'Dreaded darkness' awaits

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In a speech during the Barry Goldwater campaign of 1964, Ronald Reagan made the following two statements: “If we lose freedom here, there is no safe place to escape to. This is the last stand on Earth.” He went on to say, “You and I have a rendezvous with destiny. We will preserve for our children this, the last best hope of man on Earth, or we will sentence them to take the first step into a thousand years of darkness.”

Winston Churchill, speaking during the early years of World War II, said, “But if we fail, then the whole world, including the United States, including all that we have known and cared for, will sink into the abyss of a new Dark Age made more sinister, and perhaps more protracted, by the lights of perverted science.”

Both great men of vision, sensitive to the fragility of human nature on which freedom hangs, spoke of a dreaded darkness that waits in the wings.

Dr. Keith Ablow, a psychiatrist and member of the Fox News Medical A-Team, recently wrote two articles: “Marriage died in 2013” and “America ill-prepared for marijuana mayhem.” In these articles he discusses the effects of legalizing both gay marriage and marijuana. In the case of gay marriage, the door would be opened for unimaginable proliferation of polygamy to an already-morally sick society. And in the case of marijuana, mind-altering drugs would be legally unleashed on a society in which biblical marriage and common sense are the pillars of sanity on Earth, which evokes the question: “If the foundations can be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3) Consider it!

A.G. Blackmon

Warrenville, S.C.

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burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 01:36 am
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Your pants are on backwards, son

The disconnect here is comical.

We are losing freedom because we are telling gov't to stop saying who can or can't marry? We are losing freedom because we are telling gov't to stop jailing people simply for smoking marijuana?

You've got it bass-ackwards.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/14 - 06:05 am
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Burninator, soon marriage

Burninator, soon marriage will have no meaning. Marriage exists to raise children educated in the culture and beliefs of the society, establish parental responsibility and provide for the stability of the society. Because of this role of marriage in society and the personal cost marriage was subsidized by the government. Now for poor families it is more costly to be married. Single parent families are subsidized and we ha e more of them. The havoc this has brought about is incredible. Now we have gay marriage. This anomaly is being treated with equivalence of normal marriages! A judge in California ruled that two men married to each other, if they can't get pregnant, are ENTITLED to fertility counseling. This is as if there is some biological equivalence granted by their act of marriage! Mean while in another state two lesbians marry and have a child. Is the daddy lesbian on the hook for child support? Nope the sperm donor is. So in one case we have the assumption of what marriage means leading to judicial stupidity and in another because it is gay marriage the normal assumptions of marriage are discarded. Now we have a decision by a judge out of Utah about polygamy invovling the same logic gay marriage advocates have used. So what does marriage mean? What ever YOU want I guess!

TrukinRanger
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TrukinRanger 02/10/14 - 06:35 am
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Wow.. what a load of rambling
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Wow.. what a load of rambling nonsense. If marriage has no meaning then point the finger where it needs to be pointed. In the day an age of drive through divorces, people on their 2nd, 3rd, 4th marriages and still throwing their bible around to keep others that actually love each other then that my friend is why it has no meaning.

swcohen
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swcohen 02/10/14 - 06:43 am
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If marriage is the bedrock of our society...

Then why is divorce legal? Do the bride and groom not swear "Till death do us part"? Here's an idea... how about, once a couple has children, there can be no legal divorce until the offspring are all adults? No exceptions.

Many of us are issued from homes in which marriage didn't work for our parents. My own parents each came from broken homes. Allowing same-gender couples to wed did not cause this.

Ban divorce, then we can negotiate about who should be allowed to marry.

On our esteemed writer's second charge, regarding legal marijuana... I agree, that is a mistake. Marijuana has one use... If your life's ambition is to live with your parents (or, uh, single parent) well into your 40s, and spend your days laying on your bed listening to the same music you enjoyed as a teen, and daydreaming about scraping a few bucks together so you can go buy a cheese nacho... Then pot is your perfect lifestyle accessory.

