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mandate: Maryland Church May Shut Down After City Fines Them $12K for Helping the Homeless Posted by Jay Syrmopoulos ca Patapsco FREETHOUGHTPROJECT Dundalk, MD The Patapsco United Methodist Church faces a fine of $12,000 for offering a safe haven for the homeless after a disgruntled neighbor decided that the church's helping hand to the homeless was hurting his business <p><a href="https://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/154428453172/afpe-from" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="http://theun--sj.tumblr.com/post/154428376848/from" class="tumblr_blog">theun–sj</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://afpe.tumblr.com/post/154425493019/from" class="tumblr_blog">afpe</a>:</p> <blockquote>From: <a href="http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/">http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/</a> <p> ““I showed up Wednesday morning to find a citation on the door that said we’re going to be fined $12,000 and have a court date because we have unhoused homeless people sleeping outside the church at night,” Reverend Katie Grover of the Patapsco United Methodist Church told ABC 2. </p> <p> The church has a court date scheduled for December 21 for the code violation, which entails homeless men, women and children sleeping outside the church doors because they feel safe there and have nowhere else to go. </p> <p> The a citation received by the church was for operating a “non-permitted rooming and boarding house,” but Grover pushed back against that notion stating, “They’re not paying me rent or paying us rent to board here, so I don’t know how that is defined.” </p> <p> After speaking with the code enforcement office, Reverend Grover said that if the church complies then the fine would be dismissed. If the church is forced to pay the fine there is a good chance they would no longer be able to continue a program to feed the poor – with a chance the church may need to shut down altogether. </p> <p> Grover was clear that she feels it’s the church’s duty to be a safe haven for all people. </p> <p> “We feel we here as a church that it’s scriptural mandate that’s it an imperative to care for the least, the last, the lost, the poor, the hungry,” she said. </p> <p> But Chester Bartko, owner of a produce stand next door, says the church’s actions are hurting his business. </p> <p> “We have a greenhouse and we sell flowers and shrubbery, and the homeless started camping right next to our retail sales area,” says Bartko. </p> <p> He alleges that the homeless killed one of his trees, by urinating on it, so he called the county to complain. </p> <p> “They dump gallons of urine on it,” Bartko said. </p> <p> “I want them moved out of here,” he continued. “The county and state has facilities for homeless people. They shouldn’t be here living like this.” </p> <p> And while Bartko is right that people shouldn’t be living like this, his actions do nothing to alleviate the problem and only serve to exacerbate an already tenuous situation for those living on the street — by relying on state force.” Honestly, I could post the entire article because it just gets worse and worse but instead you should go read it. </p> <p> Frankly, I’m disgusted that the only time the state desides to step in to stuff churches are doing are when they’re actually doing something GOOD. </p> <p> Phone Number To The Church (perhaps you can ask them how to donate to them to help fight their case and even provide proper lodging for the homeless) (410)-288-5488 </p> <p> City Council: (410)-396-4804 </p> <p> I attempted to find the phone number Chester Bartko and his business, but I only found his personal information (home address and stuff) so I can’t give you any of that but if anyone has the ability to go on google maps, find his stand next to the church, thus being able to find the name and being able to find the phone number, please add it onto this post if you do. </p> <p> This isn’t ok. </p> </blockquote> But without government, who will destroy churches for helping the poor eh, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a> </blockquote> <p>Giving shelter to the homeless? We can’t have that kind of unbridled free market activity? <br/></p> </blockquote>
mandate: Maryland Church May Shut
 Down After City Fines Them
 $12K for Helping the Homeless
 Posted by Jay Syrmopoulos
 ca Patapsco
 FREETHOUGHTPROJECT
 Dundalk, MD The Patapsco United Methodist
 Church faces a fine of $12,000 for offering a safe
 haven for the homeless after a disgruntled
 neighbor decided that the church's helping hand
 to the homeless was hurting his business
<p><a href="https://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/154428453172/afpe-from" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p><blockquote>
<p><a href="http://theun--sj.tumblr.com/post/154428376848/from" class="tumblr_blog">theun–sj</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://afpe.tumblr.com/post/154425493019/from" class="tumblr_blog">afpe</a>:</p>

<blockquote>From: <a href="http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/">http://www.dcclothesline.com/2016/12/07/maryland-church-may-shut-down-after-city-fines-them-12k-for-helping-the-homeless/</a> <p> 

