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Are Women's Rights Soon to be a Thing of the Past? U.S. Congress gone wild!

Updated on June 8, 2014

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Protecting Women's Rights:

Should we protect women's rights?

Congress absolutely refuses to do so.

The GOP continues their relentless vicious attacks on women's right, equal rights, and human rights. The lust for the power to mandate morality is deeply engrained in the conservative mentality.

YES. Women's rights are under attack! By the U.S. Congress!!

The fundamentalist fanatical christians' movement is out of control and over the top.
Congress has totally gone mad.


I just received this email that sort of ticked me off:

"Dear David,

Last week, I told you that 6 anti-choice bills are coming to the House floor tomorrow.

What I didn't tell you though, is that two of the most restrictive, invasive, and offensive bills are actually being sponsored by women legislators.

Note: This is referencing anti choice legislation being introduced into the Florida House of Representatives.

Representative Elizabeth Porter is the legislator behind the invasive ultrasound bill (CS/HB 1127) that Governor Crist vetoed last year. This bill inserts big government into the doctor/patient relationship. It forces doctors to perform an ultrasound regardless of whether it is medically necessary, or not, and could result in forcing the woman to incur additional costs for a non-medically necessary test.

Can you call Rep. Porter’s office today and tell her to “keep government out of the uterus”? Call Rep. Porter at 850-488-9835

Representative Rachel Burgin is another legislator intent on revoking women’s rights.CS/CS/HB 1397 places severe restrictions on a woman’s right to choose. It also punishes doctors who try to help women in difficult medical situations.

Can you call Rep. Burgin’s office today and tell her to “keep government out of the uterus”? Call Rep. Burgin at 850-488-9910
These bills will be heard TOMORROW and WEDNESDAY on the House floor. The time for action is NOW. Let’s stand up and tell these legislators to keep government out of the uterus!

Sincerely, Rep. Scott Randolph"

The Call:

And so, i did call these numbers to let them know that i disapproved of the government passing such bills that only mandated morality and took away individual rights.

Rep. Burgin's office had a recording. So i left a message telling her that i objected to this government interfering into private lives of citizens, and trying to mandate morality to the American people. That one probably will fall on deaf ears.

Rep. Porter has someone answering her calls regarding this new law they are trying to shove down the throats of the American people - WOMEN to be precise.

The person who answered the phone asked me if i would rather live in Pakistan, Africa, or Mexico.

I asked: "what kind of a question is that? I am calling about American politics and that i do not like the idea of this government interfering with a woman's choices of abortion in cases like rape, incest, etc.."

He told me that Ms. Porter believes that women should only be having sex for procreation and if she is stupid enough to have sex for any other reason, and gets pregnant, then it is up to the government to protect the unborn fetus.

So, I said: "in other words, you are telling me that this government is taking over all reproduction rights of women?".

He said: "If you are telling me that you think women should have the right to kill their babies, then you should go live in one of those other countries".

I said: "no, i am objecting to this government trying to mandate morality for ANY reason".

He said: This government needs to do God's work and protect the innocent babies against murderous women who should never be having sex in the first place if they did not want to get pregnant.

Then the jerk hung up on me.

Going too far


This new government is going too far with their judgmental morality preaching and mandating.

In this state of Florida the Republican majority House of Representatives passed their new law allowing their religious affiliates to receive government (our tax money) money to do God's work.

I have added 4 links : (1st link has been eliminated due to its age when this article was updated)

  • The first link takes you to a site where you can add your name to the petition that opposes the bills that restrict the rights of women.
  • the second one references bill # CS/HB 1127 regulating women's rights - forcing women to undergo ultrasounds that are NOT medically necessary, or recommended by their doctor.
  • the third one is the site for the Christian Coalition that wanted this bill enacted. This is a group that is clearly bigoted and their intentions at making (influencing law making) is quite evident.
  • the fourth one references bill CS/H JR 1471 that changes the current law restricting government funds being given to religious entities to allowing them greater access to government money (OUR TAX MONEY).
  • Also, check out the video that outlines the fundamental christian movement and their intentions for the future of this nation, then ultimately the world. Really scary stuff.


Public approval

NOT speaking out against these atrocities is agreeing with them by that very silence.

I, for one, will not sit by silent while this government is taken over by right win religious zealots.

