Themes of faith, freedom echo at CPAC in advance of straw poll

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  • Rikitikitavi Cardston, Alberta
    March 13, 2014 8:24 a.m.

    One thing we know for sure:conservatives got to get their act (and their numbers) together or else we face another rampant liberal in the oval office bent on controlling this country in 2016. Still very early yet but I like the sound of a Paul/Carson ticket.

  • bj-hp Maryville, MO
    March 10, 2014 10:25 a.m.

    People are wrong if they feel our Lord was a liberal. He was neither liberal nor conservative. Our Lord and Master went among the sinners and the poor which some say is liberal but yet he was also seen in the homes of those who criticized him for his teachings. His teachings and those of his apostles are very conservative in nature. Remember it was he that created both the heavens and the earth. No Jesus Christ was no liberal, he is the literal only begotten Son in the Flesh. Today he would again go among the sinners and poor, but would probably dispel many of those things liberals garnish as well as conservatives. He taught if you love me keep my commandments. The same as given to Moses. He also taught that which I declare clean can also be eaten like pork or anything else deemed unclean by the Law of Moses. That is conservative.

  • Bob A. Bohey Marlborough, MA
    March 10, 2014 6:29 a.m.

    One persons themes of faith and freedom is another's themes of oppression and intolerance.

  • GaryO Virginia Beach, VA
    March 9, 2014 12:17 p.m.

    "Themes of faith, freedom echo at CPAC in advance of straw poll"

    You mean pretense echoes at CPAC . . . And a superficial veneer of faith and freedom coat CPAC in advance of straw poll. I get it.

    Isn't anyone tired yet of ostentatious religious displays in government? Al Quadah and the Bush White House had that in common. Before every major decision, the leader asked for advice from God.

    GW Bush and his advisers including Condie Rice sometimes prayed together.

    I'm sorry "Conservatives," but I really doubt that God advised GW to invade Iraq, kill over four thousand Americans, kill over a hundred thousand Iraqis, waste over a trillion dollars, and destabilize the Middle East for years to come.

    Looks like a Communications problem to me, or maybe GW was taking his marching orders from some other entity.

    In any case, God does NOT guide "Conservative" policies.

    After all, Jesus is a Liberal.

  • Phillip M Hotchkiss Malta, Mt
    March 8, 2014 7:21 p.m.

    Dr Benjamin Carson,would be my choice for President.every sense I have read his books.We don't have guess on we're he stands on issues pertaining to this great nation.He will stand up for his morals and faith. A well a Stand up for all of America. I hope he runs

  • samhill Salt Lake City, UT
    March 8, 2014 7:09 p.m.

    To "Thid Barker" who wondered if the NAACP would support Dr. Carson, I'd say most of them are probably of a similar mind as Nate Sanderson, former Georgia State NAACP President and currently on the national board of directors who insisted people boycott a speech by Dr. Carson in Columbus, Ga last October because of Dr. Carson's previous criticism of Obamacare in saying, "Obamacare is really, I think, the worst thing that has happened in this nation since slavery. And it a way, slavery.".

    Sanderson said, "To attend tonight, my message, to all of the leaders is shame on you, if you're there tonight. Or if you're there and you don't demand an apology before he even start to speak, shame on you."

    Essentially, the NAACP is a racist organization that criticizes non-racist people like Dr. Carson for not being racist in supporting Obamacare, despite its many, almost innumerable flaws, because it is sponsored by someone who self-identifies with the half of his lineage that is the race promoted by the NAACP.

    Dr. Carson, who is not racist and, I suspect, anti-racism, is therefore an enemy to the NAACP.

  • Thid Barker Victor, ID
    March 8, 2014 6:24 p.m.

    Dr. Ben Carson would be a wonderful President, period! I wonder if the NAACP would support him?