• Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 08:24 AM
    Guess who it is. Donald Trump
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    Today, 06:50 AM
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 05:14 AM
    Indeed. Sure enough, Trump did say that:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 05:03 AM
    I really don't get Trump supporters. To be "liberty-minded" is a packaged deal, encompassing many related and consistent positions on public policy towards the goal of less government intervention and more private entrepreneurship and charity. It's not just saying the right thing on one issue. Every time Trump says one thing that is even remotely close to a conservative or libertarian position, Trump supporters here rage on like, "Look! Trump is going to lead us towards liberty! Woooooooo!" forgetting the tens of other positions that Trump holds when it comes to things like eminent domain, stealing oil from other nations, using executive orders for his own means, and a slew of other non-liberty views. Forget Trump's rhetoric; look at his history of what he's stood for, used the government to do on his behalf, and how many times he's flip-flopped on issues. That's what counts.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Today, 02:17 AM
    In his own words, of course:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:06 AM
    The article continues here.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:20 AM
    I understand that, UWDude. My point is that Dr. Carson has special expertise in the field of medicine in contrast to housing and urban development. In any case, I really don't trust Trump's appointments because they're all going to be bad for the States and the people. Trump will appoint individuals who believe that America's domestic issues and foreign interests must be solved, first, by federal intervention.
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    Yesterday, 03:55 AM
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:47 AM
    I would've thought Dr. Ben Carson would be tapped for, you know, Surgeon General, seeing as how he is a neurosurgeon, after all...
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 10:28 AM
    I, too, enjoy using the King James (Authorized Version) Bible, and it has been my main translation since I was a young boy. In fact, several years ago, I would have almost considered someone a heretic if he didn't use the KJV. However, as we become older and, hopefully, more mature in our faith, we come to realize that many of the theological positions we used to hold were wrong. The exclusivity of the KJV is one of those positions, for me. Though I believe it to be the premium version for English-speakers, I also recognize that its language can become a stumblingblock for many people. Therefore, other translations have to be used for understanding, memorizing, and citing of God's word. So, I am not a "KJV-Only" person. Having said that, I find that the ministry website of the Trinitarian Bible Society has some very good information and insights about why the KJV still ought to be used as the standard version for English-speaking Christians and churches.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 10:07 AM
    Call me "biased," but I still prefer Dr. Paul's videos. There's nothing like good ol' fashioned substance and truth in a video for a Presidential candidate, without all the bells and whistles (no pun intended). Case in point:
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 09:50 AM
    That depends on your worldview, particularly as it relates to whether human beings have souls or not. From a Christian worldview, no, consent is not always the precondition for any behavior. In fact, if God did not give us new hearts by the Holy Spirit ("being born again") to trust and follow Him, then no one would consent to believing in Him. That's because we're all born in sin, and our natural selves don't want anything to do with God, due to that sin nature. But once again, if one rejects the Christian worldview about the nature of human beings, then that person has to justify why pedophilia is objectively wrong, given the assertion that human beings are just biological machines subject to the laws of chemistry and physics. And to insert the need for consent in sexual behavior goes way beyond biology, chemistry, or physics. Otherwise, consent becomes an impossibility, or, at best, just something that is dependent upon impersonal and random material forces which no human being can control unto himself.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-04-2016, 09:27 AM
    This video is very relevant to the subject of the thread:
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 11:04 PM
    1. This has always fascinated me. If the bill of rights wasn't included, the current perversion of federal power would be much greater. However by listing just 10 items, it goes contrary to the enumerated powers throughout the constitution. I don't understand how the bill of rights is your first example of a coup power grab. Please explain 2. The constitution did not let the federal government tax citizens, it could only tax the states equally. The states had power to form together and say no. Citizens cannot at this point. States also basically held the seats in the senate, how does that position equate to increasing federal power and not state power? 3. Of course there were critiques, there was debate on many sides of many issues for quite some time. You're still not explaining how there was a coup to give the federal government all this power as a direct result of the constitution. i feel it important to say, again, that I agree with you on the current lopsided power favoring the federal government. I'm just failing to see your point that this is a direct result of the constitution.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 10:23 PM
    we still agree. However the point made earlier is that the constitution originally written was a coup to grab much federal government power. Because Lincoln and others unconstitutionally seized power is not the same thing as the constitution authorizing it as a founders intent.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 10:02 PM
    lol. As long as he didn't pass a law to tax my buns, we're good.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 09:58 PM
    that was an informative read but I think it proved my point more than yours. It addresses the state as being independent except in times of war for the collective states. It mentions the amendments that gives states and citizens power to abolish the federal government or alter it. And it addresses the enumerated powers of the federal government. We ageee on all that, but those all sound like ways to limit the federal government and not a power grab. Can you explain any better please?
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 06:47 AM
    That doesn't answer my question.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    12-01-2016, 03:15 AM
    I want Trump supporters to explain this latest pick to Trump's administration to me and how it will work towards shrinking the role of the federal government in the economy, please.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 09:29 PM
    Does anyone have any more info on Paul Atkins? http://reason.com/archives/2009/02/10/i-think-the-sec-was-distracted he sounds like a man many here would want in the administration but I don't personally know much about him....nothing outside of this article.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 09:26 PM
    Is Allison still a contender? Any idea how many others he's competing with?
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 09:21 PM
    is anyone suggesting the federal government wasn't made to be stronger or more powerful under the constitution in relation to AoC? But why would a power grabbing coup offer limited and defined federal powers and include the 9th and 10th amendments? You can't suggest those things make the federal government more powerful can you?
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-30-2016, 02:34 AM
    Don't you know? Trump is playing (726+8x)^6-y=z Chess, while the rest of us are arguing over checker boards.
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  • TommyJeff's Avatar
    11-29-2016, 03:01 PM
    Can't get more outsider than this!
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  • Peace&Freedom's Avatar
    11-28-2016, 09:56 AM
    Believe it or not, one can be a patriot, and moral without even being a politically oriented person at all, let alone a consistent one, that's all I was saying. Your tying patriotism to being politically consistent is another example of the one-dimensional, position-centric POV that has limited our sub-movement, while the rest of the grassroots has grown.
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  • Theocrat's Avatar
    11-27-2016, 07:37 AM
    It means that nothing is going to change with foreign policy, monetary/fiscal policy, nor domestic policy. All of you who supported Trump are going to be disappointed.
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