In the past year the House of Representatives have introduced approximately 1500+, [yes, that is one thousand five hundred] bills targeting women across this country.

It seems that their obsession with controlling the uterus of women, and fighting to keep discrimination against gays, is far more important than creating jobs, fixing the problems and corruption in Washington, and protecting themselves and Corporate America.

So, America, let's make sure we re-elect them to continue these practices that will sure "fix" this country's problems. NOT!

by: d.william 04/25/2011

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for visiting and commenting. And your comments are always welcome. You could never infringe on my hubs by commenting. Thank you so much for your supportive input. dw

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks you so much for reading and your comments. You are 100% correct in you assessments. And i too find it very disturbing that these snakes got by us last year, but the people did not turn out to vote. I am not even sure that the majority of Americans even know about those midterm elections. They are such a well guarded secret that it eludes most people, and this is by design, so that they can more easily manipulate the balance of power in those midterm elections. There is another coming up this year, but you don't hear much about it on the news.

      I certainly wish it were that simple to impeach those traitors to the majority of the American people, but none of them will turn on their fellow congressmen (and women) for fear they might be the next to be kicked out.

      There are no provisions for honesty being a requirement when these jerks run for office. And we can only go by what they tell us their intentions are, though most of them lie like a rug.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Coach Julie, You speak for me and millions more..Now, let's do something about it. Women out there..Vote please vote, President Obama needs our help. d. Williams, I hope you don't thing i'm infringing on your hub. You know i agree with you. Thank you.

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      Coach Julie 6 years ago from Richmond, VA

      Complacency is to blame. Now, instead of pointing fingers, we need to stop looking at who's to blame and start taking action. I believe everyone has a right to their own opinion and their own religious beliefs. But when anyone, especially a legislator, tries to force others to live by their personal beliefs, that is unacceptable. All legislators are sworn in with an oath to uphold the constitution and the rights of ALL the people they represent. With people like these two female representatives (and let's not forget their male counterparts) holding office and narrowly restricting the rights of half of their constituency, it seems that should be grounds for impeachment. We, as American citizens, still have some rights. It is up to us to police the legislators and insist they uphold the constitution. If they refuse, we, as American citizens, have the right to vote them out of office. This is a clear message to us all. No matter where you live, pay attention to what's going on in your state capital and make your voice heard. President Obama was voted into office because individuals got involved and took their voices to the streets. He has struggled to make changes and has consistantly been fought against by people who claim to want things to get better but contribute nothing positive. We have the power to make the changes we want to see. It is up to each one of us to follow our hearts and make ourselves heard. Thank you, David, for posting this hub.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. And i agree with your sentiments. I for one stand with the women of this country, and the world, against this kind of tyranny by a few religious bigots who think they have the right to mandate morality, and make decisions for people based on their own warped religious beliefs.

      It is time we put those old goats to pasture, and put some new blood in our politics. Although, a lot of those crazies recently gaining access to our government are younger than those old fogies still in their positions, and THEY have those old stupid ideas instilled in themselves as well, thanks to the ever present and persistent religious brainwashing.

      I guess the only answer to to promote education, (untainted by religion), logic, and truth that mostly falls on deaf ears anyway. What a country!

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      Credence2 6 years ago from Florida (Space Coast)

      This article has certainly got my dander up. This is why I absolutely hate rightwingers with their double standards, moral priggishness and hypocrisy. How many here contributed, through their inaction, to the current crops of clowns in office by not participating enough in the last election to keep these kinds of people out of public service?

      I hope that the women are smart enough to avoid this encroaching tyranny in regards to their physical bodies. You sit and watch while your lives once again are not based on your own abilities and ambitions but are to be linked to your role in the reproductive process.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for commenting and adding this to your Facebook as well. If i ever learn how to use Facebook, i might be adding a few things there too. LOL

      Those women to advocate for their own loss of women's rights are just in it to win it. They will suck up to corporate America's wishes, for personal gain, at the expense of everyone and everything else. But is this NOT the credo of politicians in general anyway?

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      Kathy 6 years ago from California

      Bravo - this is what I did my final presentation on when I got my business degree, it is a very passionate subject and I just do not understand how anyone, especially a Woman can support something that would take her rights away! I shared on FB too!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for your comments. This is the mentality of the republican party. Those members will follow their party blindly knowing that what they represent is less than factual, but loyalty to their party is more important than the truth.