Making it legal won't create more folks like that (pretty much everybody who wants it can buy it now,) but it'll remove the social stigma from that sort of "career path."

The rest of us have better things to do with our lives. I can't imagine wasting mine by getting high and hiding from it.

corgimom
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corgimom 02/10/14 - 06:58 am
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If marriage exists to raise

If marriage exists to raise children, does that mean that my marriage to my husband doesn't have validity? We don't have children, we are too old to have children. So what is my marriage supposed to mean?

Bodhisattva
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Bodhisattva 02/10/14 - 07:05 am
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RatonalWiki

"Education and career

Coming from amazing institutional roots, with degrees from Brown and Johns Hopkins, Ablow has since sunk to the depths of prostituting those little "M.D." letters on television. He happily provides deeply complex psychiatric analyses of famous individuals or talk-show guests on the basis of thirty-second interviews or news headlines."
This also violates the APA code of ethics.
Ablow is aquack.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/14 - 07:09 am
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Corgom , the vast majority of

Corgom , the vast majority of heterosexual unions produce children. Always argue to the minority to obscur the reality!

ymnbde
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ymnbde 02/10/14 - 07:09 am
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the trilogy of the stoner, the cannibas in you

cool buzz, sugar, lethargy, and ... well, to be less blunt (ha!) than Phil
more sugar
I know that is more than a trilogy, but when buzzed, precision is like
well, it's like, you know... whatever
and the cannibas, it comes on little cat feet
sits looking, just sits, just looks,
and then sits and looks some more
and i'll be doing jobs that you depend on to be done
the disconnect here is comical
the point of the letter is that our foundation is being damaged
modified by people raised outside any hardship
and even the concept of hardship
it's like a zoo lion lecturing a jungle lion on hunting techniques
and it isn't marijuana, or, alcohol
it's marijuana, and, alcohol
we are adding to the number of the chemically enhanced
driving on our roads writing the billing code on our medical records
putting the pickle on our burgers
the disconnect is comical, it truly is

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/14 - 07:10 am
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Corgom , the vast majority of

Corgom , the vast majority of heterosexual unions produce children. Always argue to the minority to obscur the reality!

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/14 - 07:12 am
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Of course Ablow is a quack,

Of course Ablow is a quack, he isn't saying what you want to hear!

localguy55
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localguy55 02/10/14 - 07:25 am
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The subterfuge of these two

The subterfuge of these two ongoing issues are to preoccupy the masses in matters that are much less pressing than the serious implications of today s' politics. The merits of both could be argued with thought provoking responses.

However, the bigger issues lay before us and should never be set aside for less ones. Obamacare is an ongoing disaster aiming to drag us all into economic ruin. Foreign policy, headed by that impotent John Kerry, will led to more attacks on our own soil, the EPA, the Justice Department, the IRS, all running am mock with no accountability; the liberal press carrying the water of the democrat party platform; and finally a President the refuses to enforce laws on the books and then acts like a dictator by abusing executive privilege.

So as not to say that the two issues Mr. Blackmon are not cogent, I just believe the letter is playing small ball and should have addressed issues of what I see as of greater importance.

shrimp for breakfast
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shrimp for breakfast 02/10/14 - 07:34 am
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Oh My Goodness!

It is only fitting that gay marriage and legal marijuana are linked. The Bible says if a man lays with another man he should be stoned.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/10/14 - 08:23 am
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Ablow was already a famous

Ablow was already a famous author before he ever step foot on Fox. He has been a prolific author since and before med school. He does no more than any talking head on MSNBC. But his analysis of Obama is dead on-classic text book stuff. James Carville's diagnosis of having ADD was by a doc who just happened to be observing him at an airport. He graduated from Brown and Johns Hopkins so I guess Obama is a quack from graduating from Columbia and Harvard? Although Ablow has been publishing books since the 80s both he and Obama like to write books. Both have political ambitions. Both graduated from really good schools and everyone laments how smart they are. Wow the similarities are uncanny both are quacks. If it walks like a duck.

seenitB4
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seenitB4 02/10/14 - 08:59 am
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shrimp

That was funny...where have you been hiding?

