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by Rhuiden
Sat Jan 26, 2008 2:21 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Learning Spanish
Replies: 1
Views: 797

Learning Spanish

Does anyone know if there is a product to help learn spanish that is similar to Lingua Latina? The reason I am asking is because we have several hispanic migrant workers children in our church. Most of them speak english but many of their parents do not. We have been approached with an opportunity t...
by Rhuiden
Mon Nov 26, 2007 12:00 pm
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 79540

Re: Hand gun control

When it comes to murder rate, Washington D.C. is by the far the leading U.S. city (at well more than double that of Philadelphia), yet it also has some of the most restrictive gun laws in the country. This only supports my argument. Restrictive gun laws are useless. Hand guns should be banned all t...
by Rhuiden
Mon Nov 26, 2007 4:49 am
Forum: The Academy
Topic: Hand gun control
Replies: 87
Views: 79540

Please don't bring up the 2nd Amendment. It says: " A well-regulated militia being essential to the security of a free state , the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." (Only one sentence, but the gun nuts can only seem to remember half of it!) Why do you thing a well-r...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Before we move on any further with the definition of marriage discussion, lets jump back to the discussion of judges and their powers a moment. Turendil, you never addressed what the judge in Massachusetts did by ordering the state legislature pass the he thought was appropriate. The same thing has ...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:25 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178


by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:15 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Turendil wrote:what is marriage?
Do you want a legal definition or a Christian one?
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

The problem is that sometimes (and more often recently) it does come from thin air. For example, what precedent did the judge in Massachusetts (and a couple more states since then) use to order the state legislature to pass a law that specifically legalized same-sex marriage. This is not a judges r...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 4:05 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

I have followed this discussion with interest. I would like to point out that the creators of the Constitution did not trust voters. That's why Senators were originally not voted directly by the people. That's why the President is still not voted directly by the people. That's also why they did not...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 11, 2007 3:59 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

In brief, the use of precedent to create a new interpretation does not come from thin air. This is not an either/or situation think of it as both/and. The process of adjudication is inductive. First one considers the facts of the individual case. Next one looks at precedent to see how similar cases...
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

“I consider the foundation of the Constitution as laid on this ground that ‘all powers not delegated to the United States, by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states or to the people.’ To take a single step beyond the boundaries thus specially drawn around th...
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

This is a false dilemma fallacy. Judges are more than capable of looking at the original intent when interpreting it for modern circumstances. This is an either/or situation. The judges either decide to follow the original intent or they decide to make their rulings based on modern circumstances. I...
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Without precedent there is no basis for interpretation. Judges don't make things up a documented legal precedent has to come from somewhere in order to justify an opinion. Some judges do in fact make thing up. Not long ago, it was in the news that a judge was consulting international law as a way t...
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 3:33 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Excellent points Edonnelly.
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:39 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

The constitution because it is written has to be interpreted by those learned in the law. Interpretation starts with the understanding of what the Framers intended. If we ignore that then it is nearly impossible to come to the correct interpretation. Judicial review has been an unwritten part of th...
by Rhuiden
Wed Oct 10, 2007 2:30 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

So if I hear you conrectly everything not expressly written in the constitution or the bill of rights should be legislatively illegal? Not legislatively illegal....left up to the individual states to decide. The Constitution says that any powers not expressly given to the federal government will fa...
by Rhuiden
Tue Oct 09, 2007 3:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Chris, I have a proposal...lets pick one topic of the many we have touched on and have a more thorough discussion on my blog. By sticking to one we can stay focused and stop bouncing around like we have here. You are obviously passionate about your beliefs as am I so it would be fun. Are you interes...
by Rhuiden
Tue Oct 09, 2007 4:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Odd. I see it happening all the time. When was the last time you went to a graduation ceremony where Jesus wasn't allowed to be mentioned? Here is a link from about 6 weeks ago as an example....stories like this are in the news every year. http://lc.org/pressrelease/2007/nr082707.htm This shows jus...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:43 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

"Read the BBC"......LOL, are you serious? Being a foreign news agency I am sure they have no bias in covering what happens here..... Yawn. Delusion at its best. "oh noes, help i'm being oppressed and the all the news is biased!" LOL. Conspiracy theory - meet delusional Christian. Delusional Christi...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 9:32 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

LOL!? ACLU only files a lawsuit where a gov't official or officially sanctioned office promotes their religion ex officio. You as a private citizen are free to go in the middle of the street and pray. There is no law against it, and there has never been any sort of lawsuit against the sort. You lis...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:02 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

thesaurus wrote:You can always tell a political discussion by a bunch of classics students because it's more likely than usual to be full of rhetorical nonsense. This isn't direct at anyone in particular.
Ouch!!!

Those were my toes you just stepped on.

