Decline on clear display

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The 2012 presidential election focused more on free contraception for women, a guy in a bird costume and loose-leaf binders than on lofty ideas.

Our so-called democratic process excludes third-party candidates from the presidential debates. Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian Party), Jill Stein (Green Party) and Rocky Anderson (Justice Party) were far more expansive and honest in their single debate than in the three featuring the main attractions.

A financial crisis has been looming for years, but the Federal Reserve responds with quantitative easing – i.e., a sugar high. Far more threatening than a financial crisis is the moral decay.

The president, who claims to be a disciple of Jesus Christ, endorses the murder of innocent unborn children at any stage of gestation, including after a botched abortion, and same-sex marriage. He obviously doesn’t read the Bible. Nowhere in it is the shedding of innocent blood or homosexuality sanctioned.

The word “sin” is being eliminated from our lexicon, even in our churches. Yet, Jesus told the woman caught in adultery, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.”

The cycle of a civilization moves through bondage, courage, liberty, abundance, selfishness, complacency, apathy, dependence and finally a return to bondage. The U.S. has reached the dependence stage as witnessed by 47 million individuals currently receiving food stamps. Citizens are coaxed to transfer their allegiance from God to the government.

English historian Edward Gibbon published The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire beginning, ironically enough, in 1776. He cites a lack of civic virtue and decadence as two of the reasons for the decline. Someday, someone will pen a similar history of the United States of America. It is unfolding in front of our eyes.

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shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 11/13/12 - 03:40 am
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There was another reason Jim

A nation cannot have a standing army all over the world. This is one reason that Greese, Rome, the French, and the English lost their empires. I really don't believe sin had anything to do with it.

InChristLove
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InChristLove 11/13/12 - 06:24 am
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Fall of nations.....sin has

Fall of nations.....sin has everything to do with it.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/13/12 - 06:46 am
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Well the FDA determined that
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saturated fat was the downfall of Grease. Along with their fascination for little boys.

You cannot equate the Creator's Will to those who are gods unto themselves.

Mankind has not changed since his appearance. Willful disobedience to the the laws of God and Nature bring about cyclical periods of freedom with excess and slavery with nothing. The fact the Almighty God is aware of this phenomenon of mankind, does not diminish His ultimate control and the fulfillment of His will.

soapy_725
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soapy_725 11/13/12 - 06:48 am
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A sick society is in need of a physician.
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And the phrase physician heal thyself is no remedy.

Techfan
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Techfan 11/13/12 - 07:29 am
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"Nowhere in it is the

"Nowhere in it is the shedding of innocent blood or homosexuality sanctioned."

Wasn't there that whole lamb's blood on the doorpost thing?

JRC2024
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JRC2024 11/13/12 - 08:40 am
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Shrimp, neither can the US be

Shrimp, neither can the US be the policeman for the world as some of our leaders believe. Leave these countries alone that will not fend for themselves.We cannot feed, protect and clothe them.

loblolly
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loblolly 11/13/12 - 08:58 am
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How many times
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do we have to have a guest opinion quote the "Rise and Fall of the Roman Empire?" Same thing with the 1890's, 1930's, 1960's, 1970's, and now. Some people just want America to fail. Sorry Mr, Irish, not gonna happen. The people have spoken sir, and reject your homphobic views based upon some bizarre biblical interpretation.

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/13/12 - 09:15 am
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Well, it's got nothing to do

Well, it's got nothing to do with standing armies, sin, or lamb's blood.

