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  1. God, we really need a Muslim coach somewhere - preferably in the south - willing to spread his prayer rug out on the 50 yard and pray toward Mecca.
  2. Seriously. We've already got a few posters playing on that - and one obsessed with it.
  3. Yes, I would. The status quo is untenable. But we also need establish a basic right to as national policy.
  4. Don't see any black white supremacists. There might be a few "brown" ones out there trying to sneak in.
  5. Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.), who faces a primary election Tuesday, says she is “tired” of the U.S. separation of church and state, a long-standing concept stemming from a “stinking letter” penned by one of the Founding Fathers. Speaking at a religious service Sunday in Colorado, she told worshipers: “The church is supposed to direct the government. The government is not supposed to direct the church. That is not how our Founding Fathers intended it.” She added: “I’m tired of this separation of church and state junk that’s not in the Constitution. It was in a stinking letter, and it means nothing like what they say it does.” Her comments were first reported by the Denver Post.
  6. Former Pro-Life Leader on Abortion Ruling: Our Movement Has Lost its Soul Very bleak prognosis.
  7. To be fair, I think EMT meant it as a hypothetical argument, which is fair.
  8. No, not unless there are extraordinary circumstances that would directly threaten the woman's life (which is hard to imagine, considering that at that point, we're probably talking a cesarean section or induced-labor birth, not an abortion). Or to put it another way, the earliest possible point at which the fetus's interests equals the woman's interests in a pregnancy would be the time the fetus becomes viable outside of the womb (which of course generates a whole bunch of new questions, both technical and economic ones). As others have pointed out, this dilemma will never be neatly resolved without compromise. Almost all of the proposed legal changes I've heard by the states essentially robs women of their equal status as humans and citizens. Compromise will be necessary as a practical - and moral - matter.
  9. And people also don't realize that a lot of southerners opposed this war and fought for the North.. They recognized this was a war propagated by the rich planter class in the South (slave owners). It's not like the South voted on secession. To learn more about this aspect of the Civil War I recommend the excellent book: "Bitterly Divided - The South's Inner Civil War" by David Williams (Williams received his PhD in History from Auburn University in 1988.)
  10. The question is why should a woman be required to carry any pregnancy to term "if the abortion is done early on"? If the response depends on circumstances and/or one's personal beliefs, then why should anyone but the woman have a say so in the matter?
  11. Now it's narrow minded. (Is that the same as "warped"?) So what was narrow minded about it?
  12. Not your concern. Now how about answering my question?
  13. As if there was any doubt: https://www.washingtonpost.com/ Supreme Court rules for high school football coach who prayed at midfield If you want to start, you better be willing to pray with the coach.
  14. Ah, so your only point is I am posting my opinion. BRILLIANT! But why single me out? Isn't that true of everyone who participates in this forum? And I don't suppose you are interested in explaining why you think "my view of things" is "warped"? What things? And what about my view of them is "warped"? Or was that just another generalized (and brilliant) observation about everyone's opinion?
  15. Yeah, right. "Thank God for Trump." is sooooooo nuanced.
  16. So, apparently, your belief that a fertilized egg is an autonomous human being is actually contingent on your arbitrary opinion regarding rape, incest and the relative importance of the mother's life. So, why should your opinion take precedence over the woman's opinion, who is after all, the principal in this?
  17. And it's not like there aren't enough guns to go around.
  18. Good list, if not comprehensive. (You left out "Citizen's United", which plays a key roll in allowing politicians to ignore their jobs.) As someone who can remember a time with nothing "beeped" I am particularly receptive to #1. When I first learned to use the internet, I can remember telling my wife this is going to change our world in a major way. It was easy to imagine all the positive ways that would happen but - in hindsight - I was totally blind to the potential of the negative ways. In case you haven't read it: https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2022/05/social-media-democracy-trust-babel/629369/
  19. And speaking of "opinion and attitude", exactly what gives you the right to dictate to a woman what is "needless" regarding her choice to get an abortion?
  20. Prohibiting the government from intervening into one's basic right of privacy and autonomy concerning reproductive behavior is "poor legal reasoning"? You call yourself a "conservative"?
  21. ........ which is based on history and the reality of the human condition.
  22. They don't want to "reduce" abortion, they want to eliminate it. They are not intelligent enough, or honest enough, or too deep in denial to understand that's not realistic so they just settle for making life as miserable as possible for (poor) women who seek one. The practical result is more misery, more poverty and more abortions. But they feel good about themselves, which is ultimately all they care about.
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