djackman wrote:The government should not be in the business of legislating morality in a religious context.
You're right because that'd make our government a theocracy, however legislating morality from a historical context based on long standing traditions and heritage is quite acceptable. Issues of laws regarding morality should be left up to the people themselves through referendum instead of letting the 'tail wag the dog'. Let the constituents decide it for themselves, by ballot.
djackman wrote:What two consenting adults do in their bedroom is no concern of mine or the government's.
agreed ... it's none of their business, but when it is pushed on our kindergarteners in an attempt to desensitize them, then that's a different story altogether.
djackman wrote:There should be a 100% separation of church and state, period.
Nowhere in the Constitution is there mention of a "separation of church and state", and if you read Jefferson's correspondance in which this phrase is mentioned, it was said with the meaning of protecting the church from the government so that government couldn't restrict individuals from religious freedoms they had the God given right to. That's one of the reasons our ancestors set sail for this land in the first place ... the aristocracy decided there was only one way a person could worship and everything else was witchcraft or what not. Liberals like to spin this and use it to their advantage saying that the government is promoting a religion by allowing the Ten Commandments (a historical artifact/document) to be displayed or by allowing our school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance because it has the word "God" in it, and etc.
Liberals like to preach about tolerance but they have no tolerance for anything that doesn't line up with their ideology. When someone pulls the separation of church and state card, what they are really saying is "Let's have immoral parades in the streets and show off our sexuality to the whole world ... let's call abortion a woman's right to privacy ... let's call Christmas the 'Winter holiday' .... let's make the next generation of Americans just like us by pushing the Cross out of the eye of the public ... let's make the next generation just like us by telling our children we came from a mud puddle and let them hear no other ideas of our origins so they can decide for themselves .... let's keep those who disagree with us from speaking publicly at our colleges by enciting violent disruptions and keep those speakers from being heard ... let's shutdown the church by passing legislation that makes it a crime of hate to say 'homosexuality is immoral' from the pulpit of churches or when a church refuses to marry couples of the same sex within their church ... let's allow our liberal ideas to flourish on college campuses, but let's supress the ideas of those who disagree with us ... let's make the next generation just like us by pushing the Christian God so far out of society that they'll never have the chance to know who He is". The level of intolerance of liberals who preach tolerance themselves is essentially hypocrisy and facism. Hitler and the communists of the world liked to silence those who disagreed with them too and we saw what that leads to. Dare I say most conservatives are more tolerant and more rational than most liberals on issues of morality are religion?
djackman wrote:What do you call nationalization of private business' ?
I'm not sure I quite understand what you mean. If you mean the government interfering with private business to level that it supresses a business' growth by taxing it to death in order to fund their liberal agendas, then I'd call this socialism and communism to varying degrees.
I'm glad that we agree there is no one to vote for this fall
... they're both as corrupt as can be and are not capable of straightening out this economy.