““I showed up Wednesday morning to find a citation on the door that said we’re going to be fined $12,000 and have a court date because we have unhoused homeless people sleeping outside the church at night,” Reverend Katie Grover of the Patapsco United Methodist Church told ABC 2. </p>
<p>

The church has a court date scheduled for December 21 for the code violation, which entails homeless men, women and children sleeping outside the church doors because they feel safe there and have nowhere else to go. </p>
<p>

The a citation received by the church was for operating a “non-permitted rooming and boarding house,” but Grover pushed back against that notion stating, “They’re not paying me rent or paying us rent to board here, so I don’t know how that is defined.” </p>
<p>

After speaking with the code enforcement office, Reverend Grover said that if the church complies then the fine would be dismissed. If the church is forced to pay the fine there is a good chance they would no longer be able to continue a program to feed the poor – with a chance the church may need to shut down altogether. </p>
<p>

Grover was clear that she feels it’s the church’s duty to be a safe haven for all people. </p>
<p>

“We feel we here as a church that it’s scriptural mandate that’s it an imperative to care for the least, the last, the lost, the poor, the hungry,” she said. </p>
<p>

But Chester Bartko, owner of a produce stand next door, says the church’s actions are hurting his business. </p>
<p>

“We have a greenhouse and we sell flowers and shrubbery, and the homeless started camping right next to our retail sales area,” says Bartko. </p>
<p>

He alleges that the homeless killed one of his trees, by urinating on it, so he called the county to complain. </p>
<p>

“They dump gallons of urine on it,” Bartko said. </p>
<p>

“I want them moved out of here,” he continued. “The county and state has facilities for homeless people. They shouldn’t be here living like this.” </p>
<p>

And while Bartko is right that people shouldn’t be living like this, his actions do nothing to alleviate the problem and only serve to exacerbate an already tenuous situation for those living on the street — by relying on state force.”

Honestly, I could post the entire article because it just gets worse and worse but instead you should go read it. </p>
<p> 

Frankly, I’m disgusted that the only time the state desides to step in to stuff churches are doing are when they’re actually doing something GOOD. </p>
<p> 

Phone Number To The Church (perhaps you can ask them how to donate to them to help fight their case and even provide proper lodging for the homeless) (410)-288-5488 </p>
<p> 

City Council: (410)-396-4804 </p>
<p> 

I attempted to find the phone number Chester Bartko and his business, but I only found his personal information (home address and stuff) so I can’t give you any of that but if anyone has the ability to go on google maps, find his stand next to the church, thus being able to find the name and being able to find the phone number, please add it onto this post if you do. </p>
<p> 

This isn’t ok. </p>
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But without government, who will destroy churches for helping the poor eh, <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mIiX85InXZ_5gFO1XlH6zKA">@libertybill</a>
</blockquote>
<p>Giving shelter to the homeless? We can’t have that kind of unbridled free market activity? <br/></p>
</blockquote>

<p><a href="https://libertybill.tumblr.com/post/154428453172/afpe-from" class="tumblr_blog">libertybill</a>:</p><blockquote> <p><a href="...

mandate: President Obama signs a bill to dramatically reduce animal testing. Progress is being made.QSEW X İS Like 33K Today, it was my great honor to attend the presidential signing ceremony at the White House for a revision of TSCA, the Toxic Substances Control Act, with my colleague Sara Amundson from the Humane Society Legislative Fund. Today's final action upgrades a 40-year-old federal law regulating the use of chemicals, and contains for the first time in any broader environmental and health protection statute - an explicit decree from Congress to minimize animal testing and to create a clear preference for the development and use of alternative methods and strategies. OBAMA SIGNS BILL THAT WILL CURB ANIMAL TESTING ALEXA ERICKSONx JUNE 24, 2016 f Share on Facebook Share on Twitter President Obama's signing of the bill gives the Environmental Protection Agency an unmistakable mandate from Congress that it must continue to embrace 21St century science and transition away from outdated animal testing protocols, which are expensive, slow and often non-predictive of the human circumstance. I wrote recently that the EPA is dramatically decreasing animal tests for pesticide hazard assessments, and is now working to replace animal tests in its endocrine The new language in the bill will almost certainly accelerate the movement away from animal tests for chemicals, pesticides, biocides, cosmetics, and other potentially dangerous substances in risk assessment protocols or for safety substantiation. Photo by iStockphoto Breaking news: Obama sians measure to dramatically reduce animal testing screening program. In fact, in 2016, the EPA proposed to waive skin lethal dose tests for pesticide formulations <p><a href="http://babyanimalgifs.tumblr.com/" target="_blank">more baby <b>animals <i>here</i></b></a></p>
mandate: President Obama signs a bill to dramatically
 reduce animal testing. Progress is being
 made.QSEW X İS