It's about money, spending, and people that won't work because we support them even though they are healthy and capable of working. It's about people who want to raise taxes, on somebody else not themselves, enough to pay for 6 days of government spending and then pat themselves on the back because they think they did something for "social justice", whatver the hell that is. It's about the country paying it's bills as it goes while providing the basic governmental services intended by the Constitution.....like national defense. (Yeh, I checked and didn't see total cradle to grave welfare in there anywhere) The phrase "the common good" has certainly been perverted from it's intended meaning of "what's good for the country and the largest number of citizens" into "cradle to grave government subsidies for everyone that is too dumb or too lazy or more than likely both". There is NO common good in what we are doing today.

allhans
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allhans 11/13/12 - 09:16 am
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I can sympathize with the

I can sympathize with the free birth control issue. Children are expensive, a nuisance, and creates an inconvenience in our personal lives.
(I am posting this anonymously, I would want neither of my beloved 3 children or my precious grandchildren to think I meant THEM). ( :

Jon Lester
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Jon Lester 11/13/12 - 09:23 am
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Because we rejected the Mormon cultist who
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essentially promised war with Iran to his Jewish casino mogul benefactor? Is that what you believe?

I think this country just dodged a bullet by rejecting the blatant lies and anti-intellectualism of the political right in this country. You want America to lead? Promote math and science, as well as the DREAM act. Advocate for removing the cap on the Social Security tax. Invest in infrastructure.

You have a problem with abortion? Get behind subsidized contraception for all low-income Americans, so the "choice" will become less frequent, and the nation will have a healthier future tax base. Do you know how many condoms and IUD's could be bought for the price of a single drone strike on a Pakistani wedding party? It would do more good for this nation's security, too.

DanK
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DanK 11/13/12 - 11:46 am
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This election was won on

This election was won on issues, not on incidents. The fact is, the majority of Americans agree with Obama and the Democrats on social issues, on taxes and on trust. The Republicans and ultra-conservatives seem to believe that they are the path to salvation for the U.S. and for the world. The majority of voters in this country and the world plainly disagree.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 11/13/12 - 03:59 pm
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Agree with Dichotomy...

...about the reasons for the re-election of "Our Dear Ruler"....It is NOT about issues ..

It WAS however about almost half the electorate realizing that they can vote themselves largesse from the public treasury and putting those politicians into office who will fulfill that goal.....period..

Aided by a cpmpliant slobbering media, and an uneducated and/or ignorant populace who really could care less about their neighbor...so long as "I gets mine"...from Obama's stash....

When the checks stop coming who will THESE people blame then. Bush, Cheney,Reagan?....It won't matter because they will be the ones who will suffer most as they have been brainwashed into believing this "cradle to grave " claptrap foisted upon them by the left in return for votes and power..

Unless something changes and very soon....this republic is doomed ....Thanks for nothing liberals.....

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ultrarnr 11/13/12 - 05:30 pm
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The writer forgot to mention the coming locust plague. That is Obama's fault too.

Conservative Man
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Conservative Man 11/13/12 - 06:37 pm
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Hard to argue..

...with facts and logic eh?

dichotomy
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dichotomy 11/13/12 - 07:08 pm
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Conservative Man......they do

Conservative Man......they do seem to have a problem with that don't the?. Ideologues don't deal in facts, merely dogma.

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Gage Creed 11/13/12 - 07:27 pm
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Wow....Jon Lester wants

Wow....Jon Lester wants funding for condoms and IUDs..I guess that whole Planned Parenthood thing has escaped his view.

Isn't it misogynistic of Jon to only champion female birth control? Come on Jon; give up the war on women...stand up for vasectomy on demand!

allhans
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allhans 11/13/12 - 07:33 pm
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There is a reason for the

There is a reason for the increase in the number of Hispanics, who believe in and value the family unit,

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Bizkit 11/13/12 - 09:00 pm
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We've been promoting math and

We've been promoting math and science on deaf ears of american youth for quite some time-now these jobs are being filled with asians, indians, etc. I think the Flynn-effect is an artifact and the american gene pool is in decline in general intelligence-but this effect is mainly because of the decline of males. The standard in most colleges is different by gender-with higher ones for females, and if you are asian-they are discriminated against by higher expectations. Europeans are reproducing and other nationalities are-especially muslims so it is predicted most of Europe will be muslim with a few decades-evolution by gene flow. In America-caucasians aren't reproducing (low the last 4 years in a row) and hispanics are migrating in (gene flow again)-yep it is predicted that America will be hispanic with minorities of caucasians, asians, african-americans. You can't beat evolution and a leaky border.

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