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john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him??
    #2433425 - 03/15/04 02:16 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

its the judges..stupid...

if kerry isnt the best POTUS in the world..then scalia is by far the worst chief justice in the world...


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Annapurna1]
    #2433720 - 03/15/04 04:08 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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The court rejected an absurd and radical assault on separation of church and state by refusing to require the state of Washington to pay for the college training of ministers.





Why not? Should the state of Washington have to pay for the college training of artists, film students, parks and recreations students, or philosophy students?

Doesn't look like separation of church and state to me when secular issues get special treatment over religion based issues.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2433852 - 03/15/04 05:42 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Very good.

If the government will pay for one it should pay for all.

However, it should be (and hopefully someday will return to) the government paying for none.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Annapurna1]
    #2433857 - 03/15/04 05:49 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Annapurna1 said:
its the judges..stupid...

if kerry isnt the best POTUS in the world..then scalia is by far the worst chief justice in the world...



We need judges that will make their decisions based strictly on the constitution, not ideology of party. I doubt you'd like that though as most government programs would not be allowed.


Also, as an atheist who believes there should be a "seperation of church and state", I've yet to come across one in the constitution or bill or rights. Perhaps you could point it out to me?


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2433892 - 03/15/04 06:31 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Annapurna1 said:
its the judges..stupid...

if kerry isnt the best POTUS in the world..then scalia is by far the worst chief justice in the world...



We need judges that will make their decisions based strictly on the constitution, not ideology of party. I doubt you'd like that though as most government programs would not be allowed.



I'd accept that if they truly did uphold the Constitution, but you know as well as I do that any of Bush's appointees will be at least as partisan as Kerry's, if not more so(Kerry will have a Republican congress to deal with, so he can't get away with appointing judges that are too liberal).

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Also, as an atheist who believes there should be a "seperation of church and state", I've yet to come across one in the constitution or bill or rights. Perhaps you could point it out to me?



Thomas Jefferson said that the establishment clause and free exercise clause combine to form a "wall of separation" between church and state. Just because that exact phrase isn't used in the Bill of Rights doesn't mean the concept isn't there.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2433935 - 03/15/04 08:07 AM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Thomas Jefferson said that the establishment clause and free exercise clause combine to form a "wall of separation" between church and state. Just because that exact phrase isn't used in the Bill of Rights doesn't mean the concept isn't there.




Yes, I would think that the phrase "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." would make that clear, but like anything, it's open to different interpretations.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2434390 - 03/15/04 12:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

I would only support that if every single class could be completed by passing a $10 test. That way people could still educate themselves for free.

Currently the CLEP tests are only available for a small minority of courses.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2434656 - 03/15/04 01:20 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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We need judges that will make their decisions based strictly on the constitution, not ideology of party.




:lol: like as if scalia..heading a SCOTUS full of his toady's..wont vote for the neocons..because its "unconstitutional"...


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2435432 - 03/15/04 05:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Where did you see me say that any judge Bush nominates would not be partisan?

Concepts don't count in law. Words do. Otherwise there would be no need to amend laws that don't live up to the hype.

Jefferson can say anything he likes but as anyone who can read can see, the only mention of religion is that Congress can not form nor stop any religion. ie: no official religion.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Le_Canard]
    #2435435 - 03/15/04 05:02 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Yes, I would think that the phrase "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion..." would make that clear



Think again.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Baby_Hitler]
    #2435443 - 03/15/04 05:04 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Education should not be free. The government has no business paying for it. At least not the feds.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Annapurna1]
    #2435456 - 03/15/04 05:05 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Laugh away. I didn't say nor imply any choice Bush made would be unbiased. Go read it again without the chip on your shoulder.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2435652 - 03/15/04 05:50 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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luvdemshrooms said:
Where did you see me say that any judge Bush nominates would not be partisan?



Where did you see me say that you said that?

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Concepts don't count in law. Words do. Otherwise there would be no need to amend laws that don't live up to the hype.

Jefferson can say anything he likes but as anyone who can read can see, the only mention of religion is that Congress can not form nor stop any religion. ie: no official religion.



You're making a bigger deal out of this than you really need to. "Separation of Church and State" basically means the same thing as the Establishment Clause. Jefferson was merely clarifying what it meant.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2435688 - 03/15/04 06:03 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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You're making a bigger deal out of this than you really need to.



Yeah... right.    :lol:


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"Separation of Church and State" basically means the same thing as the Establishment Clause.



Bullshit. It may be what Jefferson meant, but that's not what it has become.


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Jefferson was merely clarifying what it meant. 



Right. It's a very clear sentence which has no need of elaboration.


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You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity. What one person receives without working for another person must work for without receiving. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for that my dear friend is the beginning of the end of any nation. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it. ~ Adrian Rogers


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2435708 - 03/15/04 06:09 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Right. It's a very clear sentence which has no need of elaboration.



"Congress shall make no law respecting a religion nor prohibiting the free exercise thereof."

I could see how there might be some ambiguity as to what is meant by the word "respecting."


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2435729 - 03/15/04 06:15 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

None at all.

Respecting = favoring.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #2435775 - 03/15/04 06:27 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Well ya, but there's lots of ways one could interpret that. For example, is it favoring a religion if you have a manger scene on public property during Christmas? I'd say so, but there are plenty who would disagree.

Anyway, when I hear the phrase "separation of church and state," I see that as meaning that the state should not meddle with matters of religion, and vice versa, which seems to be pretty much what the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause say anyway.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2435794 - 03/15/04 06:33 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

It's favoring unless you allow all, or none. Nothing ambiguous there at all.


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Anyway, when I hear the phrase "separation of church and state," I see that as meaning that the state should not meddle with matters of religion, and vice versa, which seems to be pretty much what the Establishment and Free Exercise Clause say anyway.



When I read the constitutions clear and unambiguous wording it's easy to see the gov may not favor one religon over another.


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: silversoul7]
    #2435805 - 03/15/04 06:36 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

Shouldn't the state also refrain from promoting atheism or secular humanism? Should the state take money from some to fund actions which those people find immoral (such as abortion, or to promote homosexual 'artwork' or protected pre-marital sex as opposed to abstinence)?


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Re: john kerry is a twit..so why should i vote for him?? [Re: Evolving]
    #2435861 - 03/15/04 06:57 PM (12 years, 8 months ago)

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Shouldn't the state also refrain from promoting atheism or secular humanism? Should the state take money from some to fund actions which those people find immoral (such as abortion, or to promote homosexual 'artwork' or protected pre-marital sex as opposed to abstinence)?



I don't know if I'd really consider those to be a religions(I haven't seen an instance of the government supporting atheism anyway). I agree that abortion should not be government-funded, nor should artwork in general. As for birth control in sex education, I've never heard of any school actually promoting pre-marital sex in their sex-ed program. At least when I went through the whole sex-ed thing(granted, I did go to a private school), they basically said something along the lines of "Abstinence is the best form of birth control, but if you do choose to have pre-marital sex, you should wear a condom to protect yourself and your partner." It's not promoting pre-marital sex, just like the harm-reduction approach to drugs isn't actually promoting drugs, but rather teaching those who do drugs how to be safer.


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