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Comments and Misconceptions

Updated on November 21, 2010

There will not be a thesis or a pattern at all to this hub. This will just be a list of misconceptions I will address one at time. I read all kinds of things spouted out with nothing to back them up, especially in the comments. I continue to stress that reading comprehension is very important. While I am at it I want to point out that grammar saves lives. For example: Let’s eat Mom / Let’s eat, Mom. Note the difference? Comments will be moderated to the fullest extent on this hub. If you want to spout something out, back it up and I will allow it. If for example you want to expel some bovine excrement like “Rand Paul wants to eliminate women’s right to vote”, give some quotes at the very least, please. If you don’t want to back it up, your comments will be denied. I usually allow all comments whether I agree or not. I want to allow everyone their say, but things get out of hand. I have neither the time nor inclination to placate to retards.

1)      Separation of Church and State: The words do not exist in our Constitution. Maybe if you take the first amendment and jumble the letters up you could come up with the phrase. That is, however the only way you will get that. Yes, Thomas Jefferson did talk about a wall of separation, but that was in a letter to the Baptist citing that the need existed in order to protect the religion from the government, not the government from religion. Say what you want about the establishment clause. The establishment clause prohibits the government from establishing a state religion, which was common for some of the colonies. The words are not there. So to everyone that thinks Christine O’Donnell can’t answer a question. She did! And she spanked her opponent in the debate.

2)      Rand Paul is not against the Civil Rights Bill. Rand Paul stated that the federal government overstepped its boundaries when it passed the Civil Rights Bill. He stated that the government has no business telling a private enterprise who they can or cannot hire. You know what? He was right!

3)      The Tea Party is not a political party. Nor is it an instrument of big corporations. The Tea Party is a grass roots movement. Just so happens their beliefs fall to the right of center. If those policies also help small and big business, that does not mean they are an instrument of big business. What people on the left seem to forget is what is good for Wall Street is good for Main Street. Taxing the rich is straight up robbery. The Tea Party movement has done just as much damage to the Republican Party establishment as has been done to the Democratic Party.

4)      Social Security and Medicare and Constitutionality. For some reason there are people that think Social Security or Medicare are provided by a Constitutional Amendment. There is no such Amendment. Not sure where anyone came up with this one. These same people think that Social Security should not be privatized. I wonder why these people think the very ones that broke Social Security are the ones that can fix it. The Social Security fund has been robbed to the point (by paying for other entitlement programs) that there is nothing left in there. If it is privatized and all the money is lost in the market, what is the difference? Oh yeah, it’s that theft thing. I would much rather lose my money by risking it that having it robbed from me.

5)      Doing away with Department of Education is not that radical of an idea. The Dept. of Education only came into existence during the Carter years. Before that the United States had a lot better education system in place. Any teacher will tell you what a nightmare NCLB is. The government has less business in education than they do in airport security. People who want to do away with the Department of Education only have educations best interest at heart. In order to standardize curriculum you must lower the standards. It is a proven fact that students will rise to a teachers expectations. The Department of Education forces a lowering of those expectations.

That is all for now. Expect more of this same type of hub later. I am sure I will be busy answering comments for the time being. Please stop by and leave a comment.


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      VizFact The Dude 6 years ago from Houston, TX

      I enjoyed reading the DNA of God in this hub. Truth.

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      jtcarr1164 6 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Hey Lady! Thanks for coming by!

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      Lady In NC 6 years ago from A Small Town In North Carolina

      Awesome Hub jtcarr ! We can't read things facts in the Liberal Media thats for sure ....

      Vicky - American & Tea Party member

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Hey Gary, I never knew they had accepted the Tea Party we not a corporate conspiracy! Thanks for the great comment!

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      garynew 7 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      Once liberals finally accepted that the Tea Party was not a corporate conspiracy, I read a liberal website that says they are corporate lackeys BECAUSE they are grass roots. Hello? (And, no, it's not easy reading liberal sites, but I keep my 'enemies' closer).

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Hey CMerrit! Proud to hear I made your daily routine, especially when it involves a fine beverage like coffee! Thank you for your comment. Glad you liked this?

      Did you check out my hub about coffee yet? You might enjoy it.

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      Chris Merritt 7 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I have now incoperated "JT" into my daily routine, along with my morning coffee. It just makes me feel better. This particular hub has my motor runnin this morning. I love plain ol' common sense. I hoping and praying it makes a comeback. JT, this is the stuff everyone needs to be reminded.


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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Hey Rachell! I was wondering when you would show up. I understand. I know how busy you were on your last hub! I think that guy is sweet on Jim. He has ignored your hub the last few hours and concentrated on Jim's. :(

      Preciate the comment as always!

      The great thing about my new "favorite" hater is they always inspire new material!

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      Rachel Woodruff 7 years ago from Southwest Missouri

      Jtcarr, had to come check out your new hub. Great Job as always. Keep up the good work. :)

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      Old Poolman 7 years ago

      JT, just throw out more of that good old "stink bait" you keep handy and all the bottom feeders will come swimming in. I don't think there is any limit on bottom feeders, so just keep on reeling them in.

      Good fishing my friend.

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Thank you Old Poolman! Apparently I have silenced them so far! Haven't heard a peep from them yet.

      Stay tuned. I am sure they will still come

      "If you hub it, they will come"

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      Old Poolman 7 years ago

      Bravo my friend, another excellent hub. But gosh is that fair to actually ask people leaving comments to back up their BS with facts? If this were to become a rule you would render many of them speechless. You might just as well cut out their tongues. I will be following this one closely to watch the comments you receive.

      Great job and thanks for being here.

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Thanks so much, Jim. Need any folks for your campaign? Count me in!

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      TheManWithNoPants 7 years ago from Tucson, Az.

      Dude sign me up! I'm following ya now Jt. Mike (Old Pool Man) was right. You're one bad hombre. Keep it up my man!


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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      AR, thank you for coming by! Great comment. I started to put something in about Bush lied, people died but I will save that for another hub. It does get old repeating oneself.

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      American Romance 7 years ago from America

      jtcarr! way to go my brother! Way to shut down the liberal losers! I too may employee this tactic of back it up or shut up! I grow weary of saying the same things and giving facts to get the same old tired argument back, Bush lied people died is the oldest in the book! no wonder even the independents voted Republican!

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      jtcarr1164 7 years ago from Tueplo, Mississippi

      Hey Michael! Thanks for that great comment. Thank you for coming by too. Glad to see you on here.

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      Michael Buchman 7 years ago from Texas, USA

      Right on! Short and factual. What is so sad is that most readers are not aware of the facts presented. My brother believes if its quoted on TV it must be true, Democrats always vote in the publics best interest and all economic woes are G. Bush's fault.

      Do I hope there will be some SS benefits when I retire? Sure. Will my retirement be dependent upon it? Absolutely not. In my opinion, anyone planning on the government to bail out their business or retirement is sure be disappointed. No fear though, the government will probably steal my savings to cover those who didn't plan.

      Final support of thought...anyone who believes the tea party was only speaking to the Democrats, Republicans or just the President wasn't listening. Bottom line; if changes aren't made soon, I'll guarantee tar and feathers will be brought to the expulsion party.

      Keep preaching to the choir! Maybe someone passing by will hear the message.