 Like
 33K
 Today, it was my great honor to attend the
 presidential signing ceremony at the White
 House for a revision of TSCA, the Toxic
 Substances Control Act, with my colleague
 Sara Amundson from the Humane Society
 Legislative Fund. Today's final action upgrades
 a 40-year-old federal law regulating the use of
 chemicals, and contains for the first time in
 any broader environmental and health
 protection statute - an explicit decree from
 Congress to minimize animal testing and to
 create a clear preference for the development
 and use of alternative methods and strategies.
 OBAMA SIGNS BILL THAT WILL CURB
 ANIMAL TESTING
 ALEXA ERICKSONx JUNE 24, 2016
 f Share on Facebook
 Share on Twitter

 President Obama's signing of the bill gives the
 Environmental Protection Agency an
 unmistakable mandate from Congress that it
 must continue to embrace 21St century science
 and transition away from outdated animal
 testing protocols, which are expensive, slow
 and often non-predictive of the human
 circumstance. I wrote recently that the EPA is
 dramatically decreasing animal tests for
 pesticide hazard assessments, and is now
 working to replace animal tests in its endocrine
 The new language in the bill will almost certainly
 accelerate the movement away from animal tests for
 chemicals, pesticides, biocides, cosmetics, and other
 potentially dangerous substances in risk assessment
 protocols or for safety substantiation. Photo by
 iStockphoto
 Breaking news: Obama sians
 measure to dramatically
 reduce animal testing
 screening program. In fact, in 2016, the
 EPA proposed to waive skin lethal dose tests
 for pesticide formulations
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mandate: IFYOU'RE AFRAID OFME BECAUSE I'M UNVACCINATED DOES THAT MEAN YOUR VACCINES DONT WORK? <p><a href="http://bmw81187.tumblr.com/post/142663826851/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">bmw81187</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/142663554259">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/142654658159">proudblackconservative</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p>I swear these dumbass anti-vaxx memes will be the death of me.</p> <p>NO YOU MORONS. THAT’S NOT WHAT IT MEANS.</p> <p>It means that an infant or child with a weak immune system who for whatever reason CANNOT receive the vaccine will be exposed to your potentially polio carrying urchin because his dopey parent decided to listen to memes on Facebook and conspiracy websites instead actual freaking doctors.</p> </blockquote> <p>I just got into a debate someone over this stupid picture on Facebook and they literally said that infants and those with weak immune systems should just stay inside if being around unvaccinated children was really that dangerous. Yeah, you hear that mothers? Never bring your babies outside because Jenny McFacebookDoctor doesn’t want to vaccinate her kids. Then she said that it wasn’t fair to insist that people should shoot their children with “toxins”. If those “toxins” help eradicate diseases that should’ve been fucking gone 100 years ago, then yeah I would say so.</p> </blockquote> <p>So you would agree with mandatory Vaccinations <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@proudblackconservative</a>?</p></blockquote> <p>&hellip;No&hellip;. It&rsquo;s one of those tricky issues for me. At the end of the day I think it&rsquo;s a very slippery slope to have the government mandate any sort of inoculations, but I am in full support of schools and daycares refusing to take children who are not vaccinated.</p>
mandate: IFYOU'RE AFRAID OFME
 BECAUSE I'M UNVACCINATED
 DOES THAT MEAN YOUR
 VACCINES DONT WORK?
<p><a href="http://bmw81187.tumblr.com/post/142663826851/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">bmw81187</a>:</p>

<blockquote><p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/142663554259">proudblackconservative</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://proudblackconservative.tumblr.com/post/142654658159">proudblackconservative</a>:</p>
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<p>I swear these dumbass anti-vaxx memes will be the death of me.</p>

