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    Rand Paul Warning: Republicans Need to Soften on Social (Gay and Lesbian) Issues

    H2 Note: If you are naive enough to believe that Republicans are any less immoral and corrupt than Democrats are, this should help convince you they are both wings of the same liberal, socialist bird.


    by Warner Todd Huston
    15 Mar 2014

    Rand Paul: Republicans Need to Soften on Social Issues

    Kentucky Senator Rand Paul is warning Republicans that if they expect to be relevant in the future and grow the party they will have to soften on social issues.

    In an interview with, Paul said he had "sort of a Jeffersonian belief in unity, peace and commerce with all" and that the best way to build the GOP for the future is to include people with whom they don't agree on every issue.

    "I think that the Republican Party, in order to get bigger, will have to agree to disagree on social issues," Paul advised. "The Republican Party is not going to give up on having quite a few people who do believe in traditional marriage. But the Republican Party also has to find a place for young people and others who don’t want to be festooned by those issues."

    Paul may be eying polls that say that fewer people every year stand against gay marriage, especially the young.

    In fact, a recent poll of young Republicans found that 61 percent of them support gay marriage in principle. For Americans over all, support for gay marriage has cracked the 50 percent mark--with 54 percent in support--and that support is growing every year.

    Vocativ asked Paul how his new claim squared with his past assertions that the gay marriage issue should be handled locally. Paul reiterated that local issues should be handled according to local mores, but also noted that marriage has legal and tax repercussions.

    "But when it comes to taxes and benefits, the [federal] government out to take a neutral position--a way where marriage wouldn’t have an effect, positive or negative, on those things," he said.
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    So much for Mr. Paul. Watch him dance his little dance. True leadership is not pandering to the mob; true leaders make a line in the sand; they show others what courage looks like that others may also be brave. They lead by example. They make people aware of the greatness within each and every one of them, unto the most humble. Leaders set the course for others to follow; they do not to follow behind the fashion of the time they make the fasions.

    Mr. Paul has demonstrated that he is just a politician. No wonder he is looking for an excuse to vote for another amnesty.

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    I tend to believe he is an open border guy much like his father, this idea that to grow the party we must give up our standards is the call of the RINO's.
    I'm old with many opinions few solutions.

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    16 Examples That Show The United States Has Become A Seriously Messed Up Country

