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Small Central Government

Republicans want to move back to a time where the states had all the power and the federal government had much less power.

The USA has already tried a limited federal government.  After the Revolutionary War, the USA had a weak federal government with a lot of power left to the states, known as the Articles of Confederation.  The government of the United States failed in less than a decade. The government was rebuilt with a strong federal government under the US Constitution.

Here’s a great (fun) explanation: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3wdJghPudk

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October 1, 2011 at 7:03 pm Leave a comment

It’s in the bible

Stop using the argument that “it’s in the bible”.   Here’s all I can think of when I hear “it’s in the bible”….slavery rules, stoning disobedient teens, marrying captive women.

Exodus 21

New International Version (NIV)

Exodus 21

 1 “These are the laws you are to set before them:

Hebrew Servants

 2 “If you buy a Hebrew servant, he is to serve you for six years. But in the seventh year, he shall go free, without paying anything. 3 If he comes alone, he is to go free alone; but if he has a wife when he comes, she is to go with him. 4 If his master gives him a wife and she bears him sons or daughters, the woman and her children shall belong to her master, and only the man shall go free. 5 “But if the servant declares, ‘I love my master and my wife and children and do not want to go free,’ 6 then his master must take him before the judges.[a] He shall take him to the door or the doorpost and pierce his ear with an awl. Then he will be his servant for life.

 7 “If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she is not to go free as male servants do.

20 “Anyone who beats their male or female slave with a rod must be punished if the slave dies as a direct result, 21 but they are not to be punished if the slave recovers after a day or two, since the slave is their property.


Deuteronomy 21:18-21

King James Version (KJV)

  18If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto them:

 19Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;

 20And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

 21And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.

 

Deuteronomy 21:11 NIV
New International Version
If you notice among the captives a beautiful woman and are attracted to her, you may take her as your wife.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

October 1, 2011 at 6:52 pm Leave a comment

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