Comments about ‘Rubio's State of the Union response heavy on religion’

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Published: Wednesday, Feb. 13 2013 3:05 p.m. MST

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Chris B
Salt Lake City, UT

The founding fathers were too

BYUalum
South Jordan, UT

My wish is that the GOP and the Tea Party can find common ground with a man like Marco Rubio. Otherwise Obama's ploy to divide the Republican Party will become a reality!

The Scientist
Provo, UT

It is becoming tedious repeating the same reminder: Keep your religion out of my government.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Scientist. Fine, keep your government out of my religion!

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"Otherwise Obama's ploy to divide the Republican Party will become a reality!"

Too funny. Hate to tell you, but the Republican Party is doing a fine job dividing itself. It needs no help from Obama.

Is there anything that you guys wont blame Obamas for?

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Joe Blow. Which ever party loses a general election struggles to redefine itself as the Democratic party did when John Cary lost badly. If the economy turns down or doesn't improve during the next 4 years, and if the Democrats don't get a handle on the national debt, the Democrats will find themselves on the outside looking in after the 2016 election. What goes around always comes around for everyone, even for Democrats.

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

"Which ever party loses a general election struggles to redefine itself"

No disagreement there. What I took issue with was that the divide was an "Obama ploy".

You also write " if the Democrats don't get a handle on the national debt"

You never seem to acknowledge that the GOP is just as guilty in adding to the debt.
I am very concerned about the debt, but history has shown that "just voting GOP" is no solution.

Politicians love to give stuff away. Med part D? NCLB? Until people like you quit blaming the Dems and start holding your own party accountable, nothing will change.

Dont get me wrong, the dems are very guilty also.

My theme? Both parties are driving this country into the ground.

Your theme? It is all the democrats fault. And you harp on it daily.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Joe Blow. Obama has borrowed more money in 4 years than GWB did in 8. Which party do you think is the most complicit?

JoeBlow
Far East USA, SC

" Obama has borrowed more money in 4 years than GWB did in 8. Which party do you think is the most complicit?"

Oh, you wanna play that game?

Wanna compare the amount borrowed by Clinton to Bush? And then tell me who YOU think is the most complicit?

Cherry picking is easy, but it never tells the complete story. But then, you dont want to tell the complete story. It would ruin your perspective.

The Scientist
Provo, UT

Mountanman wrote:

"Scientist. Fine, keep your government out of my religion!"

Perfect! I agree to the terms of your proposal.

We call this the "wall of separation" (Thomas Jefferson).

Now we are all agreed.

Mountanman
Hayden, ID

@ Scientist. Agreed except we have this messy issue of Obamacare mandates that infringes on some people's religious beliefs. You may say it doesn't but to those who have those beliefs, it does equal a government infringement.

A Scientist
Provo, UT

Mountanman wrote:

"Scientist. Agreed except we have this messy issue of Obamacare mandates that infringes on some people's religious beliefs. You may say it doesn't but to those who have those beliefs, it does equal a government infringement."

Nothing messy about it. Religions that pretend their businesses are "religious" need to be called out for the fraudulent organizations they are. If they are going to do business in this country, they must treat their employees and personnel according to the law.

The law already grants exceptions for their strictly religious activities. It is disingenuous, theocratic, and a violation of the principle we just agreed to for religion to create "front" organizations that go beyond religious activities then try to assert their bogus "religious freedom" argument to justify such gamesmanship.

No mess at all, so long as religion will be honest and forthright.

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