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View Poll Results: Should the government promote traditional values?
Yes 21 30.43%
No 45 65.22%
Maybe, Don't know, etc. 3 4.35%
Voters: 69. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-07-2011, 08:51 PM
 
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The federal government shouldn't use the carrot approach for any behavior modification. Giving tax credits to some while not giving them to others is not fair. All people should file taxes as individuals with no exceptions and no deductions. Make the tax rate low enough so that everyone has a vested interest in how government spends it.
First of all, why should the government tax married people at a higher rate? Second, our elected officials can spout all the claptrap about traditional values, but until they put the money where there mouths are, I don't believe them. They certainly don't mind shoveling money to all their campaign contributors.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:04 PM
 
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Traditional values in things such as "In God We Trust" & being able to say the Pledge of Allegiance in classrooms every morning?

I'd support that.
Who is stopping you from doing that? Why don't get up every morning and say the pledge of allegiance in your house? Are you afraid the pledge of allegiance police will break down your door? Show some bells, stand up for yourself, a mans home is his castle.
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Old 10-08-2011, 12:01 AM
 
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Those aged 18-34 are the most likely to say the govt should be doing so at 53%, which is up from 38% in 2008. In 2008, they were the least likely of any age group to support promoting traditional values, now they're the most supportive of it.

43% of adults aged 35-54 say the same as do 51% of those 55 and older.

Americans Divided on Gov't Role in Promoting Values

Some of these 18-34 supporters might be in for a rude awakening if they discover that living in a house with three other unrelated individuals is unlawful in many places.

Sometimes traditional values can bite you.
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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If the gays want to use the words civil union it is fine , why should they use the word "marriage" that God ordained?
What particular god are you referring to?

And how do you know this god 'ordained' the word 'marriage'?
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Old 10-08-2011, 08:07 AM
 
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Are you being serious with the stuff you've been saying lately? Please tell me how you know what your god thinks?
Here's an interesting article about some studies showing how people project their own views onto what they think are "God's" views.

Creating God in one's own image : Not Exactly Rocket Science

"Their opinions on God's attitudes on important social issues closely mirror their own beliefs. If their own attitudes change, so do their perceptions of what God thinks. They even use the same parts of their brain when considering God's will and their own opinions."

"The results suggest that similar parts of the brain are involved when we consider our own beliefs and those of God - Epley thinks this is why we end up inferring a deity's attitudes based on those we hold ourselves."
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Old 10-08-2011, 06:50 PM
 
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First of all, why should the government tax married people at a higher rate? Second, our elected officials can spout all the claptrap about traditional values, but until they put the money where there mouths are, I don't believe them. They certainly don't mind shoveling money to all their campaign contributors.

How does the government tax married people at a higher rate?
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