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View Poll Results: As a Marylander, would you support Ben Carson for a GOP Presidential Bid in 2016?
Yes 16 38.10%
No 21 50.00%
I don't know who Ben Carson is 5 11.90%
Voters: 42. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 04-02-2013, 12:33 PM
 
Location: The Heart of Dixie
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Well they are pretty far left given how the rest of the nation feels about illegal immigration, gun control, the death penalty, and taxes.

ONLY in Maryland can the Democrats raise THIS many taxes and still stay in office. I wonder if we will finally make them pay for raising the gas tax and for them banning the death penalty and taking away our guns. And now there is talk of giving licenses to illegal aliens and passing plastic bag taxes which Montgomery County and Washington DC already have and which PG County tried to pass. And I dont think most people are happy that our power bills are going up for the wind farms, or happy with the increased flush tax.
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Old 04-02-2013, 03:06 PM
 
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Are we talking about divorce or marriage? I can't speak for Catholicism but there are two Biblical reasons for Christians to get divorce. It is not forbidden but it's strongly discouraged. Unfortunately like many things in Christianity, people prevent what the word of God states and misuse the intent. Marriage is supposed to an eternal bond, holy covenant with God and your spouse but people don't understand that. With that said, it doesn't mean that we should further pervert what it states. If anything we should uphold it more. The argument that because people misuse marriage more people should be able to do so (homosexuals) is wrong. It doesn't make it right, it just mean more are wrong. The word of God is clear and hasn't changed on that topic, people have.
Just curious but how do you explain divorce or single parents to kids? How do you tell a kid why mom and dad can't be together anymore?
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Old 04-02-2013, 07:57 PM
 
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Just curious but how do you explain divorce or single parents to kids? How do you tell a kid why mom and dad can't be together anymore?
I mean it would be something that you would just have to be honest about. Divorce happens. God didn't forbid it, he just discouraged it. It's something that happens. If someone told their kids that based on the Bible, that any form of divorce is wrong, that wouldn't be the complete truth. It happens and depending on the reasoning it can be biblically justified. It's certainly not easy, I would imagine to have to explain to kids, especially if their parents on the ones getting divorced.
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Old 04-02-2013, 10:33 PM
 
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I mean it would be something that you would just have to be honest about. Divorce happens. God didn't forbid it, he just discouraged it. It's something that happens. If someone told their kids that based on the Bible, that any form of divorce is wrong, that wouldn't be the complete truth. It happens and depending on the reasoning it can be biblically justified. It's certainly not easy, I would imagine to have to explain to kids, especially if their parents on the ones getting divorced.
If marriage is said to be sacred, why would you want divorce to be allowed in the first place?
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:26 AM
 
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If marriage is said to be sacred, why would you want divorce to be allowed in the first place?
Because there is a chance that one person in that union that has done it for the wrong reasons. Should the person that has honored that union be punished to stay with someone that doesn't want to uphold that union?
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:25 AM
 
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Because there is a chance that one person in that union that has done it for the wrong reasons. Should the person that has honored that union be punished to stay with someone that doesn't want to uphold that union?
No. I don't think a couple should stay together if they don't like each other.


Then again it's not really my responsibility on who gets married or divorced. Marriage to me was always a lifetime commitment for both individuals to be happy together. You have plenty of time to work things out with each other before the ceremonial event. I still have strong opposition to divorce, especially when kids are in the picture. But it is not my call and the only thing I can do is watch and learn. I have friends in the teaching field who left only after a few years because their kids tell them about their parents splitting up.

At least your previous post acknowledges that teaching kids that all forms of divorce is wrong isn't telling the truth. That is something I can agree with.

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Old 04-03-2013, 08:54 AM
 
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No. I don't think a couple should stay together if they don't like each other.