LOL
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Please provide some of this evidence ....I would be interested in examining it. How about beloved George H. W. Bush saying that atheists cannot be patriots, and according to the latest polls most Americans would vote for a gay Muslim before they would vote for an atheist. What shred of evidence is ...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:28 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

LOL. Where do you get your information from? Bigotry Today? The Biased Post? Delusioned Daily? Go read some real news sometime. Please suggest some places where I can find some real news . I get the majority of my news from talk radio programs and some from news outlets on the internet like The Dru...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:47 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

I don't know if I'm going to survive this election campaign. This will be my last post to this thread, however, because sooner or later I'd say something that would get me banned from the forum. I'm going to try to avoid reading it, too, because whenever I even think about the right-wing cabal that...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:45 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Ah, it is threads like these which make me glad that the Constitution limits the power of the president, and implements a federal instead of a unitary government. Not that various people haven't tried to adjust those facts during the course of history... The Constitution only limits powers and impl...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:41 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

That rhetoric is why the country has went to **** these past 7 years. Economy in a drag, unwinnable war, president a laughing stock of the world, and civil and human rights in America regressed. Clinton abolishing the presidency? Rhuiden's fantasy. No basis in reality, and as such is a substanceles...
by Rhuiden
Mon Oct 08, 2007 3:24 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

She is too arrogant to be able to do this and I think in then end that will be her downfall. You keep mentioning that Hillary is arrogant. How do you know that? Have you met her? ;-) No, I have not met her...thank God. It is obvious in the way she carries herself and the way she speaks. I can't be ...
by Rhuiden
Fri Oct 05, 2007 11:31 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Personally I think Hillary would make a much better President than her husband did. While I disagree with her on many of the issues, she is a very bright woman, and incredibly savvy. Do you really think that she can be a good president? Being better than Bill would not be that hard but he had somet...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 7:42 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Fred Thompson is the only Republican in the field that can beat Hillary!!
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:48 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

RutgersGuy wrote:Fine, I agree that hillary may declare herself queen. But, there isnt a decent candidate in the republican camp. Nobody is raising the kind of money that the dems are so basically, its game over.
You may be right....but I REALLY, REALLY, REALLY, REALLY hope that you are not.
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 6:47 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Oh boy, whats next, an invasion by the chinese, i mean bararians...;) --that wasnt a racist remark--just a commical statement out of who would most likely try and take us down w/ force. Well, the chinese do have a history of trying to influence our elections with monetary contributions to the Clint...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:24 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

And if she was elected, we would never get her out of office...she would dissolve the government and have herself declared queen..... Now forgive me for even asking, but the internet has made all things possible: Are you speaking with tongue-in-cheek, or do you actually think that a Clinton preside...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:13 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

The republicans need to just sit back, field strong canniadates to set them up for either a congressional win in 2010 or a presidential bid in 2012. As for 2008, its a democrat's turn; hopefully they will do a decent job with running the country. I can't agree with that. Hillary can't win the south...
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 5:09 pm
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

I started a blog a couple months ago. I discuss mainly religion and politics. No Vols? Well, one of the first things I added to my blog was a Big Orange Power T in the upper right corner of the home page. And you never know when a littl Vol discussion might be posted...but it is not the main focus....
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:18 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

I started a blog a couple months ago. I discuss mainly religion and politics. Check it out if you are interested:

www.sanctification.wordpress.com
by Rhuiden
Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Is it too early to discuss politics?
Replies: 143
Views: 24178

Fred Thompson is our guy......wait and see. Giuliani will fall apart and cannot get elected as a republican and no other candidate on the republican side has a shot....it is Fred's nomination to lose.

www.imwithfred.com
by Rhuiden
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:09 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Again; Congratulations. Are you enrolled in a school or is it all self study? By the way...I have discovered that it helps me to write down my thoughts as I am working through my concerns / problems with reformed theology. It forces me to make sure, or at least attempt to, that my thought are logic...
by Rhuiden
Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:02 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Re: Thanks for the cookie tip!

That seems to have helped. I still find that I have to click the box that asks if I want to be logged in automatically, otherwise it won't log me in at all. Check to make sure that you deleted all the passwords as well that are for textkit...you may have more that one. To get there choose Tools, Op...
by Rhuiden
Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:55 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Congratulations to you, your bride and your other children. Thank you....God has truly blessed me! Again; Congratulations. Are you enrolled in a school or is it all self study? Completely self study. I became interested in Reformed Theology after watching a discussion on the topic held during the 2...
by Rhuiden
Fri Aug 24, 2007 2:28 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

Hey Rhuiden -- It's good to see you around! I hadn't heard from you in a while. How's life? As far as Firefox goes, I use it here always and have no problems. Hi edonnely. I have not been on as much the last couple months. For two reasons really. First my wife gave birth to our third daughter 3 mon...
by Rhuiden
Fri Aug 24, 2007 1:35 am
Forum: Open Board
Topic: Mozilla Firefox
Replies: 11
Views: 2359

I had a problem several months ago. All I had to do was delete my saved cookies for Textkit and it has worked fine ever since.