      This is the same brainwashing indoctrination techniques that they also endured for their religious 'training".

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Your hub is very important to every woman. It seems we are going backwards. How a woman can vote for anyone who wants to take her civil rights away, is a mystery to me.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for visiting and reading. After i read that email yesterday, and made those phone calls, i emailed my sister to tell her how mad i was. So, i got the idea to write it up as a hub. I am sure glad i did. She thought it was funny when i started her email with: I AM SO MAD I COULD JUST SPIT!!

      I had no idea it would spark this kind of response.

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      What a Wonderful discussion you've got going here D. Williams...Thanks for sharing all these thoughts.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for stopping by. It is truly scary. As long as religion exists in its present form there will always be those zealots that will still try to convert everyone around them to their way of thinking.

      It is not just the female population that is affected by this idiocy. Any decent man who cares anything about anyone other than himself should be standing beside the women in protest.

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      Kelly Umphenour 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      It's downright scary. When are people going to learn to not mix government and religion? It's always an ugly thing. Where's the logic? I can't believe anyone will sit for it (ok well females at least!)

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for posting this information on your Facebook wall. As i told VAMPGYRL above, i opened an account of Facebook, but never could figure out how to use it. I looked at everything, and could not figure out just how to post anything on the wall - hell, i don't even know what that means. LOL. For some reason i thought Facebook had a section where you could write blogs/hubs/articles,(or what every THEY call it) but if so, i can't figure that out either. Anyway, thanks again. dw

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thank you so much for your comments and for posting this information on your Facebook wall for me. I opened an account with Facebook, but it is too complicated for me to use. LOL (I guess i am stupider that i look or sound). I thought you could write blogs on there, like hubpages, but if you can, i can't figure out how to do it.

      And you are correct about people looking stupid when they babble on about their religions 'saving their souls' by being 'born again'. To me this only shows how weak these people are in the first place. They try to paint themselves as something they really are not, and it is not a pretty picture at all.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      I have posted this hub on my FB wall.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Well said my friend.

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      Windy Grace Mason 6 years ago from The Eastern Shore of Virginia, Maryland and Delaware, U.S.A.

      Very nice hub, D. This is information that everyone needs to be aware of.

      I'm so tired of being under attack. I don't understand why these people are so busy living my life when it's not too hard to see that they need to learn to live their own and really temper their own thoughts and ideas, because they have very weak minds and are brainwashed. I am witnessing this first hand with my now Amish mother. It makes people look like idiots. Is this really how they want the people around them to perceive them?

      Anyway, I signed the petition and posted it on my Facebook wall. Hopefully, my friends will follow suit.

      Thank you for informing me and have a fabulous work week!

      Love & Light,

      Windy Grace

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks again for your comments. Although you are correct that the supposed way of electing government officials is by the majority of the people. This concept is flawed in a couple of ways. This only works if there are two people in the running.

      In the last mid term elections there were representatives running from the democratic party, the republican party, the tea party, and independents. The votes were so split that none of them got the majority of the 100% of the votes. So the one with the highest number of votes was elected into those offices. By splitting the votes this way, no one has to be elected by the majority of the total people voting.

      Also, there is another thing to consider that is very real. When electronic voting was installed in this country, it became extremely easy to cheat, manipulate, and change the totals, and get away with it, as there was no paper trail to have an accurate 're-count'. This is why i always make those comments in my articles about the voting system: "There will never again be honest voting in this country. The winners will not be decided by popular votes, they will be determined by which ever party has the best and fastest computer hackers". Though this sounds like paranoia, i do believe that this was how G.W.Bush was elected, and how these radicals were installed into the government during the mid term elections last year. I have written several hubs about this very thing, and people just think i am a paranoid conspiracy theorist.

      But, in the past year there have been two widely advertised cases about computer hackers from other countries that have gotten into American banks and stole money and credit card numbers from millions of people, and the other one hacked into a government installation and found out junk the public was not meant to know. Yes, they were caught. But this is like saying "i killed a cockroach i found in my house" when the reality of it, is that, if you see one cockroach, there are a hundred or more of them that you do not see".

      And believe me, i have certainly considered leaving this country. If it wasn't so dam cold in Canada, i would have been there years ago.