<p>NO YOU MORONS. THAT’S NOT WHAT IT MEANS.</p>

<p>It means that an infant or child with a weak immune system who for whatever reason CANNOT receive the vaccine will be exposed to your potentially polio carrying urchin because his dopey parent decided to listen to memes on Facebook and conspiracy websites instead actual freaking doctors.</p>
</blockquote>
<p>I just got into a debate someone over this stupid picture on Facebook and they literally said that infants and those with weak immune systems should just stay inside if being around unvaccinated children was really that dangerous. Yeah, you hear that mothers? Never bring your babies outside because Jenny McFacebookDoctor doesn’t want to vaccinate her kids. Then she said that it wasn’t fair to insist that people should shoot their children with “toxins”. If those “toxins” help eradicate diseases that should’ve been fucking gone 100 years ago, then yeah I would say so.</p>
</blockquote>

<p>So you would agree with mandatory Vaccinations <a class="tumblelog" href="https://tmblr.co/mZHrjydhp9oUbxMGBDJA8rw">@proudblackconservative</a>?</p></blockquote>

<p>&hellip;No&hellip;. It&rsquo;s one of those tricky issues for me. At the end of the day I think it&rsquo;s a very slippery slope to have the government mandate any sort of inoculations, but I am in full support of schools and daycares refusing to take children who are not vaccinated.</p>

<p><a href="http://bmw81187.tumblr.com/post/142663826851/proudblackconservative" class="tumblr_blog">bmw81187</a>:</p> <blockquote><p><a...

