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    Exclamation This is a religious civil war

    This is a religious civil war:
    Hobby Lobby only the beginning for new religious theocrats


    Salon.com
    07/09/2014
    http://www.salon.com/2014/07/08/this...ous_theocrats/




    The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice. It is a practice best described as neo-feudalism, taking power away from ordinary citizens, in all their pluralistic, idiosyncratic diversity, and handing it over to corporations and religious dictators in both the public and the private realm. The Supreme Court’s actions are not taking place in a vacuum — though they arefilling one: As Tea Party Republicans in the House increasingly bring democratic self-government to a halt, contracting the power of we the people to act as a cohesive self-governing whole, the Supreme Court’s conservative majority shifts ever more everyday power into the hands of private dictatorships.

    Hobby Lobby handed for-profit corporations religious rights for the first time in history — a radical break with all previous precedent, and yet a part of a recent pattern, as Norm Ornstein rightly pointed out:

    [F]or the majority on the Roberts Court, through a series of rulings that favor corporations over labor or other interests, it is clear that corporations are king, superior to individual Americans—with all the special treatment in taxes and protection from legal liability that are unavailable to us individuals, and now all the extra benefits that come with individual citizenship. Call it the new Crony Capitalism.

    Read the rest here: http://www.salon.com/2014/07/08/this...ous_theocrats/


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    You pampered native Americans love to use words that you don't understand. You have no idea what a religious civil war is. Ask veterans of Chechnya or Iraq or Afghanistan what a religious civil war is.

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    Ignore the mentally unstable troll. Engaging him in any manner is just like Meathead trying to convince Archie Bunker that he's wrong.

    Just read the article, view the links, and then formulate your own opinion.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DiabloViejo View Post
    Ignore the mentally unstable troll. Engaging him in any manner is just like Meathead trying to convince Archie Bunker that he's wrong.

    Just read the article, view the links, and then formulate your own opinion.

    People have done this. Your readership is approaching zero. You have largely become an angry man yelling to hear yourself. I pray for you tavarisch.

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    Why are you violating copyrights?

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    What the Right is doing to this country is the actual definition of FASCISM! Corporate collusion with Government, against the common good! Right wing authoritarian views, are fascist!


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    This is what USA Stalinists have been taught to believe:


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    Thanks for bumping up my threads, I appreciate it!

    BTW, Duke still says:

    http://youtu.be/DxjBfzXFKo4




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