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Palatka, FL

Election Poll, June 2012 - Palatka, FL

You understand this. I wish those who "hate" Obama just because the GOP tells them too need to wake up and smell the depression. If the right grabs any more control only the rich will have any say in our government and the rest of America will be forced to go along for what ever bumpy ride they offer us. Those are the people who exported our jobs, Not Obama.  (Jun 22, 2012 | post #3)

Palatka, FL

Gay Marriage - Palatka, FL

You refer to a "Church" wedding. This does not apply to a civil marriage. Remember not everyone accepts the same religious beliefs and here in America everyone has a right to their own belief system...or none at all, without any government intrusion. I am fine with a religious institution deciding they won't marry gays but a judge in a court house cannot deny that on religious grounds based on personal bigotry. It's time for America to stop discrimination against certain citizens. This is supposed to be the land of individual liberties, not a theocracy like the Taliban.  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #5)

Palatka, FL

Gay Marriage - Palatka, FL

Who cares as long as you still get to marry who you love and not have "Big Brother" trying to dictate that for you. If you are a citizen in a free country no one should be able to decide that for you. Live and let live. You are entitled to your opinion but not to enforce that opinion upon others.  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #4)

Palatka, FL

Obama-Marriage - Palatka, FL

When we talk about rights under the Constitution, there is no room to argue "God" because our laws are forbidden to promote religious laws. If a church wants to deny a Christian Wedding they retain that right but government cannot be the agent of denying a civil right enjoyed by virtue of living in a free society. Civil Unions and a Church wedding are different things. Government cannot force a church to wed anyone but neither can they deny a civil wedding unrelated to a church.  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #5)

Palatka, FL

Obama-Marriage - Palatka, FL

I personally have no interest in marrying another man. That said it is not up to me or government to dictate who anyone should or should not love. In the past it was "legal" to own slaves even though it was wrong. In the past women could not vote or inherit property despite being citizens. It used to be illegal for a black to marry a white. We have a history of "excluding " people from full citizenship because of bigotry. Constitutionally there should be nothing to dictate who may or may not marry. It is not a government issue in a land of individual freedoms. Many on the right would improperly seek to deny this right to a select group based on some religious principle...but those people forget that our government is forbidden to pass religious based laws. It is also Un American to try to pass any law designed to discriminate against any person or class of persons who, by right, are citizens and deserve the equal protection of our laws and constitution. Once we start to allow that, who is next on the "hit list" to deny what rights to...on what basis? Rights and freedoms belong to every citizen...period. If we can't protect that we are on the path to the destruction of our democracy.  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #4)

Palatka, FL

Election Poll, June 2012 - Palatka, FL

Because he is honest and very smart and has accomplished more than expected given what he started with and the really poor cooperation from Congress. Imagine what he could have done with some help from our "sold-out " lawmakers !  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #1)

Palatka, FL

Putnam Friends group.

Purpose is to allow people to connect and make new friends in Putnam County and surrounding areas. Have a Yahoo group for this located at http://groups.yaho o.com/group/putnam _friends Please join us and pass the word. We would like to gain enough interest to have a gathering once a month at a local eatery for beverage and snacks. New members to the Yahoo group will be moderated to avoid spammers. Let's make friends together.  (Jun 13, 2012 | post #1)

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