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rpannier Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Aug-23-13 03:24 AM
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Republicans and the Founding Fathers speak from beyond. Tea Party watch out
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It is essential that there should be organization of labor. This is an era of organization. Capital organizes and therefore labor must organize.
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Todays so-called conservatives dont even know what the word means. They think Ive turned liberal because I believe a woman has a right to an abortion. Thats a decision thats up to the pregnant woman, not up to the pope or some do-gooders or the Religious Right. Its not a conservative issue at all.
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While I am a great believer in the free enterprise system and all that it entails, I am an even stronger believer in the right of our people to live in a clean and pollution-free environment.
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Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labor laws and farm programs, you would not hear of that party again in our political history. There is a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes that you can do these things. Among them are a few Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or businessman from other areas. Their number is negligible and they are stupid.
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We all agree that neither the Government nor political parties ought to interfere with religious sects. It is equally true that religious sects ought not to interfere with the Government or with political parties. We believe that the cause of good government and the cause of religion suffer by all such interference.
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We will bankrupt ourselves in the vain search for absolute security.
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Mark my word, if and when these preachers get control of the party, and theyre sure trying to do so, its going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these Christians believe they are acting in the name of God, so they cant and wont compromise. I know, Ive tried to deal with them.
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-Benjamin Franklin

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