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    do u really think your taxes pay for the speakers ? I guess you think without your tax dollars the space shuttle would be grounded and the USS Ronald Reagan would have never been built. Grow up and get real your tax dollars even on a 100,000.00 a year would be about 28,000.00. Thus maybe the salary and part of the benefits of a buck private ? Most likely 3,000 a year property taxes . You and15 others pay for a single teachers salary. And V/C taxes maybe 1/30 of a professors salary. So get real.

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    Matthew
    Chapter 61 1 "(But) take care not to perform righteous deeds in order that people may see them; otherwise, you will have no recompense from your heavenly Father. 2 When you give alms, do not blow a trumpet before you, as the hypocrites 2 do in the synagogues and in the streets to win the praise of others. Amen, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right is doing, 4 so that your alms giving may be secret. And your Father who sees in secret will be pleased by  you.

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    MARYANN and sure-lee what you can do is come up with a round trip 1st class ticket for your guy and each in  their entourage. Then a rental cars, and hotel rooms for the party to use. Then the 25,000.00 honorarium. This welfare mindset you 2 have feeling that you should get things for free is not part of conservatism now is it ? I feel the college should wave the use fee for the auditorium though, as it would be educational to see ideologues and demigods in action .

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    "I'd rather see a sermon
    than hear one any day."

    I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day;
    I'd rather one should walk with me than merely tell the way.
    The eye is a better pupil, more willing than the ear;
    Fine counsel is confusing, but example is always clear,
    And the best of all the preachers are the men who live their creeds,
    For to see a good put in action is what everybody needs.
    I can soon learn how to do it if you will let me see it done;
    I can watch your hand in action, but your tongue too fast may run.
    And the lectures you deliver may be very wise and true,
    But I'd rather get my lesson by observing what you do.
    For I may misunderstand you and the high advice you give,
    But there is no misunderstanding how you act and how you live.
    When I see a deed of kindness, I am eager to be kind.
    When a weaker brother stumbles, and a strong man stands behind
    Just to see if he can help him, then the wish grows strong in me
    To become as big and thoughtful as I know that friend to be.
    And all travelers can witness that the best of guides today
    Is not the one who tells them, but the one who shows the way.
    One good man teaches many; men believe what they behold;
    One deed of kindness noted is worth forty that are told.
    Who stands with men of honor learns to hold his honor dear,
    For right living speaks a language which to everyone is clear.
    Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say,
    I'd rather see a sermon than hear one any day.
    --Author unknown

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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7si10...

    1.4 MILLION VIEWS IN THE LAST YEAR.... I CAN'T TELL.

    THE GUY U SPOKE OF 7 MILLION VIEWS WITH A REMAKE .

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    I conceed the point. You have the perfect understanding of Gods will. You are the white male please save me from my savage ignorance.  You are teacher . Lead me to your perfect understanding.
    The people who would come to be known as the Pilgrims (known as the Pilgrim Fathers in the UK) were brought together by a common belief in the ideas promoted by Richard Clyfton, parson at All Saints' Parish Church in Babworth, East Retford, Nottinghamshire, between 1586 and 1605. This congregation held Separatist beliefs comparable to nonconforming movements (i.e., groups not in communion with the Church of England) led by Henry Barrowe, John Greenwood and Robert Browne. Unlike conforming Puritan groups who maintained their membership in and allegiance to the Church of England, Separatists held that their differences with the Church of England were irreconcilable and that their worship should be organized independently of the trappings, traditions and organization of a central state church.[1]
    William Brewster, a former diplomatic assistant to the Netherlands, was living in the Scrooby manor house, serving as postmaster for the village and bailiff to the Archbishop of York. Having been favorably impressed by Clyfton's services, he had begun participating in Separatist services led by John Smyth in Gainsborough, Lincolnshire.[2] The Separatists had long been controversial. Under the 1559 Act of Uniformity, it was illegal not to attend official Church of England services, with a fine of 12d (£.05; 2005 equivalent: about £5)[3] for each missed Sunday and holy day. The penalties for conducting unofficial services included imprisonment and larger fines. Under the policy of this time, Barrowe and Greenwood were executed for sedition in 1593.
    During much of Brewster's tenure (1595-1606), the Archbishop was Matthew Hutton. He displayed some sympathy to the Puritan (but not to the Separatist) cause, writing to Robert Cecil, Secretary of State to James I in 1604:

    The Puritans (whose phantasticall zeale I mislike) though they differ in Ceremonies & accidentes, yet they agree with us in substance of religion, & I thinke all or the moste p[ar]te of them love his Ma[jes]tie, & the p[re]sente state, & I hope will yield to conformitie. But the Papistes are opposite & contrarie in very many substantiall pointes of religion, & cannot but wishe the Popes authoritie & popish religion to be established.[4]

    It had been hoped that when James came to power, a reconciliation allowing independence would be possible, but the Hampton Court Conference of 1604 denied substantially all the concessions requested by Puritans, save for an English translation of the Bible. Following the Conference, in 1605, Clyfton was declared a nonconformist and stripped of his position at Babworth. Brewster invited Clyfton to live at his home.
    Upon Hutton's 1606 death, Tobias Matthew was elected as his replacement. Matthew, one of James' chief supporters at the 1604 conference,[5] promptly began a campaign to purge the archdiocese of nonconforming influences, both separatists and papists. Disobedient clergy were replaced, and prominent Separatists were confronted, fined, and imprisoned. He is credited with driving recusants out of the country.[6][7]
    At about the same time, Brewster arranged for a congregation to meet privately at the Scrooby manor house. Beginning in 1606, services were held with Clyfton as pastor, John Robinson as teacher and Brewster as the presiding elder. Shortly thereafter, Smyth and members of the Gainsborough group moved on to Amsterdam.[8] Brewster is known to have been fined £20 (2005 equivalent: about £2000) in absentia for his noncompliance with the church.[9] This followed his September 1607 resignation from the postmaster position,[10] about the time that the congregation had decided to follow the Smyth party to Amsterdam.[1][11]
    Scrooby member William Bradford, of Austerfield, kept a journal of the congregation's events that would later be published as Of Plymouth Plantation. Of this time, he wrote:

