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2008 Presidential Election

Do We Have A Living Constitution?

I respect your right to disagree with me, but when you say that those with whom you disagree "are clueless self-serving spoon-fed nitwits who stand for nothing and fall for anything," you do not honor the system you claim to defend. Part of freedom as protected by the Constitution is the freedom to disagree and speak openly. The Constitution was not meant to be a rubber stamp for the right or for the left, but a blueprint for a government whereby we could all speak our minds and have a rational discourse. If only we could return to that 'original intent" we would be a better nation.  (Sep 16, 2008 | post #2)

2008 Presidential Election

GOP fears Ron Paul, refuses to count votes

If Gore v Bush taught us anything it is that the Republicans don't like counting votes.  (Sep 5, 2008 | post #16)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

Fine, then stay Governor of Alaska. Don't become VP  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #24)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

Here is a link to a collection of audio interviews with the AIP Party Chair during the first part of Palin's membership in the party, Joe Vogler There are a lot of them, some very interesting about Alaska History, but they are labelled by subject. http://uaf-db.uaf. edu/jukebox/yuch/h tm/jvog.htm  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #21)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

I would if one of them was nominated for VP of the US. I have no problem with people who peacefully and legally argue for secession from the US. I believe in free speech and democracy. However, if a person seeks to become an office holder (especially President or VP) of the United States, I don't think it is too much to ask that they support this country  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #18)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

Let me ask you a question; if it were discovered that Obama was in the 1990s a member of a political party that had as its goal secession from the US and a party chairman who made clear his hatred of the US and his desire never to be buried under the US flag, what would you say? What is good for the goose is good for the gander  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #17)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

Here is a quote from the Joe Vogler (AIP chairman until he was killed in 1993 - Palin was a member when he was alive "I'm an Alaskan, not an American. I've got no use for America or her damned institutions. " According to Wikipedia: Vogler was buried in Dawson City, Yukon Territory, Canada, fulfulling a wish that he not be buried under the American flag.  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #8)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

Okay but would think it appropriate for Jefferson Davis to be VP of the US? It sort of seems the US VP should support the US. Those that want to leave shouldn't seek high office in the country they wish to be apart from  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #6)

2008 Presidential Election

Members of 'Fringe' Alaskan Independence Party Say Palin ...

She is still friendly with them as she sent a video taped welcome to their 2008 Convention. So I am not so sure she has completely left their embrace. I have nothing against people seeking, peacefully and legally to have Alaska become independent and/or join Canada (the party has entertained that in the past), but it is by definition un-american.  (Sep 1, 2008 | post #5)

Gay/Lesbian

Ricky Martin fathers twins via gestational surrogacy

If he wants help, I'll volunteer; every child needs two fathers. LOL I wish him and his children all the best.  (Aug 21, 2008 | post #3)

Gay/Lesbian

Sexual Re-Orientation?

I agree that right now it is a bigger problem in the East than in the West. Studies show that in Asia the disparity results in about 90 million "missing women" http://www.wilsonc enter.org/topics/p ubs/Hudson&den Boer.pdf I admit we would have to see if such an ability became common place similiar results would appear here in the US. But worldwide, my point stands.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #22)

Gay/Lesbian

Sexual Re-Orientation?

The you better be prepared to change a lot of male babies sexual orientation to gay, as we know from studies that many parents would "choose" to change their babies to male and we would become more and more like China with a large disparity in the numbers of men and women.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #19)

Gay/Lesbian

Sexual Re-Orientation?

To me it is child abuse to put a child through medically unnecessary treatment. We have even removed children from parents for doing so. I admit we do allow it for circumcision (but I am not in favor of that); but otherwise parents who subject their children to treatments that are unnecessary can be and should be prosecuted. Being gay is not a medical disorder therefore, it should not be in the power of parents to "treat" it. As to your comments about sex change operations not changing gender identity since we are in the science fiction realm about changing sexual orientation, let me modify my prior example and assume that medical technology allowed for a change in gender identity, I would still call it child abuse for a parent to change his or her child from one gender to another. Parents should not be allowed to consent to unnecessary medical procedures.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #16)

Gay/Lesbian

Sexual Re-Orientation?

Two points; if we were talking about changing adults only, in a perfect world, you might have a point; but this is not a perfect world. I would seriously doubt that a gay person who was raised in a society that valued being gay as much as it did being straight would chose to change - but if, in such a world an adult made that choice - okay then fine. But this society demonizes being gay and many people would be pressured to change because of that demonization. If for example a pill could change eye color and we lived in a society that treated all persons with green eyes as second class citizens, but those with blue eyes as first class citizens, I would argue against such treatment, as it is the society that would be "sick" not the person. I have the same view on this issue.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #12)

Gay/Lesbian

Sexual Re-Orientation?

It is your view that it doesn't "harm" the fetus. I do not think that parents should be allowed to "treat" something that is not a medical problem. For example, we know how to perform sex change operations (and by the way have done them on infants in certain circumstances). SO if mom and day really wanted a girl but had a boy, are you okay with them consenting to a sex change on an infant? I am not. Being male is not a medical condition requiring treatment. Nor is being gay or lesbian. Parents should not be allowed to make that choice.  (Aug 2, 2008 | post #11)

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