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Published: Thursday, Sept. 27 2012 12:00 a.m. MDT

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Salt Lake City, Utah

rE: Owen Heber City, UT
"Rifleman: convenient of you to leave off the second phrase of my post -- "without judging how they may have ended up that way.""

If you think the Man of Galilee would have condoned supporting able bodied men and women who think the taxpayers are suckers that owe them a living then you don't know that Man or His teachings.

Besides, we kicked Him out of schools and public meeting houses and told Him not to come back. The liberals only like to dust Him off and bring Him out when they think it will serve their argument.

USS Enterprise, UT

To "Wonder" you should read more about what Bush and Reagan did when they were "on vacation". The first hand accounts of their staff members have indicated that they were not "on vacation" but were working from home. See Newsbuster's article "Newsweek Defends Obama's Leisure But Mocked Bush's Working Vacations at Texas Ranch". Also see US News article "Bush's Working Holidays: Aides say the president is on the job even while vacationing in Crawford". If that isn't enough for you, you can read "White House to move to Texas for a while" in USA Today. There they describe how Bush turned his ranch into an alternate White House, where he worked during his time away.

You sound like one of the media shills.

Provo, UT

@Red Shirt -- I may sound like a media shill, but you prove my point. I suppose it is inconceivable that Obama also works while he is on "vacation." As all presidents do. As I said before, no fact will convince an extreme partisan Republican that there is anything good or even neutral about Obama. The extremist only believes something they hear that is negative. Note that you only mention Bush and Reagan as paragons of virtue. Apparently only Republican presidents work while Democrats just twiddle their thumbs and/or plot and plan to turn the USA into the USSR (or Nazi Germany!)

provo, Utah

'We are all here on earth to help others; what on earth the others are here for, I don’t know'"

Heber City, UT


I only know what I read in the texts I've referenced twice now. The Man from Nazareth commanded us to take care of those with less. Commanded us not to judge how they came to have less. Doing so puts you at risk. There is only one justifiable use for the excess you may be blessed with: clothes, food, shelter, care for those with less. I'd suggest Matthew 25 -- the only place in all scripture he gives an exact explanation of what the criteria for final judgment.

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