    But after these things they could not long continue in any peaceable condition, but were hunted & persecuted on every side, so as their former afflictions were but as flea-bitings in comparison of these which now came upon them. For some were taken & clapt up in prison, others had their houses besett & watcht night and day, & hardly escaped their hands; and ye most were faine to flie & leave their howses & habitations, and the means of their livelehood.[1]

    In the Columbia Encyclopedia, it is stated that "Although not actively persecuted, the group was subjected to ecclesiastical investigation and to the mockery, criticism, and disfavor of their neighbors.".[12]

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    1] IT IS MY COMMENTARY IN THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE SPOOF.
    THE ISSUE IS THAT IT IS AN ISSUE FOR YOU. I DO NOT CARE WHAT YOU PEOPLE DO IN YOUR BEDROOMS OR IN YOUR CHURCHES, THE PROBLEM COMES FROM THE GREAT COMMISSION YOU FOLKS HAVE. YOU HAVE A NEED BE TO POSTULATING GLOBALLY. THIS STEMS FROM THE NEED TO BE SEEN AS INTELLIGENT AND POWERFUL AND PERFECT SO ALL OTHERS MUST IMMULATE YOU. WHEN PEOPLE ARE ZEALOTS THEY FEEL THE NEED TO PROFESS THEIR METAPHYSICAL INSIGHTS TO THE UNWILLING. WHY DO YOU CARE IN APPLE COMPUTER PROVIDES HEALTH CARE TO THE UNCOVERED MATE OF ONE OF THEIR EMPLOYEES? DOES IT TAKE SOMETHING FROM YOU ? WHY DO YOU CARE IF ONE SPEAKS A LANGUAGE YOU ARE NOT FAMILIAR WITH IN EAR SHOT OF YOU ? DO YOU THINK YOURSELF SO IMPORTANT THAT EVERY CONVERSATION HAS SOMETHING TO DO WITH YOU ? ARE YOU SO IN LOVE WITH YOURSELF SO ETHNOCENTRIC THAT IF PEOPLE DO NOT SPEAK, WORSHIP, COPULATE, OR BELIEVE EXACTLY LIKE YOU DO YOU MUST BRING TE FULL POWER OF THE THE ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL MIGHT OF WHITE AMERICA DOWN ON THEM TO MAKE THEM BE JUST LIKE YOU OR DESTROY THEM ? WHERE DOES THIS MENTAL ILLNESS COME FROM ? WHY DO YOU CONCERN YOURSELF WITH SUCH TRIVIA ? THE SAYING " AS FOR ME AND MY HOUSE WE WILL SERVE THE LORD " " FIRST TAKE THE CORD OUT OF YOUR EYE BE FOR CONCERNING YOUR SELF WITH THE SPLINTER IN YOUR BROTHERS " MEANS YOU !!!! SO NEWS FLASH I AM NOT A SODOMITE... I JUST DO NOT JUDGE FOR THE SAME MEASURE I JUDGE SO SHALL I BE JUDGED .. THUS I AM NOT QUICK TO DECLARE WHAT IS EVIL AND WHO NEEDS THE BENEFIT OF MY WISDOM ... AS I NEED TO BE GRADED ON A CURVE AND HOPE THOSE OF YOU SO FULL OF SELF IMPORTANCE CAN IN FACT CAST THE FIRST STONEON THAT DAY.

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    PLESSY WAS THE BASIC SAME POINT AS THOSE WHO CALL MARRIAGE A SPECIAL RIGHT -- SEPARATE BUT EQUAL SUCH AS DOMESTIC PARTNERSHIP WOULD BE SEPARATE BUT NOT EQUAL.
    HUMAN RIGHTS ARE BASED ON THE PREMISE THAT A PERSON HAS THE RIGHT TO LIFE, LIBERTY. AND THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS. IT IS A HUMAN RIGHT TO LOVE. THUS , EVANGELICALS INSISTENCE THAT MARRIAGE BELONGS TO THEM AND ONLY THEM IS THE SAME BELIEF THAT GAYS SHOULD SAY MAYBE JUMP THE BROOM -SINCE OTHERS CONSIDERED ANIMALS - WERE DENIED A PROPER WEDDING, IN WHITE HISTORY , I GUESS BECAUSE ANIMALS DO NOT DESERVE SUCH DIGNITY ?

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    maryann you think like other do :
    William Rehnquist wrote a memo called "A Random Thought on the Segregation Cases" when he was a law clerk in 1952, during early deliberations that led to the Brown v. Board of Education decision. In his memo, Rehnquist argued that "I realize that it is an unpopular and unhumanitarian position, for which I have been excoriated by 'liberal' colleagues but I think Plessy v. Ferguson was right and should be reaffirmed." He continued, "To the argument... that a majority may not deprive a minority of its constitutional right, the answer must be made that while this is sound in theory, in the long run it is the majority who will determine what the constitutional rights of the minority are."[

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    Amendment I

    Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.
    IF JEST IS RIGHT-- THEN WHY DID THE FOUNDERS NOT SAY-- "CONGRESS SHALL PASS NO LAWS PROHIBITING THE FREE EXERCISE OF THE WORSHIP OF  JESUS CHRIST AS THE ONE TRUE LORD AND SAVIOR" ?

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