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 09:56 am
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"A judge in California ruled

"A judge in California ruled that two men married to each other, if they can't get pregnant, are ENTITLED to fertility counseling."
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Really, carcraft? That's what the judge ruled? That if a man cannot impregnate another man, fertility counseling is entitled?

Please, link that judicial opinion, I'd love to see it.
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"Mean while in another state two lesbians marry and have a child. Is the daddy lesbian on the hook for child support? Nope the sperm donor is."

Here's why that was the decision, which has no basis in their sexual orientation:

"Shawnee County District Court Judge Mary Mattivi said on Wednesday that Marotta failed to conform to Kansas law, which says a licensed physician must be involved in an artificial insemination process, court documents show. ... Under Kansas law, he is her father. Had a physician carried out the insemination, that would not be the case, because Marotta would be able to document that he was a sperm donor and not the lover of the girl's mother, CNN senior medical correspondent Elizabeth Cohen said.

"For all they know, they were lovers," she said. "They need that documentation. He's the dad; he ought to be paying up.""

http://www.cnn.com/2014/01/23/justice/kansas-sperm-donation/

The basis for the decision equally applies to a heterosexual couple.

It is interesting to me that when folks cite apparent judicial outrages related to gay marriage, they turn out to be fabrications. Why is that? If these are legitimate issues, why resort to misrepresentations?

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 09:52 am
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swcohen, your scenario about

swcohen, your scenario about what marijuana use invariably does to a person is as sensible as a teetotaller's claim that any alcohol use must inevitably turn you into a cirrhotic wino living behind a dumpster.

People that make ridiculous claims do nothing but diminish the credibility of their position.

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deestafford 02/10/14 - 09:56 am
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It can be summed up in one word..."lawlessness"

I can be summed up in one word..."lawlessness". That describes Obama, Holder, and the remainder of the administration. When it comes to many issues with gay marriage and marijuana being just two well articulated by Mr. Blackmon, Obama has ruled by fiat and outside the boundaries of the Constitution. He has not governed---he has done as Valerie Jarrett said, "We will be ready to RULE on day one."

Just this past weekend Holder just issued rulings that gay marriage is now basically the law of the land even in states where it is not recognized. This was done without a law passed by congress and without authority. We are now becoming a country of feelings and rule of man and not law.

The bottomline is Obama is a lawless man who is well on his designed path of destroying as many parts of the foundation of this country as he can get away with. That has been his goal from before he was ever elected. His whole life has been an indoctrination of hate for America.

The sad thing is the ignorant, and in some cases stupidity, of the American people who would elect someone like Obama...a man with no qualifications but had appeal of an articulate black man with whom many could shed their "white guilt" by making history in electing the first black president. Never has the apathy and low intelligence of the American voter shown more in the election of Obama. His elections rank in the top three most destructive things to the American ideals ever to happen to the country.

In order not to be called "racist" I want all to know I don't trust, respect, or like his white half either.

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 10:09 am
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"White guilt"

"White guilt", deestafford?

Or is it people fed up with BS normative laws like anti gay marriage and criminalized marijuana, which choose the social attitudes of some as sufficient basis to legally deny the freedom of others?

Do you SERIOUSLY believe that these attitude shifts are because our president has dark skin?

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On another note, your post says:

"In order not to be called "racist" I want all to know I don't trust, respect, or like his white half either."

I'm not the one to determine whether a person is or is not racist ... but when you find yourself dividing people into a white half and a dark half, it may be time to take a second look at your feelings on the subject.

carcraft
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carcraft 02/10/14 - 10:17 am
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OK Burninater, how many

OK Burninater, how many heterosexual marriage is the paternity of the child questioned? There are even cases where the husband. Isn't the father and forced to pay! The presumption in heterosexual marriage is the husband is the father. Now with homosexuals that presumption will never occur unless you are in California receiving fertility counseling ! In other words the normal presumptions In homosexual marriage don't exist and when they do they are rediculious a in California!

