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Some Thoughts on Voting

Dave:

Some good thoughts on the idea of throwing away your vote.

Originally posted on Notes On Liberty:

A while ago I bought a Willie Nelson album because Willie is excellent. People who say “I don’t like country music” haven’t listened to Willie Nelson.

Willie would be the first pig-tailed president. We must elect him for social justice!

Even though I can get the album without paying for it, I paid because I want to tell Willie Nelson that I appreciate him. But my purchase was also dollar vote (a five dollar vote, really) telling would-be musicians to be more like Willie Nelson.* For undertaking the expense of making that vote, I even got access to the album through Amazon. That’s good if I want to load it onto my phone for a road trip, but most of the time it’s actually easier for me to listen to that album on Grooveshark. In any case, I got to express myself, listen to Willie Nelson in a barely easier…

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Why do Democrats fight voter ID?

Originally posted on Public Secrets:

"I get to vote twice? Gee, thanks, pal!"

“No ID needed? Gee, thanks, pal!”

Writing at PJ Media, former DoJ election law attorney J. Christian Adams argues that it isn’t so much because they want to cheat (1), but that there are other, more subtle reasons. He describes three. Read the article for the first and the last, but I want to highlight the second:

2. Voter ID Opponents Have the Soft Bigotry of Low Expectations.

Leftist opponents of voter ID truly think minorities are less able to function in American life. I learned this when a Department of Justice Voting Section lawyer opposed to voter ID told me he thought blacks were more likely to forget their photo identification than whites were. Their lives “were more disorganized,” he said. This is a lawyer currently still working in the Civil Rights Division at the Justice Department. This is a perfect example of the “soft bigotry…

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Created Equal

How does one life stack up against another?

How does one life stack up against another?

I have to admit, I thought of a post I recently read by Opinionated Man very shortly after writing this post.  In it he describes himself as a “lucky asian.”  Does that make me racist?

25 Ways to Say “I Love You” Without Saying a Word

Dave:

I love this list. A good marriage requires work, and a good marriage is WORTH IT!

Originally posted on Speaking of Marriage:

Recently, on a cross country flight, my husband and I were seated on opposite sides of the aisle. Several times, LASTchocolate-chip-cookie-bite-taken-97737he leaned my way to ask, Would you like some of my salad? Can I get you something to drink? Once he offered to share the last bite of his cookie. A while later, he reached over and touched my arm, just to say hi. At the end of the flight the woman next to me said, “Your husband really loves you. I can tell.”

And she’s right. He does.

As couples, we often express love through our actions — a note left on the bathroom mirror, a gentle touch, a twinkle in our eye. We say, “drive safely.” “Take an umbrella.” We kiss each other goodnight.

For many of us, these small gestures say I love you more powerfully than if we’d actually spoken those three little words.

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California Forces Catholic Universities to Cover Employees’ Abortions

Originally posted on Christian Patriots:

When it comes to forcing employers to violate their religious convictions when offering employee health insurance, the Barack Obama administration has nothing on the Jerry Brown administration. The U.S.73953b613ab810d00e410cf7a0eefa2a_M president’s Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) merely tried to coerce employers into paying for contraceptives that might cause abortions. Meanwhile, the California governor’s Department of Managed Health Care (DMHC), having previously approved health insurance policies that deny coverage for elective abortions, has now declared that all policies in the Golden State must cover all abortions regardless of the wishes of the policyholder.

Last year, Santa Clara University in Santa Clara and Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles, both Jesuit institutions, announced that they would no longer include coverage of elective abortions in their employee health plans but would allow employees to purchase such coverage through a third party. LMU instituted the policy this past January, and Santa Clara…

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Asking for a Re-Blog

If I had the $$ to hire someone, my choice would very likely be OM. He has the will and drive and creativity to grow an online presence in a way that few can equal.

Mom Arrested for Not Signing in When She Went to Console Her Autistic Son at School

This is sad, insane, wrong, and even evil. We should know what is going on in our schools.

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