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I would like to comment on Andy C. Reese’s letter “Liberals built freer world” (April 22). The title is correct: They did make a freer world – but not a better world!

They are the ones who removed the Bible and prayer from our schools, and the Ten Commandments from our courtrooms. They legalized abortions and pornography on the Internet, and in our schools children learn how to have safe sex. Teenage pregnancies are a problem. Legalizing drugs and sanctioning the homosexual lifestyle are part of the liberal agenda, and in each year 17,000 people will die in America from AIDS. None of this is of the character of Christians and conservatives.

The liberal teaching of humanism, socialism and atheism is taking its toll on our society. We can’t teach ethics and morals anymore because then we would be bordering on religion, and liberals don’t want that in our workplace, schools or government. Besides, religion and homosexuality in the classroom wouldn’t do well.

In Mr. Reese’s letter he seems to give credit to liberals for the development of virtually all inventions and science, which is not true! Search “the scientific 100” and you will learn that the majority of all fields of science were developed by Christians and the Jewish people.

Mr. Reese also gives credit to liberals for the writing of the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, and creating the abolition of slavery and freedom of religion. I don’t believe I even have to comment on that! If today’s liberals were living at that time, when America had to decide to fight for her freedom, we would still be under British rule!

Yes, today we have a freer world to do as each wills – but will we survive where this freedom is leading us?

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burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 02:02 pm
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Exactly t3bledsoe, and that

Exactly t3bledsoe, and that the difference in rates is not solely due to the legalization of abortion.

This doesn't immediately validate sex ed as the cause, but if you compare current rates across jurisdictions that have different levels of sex ed, there appears to be a pattern of success with sex ed in the form of lower teen birth rates.

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RMSHEFF 04/24/13 - 02:31 pm
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Andyreese

I would like to know your definition of Liberal ? Was JFK liberal and if so what policy or belief made him liberal? Was George Washington a liberal and if so what belief made him a liberal? I think you are terribly confused about who is and is not a liberal and why.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 02:35 pm
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I sure am glad you posted
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I sure am glad you posted that sex ed isn't validated as the reason, because your original post sure did present figures as if it was. Thank you.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 03:05 pm
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I sure am glad you posted

I sure am glad you posted that sex ed isn't validated as the reason, because your original post sure did present figures as if it was. Thank you.
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The LTE claim that the presence of sex ed in schools has led to a teen pregnancy crisis is flat wrong, as I stated, and as the data I presented in my original post shows.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 03:10 pm
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I'm curious about your

I'm curious about your exposure to public school sex ed. Have you experienced it as it is currently taught, or do you have any siblings, nieces, nephews, etc. that have been exposed to it in recent years?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 03:16 pm
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Seriously, I mean no offense,
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Seriously, I mean no offense, but I consider it my business alone.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 03:31 pm
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No offense taken. I'm just

No offense taken. I'm just naturally curious if people oppose it, if they themselves or their relations have had specific exposures to it, and specific reasons that stem from that experience, or if it's just an ideologic opposition.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 04:02 pm
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Pretty sure I never posted
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Pretty sure I never posted any opposition to sex ed. either.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 04:22 pm
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You made pains to point out

You made pains to point out that it is not definitively linked to falling teen birth rates. Do you think it is useful for preventing pregnancy or disease?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 05:54 pm
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Not really ..... I didn't
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Not really ..... I didn't learn anything that I didn't learn from my parents. And pointing out that it is not linked is a far cry from opposing something.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 05:57 pm
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It is not particularly useful

It is not particularly useful for preventing pregnancy or disease, in your opinion. It is a taxpayer funded program that you feel yields no results. You don't oppose it?

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/24/13 - 07:06 pm
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I never said NO ONE learns
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I never said NO ONE learns anything there....I said my parents did their job. I'm quite sure there are plenty of parents that are more than willing to let the government relieve them of their responsibility.

burninater
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burninater 04/24/13 - 07:58 pm
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Ah, so some people DO learn

Ah, so some people DO learn something there. I had asked if you thought it was useful for preventing pregnancy or disease -- your reply of not really led me to believe that you meant you didn't really think so.

Do you think that what people learn can help prevent pregnancy and disease, or that it increases rates of those things, or none of the above?

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KSL 04/24/13 - 09:14 pm
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t3

I have had a long day of work and I have to admit just starting to read the comments and then wanting to skip to commenting.

Here is what I will tell you. I find pornography totally distasteful and disgusting. There is no amount of porn watching on my behalf that would inspire me to commit any kind of crime.

So, freedom of speech rules.

Humble Angela
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Humble Angela 04/25/13 - 07:38 am
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Thank you KSL....my thoughts
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Thank you KSL....my thoughts exactly.

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