(Closed) Who are you voting for, Obama or Romney?

posted 8 years ago in Legal
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  • Post # 467
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    Helper bee

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    @DaniSue13:  Because I don’t see why we should have to get rid of the term “marriage”.  You claim that it is a religious institution, but it is not.  Therefore, the church has no claim to the term.

    “Marriage” can be defined in many different ways.  In the past, it has also been defined so as to allow people of the same sex to be married.  I quoted Wiki simply to show that marriage is not necessarily religious, which your quote from Merriam-Webster confirms.

    Post # 468
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    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

    Well if sex was something a parent had opened up with as a topic of safe conversation then no child would feel the need to get Plan B without their knowledge. If your child does that then you as a parent have done something wrong and need to fix it, not be mad at the school for meeting your child’s needs when you couldn’t. 

    Post # 469
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @DaniSue13:  I completly agree with you, sorry that people here don’t understand what you’re trying to say. 

    Post # 470
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

    WHAT????  

    Something’s BOGUS about this post…check it out!

    Post # 471
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    Helper bee

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    @peachacid:  Haha…time travel…it’s happened! 🙂

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    @Lacelibs:  What is it that you think we don’t understand?  For the record, I’m not totally against using a different term altogether.  But I have to reiterate that we shouldn’t have to since the church has no claim to the term “marriage”.

    Post # 472
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @instantcoffee:  What does negative one years ago mean???  One year in the future???

    Post # 473
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @DaniSue13:  Actually, marriage is a legal contract.

    Post # 474
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @peachacid:  I come from the future warning you not to vote for Barack 😛 

    Post # 475
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2012

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    @EastMeetsBarn:  I grew up in NY and went to public schools and can attest that was NOT my experience with Sex Ed classes. They did teach BOTH abstinance and forms of birth control. And I NEVER was taught anything about anal sex in school, that statement is ridiculous.

    Post # 476
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Lacelibs:  Excellent, he wins!  

    Post # 477
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @instantcoffee:  Her point in general. Plus, Wikipedia is not a reliable source for definitions 

    Post # 478
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: April 2013

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    @peachacid:  No no no, don’t vote for him because the future is so much better with Romney! 

    Post # 479
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    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: June 2013

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    @Lacelibs:  Wikipedia is definitely a reliable source for definitions.  They reference everything, including the Oxford English Dictionary (OED).  If you don’t think the OED is a reliable source…um…go back to the future!

    Post # 480
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: October 2011

    You know what? Legalize gay marriage. Does it matter to me, does it effect my life? No, not really. Like I said, I think they should have the same abilities as straight couples. My uncle, who was with his partner for almost 20 years, was not allowed to see him in the ICU when he was dying of AIDS. That was unfair. And if civil unions granting those same rights (although to me it is a realistic compromise) is not sufficient, than fine.

     

    So no, I don’t think I will get into why I support Romney and debate his tax plan and his foreign policy. You can interpret this as having won, that I don’t have a sufficient argument, etc. That’s fine, you can think that. The truth is that I just got home from a 12 hour day at work, and I’m exhausted. When I came home, I thought I was prepared to have this discussion, but I’m just not, in the sense that I don’t have the time or the patience to do it.  And while I have the ability to admit when I personally, or my party as a whole is wrong, it doesn’t seem that anyone else here is willing or able to do that.

    And secondly, and more importantly, it is scary to me that here I am, trying to think of real life solutions, actual compromises, and being shot down. Not even considered. Because there is no more compromising, there is no bi-partisanship, there is not even the possibility of communicating with each other clearly, especially in this forum (the internet, not the Bee). Maybe if we were face to face, with a glass of wine (yeah, that would help 🙂 ) we could have these discussions and make some progress. I’m sad to say that I have lost friendships because of politics. We are so deeply divided that we can’t even agree to disagree anymore. We, as a country, have lost sight of the fact that we are all in this together. Attacking each other and tearing each other down gets us no where.

     I hope that maybe someday I can help the Republican party to better implement what we believe in, keeping in mind that personal beliefs and religion do not have a place in the making of laws. Who knows, maybe one day one of us will be up there on that debate stage and new Bees will be debating whether we should be elected or not. So thank you Bees, this has been an interesting conversation to say the least, but I am truly, truly done. 

    Post # 481
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    Busy bee

    Practically anyone can add/change things on Wiki so it’s not as reliable as some might think. Websters defines it differently and most Conservatives latch on to that like a pit bull. (No offense to Pit Bulls) 

    This thread has taken quite the turn

     

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