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Old 06-26-2013, 14:37   #81
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The only part that gets me, is why would the gays and lesbefriends purposely invite The Man into their relationships?

That's a dumb move to me.

Because there is a larger agenda at play than the governmental benefits they bemoan....
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Old 06-26-2013, 14:38   #82
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[QUOTE=Liquid Sword;20405749]So you are not a Christian, but you demand that we let the far right run the country in a Christian fashion?

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I'd never want the nutty Religious Right running the country. To deny we were founded as a Christian Nation is a silly as being offended by the word God on our currency and its addition to our Pledge.
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Old 06-26-2013, 14:43   #83
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Flipper, there is concise and positive evidence to the contrary in this thread that you are overlooking.
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Old 06-26-2013, 14:50   #84
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I'd never want the nutty Religious Right running the country. To deny we were founded as a Christian Nation is a silly as being offended by the word God on our currency and its addition to our Pledge.
Both changes that were made in the 2nd half of the 20th century, not the 2nd half of the 18th century when the country was actually founded.

And I've yet to see a response to two different postings on the Treaty of Tripoli.
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Old 06-26-2013, 14:50   #85
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We were founded by Christians as a Christian Nation with Christian principals. Not as law like Iran is a Muslim country. Check out that book.
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Old 06-26-2013, 14:52   #86
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The only part that gets me, is why would the gays and lesbefriends purposely invite The Man into their relationships?

That's a dumb move to me.
Well, for the DOMA plaintiff, DOMA cost her $360,000 in estate taxes that she would have been spared had her marriage been recognized. Seems like a pretty good reason to me.

Now she's entitled to that $360,000 back with interest.
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Well, for the DOMA plaintiff, DOMA cost her $360,000 in estate taxes that she would have been spared had her marriage been recognized. Seems like a pretty good reason to me.

Now she's entitled to that $360,000 back with interest.
...and for benefits of military/police personnel killed or hurt performing their duties.
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Well, for the DOMA plaintiff, DOMA cost her $360,000 in estate taxes that she would have been spared had her marriage been recognized. Seems like a pretty good reason to me.

Now she's entitled to that $360,000 back with interest.

So it's about money.
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And I've yet to see a response to two different postings on the Treaty of Tripoli.
That is because there is no response on that subject that supports his claim.

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We were founded by Christians as a Christian Nation with Christian principals. Not as law like Iran is a Muslim country. Check out that book.
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As the Government of the United States of America is not, in any sense, founded on the Christian religion
Three little words:
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I'm not a legal scholar, but I think "Christian Principals" as a basis would be "in a sense".

No that a few little words have ever mattered to people discussing government documents on this site, right? Like, say, the last few words of the second amendment?
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So it's about money.
It's about equality -- the money demonstrates how inequitable DOMA was.
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So it's about money.
I believe it's about keeping what a spouse is entitled to. If someone came to take money away from you because they didn't recognize your right to it, I'm guessing you wouldn't be so blasé about it.
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Old 06-26-2013, 15:07   #93
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What did you expect? This is the same court that ruled that corporations have the same rights as people.
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We were founded by Christians as a Christian Nation with Christian principals.
The US was founded as a decidedly secular nation -- the Constitution and the Treaty of Tripoli should make that clear. The form of Christian Deism observed by many of the founders would be heretical today making them unelectable by the Christian Right.

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Old 06-26-2013, 15:13   #95
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We were founded by Christians as a Christian Nation with Christian principals. Not as law like Iran is a Muslim country. Check out that book.
Bullcrap. We were founded by pagans and masons. Find the Name of Jesus Christ in any of the documents.
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What did you expect? This is the same court that ruled that corporations have the same rights as people.
...and you have a right to destroy an unborn baby!

What does anyone expect?
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Yeah, cause we've never said anything in a treaty out of political expediency to get what we wanted...



... right Native Americans?




Ignoring the religious influence in the founding of our country is as disingenuous as saying it was all because of the Christians.





Edited to add.... Just for disclosure... I think the Supreme Court was right.
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Well, for the DOMA plaintiff, DOMA cost her $360,000 in estate taxes that she would have been spared had her marriage been recognized. Seems like a pretty good reason to me.

Now she's entitled to that $360,000 back with interest.
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Three little words:
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Sense.

I'm not a legal scholar, but I think "Christian Principals" as a basis would be "in a sense".

No that a few little words have ever mattered to people discussing government documents on this site, right? Like, say, the last few words of the second amendment?

Then why does it say God or our currency and now in our Pledge? .....along with all the other examples in the post I replied to????
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Now she's entitled to that $360,000 back with interest.
Does it work retroactively or only from this point forward?
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