Compromising

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Registered: 06-22-2003
Compromising
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Sun, 11-07-2004 - 9:49am
Is there an issue you won't budge on? Something where as far as you can see there is no compromising? Why?

For me it would have to be abortion. I hate to bring up this subject when it has been discussed so much. I believe life begins at implantation. I would never agree that abortion should be used as birth control. It should only be used for the life of the mother and rape (including incest). There is nothing anyone could say that would make me change my mind on this. (I am however not sure how I feel about stem cell research. I don't believe those embros have life yet, but they do have potential.) My intention isn't to make this an abortion debate, but more about compromising or rather not compromising.

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Registered: 09-23-2004
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 10:05am
What issues will I not budge on?

I would never budge on my beliefs in abortion (against), embrionic stem cell research (against), gay-marraige (or redefining marraige in any sense)(against), and the death-penalty(against).

As far as these issues as they pertain to society in the US:

Abortion, I'm against it except in the case of the life of the mother is at stake, I'm a bit wishy-washy when it comes to rape and incest. I wish it could be considered on a case-by-case basis, but I know that is not an option.

Embrionic stem cell research, stem cells can be taken from adults and I believe the umbilical cord.

Gay-marraige: I'm against it, but I can see a need for equal representation as far as rights, if the issue was put to me on a ballot I would abstain from voting.

Death-Penalty: I'm against it for the same reason I am agaist abortion. I would absolutely vote against.

I would be willing to listen to arguments and consider points on most any other issue, but I reserve the right to revise my answer (meaning I cant think of any other issue right now that I'm steadfast on right now )

KathyB

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 10:49am
For me, that issue is the environment.

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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Registered: 03-26-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 10:58am

I can see room for compromise with all the social issues.

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 11:20am
I agree with you 100%.

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Registered: 06-09-1999
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 11:36am

Abortion, gun control, death penalty, gay marriage, national security, Freedom of Religion, and I am sure a host of others.


I have always been a person who can see where the other is coming from and why they feel the way they do, but it doesn't change the fact that I am more than willing to tell someone they are wrong if they are wrong.


Abortion is murdering an innocent human being - even worse a child who didn't ask to be conceived.


Gun control is an infringement on our 2nd Amendment right.


The Death penalty is part of a working justice system.


Gay marriage is a ridiculous concept that goes to further the moral erosion of our society.


National security starts at our borders and continues worldwide - includes illegal immigrants.


Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM it.



 

 

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 12:03pm

Freedom OF religion, not freedom FROM it.


So, people should be able to participate in ANY religion, but shouldn't be free to opt out of participating in religion?

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Registered: 09-29-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 12:08pm
KathyB, just butting in to compliment you on your posts, they are always so even handed and well thought out!


 


Mich

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 12:10pm

I don't think there are many issues I absolutely would NOT compromise on.

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Registered: 03-31-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 12:19pm

Michelle, every time I see your signature, I feel compelled to tell you that I have a son who is 2 weeks older than your oldest daughter and if he'd been a girl, his name would have been Emily Claire!

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Registered: 03-25-2003
In reply to: jeanettar
Sun, 11-07-2004 - 12:36pm

Curious how you reconcile your views on the death penalty with the fact that there ARE innocent people in prison -- what if this guy had been put to death:


http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2004/11/06/national/main654081.shtml

Carrie, Mom of Alex & Anna

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