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jersey3730

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Message Posted: Jul 1, 2005 6:33:59 AM

It is said that politics is the second oldest profession, I have learned that it bears a striking resemblance to the first.

Ronald Reagan
(just named the Greatest american ever)
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drivebye
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“The only people truly bound by campaign promises are the voters who believe them.”

~~~Christopher Hitchens
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 9:36:16 AM

Hitherto, every form of society has been based ... on the antagonism of oppressing and oppressed classes.

-- KARL MARX
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 29, 2015 1:36:46 AM


"Under democracy one party always devotes it's chief energies to prove that the other party is unfit to rule-- and both commonly succeed, and are right.”

~~~H.L. Mencken
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 28, 2015 9:55:45 AM

Whatever you do, you must remain nimble in your thinking. Do not become so attached to any one belief that you cannot see past it to another possibility.

-- CHRISTOPHER PAOLINI
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"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only
prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of
freedom as the basic purpose of their daily lives and who are willing
to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
____JFK

I ask you what has happened to the democrats since the 1960's?
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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 9:54:06 AM

What convinces is conviction. Believe in the argument you're advancing. If you don't you're as good as dead. The other person will sense that something isn't there, and no chain of reasoning, no matter how logical or elegant or brilliant, will win your case for you.

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Message Posted: Jan 27, 2015 4:47:54 AM

“Any alleged "right" of one man, which necessitates the violation of the rights of another, is not and cannot be a right.” – Ayn Rand
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"The US Constitution is not a perfect document; it has its flaws. But it's a lot better than what we have now." - ldheinz
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:44:51 PM

I repeat,

"Great Quotes" doesn't have to be political. It can be for any purpose. End of psa.
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:43:07 PM

My post was removed!

[Edited by: Not4Nuthn at 1/26/2015 10:43:38 PM EST]
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Not4Nuthn
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 10:32:36 PM


My earlier comment regarding "Great Quotes" was made to no one in particular. . . just a psa, I guess.
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:19:33 PM


"The taxpayer - that's someone who works for the federal government but doesn't have to take the civil service examination."

~~~Ronald Reagan

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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 9:18:09 PM




Well, actually "Great Quotes" is under the "US Politics" subcategory which, in turn, is under the main forum topic, "Politics."






[Edited by: drivebye at 1/26/2015 9:18:30 PM EST]
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 6:08:25 AM

Frankly, I'm fed up with politicians in Washington lecturing the rest of us about family values. Our families have values. But our government doesn’t.

- BILL CLINTON
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 3:46:16 AM

rjhenn
this topic is 'great quotes'.
I merely quoted Ronald Reagan.
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 26, 2015 1:07:13 AM

borsht - I'm sorry if your ideology doesn't agree with reality.

IS claims to be entirely motivated by religious fervor, thus your definition of vibrant ("having or showing great life, activity, and energy") would apply. They also claim to be strictly enforcing "the rule of law under God".

Thus freedom is not prospering "when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

And your only counterargument seems to be complaining that anyone who disagrees with you by pointing that out must be a "liberal".
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 7:29:17 PM

I assumed the topic was the posting of what we thought were great quotes. But it seems the liberals are the only ones who can decide whether a quote is great or not.
This is the main reason I cannot be a liberal. I once liked liberalism but the liberalism I knew is dead.
I posted a quote from Ronald Reagan. The topic is great quotes. “"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

o A liberal on this board equates this quote with IS????
“Is IS a vibrant religion?”
O NO! it kills anyone that disagrees with their agenda.
Is freedom prospering under IS? NO! Again anyone is their way is killed.
The topic is merely ‘Great Quotes” A liberal attacks the post, because he doesn’t view it as a great quote.
Vibrant means --having or showing great life, activity, and energy
: very bright and strong.
Is this what ISIS represents? Is this what ISIS is pursuing?
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 25, 2015 10:03:04 AM

Science ... is organized common sense.

-- JOSEPH ALEXANDER LEIGHTON
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 10:47:43 PM


"Since Jimmy Carter, religious fundamentalists play a major role in elections. He was the first president who made a point of exhibiting himself as a born again Christian. That sparked a little light in the minds of political campaign managers: Pretend to be a religious fanatic and you can pick up a third of the vote right away. Nobody asked whether Lyndon Johnson went to church every day. Bill Clinton is probably about as religious as I am, meaning zero, but his managers made a point of making sure that every Sunday morning he was in the Baptist church singing hymns.”

~~~Noam Chomsky
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 2:43:49 PM

If we let things terrify us, life will not be worth living.

-- SENECA
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Message Posted: Jan 24, 2015 10:25:06 AM

"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."

