Blunt Amendment 51 to 48 was too close
Posted: 01 March 2012 02:57 PM   [ Ignore ]
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The Blunt Amendment 51 to 48 was too close.

  So for now, health care benefits to women will be provided by insurance.  But how long will this last?  History has shown that when religions are in the minority they tend to be ecumenical – but when they attain a majority, then tend to pass laws that inflict their religious dogma on the rest of the population.  How would things change in America if Santorum became president? 
  As of now, it seems that America is moving from a Republic/Democracy to a Theocracy.  This would not be a good thing.
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Posted: 01 March 2012 03:25 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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The right wing religious conservatives are pawns and puppets of the plutocrats.  The U.S. is not in danger of becoming a theocracy anytime soon.  We do seem, in effect, to be moving ever more toward plutocracy and away from Republic/Democracy.  This is not a good thing.

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Posted: 01 March 2012 05:33 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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It was close and the way Boy Blunt-head wrote it, a doctor could refuse you a blood transfusion, if it was against his religious beliefs.

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Posted: 02 March 2012 06:55 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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TimB - 01 March 2012 03:25 PM

The right wing religious conservatives are pawns and puppets of the plutocrats.  The U.S. is not in danger of becoming a theocracy anytime soon.  We do seem, in effect, to be moving ever more toward plutocracy and away from Republic/Democracy.  This is not a good thing.

The scary thing is that this may have been a plutocracy for a while now, and we are just now starting to figure that out…

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