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Old 07-17-2014, 12:28 PM
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With the moral fabric of our country eroding...
There has been an eroding of the moral fabric of our nation in the last several decades, but it is evident in the obstinate self-centeredness of right-wingers willfully working against continuance of over three hundred and fifty years of progress. This obstinance is manifest in every right-wing effort to forestall efforts to reduce economic injustice, every right-wing effort to forestall acceptance of belief systems other than their own, every right-wing effort to forestall society acting in a caring and compassionate manner contrary to that which benefits the right-wingers personally. If right-wingers were honest with themselves, they would have to admit that they're not concern about moral fabric - quite the opposite - at best, we can call the right-wing perspective amoral, if not outright immoral.
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:52 PM
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There has been an eroding of the moral fabric of our nation in the last several decades, but it is evident in the obstinate self-centeredness of right-wingers willfully working against continuance of over three hundred and fifty years of progress. This obstinance is manifest in every right-wing effort to forestall efforts to reduce economic injustice, every right-wing effort to forestall acceptance of belief systems other than their own, every right-wing effort to forestall society acting in a caring and compassionate manner contrary to that which benefits the right-wingers personally. If right-wingers were honest with themselves, they would have to admit that they're not concern about moral fabric - quite the opposite - at best, we can call the right-wing perspective amoral, if not outright immoral.
Can I ask a simple question? If your party (I'm assuming you're either Democrat or Progressive) lost the White House and so the "right-wingers" had both Congress and the White House, and they decided to push some agendas through like tax cuts, reforming the ACA, and whatever else they decided to push through, in order to keep progressing the country forward, would you expect your party to vote what they wanted to push through into law? I mean for progress's sake you would wouldn't you?

You wouldn't dare want to "forestall acceptance of belief systems contrary to that which you believe in" would you?
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Old 07-20-2014, 03:36 AM
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Can I ask a simple question? If your party (I'm assuming you're either Democrat or Progressive) lost the White House and so the "right-wingers" had both Congress and the White House, and they decided to push some agendas through like tax cuts, reforming the ACA, and whatever else they decided to push through, in order to keep progressing the country forward, would you expect your party to vote what they wanted to push through into law? I mean for progress's sake you would wouldn't you?
Liberal leaders don't claim to support tax cuts for the rich (because that's what right-wing leaders would propose: tax cuts for the rich). Liberal leaders don't support gutting ACA (because that's what right-wing leaders would propose: throwing poor people out into the streets rather than assuring affordable access to basic healthcare to all Americans). By contrast, Right-wing leaders claim to support jobs for Americas (and don't). Right-wing leaders claim to care about the plight of the poor (and don't). Right-wing leaders claim to abide moral teachings such as Luke 14:12-14 and Mark 10:21-22 (and don't). Right-wing leaders are hypocrites - selfish hypocrites.
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Old 07-20-2014, 04:58 AM
 
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Right-wing leaders claim to abide moral teachings such as Luke 14:12-14 and Mark 10:21-22 (and don't). Right-wing leaders are hypocrites - selfish hypocrites.



Maybe I missed something, but I can't remember any American conservative politicians saying anything about Luke 14 or Mark 10 one way or another, or making a claim that they personally abide by them.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:09 AM
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I guess you have missed a lot.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:17 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I guess you have missed a lot.
Do you have a link on this?

Great thing about the internet, is that everything is saved.

I'd look it up myself, but you didn't mention exactly what right wing politicians were talking about Luke 14. I didn't see a quote by either when I did a search engine with Sen. Santorum or Sen. Helms' name and "Luke 14".
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:20 AM
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So what you're saying is that Santorum and Helms believe in cherry-picking the portions of their Bible that they'd abide by. Thanks for making clear that, if your insinuation is true, their hypocrisy is even more grievous than I indicated.
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Old 07-20-2014, 05:27 AM
 
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So what you're saying is that Santorum and Helms believe in cherry-picking the portions of their Bible that they'd abide by.
I'm not saying a darn thing, I'm just interested in where either or these men or other prominent conservatives said anything one way or another about Luke 14 or Mark 10.

Truth be told, I can't remember any American politician of any stripe citing scripture passages in a political speech as a reason for a government policy.
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Old 07-20-2014, 02:22 PM
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I'm not saying a darn thing
Thanks for admitting that.
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