mandate: Anonymous said: I don't have tumblr so I had to ask this account. You just posted about hobby lobby on your other account. I just don't understand why providing the means to contraception is so wrong. Regardless of whether or not contraception is okay, giving someone the option isn't forcing them or necessarily endorsing it. HL pays their employees money and the employees could use that money to buy drugs or hire prostitutes. But that's their choice, not HL's. Contraception doesn't seem so different to me Anonymous said: Their salary is the means by which they can buy things that HL may or may not agree with. The health coverage is the means by which they access health care that HL May or may not agree with. It just seems like it's not HL's choice at all. HL can't directly pay their employees rent and grocery bills to keep them from buying, say, excessive amounts of alcohol. So why should they be able to or argumentative. Thanks! <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://orwellianlegacy.tumblr.com/post/90384882296/hi-anon-this-is-a-good-question-because-theres">orwellianlegacy</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p class="MsoNormal">Hi Anon,</p> <p class="MsoNormal">This is a good question, because there’s a lot of misinformation about this case floating around.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I’ll do my best to explain the situation, as I understand it…</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>It’s not just about “contraception.”</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby’s issue isn’t with contraception in general. It’s with abortifacient contraception in particular.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">The Affordable Care Act includes a “<a href="http://rare.us/story/malkin-thank-you-hobby-lobby">‘preventive services’ mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, abortion-inducing drugs including the ‘morning after pill’ and ‘week after pill’ in their health insurance plan.</a>”</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Regardless of where you stand on abortion, I think we can all recognize that it’s a huge social issue that people regard with strong, ideological convictions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So there’s a lot more at play here than the simple word “contraception” fully conveys.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Paychecks and Health Insurance are different.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">A paycheck represents a single exchange: Employees provide time and labor to Hobby Lobby, and Hobby Lobby compensates employees with money.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">That is the end of the exchange. What an employee chooses to purchase with their paycheck is no longer Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby isn’t directly involved, so it isn’t responsible.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Health insurance represents a different exchange. Hobby Lobby offers the benefit of a healthcare plan to employees, and the employees can accept or reject it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But in this case, the Hobby Lobby is providing an ongoing service to the employee. So the nature of the health care provided is very much Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby is directly involved, so it is responsible.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Employee options aren’t at stake.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby isn’t trying to prevent its employees from seeking abortions. It just doesn’t want to be forced to pay for those abortions.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And, contrary to the conclusion many jump to, that doesn’t actually restrict the freedom of anyone working for Hobby Lobby. Freedom isn’t about what our employers allow, it’s about what our government enforces.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So Hobby Lobby’s employees still have several options if they want these kinds of contraception:</p> <ol><li><span>As you said, they can spend their paycheck however they choose. So if they choose to spend it on an abortion, they’re free to do so.<br/><br/></span></li> <li><span>They can also choose not to participate in Hobby Lobby’s employer-provided healthcare plan and instead find a private healthcare plan that provides their desired contraception. (The Affordable Care Act has created huge obstacles to this option, but that’s the government’s fault, not Hobby Lobby’s.)<br/><br/></span></li> <li><span>Or if employees really want an employer-provided healthcare plan that includes their desired contraception, they’re free to find a new employer that provides it. Job searching sucks, but nobody is being </span><em>forced</em><span> to work for Hobby Lobby or for any other company that provides a healthcare plan they don’t like.</span></li> </ol><p class="MsoNormal">The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t actually restrict Hobby Lobby employees’ healthcare options. It’s just restricts <em>one method of paying for a specific option.</em> </p> <p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to stop employees from doing what they want to do. It just doesn’t want to be a part of it.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>People should be free to run their businesses as they see fit.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So long as an employer has control over the design of the healthcare plan they offer and employees are given the option of accepting or rejecting it, everything is voluntary.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">But the Affordable Care Act effectively removed Hobby Lobby’s voluntary involvement. The benefit Hobby Lobby once offered is now an entitlement the government requires it to provide.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And, while Hobby Lobby could once design its healthcare plan however it saw fit, it is now forced to provide a government-regulated plan — one that included drugs it considers morally compromising.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">At this point the debate usually arises about whether corporations have rights.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><span>Corporations aren’t people, they’re property.</span><span> So</span> corporations don’t have rights, but their owners still do.<span> </span><span>And the way a corporation like Hobby Lobby operates is an extension of its owners’ economic and religious liberty.</span></p> <p class="MsoNormal">So when the government forces a corporation to operate against its owners convictions, the government is infringing on the owner’s liberty.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And corporate owners don’t have the option of going another route the way their employees do. Owners either comply with government dictates, or they close their businesses.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Thankfully, because the Supreme Court has chosen to protect the economic and religious rights of business owners, Hobby Lobby won’t have to do either …and that’s good news for its employees.</p> <p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Everyone wins when liberty is protected.</strong></p> <p class="MsoNormal">It’s easy to see the Supreme Court’s decision on this case as a win for conservatives or corporations or the pro-life moments. But the reality is that this is a win for everyone.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Because the case was only about pro-life, corporate and conservative rights <em>this time. </em>Next time might be different.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">If the Supreme Court had forced Hobby Lobby to adhere to the contraceptive mandate, it would have set a precedent for favoring government regulation over economic and religious liberties.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">And that could just as easily work against liberal, non-profit or pro-choice rights. Ideologies shift, but power doesn’t.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">So the decision today wasn’t one ideology winning over another. It was liberty winning over tyranny.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Individual employees should be free to do what they want with their money and their bodies. Corporate owners should be free to do what they want with their money and their businesses. And the government shouldn’t be allowed to dictate how either one operates.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">I hope that explanation makes sense. Thanks for getting your question to me — and for asking it so politely.</p> <p class="MsoNormal">Peace, love and Jesus,<br/> -James</p> </blockquote>
mandate: Anonymous said:
 I don't have tumblr so I had to ask this account. You just posted about hobby
 lobby on your other account. I just don't understand why providing the means
 to contraception is so wrong. Regardless of whether or not contraception is
 okay, giving someone the option isn't forcing them or necessarily endorsing it.
 HL pays their employees money and the employees could use that money to
 buy drugs or hire prostitutes. But that's their choice, not HL's. Contraception
 doesn't seem so different to me

