Thank You For Your Service Stephen Hill

Stephen Hill - United States soldier serving in IraqI thank and support Stephen Hill.  I also thank and support – all United States military members who risk their lives for our country – without conditions. Unfortunately for some conservatives, support for our troops comes with conditions. In the most recent Republican debate on September 22, 2011, Stephen Hill – a soldier serving in Iraq – asked if the progress for gays in the military would be circumvented by a Republican administration. 

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The Most Intrusive Government Of All

Goldwater for President - Barry Goldwater - photo by Cliffords PhotographyConservatives are for big government. Yes, you read that correctly. There is, however, a caveat. Conservatives are about keeping government out of their lives while simultaneously advocating more government intrusion into the lives of others. Conservatives are much more concerned with how government affects them than they are about how government affects you.

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Jefferson’s Wall of Separation

Thomas Jefferson - photo by David CosandIf dogma isn’t clouding your judgment then a wall of separation between church and state probably seems like a good idea. However, there are Christians in this country who say – and they are correct – the phrase “separation of church and state” is not written in the United States Constitution. They believe that quoting Thomas Jefferson‘s “wall of separation” as rule of law is a misinterpretation of the text of the First Amendment, which reads…

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I’m a Socialist and So Are You

Did you hear? President Obama wants the Bush tax cuts to expire – only on the top tax bracket – therefore he is a socialist. Or let’s try another one… They are saying Obama is a socialist because he wants everyone in this country to have access to healthcare. Actually “they” are right about that second one. That is a socialist idea and I fully embrace it. This must mean I’m a socialist too, at least when it comes to the topic of healthcare. I will show I’m also a socialist in many other areas and you likely are as well.

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