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/10/14 - 10:22 am
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"Do you SERIOUSLY believe
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"Do you SERIOUSLY believe that these attitude shifts are because our president has dark skin?"

We wouldn't think that if the President himself didn't claim that his criticism is because of Fox news and his race.

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 10:28 am
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So then carcraft, based on

So then carcraft, based on your inability to produce the basis for the statement, I'm guessing that your claim that two gay men in CA are entitled to fertility counseling if they can't impregnate each other was made up.

And based on the law of the state of Kansas, where your other for instance occurred, the paternity can be questioned in ANY heterosexual marriage that used fertility treatments not administered by a doctor.

Reasoned debate based on credible fact is essential to a democracy. What does it say about our attitudes towards democracy if we try to turn debates with fabrications?

teaparty
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teaparty 02/10/14 - 10:33 am
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'What does it say about our
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'What does it say about our attitudes towards democracy if we try to turn debates with fabrications?'
you correct, the liberals would not have a debate.

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 10:34 am
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""Do you SERIOUSLY believe

""Do you SERIOUSLY believe that these attitude shifts are because our president has dark skin?"

We wouldn't think that if the President himself didn't claim that his criticism is because of Fox news and his race."
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Uh, news flash. The movements towards getting big gov't out of our beds and out of our lungs have nothing to do with Obama. They've been going on for DECADES. We've simply reached the tipping point where enough people are fed up with normative bullies telling them what victimless behaviors they can and cannot engage in.

This is what freedom looks like. Be careful what you pay lip service to.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/10/14 - 10:36 am
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Actually Obama is "mulatto"

Actually Obama is "mulatto" so he is no more a black man than I-as though his heritage is of any consequence to anything. It is like calling McCain a black man because he has black ancestors. Everyone knows Bill Clinton was the first black president-period. hee,hee,hee.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/10/14 - 10:37 am
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"Uh, news flash. The
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"Uh, news flash. The movements towards getting big gov't out of our beds and out of our lungs have nothing to do with Obama."

And out of our health care, and out of the 2nd amendment, and to stop killing citizens, etc, etc.

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deestafford 02/10/14 - 10:39 am
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Let's not forget that Holder...

Let's not forget that Holder when testifying before Congress referred to the blacks as "my people''.

Do you think for one minute that race is not the number one priority with Obama. Just look at he number of blacks he appoints to positions. They have two things in common with him: they are black and are leftist, anti-American.

From his young college days on, Obama has always felt that he wasn't "black enough" because he did not live "the black struggle" sinced his grandparents raised him in an environment of "white privilege" where he attended nothing but the best private schools.

This man hates the whites and particularly conservatives who believe in the ideals upon which this country was founded.

The sad thing is the cult of the gullible don't see what is facing them in this man. He is evil.

Bizkit
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Bizkit 02/10/14 - 10:45 am
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Freedom is more marriage-gay

Freedom is more marriage-gay or not, more drugs-not just alcohol but all, more guns no restrictions, more religion-all of em, more political ideologies than simple bipolar Rep and Dem, less govt intrusion and more personal freedoms, more freedom of speech-no such thing as hate speech, more accountability and transparency in a modest federal and state govts that have balanced budgets, etc. etc etc etc.

burninater
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burninater 02/10/14 - 10:50 am
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"And out of our health care,

"And out of our health care, and out of the 2nd amendment, and to stop killing citizens, etc, etc."
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Refresh my memory, Pond Life.

Like gay marriage and marijuana, for whom is healthcare illegal and/or criminal?

Like gay marriage and marijuana, for whom is the 2nd amendment illegal and/or criminal?

Fully agree on drone killings though. Terrorists should be treated as criminals, not enemy combatants.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/10/14 - 10:48 am
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Biz...you hit the nail on the
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Biz...you hit the nail on the head. Both sides seem to advocate less government, but only when the government is intruding on things they agree with.

Pond Life
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Pond Life 02/10/14 - 10:48 am
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Well...it's illegal to not
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Well...it's illegal to not purchase healthcare....or did you miss the last 5 years?

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