for those of us who care about kids in the inner cities, something needs to be done. More regs and more money are not the answer. If they were, then Washington D.C. would be...
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    If you are looking for a perfect scenario, then...

    If you are looking for a perfect scenario, then you can't possibly support a public school only scenario. In Baltimore, for instance, there are a number of middle/high schools where not a single...
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    It works like this. Parents receive vouchers....

    It works like this. Parents receive vouchers. They can take the voucher to a public school or a private school. It's the parent's choice. If there is not a private school, then it is safe to assume...
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    If the market is there, the schools will start....

    If the market is there, the schools will start. Private enterprise. It's wonderful!
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    By those guys, I didn't mean the Aussie special...

    By those guys, I didn't mean the Aussie special forces. I just mean the tens of thousands of good guys who risked their necks to defend us. It needs to be acknowledged.
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    To begin with, it would not be a low performing...

    To begin with, it would not be a low performing school where your child is currently forced by government to attend. Beyond that, private schools are not burdened with many of the ridiculous regs...
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    I did not say that money was not AN issue. I said...

    I did not say that money was not AN issue. I said money was not the problem. There is plenty of money. Besides, results do not follow money. Washington D.C. spends an incredible amount of money per...
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    Classes are typically not that large, but yes, as...

    Classes are typically not that large, but yes, as much as can be done in a college classroom, they are taught classroom management.
    That is taught to an extreme for sure.

    All of that seems to be...
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    It's a combination of a number of things....

    It's a combination of a number of things. Children from single parent homes do not do as well on average as children from two parent homes. Kids from low income homes do not do as well. You combine...
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    That's kind of the whole point. Make them...

    That's kind of the whole point. Make them available to everyone who needs them. It costs no more money than we're spending now on public schools that don't work.

    Money is not the problem. The...
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    You are describing what soldiers have done for...

    You are describing what soldiers have done for centuries. It's a hard thing to tell young men, "Go over there and kill human beings wearing different uniforms, try to stay alive yourself in...
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    I don't know that I would call it racism, but the...

    I don't know that I would call it racism, but the systemic denial of educational opportunity to lower income/inner city families needs to be addressed. Vouchers and private systems would be a good...
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    What possible topic is there that has not been...

    What possible topic is there that has not been discussed a hundred times already? Besides, this anti-Trump rhetoric cloaked in a supposed concern for life needs to be pointed out. You don't stand up...
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