 Anonymous said:
 Their salary is the means by which they can buy things that HL may or may
 not agree with. The health coverage is the means by which they access health
 care that HL May or may not agree with. It just seems like it's not HL's choice
 at all. HL can't directly pay their employees rent and grocery bills to keep them
 from buying, say, excessive amounts of alcohol. So why should they be able to
 or argumentative. Thanks!
<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://orwellianlegacy.tumblr.com/post/90384882296/hi-anon-this-is-a-good-question-because-theres">orwellianlegacy</a>:</p>
<blockquote>
<p class="MsoNormal">Hi Anon,</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">This is a good question, because there’s a lot of misinformation about this case floating around.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I’ll do my best to explain the situation, as I understand it…</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>It’s not just about “contraception.”</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby’s issue isn’t with contraception in general. It’s with abortifacient contraception in particular.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">The Affordable Care Act includes a “<a href="http://rare.us/story/malkin-thank-you-hobby-lobby">‘preventive services’ mandate, which forces the Christian-owned-and-operated business to provide, without co-pay, abortion-inducing drugs including the ‘morning after pill’ and ‘week after pill’ in their health insurance plan.</a>”</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Regardless of where you stand on abortion, I think we can all recognize that it’s a huge social issue that people regard with strong, ideological convictions.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So there’s a lot more at play here than the simple word “contraception” fully conveys.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Paychecks and Health Insurance are different.</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">A paycheck represents a single exchange: Employees provide time and labor to Hobby Lobby, and Hobby Lobby compensates employees with money.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">That is the end of the exchange. What an employee chooses to purchase with their paycheck is no longer Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby isn’t directly involved, so it isn’t responsible.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Health insurance represents a different exchange. Hobby Lobby offers the benefit of a healthcare plan to employees, and the employees can accept or reject it.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">But in this case, the Hobby Lobby is providing an ongoing service to the employee. So the nature of the health care provided is very much Hobby Lobby’s concern. Hobby Lobby is directly involved, so it is responsible.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Employee options aren’t at stake.</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby isn’t trying to prevent its employees from seeking abortions. It just doesn’t want to be forced to pay for those abortions.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">And, contrary to the conclusion many jump to, that doesn’t actually restrict the freedom of anyone working for Hobby Lobby. Freedom isn’t about what our employers allow, it’s about what our government enforces.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So Hobby Lobby’s employees still have several options if they want these kinds of contraception:</p>
<ol><li><span>As you said, they can spend their paycheck however they choose. So if they choose to spend it on an abortion, they’re free to do so.<br/><br/></span></li>
<li><span>They can also choose not to participate in Hobby Lobby’s employer-provided healthcare plan and instead find a private healthcare plan that provides their desired contraception. (The Affordable Care Act has created huge obstacles to this option, but that’s the government’s fault, not Hobby Lobby’s.)<br/><br/></span></li>
<li><span>Or if employees really want an employer-provided healthcare plan that includes their desired contraception, they’re free to find a new employer that provides it. Job searching sucks, but nobody is being </span><em>forced</em><span> to work for Hobby Lobby or for any other company that provides a healthcare plan they don’t like.</span></li>
</ol><p class="MsoNormal">The Supreme Court’s decision doesn’t actually restrict Hobby Lobby employees’ healthcare options. It’s just restricts <em>one method of paying for a specific option.</em> </p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Hobby Lobby doesn’t want to stop employees from doing what they want to do. It just doesn’t want to be a part of it.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>People should be free to run their businesses as they see fit.</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So long as an employer has control over the design of the healthcare plan they offer and employees are given the option of accepting or rejecting it, everything is voluntary.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">But the Affordable Care Act effectively removed Hobby Lobby’s voluntary involvement. The benefit Hobby Lobby once offered is now an entitlement the government requires it to provide.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">And, while Hobby Lobby could once design its healthcare plan however it saw fit, it is now forced to provide a government-regulated plan — one that included drugs it considers morally compromising.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">At this point the debate usually arises about whether corporations have rights.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><span>Corporations aren’t people, they’re property.</span><span> So</span> corporations don’t have rights, but their owners still do.<span> </span><span>And the way a corporation like Hobby Lobby operates is an extension of its owners’ economic and religious liberty.</span></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So when the government forces a corporation to operate against its owners convictions, the government is infringing on the owner’s liberty.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">And corporate owners don’t have the option of going another route the way their employees do. Owners either comply with government dictates, or they close their businesses.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Thankfully, because the Supreme Court has chosen to protect the economic and religious rights of business owners, Hobby Lobby won’t have to do either …and that’s good news for its employees.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal"><strong>Everyone wins when liberty is protected.</strong></p>