Frederick Douglass
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 6:48:55 PM

borsht - "Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

Isn't that what IS is (in theory) pursuing?
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 12:48:58 PM

"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."

Ronald Reagan
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 10:02:09 AM

This world of ours... must avoid becoming a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect.

DWIGHT D. EISENHOWER
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drivebye
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Message Posted: Jan 23, 2015 2:27:39 AM


"Political systems are run by self-selecting politicians. We don't draft people; it's not jury duty."

~~~P. J. O'Rourke
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 22, 2015 1:48:34 PM

“A danger sign of the lapse from true skepticism in to dogmatism is an inability to respect those who disagree”

-- Dr. LEONARD GEORGE
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 21, 2015 9:10:15 AM

“Those who profess to favor freedom and yet depreciate agitation, are people who want crops without ploughing the ground; they want rain without thunder and lightning; they want the ocean without the roar of its many waters. The struggle may be a moral one, or it may be a physical one, or it may be both. But it must be a struggle. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.”

-- Frederick Douglass
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 20, 2015 10:25:24 AM

Freedom and not servitude is the cure of anarchy; as religion, and not atheism, is the true remedy of superstition.

-- EDMUND BURKE
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 4:01:59 PM

"Every man of humane convictions must decide on the protest that best suits his convictions, but we must all protest."

-- MARTIN LUTHER KING
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 11:36:58 AM

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate,
I am the captain of my soul.
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William Ernest Henley
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jdhelm
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 10:25:00 AM

"In the END, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends." ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.
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mweyant
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:32:24 AM


I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

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MiddletownMarty
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:14:09 AM

The ultimate tragedy is not the oppression and cruelty by the bad people but the silence over that by the good people. --MLK
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SE3.5
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 9:05:31 AM

"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character."

--MLK
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squirre1
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 7:23:39 AM

"Nonviolence is the answer to the crucial political and moral questions of our time: the need for man to overcome oppression and violence without resorting to oppression and violence. Man must evolve for all human conflict a method which rejects revenge, aggression and retaliation. The foundation of such a method is love."
- Martin Luther King, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, Sweden, 1964

"Nonviolence is a powerful and just weapon. Indeed, it is a weapon unique in history, which cuts without wounding and ennobles the man who wields it."
- Martin Luther King, Nobel Prize acceptance speech, Stockholm, Sweden, 1964

[Edited by: squirre1 at 1/19/2015 7:28:28 AM EST]
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borsht
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2015 12:12:16 AM

There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods other than God.
Article by Steve Simms quotes of MLK.

Some awesome quotes from Martin Luther King jr.
ONLY GOD is ABLE.

Bold Christian Quotes from Martin Luther King, Jr. (For MLK Day)

Posted on January 19, 2014 by Steve Simms “We need to pledge ourselves anew to the cause of Christ. We must capture the spirit of the early church. Wherever the early Christians went, they made a triumphant witness for Christ. Whether on the village streets or in the city jails, they daringly proclaimed the good news of the gospel.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

“The God whom we worship is not a weak and incompetent God. He is able to beat back gigantic waves of opposition and to bring low prodigious mountains of evil. The ringing testimony of the Christian faith is that God is able.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“There is so much frustration in the world because we have relied on gods rather than God. We have worshiped the god of pleasure only to discover that thrills play out and sensations are short-lived.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.


“By opening our lives to God in Christ, we become new creatures. This experience, which Jesus spoke of as the new birth, is essential if we are to be transformed nonconformists . . . Only through an inner spiritual transformation do we gain the strength to fight vigorously the evils of the world in a humble and loving spirit.” –MLK
“In contrast to ethical relativism, Christianity sets forth a system of absolute moral values and affirms that God has placed within the very structure of this universe certain moral principles that are fixed and immutable.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“Like the early Christians, we must move into a sometime hostile world armed with the revolutionary gospel of Jesus Christ. With this powerful gospel we shall boldly challenge the status quo.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“If any earthly institution or custom conflicts with God’s will, it is your Christian duty to oppose it. You must never allow the transitory, evanescent demands of man-made institutions to take precedence over the eternal demands of the Almighty God.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“When we would yield to the temptation of a world rife with sexual promiscuity and gone wild with a philosophy of self-expression, Jesus tells us that ‘whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her has committed adultery with her already in his heart.'” –MLK

“The confidence that God is mindful of the individual is of tremendous value in dealing with the disease of fear, for it gives us a sense of worth, of belonging, and of at homeness in the universe.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.

“In this world is a God whose matchless strength is a fit contrast to the sordid weakness of man.” –MLK, Jr.

