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  1. Re: Republicans Refuse to Defend Us Against Foreign Attacks

    I don't see in the rules where I cannot amend or alter the OP. Why does this result in a defunct thread?
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Yes. I can't really think of one. Let's say a genetic disease develops that spreads cancer in a contagious fashion but doesn't harm the host. A "Cancer Charlie" and we have the eugenic means to...
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    For no reason? Yes. For an irrational reason, definitely yes. For example, white people can have firearms but black people can't.

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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Whether you have access to them or not? Yes. How an individual engages with each item, no.

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    Yes, with...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    Sure, in this case if there aren't work-arounds. Are you saying the first amendment allows you to foist your religion on others?
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Because it's subjective and apt to change. Blues eyes might be all the rage, but what happens when everyone has blue eyes? And because there's nothing wrong with the alternative. There's plenty of...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    The argument is that they shouldn't have to provide a type of coverage that violates their religious beliefs. They don't have to. They can simply just pay their employees what it would cost for...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    So since there are alternatives the appeal for that kind of religious exemption is invalid.
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Yes?

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    Yes, I think that's been my point in comparing current eugenics, made with personal decisions, and...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    They could also just pay you the cash equivalent of the insurance and let you buy your own. Sounds like freedom and individual choice to me.
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Do you mean faith?

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    That's not materialistic?

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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Free will isn't used in the OP. Seriously, free will? God? Have you read about him? I'll take a knife to my throat any day compared to his eternal tortures. At least with a slit throat it will...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    What about where that decision is being made by a company owner for their employees?
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Sure, I suppose I could see that happening. Kind of a "Handmaid's Tale" type of thing. Why would homosexuals not be able to procreate?

    A more interesting question is what would happen if that...
  15. Thread: Cheating is OK

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    Re: Cheating is OK

    Morally, there is no difference in walking over the border or lying to get a green card, right?


    Melania’s ‘Einstein Visa’ Was Based on Her Having a College Degree — Which She Lied About Having
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    Re: The Impeachment of Donald J. Trump

    Trump’s Turnberry Scandal Violates the Other Emoluments Clause



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    House Democrats unveil impeachment probe...
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    I'm not sure. I can't think of an example serious enough to warrant a state dictate. Like I said, perhaps a terrible disease. But then the state could act as a guide in that case and suggest the...
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    Re: Who is my neighbor?

    Not very Christ-like:

    Bahamas hurricane survivors were kicked off ferry over U.S. visa demands
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Maybe, I'm not sure. Do you have an example you are thinking about?

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    Genetically inferior isn't...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    You've argued that any type of morality is a "religion" and I've shown that that simply isn't true. Secularism isn't a religion in any sense.

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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    What part? That we have a secular government? That's self-evident.
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    For the uneducated masses, yes, they saw religion as generally good guide. But for them and who they saw as who would be in power - with their private libraries and advanced educations - would be...
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    I still don't understand what you're saying. Are you saying that people of the time only had religious ideas?
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    Re: It isn't Racist to...

    There are white nationalist members of the GOP, whether they're a member of any group is irrelevant. They share the same values.
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    Re: Religious Exemption Laws

    Could you expand on this?
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Not as a forced dictate by the state. But on a personal level? Parents making choices for their children? I doubt we'll be able to stop that. Like I said, male pattern baldness would be...
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    Re: Religious examption laws

    Indeed, except that the inverse is the case. Especially given the facts that we are a secular country founded on secular thinking. The first amendment diametrically contradicts the first...
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    Re: It isn't Racist to...

    Being President is a job, being a Native American is an immutable characteristic. Apples and oranges. Maybe you have another example.
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    Re: 75 Ways Socialism Has Improved America

    Right, but they couldn't foresee advances in genetics (or changes in culture for that matter) that would allow personal choices to alleviate inequalities that cause class distinctions. So, of...
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    Re: Gay Reparations

    Already done. I've supported that the gay community, as a result of persecution, has disproportionately higher problems that the rest of the population. I shouldn't have to repeat this over and...
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