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  •  What they tell themselves is that human rights (7+ / 0-)

    come from God alone, not from governments, so governments cannot give sinners rights that go against the Bible (sometimes what they want it to say, not what it does say) like gay marriage/marriage equality, abortion, contraception, medical marijuana, restoring voting rights to convicts released from prison…Those are Human Wrongs.

    Also Gun Safety is against the Second Amendment to the Ten Commandments. ^_^

    Of course, it used to be much worse. Racism, bigotry, misogyny, and even Mammonism are falling off at about 1% of the US population annually, mostly from the normal process of older angry White guys dying off. We have passed the tipping point on marriage equality and gun safety, and if we could just get Democrats to vote in the same proportion as Republicans, it would be all over. So that is precisely what OFA proposes to do: non-stop GOTV and education. Battleground Texas proposes to turn Texas Blue and undo its gerrymander. That would nearly flip the House all by itself.

    Once we undo the gerrymanders of House seats and state legislatures, reform the filibuster in the Senate, and replace Scalia, the Republican Party becomes irrelevant in national politics, and can go the way of the Federalists and the Whigs. At that point the debate over the differences between the Democratic and Progressive agendas can go mainstream.

    Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

    by Mokurai on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:22:08 AM PDT

    •  Kings had divine rights once (4+ / 0-)
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      until we took them away.

      "If you tell the truth, you'll eventually be found out." Mark Twain

      by Steven D on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 10:50:29 AM PDT

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    •  But that argument goes both ways (1+ / 0-)
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      Rights come from God alone, i.e., they are not human gifts or whims or largesse or noblesse oblige. The inhere in us, they are our genetic/human birthright (whether from God or not), thus the only question to be answered by any form of government is 'will you or won't you allow me to exercise my rights,' not 'will you give me some rights, please?'

      YES WE DID -- AGAIN. FOUR MORE YEARS.

      by raincrow on Fri Mar 29, 2013 at 11:25:22 AM PDT

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