Then again it's not really my responsibility on who gets married or divorced. Marriage to me was always a lifetime commitment for both individuals to be happy together. You have plenty of time to work things out with each other before the ceremonial event. I still have strong opposition to divorce, especially when kids are in the picture. But it is not my call and the only thing I can do is watch and learn. I have friends in the teaching field who left only after a few years because their kids tell them about their parents splitting up.

At least your previous post acknowledges that teaching kids that all forms of divorce is wrong isn't telling the truth. That is something I can agree with.
I agree. People often get married for the wrong reasons. I know someone that became separated after two months of marriage. That isn't what marriage is about. I definitely don't like the idea of it and I think kids end up getting hurt more than anyone involved.
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Old 04-11-2013, 05:54 PM
 
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I know posters opted out of answering the question directly by saying "Ben Carson is an independent". However, please feel free to read the following article:

Ben Carson steps down as Hopkins commencement speaker

Not that Michael Steele is a dolt, but I agree with posters that indicate Carson isn't some bumbling updated version of Steele (the only parallels I see between the two quite frankly is race and moderate conservatism). Ben Carson continues to take political stances than more closely align with the GOP platform over all else. He may have stated he's independent, just like every other individual who has run for president has said something then pivoted on the issue; the most common is "I'm not running". Conservative figures from the GOP continue to support Carson's public statements and Carson does nothing to distance himself from these endorsements. IMO if Carson were to run it would be as a GOP candidate, not as an independent. Yeah, John Anderson ran for president as an independent, only after being defeated in the primaries as a Republican.

Independent Presidential Candidate = Certain defeat
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:12 PM
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The Republicans' problem is the message, not the messenger, although their last two messengers were terrible enough.
Jon Huntsman is their best choice, but he is anathema to the Tea Potters; he is much too intelligent for them.
Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and what's-his-name the pizza man is more at their level.

Carson would get creamed by whichever Democrat runs, even more so than McCain and Romney.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:14 AM
 
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I know posters opted out of answering the question directly by saying "Ben Carson is an independent". However, please feel free to read the following article:

Ben Carson steps down as Hopkins commencement speaker

Not that Michael Steele is a dolt, but I agree with posters that indicate Carson isn't some bumbling updated version of Steele (the only parallels I see between the two quite frankly is race and moderate conservatism). Ben Carson continues to take political stances than more closely align with the GOP platform over all else. He may have stated he's independent, just like every other individual who has run for president has said something then pivoted on the issue; the most common is "I'm not running". Conservative figures from the GOP continue to support Carson's public statements and Carson does nothing to distance himself from these endorsements. IMO if Carson were to run it would be as a GOP candidate, not as an independent. Yeah, John Anderson ran for president as an independent, only after being defeated in the primaries as a Republican.

Independent Presidential Candidate = Certain defeat
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The Republicans' problem is the message, not the messenger, although their last two messengers were terrible enough.
Jon Huntsman is their best choice, but he is anathema to the Tea Potters; he is much too intelligent for them.
Sarah Palin, Michele Bachmann, and what's-his-name the pizza man is more at their level.

Carson would get creamed by whichever Democrat runs, even more so than McCain and Romney.
I actually think it's the opposite. I think the message is good but the messengers do a horrible job conveying it. That is just one of many reasons why I would not consider myself as a Republican. Dr. Carson, like myself is a fellow follower and believer of Christ and as a good ground Bible believer, it does not honestly make scriptural sense for one to align themselves with a political party, as they are really only divisive entities that are about what is going to get me elected instead of what is the right thing to support.

The problem with the Republican party is the same thing that is wrong with the Democratic party, they do what is best for the party. They are quick to change up their ideas all in a means to get votes. The Republican party is even talking about changing up their views on gay marriage just to appeal to more voters. As someone that is a believer, why would Dr. Carson support something like that? On the surface it looks like he has the same views, but honestly they are only similar. People in this country are too quick to put someone in a box as being Democratic or Republican based on a few things. There is a reason why he does associate himself with conservatives but doesn't out right join their party.
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