“We need to recapture the gospel glow of the early Christians who were nonconformists in the truest sense of the word . . . Their powerful gospel put an end to such barbaric evils as infanticide and bloody gladiatorial contests. Finally, they captured the Roman Empire for Jesus Christ.” –MLK
“Christianity affirms that at the heart of reality is a Heart, a loving Father who works through history for the salvation of His children. Man cannot save himself, for man is not the measure of all things and humanity is not God. Bound by the chains of his own sin and finiteness, man needs a Savior.” –Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Martin Luther King Quotes -Pur God is Able

[Edited by: borsht at 1/19/2015 12:16:06 AM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 6:12:55 PM

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"TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LAST "

- author unknown
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AnotherOne
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 2:45:03 PM



""I think it's fair to say that we should have sent someone with a higher profile to be there," White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said Monday afternoon.

He said Obama himself would have liked to attend the march "had the circumstances been a little different.""

-Obama Spokesman Josh Earnest

Yesh, he 'would have liked to attend' after the fact now that he knows how totally feckless he has shown himself to be.

Total incompetence (and maybe evil) at that highest level of government in the United States of America.

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2015 2:02:28 PM

"Faith is taking the first step even when you don't see the whole staircase."

--Martin Luther King, Jr.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:34:01 AM

“Here's to the crazy ones."

O yeah!
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 10:03:34 AM

“Here's to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They're not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can't do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

-- Apple Inc.
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Message Posted: Jan 17, 2015 12:09:39 AM

The following passage is an excerpt from an e-mail:

"As we prepare to take off for a long weekend, it might be appropriate to take just a moment to think about why we aren’t coming to work Monday … Martin Luther King Day – for his commitment to equal rights, non-violence, and social change. The inspiration of Dr. King and the civil rights movement led our nation and the Federal government to a new standard of equality and inclusion, which was Dr. King’s purpose. He wanted to challenge our country to be a better place, where every person is valued and respected.

Dr. King challenged us to overcome oppression and violence. He urged us to reject revenge, aggression, and retaliation. His vision that “no individual be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character,” set in motion changes that led to the passage of civil rights and voting laws. In honor and respect for his contribution to the improvement of our national attitudes, policies, and laws, the Federal government celebrates Dr. King.

Over the years, there has been some speculation on what Dr. King could have accomplished if his life had not been so tragically cut short. He was only 28 years old when he was elected the first President of the Southern Christian Leadership Council. He had already graduated from college at 19 and graduated from Divinity school at 22. By the time Dr. King was 29, he had published his first book, “Stride Toward Freedom.” In 1964, he gave his famous “I Have A Dream” speech to 250,000 people who marched on Washington in support of pending civil rights legislation. In the same year, he was successful in getting the legislation passed and he won the Nobel Peace Prize. A lot of accomplishments for a man who was only 35 years old.

Dr. Martin Luther King believed in our country and its potential for greatness. He also believed that each one of us is essential to achieving its full potential. Although Dr. King’s primary efforts focused on equality for African-Americans, his ultimate goal was the equality and inclusion of every individual. As Dr. King said “There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel that they have nothing to lose. People who have a stake in their society protect that society. But when they don’t have it, they unconsciously want to destroy it.

This weekend gives us all another opportunity to reaffirm and reflect on our appreciation for the uniqueness that each individual brings to their community. Have a good and safe long weekend with friends and family.

v/r

Curtis L. Coy
Deputy Under Secretary for Economic Opportunity
Veterans Benefits Administration
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs"
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 12:30:32 PM

Leadership - leadership is about taking responsibility, not making excuses. - Mitt Romney
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 10:17:49 AM

The forces of a capitalist society, if left unchecked, tend to make the rich richer and the poor poorer.

-- JAWAHARLAL NEHRU
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Message Posted: Jan 16, 2015 8:29:47 AM

“When a man is denied the right to live the life he believes in, he has no choice but to become an outlaw.” ? Nelson Mandela.
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 5:56:01 PM

I'm only responsible for what I say, not for what you understand.

[Edited by: teacher_tim at 1/15/2015 5:57:35 PM EST]
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 3:09:25 PM

"I may disagree with what you have to say, but I shall defend to the death your right to say it." - Voltaire
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 3:02:59 PM

Like ObamaCare
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rjhenn
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 2:28:47 PM

RockCity - "We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We should be judged on how many laws we repeal.

-- John Boehner"

Like DOMA???
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teacher_tim
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 12:55:27 PM

I have learned silence from the talkative, toleration from the intolerant, and kindness from the unkind; yet, strange, I am ungrateful to those teachers.

Khalil Gibran
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RockCity
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Message Posted: Jan 15, 2015 10:23:58 AM

We should not be judged on how many new laws we create. We should be judged on how many laws we repeal.

-- John Boehner
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