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Old 04-03-2013, 12:54 PM   #31
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This may sound like a "Oh look, the GOP is being bad again" type of post, but it can't be avoided:

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The bill, filed Monday by two GOP lawmakers from Rowan County and backed by nine other Republicans, says each state "is sovereign" and courts cannot block a state "from making laws respecting an establishment of religion." The legislation was filed in response to a lawsuit to stop county commissioners in Rowan County from opening meetings with a Christian prayer, wral.com reported.
The religion bill comes as some Republican-led states seek to separate themselves from the federal government, primarily on the issues of guns and Obamacare. This includes a proposal in Mississippi to establish a state board with the power to nullify federal laws.
The North Carolina bill's main sponsors, state Reps. Carl Ford (R-China Grove) and Harry Warren (R-Salisbury), could not be reached for comment on Tuesday, The Salisbury Post reported. Co-sponsors include House Majority Leader Edgar Starnes (R-Hickory). Another is state Rep. Larry Pittman (R-Concord), who in February introduced a state constitutional amendment that would allow for carrying concealed weapons to fight federal "tyranny."
The bill says the First Amendment only applies to the federal government and does not stop state governments, local governments and school districts from adopting measures that defy the Constitution. The legislation also says that the Tenth Amendment, which says powers not reserved for the federal government belong to the states, prohibits court rulings that would seek to apply the First Amendment to state and local officials.
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North Carolina also bans anyone who doesn't believe in God from public office. I take it only Protestant Christians are allowed.

This is insane. It sounds like the GOP knows its dying, and it fighting tooth and nail to survive, only to make fools out themselves.

My radical conservative sister lives in North Carolina. She must be dancing over this. How did we manage to be related?
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:33 PM   #32
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:59 PM   #34
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
It's not constitutional. It's unenforceable. Sadly, Texas has such a law too.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:59 PM   #35
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How has the law barring those who don't believe in God NOT been challenged? That cannot possibly be constitutional.
I heard the state has a big atheist movement. They should be challenging this if they're not because it doesn't make sense.
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Wow.
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #38
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Strong men more likely to vote Conservative - Telegraph

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Physically strong men are more likely to hold right wing political views because they believe society should be geared to personal struggle and self-preservation, an academic study claims.
Talk about your self-evident truth.
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As ever, fear over love.
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Still, he acknowledged it's not easy to work with the Senate, where he said "no doubt about it," cloture is being abused. He didn't spare the Republican Party his criticism, saying they need to "close for repairs" and come up with more plans and a vision for the future before the end of the year. Wallace asked him whether he'd even fit in with the Republican Party today.

"I doubt it," Dole replied. "Reagan wouldn't have made it, certainly Nixon wouldn't have made it, because he had ideas. We might have made it, but I doubt it.
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If Bob Dole is saying even Reagan wouldn't be accepted into the GOP if he were alive today, that speaks volumes of what has become of the party. I wonder what neo-conservatives who have those WWRD? bumper stickers would say to that comment.
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As hard right as Reagan was, and became under the sway of his ideological mentors, he started out as an FDR Democrat. It was the 'Red Menace' that gradually turned him. So no, he definitely wouldn't fit in today's GOP. Nixon is practically a hippie communist compared to these guys.
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Nixon would probably fit fairly comfortably into today's Democratic Party.
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Arizona Republicans Propose Bill That Would Not Allow Atheists To Graduate High School

The GOP is fighting so hard to maintain political power and influence in this country, they are hurting democracy.
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