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Con Game

  1. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    There are lots of people on here who blame the problems of America on socialists, communists, people on the left in general.

    Well, it's a con game of the highest order.

    This is the real culprit and destroyer of American values:

    ALEC:  the American Legislative Exchange Council.

    I came across it while researching prisons-for-profit, and today heard about it on the radio.

    It's why women's rights are being taken away, gay rights are being fought, and minorities and immigrants are filling the prisons....forever, on minor charges.

    Cagsil calls it Corporate Protectionism, I call it Republicorp. Either way---it is the force behind the monied take-over and rigid ideological bent the powers-that-be have been shifting us towards.....against the wishes of most Americans, I might add!
    It's stealth and trickery they use to get elected, and once in, they lower the boom.

    You know, Senator Harkin called it a Cult....
    Stop it, we must!

    http://www.thenation.com/signup/161973? … connection

  2. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Here is an example of Con-Talk:

    "Fascism is a collectivist, big government and anti-capitalist movement. Conservatives on the other hand tend to favor constitutionally limited government, free markets and christian values."

    That link up there is no good...I HATE it when you have to join to read!! This one is free!

    http://www.npr.org/2011/07/21/138537515 … es?ps=cprs

  3. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    Dam--it's much better actually!

    "Republican legislators picked up 680 seats in state House and Senate chambers in the 2010 elections.

    "They now hold more state legislative seats than at any time since 1928, the year that Herbert Hoover came to the presidency," says reporter John Nichols. "They control 25 states [with] both houses of the legislature. There are also 21 states where Republicans control both houses of the legislature and the governorship. And in the backroom of politics, that's what people really want. If you've got governor, state House and state Senate, you can pretty much roll through whatever legislation you want."

    Ergo--Wisconsin getting rid of Union's power to stand up for the employee's
    Michigan GVr firing elected officials and replacing them with cronies
    Immigrant prison-for-profit laws in Arizona
    Ohio also with his prison-for-profit, reducing human rights-loving Gvr
    The almost dissappearing of women's abortion availability
    The rise of Islamophobia....the phony panic about Sharia
    Lies about Obama

    Stealth take-over.
    Tell you one thing....deliver something else.

    1. lovemychris profile image79
      lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Mike Papantonio & Cliff Schecter: The Truth About ALEC http://goo.gl/fb/PWNm0

  4. lovemychris profile image79
    lovemychrisposted 5 years ago

    "Ohio Gov. John Kasich (R) signed a bill on Wednesday that bans abortions after 20 weeks if the fetus is determined to be viable, making Ohio the latest in a series of states to ban late-term abortions.

    The Ohio bill contains no exceptions for rape or incest and only a very narrow exception for health of the mother, which means that an Ohio physician must be able to prove in court that he performed a late-term abortion to save the woman's life. If a doctor violates this rule, he could be arrested and lose his medical license.

    The Ohio law is similar to the 20-week abortion bans that passed in Nebraska in 2010 and in Alabama, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas and Oklahoma in 2011. These bills prohibit all abortions after 20 weeks, while the Ohio bill bans abortions only after the fetus is viable -- but doctors are required to start testing for viability at 20 weeks.

    None of the 20-week bans have been challenged in federal court so far, despite the fact that they directly violate Roe v. Wade."
    Sounds like Police-State tactics to me.
    And un-Constitutional.
    Not on your life.
    It's lock-up mentality.

    1. American View profile image61
      American Viewposted 5 years ago in reply to this


      I will admit I never read Roe V Wade. To me the Abotion issue is easy and tough. To me a woman should have a choice. That part has never been an issue for me. But where I strugle is when is it to late to abort? Can she abort 1 week before due date? 10 weeks, 20 weeks? I would be so against a woman getting an abortion with one week left, but where do you draw the line. The argument rages on about when does life begin. Is 20 weeks a reasonable point in time to say you cannot abort? I really do not know. It is difficult to come to a conclusion on it.

      1. lovemychris profile image79
        lovemychrisposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Well, how about you stay out of it, until it happens to you.
        I don't hear people wondering about the age of babies that get bombed on a daily basis, or starve to death for lack of food.
        They ONLY seem to care when it's in the womb.
        And when it's a way to control women.
        FOR--if they hated babies being killed, they would be against war and poverty....and they are not. In fact, the most vocal anti-abortionists are FOR both!