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Thread: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

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    Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    One of the parts of the National Organization for Marriage pledge that has now been signed by every major Republican presidential candidate is:

    "(4) Establish a presidential commission on religious liberty to investigate and document reports of Americans who have been harassed or threatened for exercising key civil rights to organize, to speak, to donate or to vote for marriage and to propose new protections, if needed."

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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    One can oppose Gay Marriage until the cows come home and it will make no difference because that train has left the station as has the opposition to abortion.

    We need to be working on issues we can have an impact on like putting reasonable people in office that operate for the good of "We the People," and not big Business.

    I am not opposed to business is most any form but they should come after the people when it comes to benefits and protection.

    We could all benefit from the elimination to income tax and go to a flat sales tax. It would be fair because the rich buy more because they can and with no loop holes they would continue to pay more than us in the lower 50%. This could also include a tax on various things above a certain level like dividends or interest on some investments above a certain point. I don't have a clue how much it would be but it could be worked out.

    We also need to get serious about the HOAX of man caused Global Warming, and shut down these environmentally ill organizations that are now fighting against what they once screamed to get, like solar, and wing generation.

    They don't want cures because they would go out of business and those who who are making in excess of $100,000 a year might have to actually go to work, rather than let volunteers do all the work while they hang out plush offices doing pretty much nothing.

    So no I don't see any real point to signing other than for a dew votes from on issue people.

    We need a couple more choices so I didn't vote
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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    What is the point of a tax-payer funded thing that does nothing but "investigate and document reports", if a law has been broken, it should already been investigated and someone charged, this just seems a way for government to bully people who voice opposing opinions.
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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    Quote Originally Posted by Krhazy View Post
    What do you think?
    For starters, I think you should have dropped a link.

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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    From the web:
    Rick Perry Signs Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge | Rick Perry has joined Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, and Rick Santorum in signing the National Organization for Marriage’s anti-gay marriage pledge. The candidate — who had previously claimed that marriage should be left up to the states — vowed to establish a “presidential commission on religious liberty” to investigate instances of discrimination against conservatives, “send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will “reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution.” Earlier this week, Time Magazine discovered that Perry compared homosexuality to alcoholism in his 2008 book about the Boy Scouts.

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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    By WILL WEISSERT
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    AUSTIN -- Gov. Rick Perry has signed a pledge to back a federal constitutional amendment against gay marriage -- repudiating his earlier comments that marriage rights should be left up to individual states.

    The Republican presidential hopeful signed the National Organization for Marriage's pledge Friday.

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    It states that, if elected, Perry will send a Constitutional amendment defining marriage as the union of one man and one woman to the states for ratification and appoint U.S. Supreme Court and federal judges who will "reject the idea our Founding Fathers inserted a right to gay marriage into our Constitution."

    Perry had said that though he doesn't support gay marriage personally, it is a states' rights issue. He even suggested New York's decision to legalize it was therefore fine with him.

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    Re: Presidential Commission on Religious Liberty

    It seems pretty rare that a poll ever has a good choice.

    0 Seems like a waste of time.

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