    #1 The American flag is starting to be banned in schools all over the nation, and federal courts are backing them up on this
    Last week in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School Dist., the 9th Circuit ruled that a public school can actually ban the American flag. Making matters worse, the decision allows the school to ban the American flag and still allow students to display flags of other countries.
    #2 Speaking of our courts, many of them appear to have literally gone insane. Just check out what the highest court in Massachusetts recently ruled
    Massachusetts’ highest court has ruled that a man accused of secretly snapping photos up a woman’s skirt on an MBTA train did not break the law.
    The State Supreme Judicial Court on Wednesday dismissed charges against Michael Robertson of Andover, who was arrested in August 2010 by transit police.
    Officers had set up a sting on the Green Line after getting reports that Robertson was using his cellphone to take photos and video up female rider’s skirts and dresses.
    #3 Parents are starting to lose the natural affection that they should have for their children. For example, a pregnant mother that already had three children recently tried to kill them all by driving her minivan into the ocean
    “The two in the back seat was crying, with their arms out saying ‘Our mommy’s trying to kill us, please help,’” said Tesseneer.
    A bystander’s video of the rescue shows a rescuer carrying two children away from the sinking van when the children tell them there was another child inside.
    “The kids are like, ‘No there’s a baby. There’s a baby,’” Tesseneer said. “She (the mother) wouldn’t say a word. She didn’t tell us nothing about a baby.”
    The men are seen on video frantically trying to get to the small child through the hatchback and the driver’s side door.
    #4 In the old days, some people would cruelly abandon their pets in the woods, but now this is actually happening to children
    A Florida couple was arrested for allegedly abandoning their three young children in the woods, authorities said.
    Michael and Sarah Butcher, both 30, were first arrested Friday after illegally parking their red truck in a private RV park in Punta Gorda.
    Cops later found crystal meth in their car’s glove compartment, along with a syringe and a burnt spoon, according to the arrest report.
    After the pair was taken to jail –- where they repeatedly claimed to be brother and sister –- the police received a call that three children were found walking in the woods, “very dirty, hungry, and cold,” according to a police report.
    #5 Teenagers in America just continue to become even more cruel. Perhaps we should rethink the way that we are raising our children…
    Four teenagers are accused of carving a swastika into the forehead of a 16-year-old boy.
    The Oregonian reports that Jenna Montgomery, 15, Jess Taylor, 17, Blue Kalmbach, 15, and a 14-year-old boy attacked the boy in a shed, shooting him with a BB gun and hitting him with a crow bar, on top of carving a swastika into his forehead.
    #6 The FDA is actually considering making it legal for doctors and scientists to create “three parent babies” in the United States.
    #7 Our financial system appears to be more corrupt than it ever has been before. And yet nobody ever seems to go to prison
    In a nearly $13 billion settlement with the U.S. Justice Department in November 2013, JPMorganChase admitted that it, along with every other large U.S. bank, had engaged in mortgage fraud as a routine business practice, sowing the seeds of the mortgage meltdown. JPMorgan and other megabanks have now been caught in over a dozen major frauds, including LIBOR-rigging and bid-rigging; yet no prominent banker has gone to jail.
    #8 Sexual perversion of all types is running rampant in America. Just consider what one Florida man recently did with a dog
    Police have arrested a Tampa man after his neighbors reported that he was having sex with a dog.
    According to Tampa Police, officers were flagged down by the man’s neighbors on N. Marks Street Tuesday afternoon.
    “When officers arrived on scene, they were greeted by a small crowd of residents who were disturbed by their neighbor’s activity with the dog,” a police spokeswoman explained. “Several of the witnesses stated that they yelled at the suspect to stop, but he ignored their commands.”
    #9 An all-time high 59 percent of all Americans believe that the traditional definition of marriage needs to be changed.
    #10 The popularity of “throuples” has surged so much that a new dating website has been launched that will cater to them specifically.
    #11 Authorities around the nation are alarmed at the rise in occult-inspired crimes that appears to be happening. Most of you have probably heard about “the Craigslist Killer” by now…
    A woman in Pennsylvania who has been charged with murder for killing a man she met on Craigslist has told reporters that she has committed over 20 murders as part of a satanic cult.
    “When I hit 22 [murders], I stopped counting,” 19-year-old Miranda Barbour told the Daily Item on Saturday.
    #12 The United States already has the highest rate of divorce in the entire world, and now the divorce rate is on the rise again. Some pundits are blaming the “improving economy” for this.
    #13 In America today, there are 60 million people that abuse alcohol and there are 22 million people that use illegal drugs.
    #14 As I wrote about recently, there are 747,408 registered sex offendersin the U.S. according to the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. That number only includes the ones that have been caught and convicted.
    #15 Planned Parenthood has produced a video “that promotes bondage and sadomasochism” to teens…
    Planned Parenthood of Northern New England (PPNNE)–which received more than $2.75 million in government funding in 2012–has produced and posted online a video specifically aimed at teenagers that promotes bondage and sadomasochism (BDSM) and proposes “rules” to follow when engaging in these activities.
    “People sometimes think that those who practice BDSM are emotionally scarred or were once abused—not true, it’s a total myth,” the host of the video, Laci Green, informs its intended audience of teens.
    “BDSM relies upon and creates trust,” she says.
    By the way, the U.S. government gives hundreds of millions of dollars to Planned Parenthood each year.
    #16 Speaking of Planned Parenthood, more than 56 million American babieshave been slaughtered in this country since Roe v. Wade was decided in 1973.
    What should be done to a nation that does such a thing?
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    Mozilla CEO resigns, opposition to gay marriage drew fire

    By Sarah McBride
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    SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Mozilla Chief Executive Brendan Eich has stepped down, the company said on Thursday, after an online dating service urged a boycott of the company's web browser because of a donation Eich made to opponents of gay marriage.

    The software company came under fire for appointing Eich as CEO last month. In 2008, he gave money to oppose the legalization of gay marriage in California, a hot-button issue especially at a company that boasts about its policy of inclusiveness and diversity.

    "We didn't act like you'd expect Mozilla to act," wrote Mozilla Executive Chairwoman Mitchell Baker in a blog post. "We didn't move fast enough to engage with people once the controversy started. We're sorry."

    The next step for Mozilla's leadership "is still being discussed," she added, with more information to come next week.

    While gay activists applauded the move, many in the technology community lamented the departure of Eich, who invented the programming language Javascript and co-founded Mozilla.

    "Brendan Eich is a good friend of 20 years, and has made a profound contribution to the Web and to the entire world," venture capitalist Marc Andreessen tweeted.

    Eich donated $1,000 in 2008 in support of California's Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage in the state until it was struck down by the Supreme Court in June.

    His resignation came days after, the popular online dating site, called for a boycott of Mozilla Firefox to protest the world's No. 2 Web browser naming a gay marriage opponent as chief executive.

    On Monday, OkCupid sent a message to visitors who accessed the website through Firefox, suggesting they use browsers such as Microsoft Corp's Internet Explorer or Google Inc's Chrome.

    "Mozilla's new CEO, Brendan Eich, is an opponent of equal rights for gay couples," the message said. "We would therefore prefer that our users not use Mozilla software to access OkCupid."

    (Reporting by Sarah McBride)
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