Equality for unborn babies? We love illegal aliens but hate our own flesh and blood?
"Equality" by force blows up in its own face, because the Enforcer is not equal. Bureaucracy is inequality; freedom is equality. O'Romneycare didn't hire more nurses to make health more equal; it hired IRS agents and other bureaucrats to make power less equal. The whole liberal project makes things worse on its terms. End it.
When some Alabama county had 10,000 blacks of whom 2 were registered to vote, we had a big problem. When Voter ID is required and the black voting percentage increases--look at the statistics!!!--MAYbe a FEW people do have a problem. Pam, if you care, why don't you list your phone number and offer here in an editorial to drive such people around to get the ID they need? From the shortage of such cases, especially compared to the voter fraud cases noted in National Review from time to time, I doubt you'd be overworked, and it would reduce your hypocrisy quotient a bit.
And if I'm voting for Bud over Coors, should it be unconstitutional to ask for ID?
You really think the fornication hobby will suffer from this decision? Even for those poor people who get $14/hour at Hobby Lobby (the company's minimum wage) and find the insurance the company buys only pays for 16 kinds of contraceptives rather than 20?
And bureaucrats who tell Hobby Lobby what to do practice equality how? Bureaucracy is inequality; liberty IS equality. Jesus is libertarian; repent, liberals; fear Him who can devastate both soul and body in Hell.
Ha. Also more or different shape variation than most Bennett cartoons.
Does the same apply to federal enforcement of toilet codes and light-bulb codes and auto codes and tax codes?
So far, A.D. 2014 is the coldest year on record in the US. Global warming is dead; long live "climate change"? Noah's flood was a climate change. Repent.
Robert Samuelson in the Washington Post says: be honest: we have no cure for climate change.
Nothing wrong with alpro's details when not forced, but if we have to throw out a lamp because the bulbs that fit it are outlawed...
Plus 2000 pages of law and 13,000 pages of regulations (and how many lines of code?). Minus, read the Constitution (or at least Article I section 8 on what topics the Feds can legislate on, and Amendments 9 and 10).
Since home schooling often gets excellent results for a lot less money, and private schools for somewhat less money, let the public schools save money by paying students to leave. Voluntary spending cuts! Parental involvement! Variety! Freedom! If it costs Rick Smith $10,000 per child per year, let Tennessee rewrite its laws to offer each child a $5000 spending cut scholarship if they leave, and Rick gets to keep the other $5000. For every 8 students who leave, every student left in the Rick's system gets another dollar.
"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you." If your reporters got increased access, does the regime have some reason for feeling cheated? Did your reporters, when asked to be careful about the call-in, say at once, No sir, we're going to report on that too, or did they maintain a silence that could be taken as consent? Or...? (I don't know; I'm asking. Report, please.)
And if you're covering mayors, have you noticed some TFP failure to warn us, when Mayor Littlefield was running for re-election, that he might raise taxes, and raise stormwater fees, and annex people's property? Those seem like things that close coverage of city paperwork might have discovered, but they came up as unpleasant surprises that had been shoved under the rug until he got re-elected. Going to try harder next (this) time?
For some legal details, inquirer, go to National Review online, or Human Events, current articles on this case.
Morally, if the owner, or even a shareholding majority, think the murder of little babies is evil, why force them to subsidize it? Workers can buy their own murderous drugs, or get jobs elsewhere.
Even in a free country, we don't need freedom to do what most people agree on. We need freedom to do something different, something most people disapprove of, or consider less than the best.
An article linked from NR said economies grow fastest where governments spend 26% of GNP. The US are spending about 39% right now (DC + state + local). For growth, cut government by a third. Jesus is libertarian. Repent or perish, as the Pope warned the mafia.
From a friendly communist professor's syllabus on the robber barons I learned that the US economy grew faster A.D. 1840-1860 than it has grown in any 20-year-period since. In those days banks printed their own money (no federal reserve) with an underlying gold standard, and the cabinet had about six departments (no huge bureaucracy). GOP outreach? Libertarian populism: growth instead of jobless "recovery," opportunity instead of redistributing power to overpaid bureaucrats. Guess Who is rather libertarian?
Who would Jesus discriminate against?
"There is more joy in Heaven over one sinner who repents, than over 99 righteous people who don't need to repent." (I suspect some holy sarcasm after the comma [not that NT Greek had commas.])
Joy over the terrorist being crucified with Jesus who accepted capital punishment and rebuked his fellow, but not over the terrorist who complained that crucifixion was cruel and unusual punishment. Joy over the woman taken in adultery if she did indeed, as Jesus ordered her, Go break up with your significant other ("Go stop sinning"). Joy over the Corinthian who repented of trans-pagan fornication, and over previous repenters (I Cor 6:9-11). Joy over Israel when she repented and God raised up judges to slaughter her enemies, but not over Sodom...
Luke 24:47 Let repentance and forgiveness of sins (in that order) be preached in the name of Jesus...beginning among God's own people. Forgiveness and 'gospel' can be rather vapid without repentance, without acknowledging God's standards and our failure to meet them, our failure to even want to try to meet them, our failure to... as per II Cor 7:10-11.