Last edited by barbarian_style; 02-18-12 at 12:52 PM.
Italy is talking about taxing the Catholic church in their current financial crisis, though it seems the Vatican is having an internal crisis of it's own.
I love the smell of face-palm in the morning!
"You ain't no Muslim bruv!"
I can't believe I'm the only one who voted yes. Have you guys been keeping up with the news? Clearly the federal government can because they already have. If they wanted to mandate that all store sell pork or that Jewish delis must serve cheeseburgers then clearly they can.
Who pays for the "can of worms" ?
And of course, the birds will become fat and lazy if the government provides the worms.
Nascar does "suck" !
I partially agree with your argument, but my trust of "markets" is limited.
Employees must know that their religion must must be secondary to their job...IMO...
The government has no business telling a business how to run its busines. If you don't like the choices where you live, you have the right to go somewhere else, or learn to like mutton. That it might be inconvenient to do so is once again not the business of government.
Fact is, pork, foi gras, truffles, or caviar is available to anyone in the US who has access to an internet connection and a PayPal account. I would expect no store to cater to my whims.
Is there a prohibition in the Koran for SELLING pork? Just curious.
- Colonel Paul YinglingNobody who wins a war indulges in a bifurcated definition of victory. War is a political act; victory and defeat have meaning only in political terms. A country incapable of achieving its political objectives at an acceptable cost is losing the war, regardless of battlefield events.
Bifurcating victory (e.g. winning militarily, losing politically) is a useful salve for defeated armies. The "stab in the back" narrative helped take the sting out of failure for German generals after WWI and their American counterparts after Vietnam.
All the same, it's nonsense. To paraphrase Vince Lombardi, show me a political loser, and I'll show you a loser.
The state may prohibit the sale of certain items, but, cannot compel a store owner to sell pork.
I got hungry reading this thread I am going to go pig out now.