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NeoNotes - Pardon…

Mr. McCain,

Pardon, but for the majority all over the World and millions of people right here in the United States, this isn't true:

The Bible is true, and there is a transcendent God whose will may be known, whose laws are just, and who is eternally sovereign.

I agree with much of what you've written here, particularly regarding the character and motivations of this specific female. But it's statements like this that put me on the front line whether I want to be or not. It's not enough to speak and act against this female and those like her, you demand I must now march under the banner of your faith.

I cannot do that. It would not honor my faith, and it dishonors the Divine as I perceive it. It would require me to break oaths & promises that are at least as important to me as yours are to you.

There are so many things on which we agree. But if you demand I have to sacrifice my faith in the name of yours, then we won't be allies. And neither will all the moral, upstanding, law-abiding non-Christians. This is the weakness of Christian conservatives. You have some good ideas. You have some great values. You can be trusted to keep your word. But I won't be a part of your religion and I should not be required to give up my mine for yours.

Don't you see? With this one thing you turn allies into adversaries. Not because we want to be, but because we can do nothing else and remain true to ourselves.

Faith is a personal choice. Politics is about controlling other people. Mix the two and you can unleash the most terrible things known to humanity.

And remember this. The Left's "all or nothing" approach? Where do you think they learned it from?

But it does me no injury for my neighbor to say there are twenty gods or no God. It neither picks my pocket nor breaks my leg.
— Thomas Jefferson, Notes on Virginia

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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NeoNotes - Harder and harder

There is nothing in the U.S. Constitution that gives Congress authority over health care or medical insurance except maybe the much abused commerce cause.

There is absolutely nothing that gives Congress the authority to impose a mandatory fee or tax for a government sanctioned medical plan. Or to decide prices. Or to decide who is eligible for what care. Or to decide which doctors can perform which procedures.

Which means under the 10th Amendment, Obamacare is illegal.

Meanwhile the cost for medical care for millions of Americans (including me) has gone up. That's when you can find it. Even in the major cities, it's harder and harder.

NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.


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NeoNotes: Taking on the alt-right

You don't have the might of the state on your side.

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“The Drunken, Pagan History of Christmas” by Adam Ruins Everything

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Compromising elections

I've been poking around and I have a new theory.

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NeoNotes - Liberty should be the goal

We need solutions that don't exile people politically.

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“Should We Trust the Media?” from Roaming Millennial

Biased Journalism & Creative Reporting

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NeoNotes - Off Limits

Behind locked doors and privacy fences, I am "free to do what I want." But is that freedom?

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How Prostitutes Settled the Wild West - Adam Ruins Everything

Surprising history

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“The Racist Roots of Gun Control” by Clayton E. Cramer

This overlooked 1995 classic reminds us about freedom

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Penn & Teller on flag burning

Freedom to offend

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“Minimum Wage Laws Are Racist”

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Attack from the blacklist

“We’re Under Attack"

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Uncle Sam says Stop Being Afraid

“You're Americans First"

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NeoNotes - American Christmas

Christians are nicer people when they aren't the only game in town

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Roaming Millenial on the Alt-Right

“What is the Alt-Right?"

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Secret group creates blacklist

Washington Post Disgracefully Promotes a McCarthyite Blacklist From a New, Hidden, and Very Shady Group

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Soros manipulating media

“Leaked Documents Reveal Expansive Soros Funding to Manipulate Federal Elections”

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Still plenty of ice

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Abnormal

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“Instead of Famine — Thanksgiving!” by Henry Hazlitt

This 1968 Henry Hazlitt op-ed quotes William Bradford to tell you how it really was

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Hoodwinking Congress - blast from the past (2005)

“Buying Reform”

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An obvious solution

Plant more trees.

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When I thought Trump might win

By the end of September I was seriously impressed.

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Fake isn't always fake

“A libertarian tech revolt”

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Mixing science and politics

“The Real War on Science”

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Roaming Millennial on allegations

“Should we listen and believe?”

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Cult of Clinton

“America Called Bullshit on the Cult of Clinton”

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Right to boycott

“Fashion Designers Are Boycotting Melania Trump. Shouldn't Bakers and Florists Have the Same Right?”

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Not quite the hate

“Hate Crimes, Hoaxes, and Hyperbole”

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“Scrooge McDuck and Money”

Animated classic from 1967 shows the evolution and role of money in society. Money is only useful if it circulates.

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“Make Mine Freedom (1948)”

Animated classic from 1948 shows the politics of disunity

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Compromise

‟Ignore the Mob—Long Live the Electoral College”

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Cry Wolf!

“You Are Still Crying Wolf”

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Good thing she wasn't elected…

“Hillary Clinton Supporters Doxxing, Harassing Electoral College Voters”

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“The Nature of Liberty” by H.L. Mencken

H.L. Mencken is always worth your time.

This version is from Prejudices: Third Series (1922)

For length reasons, this entry has it’s own page.

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Roaming Millennial on the Election Aftermath

“Anti-Trump hysteria”

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the Pagan Vigil Record Pagan Vigil Reader - updated

Introducing the Pagan Vigil Reader

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NeoNotes - Government doesn't compete

“There's no incentive to make it better”

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CGP Grey on the Electoral College

“The Trouble with the Electoral College”

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NeoNotes - Pre-victimhood

“The man has not even been sworn in yet.”

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More back down

It took less than a week for these celebrities.

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Bussed in protestors

Who is paying for the buses?

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NeoNotes - Laci Green

“The stuff on sex is pretty good, the stuff on relationships is so-so, and the SJW stuff is just destructive.”

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NeoNotes - Analysis

The last couple of days I've been analyzing both parties and their leadership.

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Unholy alliance

Her politics don't allow for dissent.

That tells me more than I need to know.

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Little victories

But by all the gods it’s great to see a modern liberal take on political correctness.

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Escape

“Do #CalExit Supporters Realize Many Californians Have Been Trying to Escape Them?”

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It was a joke?!

WTF? Amy Schumer Backs Out, Now Says Talk of Moving was a Joke?!


One backed down. So much for character. So much for honor. So much for principle.

She’s going to stay where the money is.

Next.

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“The War Prayer” by Mark Twain

This 1905 Mark Twain piece has lessons for today.

It was not published until after his death.

For length reasons, this entry has it’s own page.

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NeoNotes - religious discrimination

I've every reason to fight religious discrimination.

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The last thing I'm writing about the 2016 election

My choice was None Of The Above.

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