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Sat Apr 7, 2012, 08:05 AM

These Things I Believe

- I BELIEVE that everyone has a right to decent healthcare, regardless of their income or social class.

- I BELIEVE that everyone deserves the right to a decent education, up to and including college. I BELIEVE in equality of opportunity, including the opportunity to return to education later in life.

- I BELIEVE that money brings power and with great power comes great responsibility. I BELIEVE that if you achieve great wealth, you have a responsibility to pay out some of it so someone else gets the chance to do the same. I BELIEVE that taxes are the price we pay for civilization.

- I BELIEVE that being gay is just one more variation in the human condition and as morally neutral as having green eyes or blonde hair. I BELIEVE that love is the joining of two souls and none of us have the right to get in the way of that.

- I BELIEVE that putting human rights to a vote sets a bloody dangerous precedent.

- I BELIEVE that no-one, not begger or king, president or pauper, is above being called to account for their wrongdoings. Fiat justitia, ruat caelum.

- I BELIEVE in a deity but my beliefs do not require you to believe them. I BELIEVE that life would be significantly easier if we just kept our beliefs between ourselves and our chosen deities. I also hope that your chosen faith (or lack thereof) brings you happiness and/or peace.

- I BELIEVE that something is wrong when the democratic republic jails more people than the communist dictatorship.

- I BELIEVE that once you have paid your debt to society, society should give you the chance to turn your life around.

- I BELIEVE that if you cannot work or cannot find work, society has a duty to provide for you. I BELIEVE that a humane society does not let it's citizens starve because of their misfortune.

- I BELIEVE that a just society would execute it's citizens only rarely for the most heinous of crimes and with absolute proof of guilt.

- I BELIEVE that justices should, well, administer justice.

- I BELIEVE that the law should be a protector of the weak, not a tool of the powerful.

- I BELIEVE that it is possible to be both a democracy and a republic.

- I DON'T BELIEVE in evolution. It would be like believing in the milkman. I just accept it.

- I BELIEVE that conservatism, as it currently stands, is detrimental to the USA.

- I BELIEVE that our planet is warming and human activity is the main cause. I BELIEVE we can overcome this obstacle.

- I BELIEVE in the capacity of human imagination and ingenuity to overcome any obstacle.

- I BELIEVE that the liklihood of failure is no excuse for giving up the fight.

- I BELIEVE that the search for truth is it's own justification.

- I BELIEVE in the power of one human spirit to change the world.

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Prophet 451 Apr 2012 OP
polly7 Apr 2012 #1
MarianJack Apr 2012 #3
Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #4
h2ebits Apr 2012 #2
Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #5
OneGrassRoot Apr 2012 #6
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #7
Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #8
MichaelMcGuire Apr 2012 #13
LeftishBrit Apr 2012 #9
Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #11
RUMMYisFROSTED Apr 2012 #10
Prophet 451 Apr 2012 #12

Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 10:44 AM

1. I believe this is an amazing post. Kick. nt.

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Response to polly7 (Reply #1)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 11:12 AM

3. I believe in it, too!

Another kick!

PEACE!

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Response to MarianJack (Reply #3)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:24 PM

4. Thanks guys n/t

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 11:06 AM

2. Evolution vs. Creationism

I DO BELIEVE that evolution takes place.

And I also believe that this post is a good distillation of my thoughts.

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Response to h2ebits (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:25 PM

5. Thanks n/t

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:25 PM

6. Huge K&R! n/t

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sat Apr 7, 2012, 01:26 PM

7. k & R

 

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Response to MichaelMcGuire (Reply #7)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:43 PM

8. Thanks man n/t

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Response to Prophet 451 (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 9, 2012, 03:54 AM

13. Bump (nt)

 

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:44 PM

9. Ever considered standing for Parliament? That was a GREAT post!

Wish more of our leaders thought like you.

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Response to LeftishBrit (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:58 PM

11. Too attached to my soul to run n/t

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Response to Prophet 451 (Original post)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 06:46 PM

10. I believe that Kerry began every speech with "I believe..."

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Response to RUMMYisFROSTED (Reply #10)

Sun Apr 8, 2012, 07:02 PM

12. Don't remember that

Of course, the fact that a politics junkie like me barely remembers anything he said probably says something in itself.

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