      And yes, you are correct that this government is trying to do exactly the same thing that they complain about other nations being: become a theocracy. This radical christian movement is taking over politics with the intent of making it the national religion. And they make no secret of their intent. Some states have already passed new laws this year that reverse the ban on school prayers, and allowing religions to have access to government funds (tax payer money) to promote God's work. They are putting the 10 commandments back into their respective state houses in defiance of the federal laws banning them under the separation of church and state laws, that will be soon overturned by these zealots.

      I do believe we are heading for a major religious war in this country between the christians and the non-christians. If i had my way, religion would be banned from the world. It has caused nothing but grief, strife, hatred, bigotry and wars throughout history.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks so much for reading and your passionate remarks. I sure hope that the American people wake up and start feeling the same way as you expressed.

      I am certainly known to the state officials here in Florida, but they just consider me a small thorn in their sides, with little or no significance to their agenda.

      The only way to make them understand the error of their ways is for everyone to do what you are proposing. Thank you so much for that.

      Just as a side comment: When the state of Maine (my birth place) started writing these same ludicrous laws, i wrote to them (state representatives) to complain, and was told in no uncertain terms that their decisions were none of my business, as they only affected the people in the State of Maine. So i wrote to all my friends and relatives there and asked them to start voicing their opinions.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting.

      And, yes, i do believe that this new radical concept by the religious right wing nuts is directly related to their fear of Islam taking over America.

      Just as the leaders of the early roman catholic church conspired with the roman politician Constantine and created the bible to unite people under a single concept for easier control over their lives. Then wrote into that bible a condemnation that banned same sex relations in order promote procreation in order to build their armies. These current religious zealots are using that same principle to increase their numbers to overcome their perceived opposition.

      And yes, i do agree that the concept is being put into the heads of the young today that intellectuals, self actualization, and logical thinking is counter to their religious beliefs. We certainly are moving backwards in this society.

      Although, i remember when i was in grade school and all the way til i graduated, that if the boys were smarter than the girls, they were considered eggheads, nerds, dorks, etc., and were picked on by all the other kids. So yes, we are teaching our children that education is not a good thing. Especially in the eyes of the government and the religious entities.

      Increase the education levels, and lose control exponentially.

      These new laws do two things: 1) stop women from aborting a potential new christian convert 2)Reinforce the archaic laws against same sex unions in order to enhance procreation of their kind.

      As the attached video above states: This new radical religious agenda will take over completely in a couple of generations if we allow it to continue. Scary stuff.

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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      Then I must be missing something too because I was under the impression that it was the majority vote that elected governments. This means that most of your people must agree with what these people are doing. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. A whole German nation supported Adolf Hitler and some of the greatest minds were part of that nation. Those who did not agree and had the vision to left. May be that man on the phone has a point. Maybe it is time you left America and embraced a culture that respects human rights? Have you thought about that? How can the American government justify attacking any nation to "protect protect the rights of its citizens" and uphold democracy when they themselves behave like the religious fanatics they make war with? What is the difference between a Christian and a Moslem fanatic? Have you seen the latest Zeitgeist movies which explains how Bush was behind 9/11?

      I love your hubs and I love the way you get people thinking and questioning. That's what it is all about isn't it? Voted up up and awesome!

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      Jillian Barclay 6 years ago from California, USA

      Even though I do NOT live in Florida, I, as an American citizen, will be calling your reps to voice my complaint.

      You do not have to be a resident of a certain state to call other state representatives. Also, if you want to send an email from outside the state in which you reside, it is simple. Find the zip codes covered by the rep, find a street, fill in a fake street address, zip and city in the email field and then in the first sentence explain that you come from California,(in my case) but that as an American, you have the right to voice your displeasure with their activities.

      Let them know that their activity is being seen throughout the country and it is shameful!

      This is happening throughout the country. Women's rights are being decimated! The inmates are taking over the asylum!

      Everyone has a responsibility to speak up while we are still allowed. Do not just comment here! Take action! Flood these theocrats with emails and phone calls. Let them practice their religions in their churches, not the government. You may find yourself waking up to a government controlled by a religion you do not believe in!

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for commenting. I do agree that this government has gone too far with their attempts to mandate morality, and are definitely promoting bigotry and discrimination, and taking away individual rights, but i do not believe that the majority of the American people believe what they are doing is right or just.

      This country is being run by a few zealots with money and power behind them. This is their view, not the majority of the American people.

