We are losing the war on Christmas


#271

I am killing time before I have to run lights in a little bit for a corporate job I am doing right now.


#272

So you don’t advocate a strong central government any more?


#273

And I am killing time because I worked my ass off this year and earned it.

A corporate job? How is that going to benefit me and my poor friends?


#274

Nothing is black and white.

The things that require central government require central government and the rest is left to the states and the people.

The interesting conversation in politics is what that line is instead of a ■■■■■■■■ culture war based on opposing identities that some want to wage in order to have power.

But rational discussions about compromise about that ever shifting line between the various interests in the nation doesn’t happen anymore because now we are stuck debating reality instead of policy.


#275

It actually does. Of course not everybody is a “good” Christian and there are those who corrupt it for profit.

Is the same not true of your culture? What does your culture foster?


#276

I worked my ass off this year also.

You aren’t special in that regard. Welcome to America.

I don’t work to benefit you. And I won’t be paying that many taxes on this one because I am running it through one of my various LLCs… thank you Republican tax plan for rewarding the idle rich.


#277

Now that is a helluva a post. It is of course utter and complete horse dung. Why? Because you ignore history.

That line you claim to want to discuss was left in the rearview mirror of a horse-drawn buggy.

The Constitution very clearly defined that line, yet your society deemed fit the ignoring of it.

Yes, in the will to power.


#278

I didn’t and I don’t plus…i don’t repeat it. I give my best efforts to make the world a better place for all.


#279

Whaaaaaat!!!?


#280

And with what had happened with the Puritans in charge in the Massachusetts Bay Colony…


#281

That is the myth that you live in.

That line has never been clearly defined and has been fought over since day one.


#282

That isn’t a myth. That’s a fact. What’s a myth is that all those claiming to be Christians…are Christ-like.


#283

Can’t learn from it if you don’t recognize it.


#284

Nope they were all true Christians.


#285

It was defined very clearly. However you are correct about the fighting over it - by those with an authoritarian agenda. Such as yourself.


#286

Oh really? Tell that to all the Peoples around the world that were forced to Christianity.


#287

You are not the Judge.


#288

Okay then… tell me what the clear lines that are drawn in something like say the commerce clause.

What are the clearcut regulation in that enumerated power?


#289

I recognize many things around me that I dislike and do not repeat in my life. If you choose to dwell on this, that’s your choice.


#290

…not according to Jesus.

Matthew 7:22-23 American Standard Version (ASV)

22 Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy by thy name, and by thy name cast out demons, and by thy name do many [a]mighty works? 23 And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity.