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Signe Wilkinson

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, about 2 years ago

    If our infrastructure, power grids, computer networks, schools, job futures, and environment was in better condition, I might have more patient with the debates on social issues like gay marriage, abortion, and gun control but those last three issues take near total dominance over all others.
    As a progressive, I don’t believe gov’t – state or national – has any business in how Americans live, love, or make their personal health choices. I also believe that Americans have a right to guns, though I also believe in background checks and that ‘exotic’ weapons require special licenses. However…
    I would much rather know that the bridge I’m about to cross isn’t going to collapse under me, that my water won’t burst into flame if I use my faucet to put out a match, and that my grandchildren are going to get the best education in the civilized world. That is how a civil and respectful society advances into the future.
    Respectfully,
    C.

  2. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    “Any issue to Dived America = Dem Lib Nirvana.”

    The Republicans in my state added a ballot initiative to last year’s election to add a gay marriage ban into the state constitution. It was largely seen as a political ploy and it back fired on them. Gay marriage will be legal in about two more weeks. If they had left well enough alone last year, it could have been years before it was legalized.

  3. MrSmee

    MrSmee GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @Respectful Troll

    Dear troll, respectfully: Haven’t you figured it out yet? The Republicans continually press emotional buttons… gay anything, abortion, whatever – as WEDGE issues…so that the nation is so busy yelling and screaming about those things that they don’t take the time to notice the important issues which the Republicans prefer that we ignore…like Global warming, the destruction of the middle class, banking entitlements which shouldn’t exist..etc etc etc. Add to that the Press, which has devolved into tabloid fare, and TV compulsively hooking us (for months!) on trials about murderous girlfriends or whomever, and it all becomes bread and circuses while the entire country goes down the tubes. What good will it do to save the lives of some fetuses if Global warming, overfishing, destruction of forests, the drying up of rivers and the de-population of bees means that in 30 years we will all be extinct?

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    Amazing how many states have voted against same sex marriage it is only the court that is driving it forward.

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    For the prejudiced ones it means that the govt isn’t on their side anymore.

  6. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Any issue to Dived America = Dem Lib Nirvana.
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    The direct inverse of what the reality is. The Cons (in both parties) and their Sugar Daddies in the Plutocrat party, want that. It works so well for them and you.

  7. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    It wasn’t their right to vote on other people’s rights. That is an abomination to Liberty.

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, about 2 years ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    What is an abomination of liberty, to vote against same sex marriage or to change the fabric of society without an argument that is not emotional in nature?

    Also, I responded to you last from Friday about your idea that Christianity works against Democracy.

  9. nancytrum

    nancytrum said, about 2 years ago

    apparently the answer to rodney king’s question, “can’t we all just get along,” for way too many, is no.

  10. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    I think George Tekai called it the “ick” factor. Brilliant actor.

  11. echoraven

    echoraven said, about 2 years ago

    “It’s about time the knuckle-dragging fools of faith just accept that marriage isn’t just for one man marrying one woman. "
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    Your not quite there (but close). What they need to realize that a legal marriage has nothing to do (literally NOTHING) with a church marriage. A church marriage is in the eyes of God and there is ABSOLUTELY NO REASON that 2 consenting adults of the same gender shouldn’t LEGALLY get married.
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    The bible itself advocates separation of church and state.

  12. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    Amazing how many states have voted against same sex marriage it is only the court that is driving it forward.

    My state voted in last year’s election to not ban gay marriage in the state Constitution. This year the state legislature passed a law to allow gays to marry. Even some Republicans voted to allow it. The courts had nothing to do with it.

  13. edinbaltimore

    edinbaltimore GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    It was never about legality,. It was a way to seal contracts, assure treaties and expand alliances. And since the Catholic Church was THE dominant player, it behooved the powerful and their wanna bes to get the proper blessing, after the proper remuneration, in order to show proof of “marriage”. Meanwhile the common folk just shacked up. Of course, the Lord of the manor could break THAT union whenever he wished, and also could decide to take Lord’s privilege on the first night if a couple did choose to marry in a church in his realm.

  14. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    It depends on if you believe in individual liberty over you religious beliefs imposed on others.

  15. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 GoComics PRO Member said, about 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    Right. Jefferson, Madison, Washington, all of the founding fathers with the exception of Thomas Pain were all believers so how did we become a democracy in the first place?
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    You didn’t answer me you asked a question that I have to answer. Which is they kept their religion our of it. And we don’t have a democracy so much as originally a Democratic-Republic. And the first years we were a Confederation from 1776-1789 and the states were a crazy quilt of laws many of them clashed. But even after 1789 many states imposed religious based laws.
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    It took till 1890 for the Supreme court to start ruling on that and slowly the religious based laws were found unConstitutional.
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    Again how is voting for other people’s liberty a good thing when it should only be recognized.
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    Also many of the Founders were Deists who were not too far from Atheists. To them their god created the universe, set things in motion then made a hole, jumped into it then pulled in the hole after it.

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