      Maybe i am living in a fantasy world of my own to believe that, but i cannot bring myself to believe that the majority of supposedly educated people with modern views would find these new laws justifiable in any way.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for your comments. And i agree with you. These old politicians are making judgments based on their religious beliefs. Nothing more. And the days of saying: (my body, my choice) are soon to be over, unless we stand up against them now.

      Please visit the NARAL site linked above and make your voice heard and counted. I am an old man, but i certainly gave them a word or two.

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      cheaptrick 6 years ago from the bridge of sighs

      You know what scares me D,Islam has already adopted this method and statistically,it's working.Could this become a breeding war of radical religionists?I fear it may.I'm beginning to think we should all adjourn to another planet as soon as possible.How does"Use your mind" compete with"God wants you to have more sex"?I recently read that being called an intellectual is now considered an insult buy most kids.May Buddha,Allah,Brahma,God,and all thee other deities get there followers straightened out.This is my prayer...Amen.


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      Xavier Nathan 6 years ago from Isle of Man

      It is very sad time for your country. Your government has done terrible things including genocide by wiping out the Indian nation and now it is turning on its own people. The frightening thing is that your government represents the majority of the views of your people. There is no point getting mad. The only way to make change is to use the system that has out these lunatics in power. Education is the way forward. They are indoctrinating your children and it is working. Mothers are actually supporting men to take away the rights of women. It is all very quickly going awry and time is running out for the human race.

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      Sweetsusieg 6 years ago from Michigan

      My body, my choice. Plain and simple. These laws were enacted in the 70's because of the women who were dying in back rooms with dirty instruments leaving children aplenty without mothers.

      In all honesty why aren't the men being taken to task for getting the women pregnant? Why aren't condoms lasered on? Next the females that are born will be sterilized at birth. As far as I know, it takes two to tango....

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and you comments. I am afraid this is no longer the lunatic 'fringe'. If you take a look at the video above, you will see that this is a religious movement by the fundamental christians to take over the world by procreating faster than any other sect. And the increase in their numbers and their loud mouthed verbosity over the past couple of years has me believing that this radical movement just might have some validity to it.

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      neeleshkulkarni 6 years ago from new delhi

      tell me, is this just the lunatic fringe which exists in every relegeon or is it the begining of one more relegeous fundametalist movement.

      most probabaly just the fringe as exists in my relegeon(hinduism)too and where the fringe exists and is vocal but the majority have rejected them.we could do with much more acceptanceof tohers and much less fundamentalism BUT thanks the Lord that the majority are still with the moderates.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Actually what we should be doing is sending all those politicians that think they know it all, to those countries he mentioned. Maybe there they can overhaul a government to their liking and mandate anything they want, those countries are used to that kind of politician anyway. And it looks like that is the way we are heading here too - a government with a bunch of dictators instead of one.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Surprisingly enough the rank and file of the Republican Party will argue with anyone, that what their party is doing is the right thing to do. At least until those idiotic changes hit them in their pocketbooks or affects them or their families directly.

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for stopping by and commenting. Calling the people representing us lunatics is being way too kind. I have never seen such a bunch of total morons in one place since i stopped working at the mental hospital.

      I will bet all those state officials that closed all the state mental wards, and send those residents out onto the street to fend for themselves, never dreamed they would end up running this government. Oooops, did i say that out loud?

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      d.william 6 years ago from Somewhere in the south

      Thanks for reading and commenting. Unfortunately they have the upper hand and are changing all the rules without any input from the people. I just hope that the people who voted them in are happy with their decisions. I certainly was not one of them.

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      VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

      Yikes! I get chills reading this. Its all about control and very closed minds, much like the gov't in the countries the guy you spoke to suggested you live in.

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      Dim Flaxenwick 6 years ago from Great Britain

      Who can believe ANYTHING that come out of the mouth of a politician any more?

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I could spit too! Sounds like you have a lunatic representing you.

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      BobbiRant 6 years ago from New York

      The day I think Those politicians actually Believe what they spout about this subject will BE the DAY hell freezes over. They spout that to try and appeal to who they believe are the right wingers who will vote for them to tickle constituents ears is all. They err on the side of statistics, like 'who votes Most.' They don't believe one word of the junk they preach. They believe in control (we voters are after all, stupid to them) and who will pay them to preach this junk. Nothing more, nothing less.