Loc: Wandering, but not lost
Originally Posted By: foobar456
In the context of this thread it was obvious what I was talking about. When reading a discussion thread on a forum it would make sense to consider the context of the discussion. Cupcake/Sweetheart/Moron.
Wow, a bitter internet post-monkey...that's new. Let me guess what you do for a living...programmer, admin...web designer...computer magazine columnist...something with computers?
Context, as in the parts of something written or spoken that immediately precede and follow a word or passage and clarify its meaning. As I said, my comments on your statement were about your statement, not the entire thread. If you have issue with my facts, then by all means, tell me where I'm wrong. If I want ad hominem fallacy from humans with quotients a third their weight, I'll go to a local college. In the meantime, when you next feel the need to angrily pound your indignance out at someone just trying to be a part of a futile debate, take a deep breath. Go to your special place, where your New Girl/Battlestar/Firefly friends live. Take the time to wash or at least wipe your fingers clean of the sugar/semen shame-glaze. And respond sans emotion. Everything will be just fine, sunshine. Peace.
Loc: Nowhere... I'm a Myth!
Originally Posted By: foobar456
Originally Posted By: dblboggie
And ALL Western religions (and many Eastern) require tithes.
Oops... so I did. Just loaded all pages and saw that myself.
My bad. You score one there.
But it doesn't change my larger point about the unconstitutionality of Obamacare's mandate on contraceptive services when it comes to requiring that all insurance policies, even those of religious institutions, cover said services.
More to the point, such a mandate is unconstitutional on its face when push comes to shove. But we have grown so numb to such extra-constitutional power-plays by our federal government that such usurpations of our liberties pass almost without notice.
The ignorant masses have grown so enamored of the utopian promises of our "Leviathan" federal government that they don't see the demise of individual liberty and property staring them in the face. They willingly surrender personal soverignty for public "security." Even now we are slaves to the state, it only gets worse from here.
Since 1913 we have been witnessing the death of America as the framers founded it. Bit by little bit, just as Tocqueville and Jefferson warned, our individual liberties, our individual rights to the fruit of our labor are being stripped from us for, we are always told, our "own good" - but it is neither for us or our "good."
Sadly, too few realize this, though entire books have been written about this very process.
The curse of being a well read person is to see the total demise of one's freedoms coming long before it is realized. Even worse, there is no reward for being right about it, there is no gain from saying "see I told you so!" The cognizant will be as much a slave as the ignorant, with none of the comforts of the ignorant not even realizing their plight.
But hey, you enjoy that "utopia" when it comes. Leftists will certainly get what they so richly deserve - a life of slavery to the all-powerful state.
With any luck, I shall be dead before its complete realization.