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#98201 - 02/01/09 03:10 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: Slipped Mickey]
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LTR your sig reminds me of a bumper sticker I saw recently:

Join Hokey Pokey Anonymous and Turn Yourself Around.
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#98207 - 02/01/09 03:43 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: pondering_it_all]
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 Originally Posted By: pondering_it_all
the founders rejected the authority of The Church and church-santioned kings and instead created a Democratic Republic based on pre-christian Greek ideas.


The Founding Daddies brought forth a constitutional republic, not a democratic republic (the latter's use is modern revisionism meant to weaken constititional provisions while elevating democracy to an undeserved height for political purpose).

And American society -- its structures, institutions, beliefs, character -- was based and built upon Graeco-Roman and Judeo-Christian culture and thought, as well as English law and natural rights philosophy, and the Early American's own unique experience.

Whether one was Christian, Deist, or atheist is irrelevent to the impact on them of the general culture in which they were raised in or lived.
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#98208 - 02/01/09 03:47 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: ]
issodhos Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Livetoride2

Are you that guy on Seinfeld that didn't remember Elaine's name, but remembered the tic-tac-toe on the bathroom stall door?
Livetoride


Elaine who?:-))
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#98210 - 02/01/09 04:12 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: Slipped Mickey]
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They also realize that the free market, imperfect as it is, is the greatest wealth creator in the world - it enables us to be the most charitable nation in the world.


Nancy is referring to free markets, Slipped, not free trade. She would be more accurate if she had written market-based economies or sorta kinda somewhat free markets, as nations do not currently operate in a free market environment.


In regard to your question of socialism failing compared to what, I would suggest that she was comparing socialist economies to market economies. All socialist economies have been failures because they did not have market-based economies.

As to her statement:
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We know that our nation is a nation of laws, not man.


I suspect that she was referring to our being meant to be a nation that follows the rule-of-law vs the rule-of-kings (or mobs, or men), the "rule-of-law" meaning that all persons, high and low are subject to the same law. If this is not what she meant, I am sure she will correct me.
Yours in circumspection,
Issodhos
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#98211 - 02/01/09 04:15 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: issodhos]
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You must not have been a Seinfeld fan. I admit I loved it. I rarely watch anything other than Discovery, History or A and E now. Most of my news comes from NPR and what I read on the net.
Elaine Bennis (not sure about that spelling) was Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend and runs into this guy on the street that cannot remember meeting her at a party, but remembers virtually everything else about the party. It hurts her pride. It's a funny bit. This guy is…well...a tad “laid back” himself.
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#98212 - 02/01/09 04:19 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: Slipped Mickey]
Livetoride Offline
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A friend gave me a pack of sticky note with that on them years ago and I fell in love with the saying. besides..it makes as much sense as anything else! You know, what if that's what life is all about?!
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#98216 - 02/01/09 05:36 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: ]
issodhos Offline
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 Originally Posted By: Livetoride2

Elaine Bennis (not sure about that spelling) was Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend and runs into this guy on the street that cannot remember meeting her at a party, but remembers virtually everything else about the party. It hurts her pride. It's a funny bit. This guy is…well...a tad “laid back” himself.


I'm familiar with the Seinfeld program and Elaine. I was just playing along with your post by acting as the guy at the party.:-)
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Issodhos
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#98221 - 02/01/09 07:29 AM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: issodhos]
Livetoride Offline
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 Originally Posted By: issodhos
 Originally Posted By: Livetoride2

Elaine Bennis (not sure about that spelling) was Jerry Seinfeld's ex-girlfriend and runs into this guy on the street that cannot remember meeting her at a party, but remembers virtually everything else about the party. It hurts her pride. It's a funny bit. This guy is…well...a tad “laid back” himself.


I'm familiar with the Seinfeld program and Elaine. I was just playing along with your post by acting as the guy at the party.:-)
Yours,
Issodhos


You'll have to excuse me, I'm a little slow sometimes. Trying to quit smoking plus I got my butt kicked on my round of wii golf tonight. Can't putt man!
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#98226 - 02/01/09 12:20 PM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: stereoman]
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 Originally Posted By: stereoman
 Originally Posted By: nancyvideo
it enables us to be the most charitable nation in the world.

Please provide a source to support your assertion that the US is "the most charitable nation in the world".


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#98227 - 02/01/09 12:22 PM Re: 10 Ways Conservatives Can Fight Back [Re: stereoman]
nancyvideo Offline
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I refer you to the Ten Commandments
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