The Kerrys on Larry King Live

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The Kerrys on Larry King Live
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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 7:31am

..OK, I know LKL can be a snarky, biased program some of the time, but last night he had John and Teresa Heinz on his program.

 

 

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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 8:38am
Well, I am *personally* opposed to murder, but I respect the *choice* of others to choose to kill their parents.

Nope, sorry, doesn't work for me. I don't get it.

Wrong is wrong even if everybody's doing it.

Karen

 


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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 8:43am
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Ummm....that

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 9:40am
What he holds to is Relativism, I decide what is right or wrong for me and you decide what is right or wrong for you. We do not need laws in this nation because they might conflict on someone's right to do or act as they see fit? He obviously has no problem with Divorce and re-marriage (Adultery) or what about homosexual "marriage". Don't the Constitution and Declaration both start with "WE" not "I"? Who is WE? If it's not a collective voice of the majority that everyone else is subject to?
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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 2:02pm

>>passionate about tax cuts than they are about what they purport to recognize as direct killin


interesting POV.

 

 

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Fri, 07-09-2004 - 3:56pm

The author of the quote is the author of the article linked to in the OP.


Nope, not asking Kerry to wear his faith on his sleeve at all.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Sun, 07-11-2004 - 11:17pm
Becky, I know this is a quibble (and you know that I agree with you on abortion) but...

I don't think our politicians have an obligation to represent the majority. In the perfect world that our forefathers conceived, I believe that elected representatives were supposed to be elected because the majority of the people believed that they could do the best job of governing this nation. Once elected, while they certainly should take counsel from their constituents, it is their duty to do what is right.

One example (other than abortion): If I were an elected Southern official in the 50s, I should have supported desegregation, even if the majority of my constituents were against it. I should have done so knowing it may cost me my public office, but understanding that I was elected to serve the people and help govern this nation to do right -- not to preserve my job.

So John (and the many others) don't need to sit the issue out. They just need to do what is right.

Polly

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Tue, 07-13-2004 - 7:41am

You could argue, of course, on the desegregation issue that the "majority of your constituents" did not favor segregation since a large % of your constituents were prevented from voting.

"Government big enough to supply everything you need is big enough to take everything you have. The course of history shows that as a government grows, liberty decreases." - Thomas Jeff

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Thu, 07-15-2004 - 3:31am

I'm not one to beat a dead horse (no pun intended) but I just had to say that your inversion example was right on the money.

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Thu, 07-22-2004 - 6:04pm
I think the statement of not being a Catholic Candidate merely means HE isn't gay. Also from your first post, can't tell if you're referring to Kennedy or Kerry, so you might clarify. I don't watch politics enough to realize the names throwing me off -- may be specific to individuals & not identified. I don't know about his pro-choice (pro-life) option, except he may be speaking about somebody else.

Hope this helps,

*sister21~

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Fri, 07-23-2004 - 11:48am
I haven't read the details of the partial-birth laws, but one thing to remember is this: the "life of the mother" clause in Roe that allows late-term abortions in those cases has been interpreted pretty broadly -- I believe to include harm to the FINANCIAL life of the mother, not just her physical life. Nice loophole, huh?

As for the majority thing, I was simply trying to make the point that our forefathers understood the tyranny of the majority. Think of the great debate over the elected Senate, and the 6 year term decision.

No matter what your job, I don't understand how you can do it if it conflicts with your personal values. Kerry's wife seems to have a much stronger pro-life streak; I wonder if she'll ever influence him.

Polly