<p class="MsoNormal">It’s easy to see the Supreme Court’s decision on this case as a win for conservatives or corporations or the pro-life moments. But the reality is that this is a win for everyone.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Because the case was only about pro-life, corporate and conservative rights <em>this time. </em>Next time might be different.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">If the Supreme Court had forced Hobby Lobby to adhere to the contraceptive mandate, it would have set a precedent for favoring government regulation over economic and religious liberties.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">And that could just as easily work against liberal, non-profit or pro-choice rights. Ideologies shift, but power doesn’t.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">So the decision today wasn’t one ideology winning over another. It was liberty winning over tyranny.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Individual employees should be free to do what they want with their money and their bodies. Corporate owners should be free to do what they want with their money and their businesses. And the government shouldn’t be allowed to dictate how either one operates.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">I hope that explanation makes sense. Thanks for getting your question to me — and for asking it so politely.</p>
<p class="MsoNormal">Peace, love and Jesus,<br/> -James</p>
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mandate: THE LIAR IN CHIEF GRRRGRAPHICS.CoM <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slide-to-the-right.tumblr.com/post/33809158807/whatwouldthomasjeffersondo-a-sample-of-obamas">slide-to-the-right</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whatwouldthomasjeffersondo.tumblr.com/post/33808568947/a-sample-of-obamas-lies-we-got-back-every">whatwouldthomasjeffersondo</a>:</p> <blockquote> <p><a href="http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies">A sample of Obama’s lies</a></p> <blockquote> <p> <strong>“We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system”</strong><br/><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-got-back-every-dime-bailout-cbo-bailout-will-lose-24-billion">cbsnews.com</a></p> <p><strong>Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video &amp; demonstrations</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/scandal-libyan-embassy-attack.html">State Department</a></p> <p><strong>“Under Gov. Romney’s definition … Donald Trump is a small business.”</strong><br/><a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/04/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-donald-trump-small-business-deba/">politifact.com</a></p> <p><strong>Because of Obamacare, “over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.” </strong><br/><a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/04/barack-obama/obama-said-health-care-premiums-went-slower-any-ti/">politifact.com</a></p> <p><strong>“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration”</strong><br/><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/president-obama-falsely-claims-fast-and-furious-program-begun-under-the-previous-administration/">abcnews.com</a></p> <p><strong> Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college students.</strong><br/><a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/09/democratic-disinformation-from-charlotte/">Factcheck.org</a></p> <p><strong> My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.</strong><br/><a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/09/factchecking-obama-and-biden/">Factcheck.org</a></p> <p><strong> “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”</strong><br/><a href="http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll554.xml">House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes) </a></p> <p><strong>The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. And that means supporting investment here. Governor Romney … invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.<br/></strong><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2012/08/12/outsourcer-in-chief-obama-of-general-motors/" title="Outsourcer &amp; Cheif">Forbes- Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors</a></p> <p><strong>“You Didn’t Build that”<br/></strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/lie-you-didnt-build-that.html" title="You didn't build that">A few examples</a><strong><br/></strong></p> <h3>Lies During Third Year</h3> <p><strong>I will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain.</strong><br/><a href="http://youtu.be/SA9KC8SMu3o">Youtube</a></p> <p><strong>In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.</strong><br/><a href="http://www.breitbart.com"></a><a href="http://www.breitbart.com">www.breitbart.com</a></p> <p><strong>I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever</strong><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391071/G8-summit-Barack-Obama-David-Cameron-ask-allies-bankroll-Arab-Spring-countries-embrace-democracy.html" title="Obama Anti Israel"><br/>Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya</a> – <a href="http://bigpeace.com/jbradley/2011/10/14/libyan-weaponry-pours-into-gaza-empowers-hamas/">Weapons pour into Gaza</a></p> <p><strong>Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week</strong><a href="http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/obama-falsely-claims-no-gop-senators-voted-for-payroll-tax-cut" title="Obama Lies about Payroll Tax"><br/>Examiner</a></p> <p><strong>“Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.”</strong><a href="http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/07/ap-fact-check-wonders-if-obama-bothers-to-listen/" title="Obama Raises Taxes"><br/>Like Raising taxes?</a></p> <p><strong>Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz</strong><a href="http://bigjournalism.com/wthuston/2011/10/07/why-isnt-obamas-teacher-lie-national-news/" title="Obama Never Met Robert Baroz"><br/>He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him. </a></p> <p><strong>GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing</strong><a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791287/posts"><br/>Dems Rejected Jobs Bill</a></p> <p><strong>You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem</strong><a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/148472/Deficit-Americans-Prefer-Spending-Cuts-Open-Tax-Hikes.aspx/t_blank" title="Americans on Spending Cuts"><br/>Gallup Poll: Only 69%</a></p> <p><strong>These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/deficit.jpg" title="Deficit All on Obama"><br/>Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama</a></p> <p><strong>Jobs Bill Paid for</strong><a href="http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ap-fact-check-obamas-jobs-plan-paid-for-seems-not/"><br/>Seems not so much Paid for</a></p> <p><strong>Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/gop-wants-dirtier-air.html" title="Dirtier Air"><br/>Barack Obama, campaiging in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11</a></p> <p><strong>I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.</strong><a href="http://blog.american.com/2011/07/would-social-security-benefits-be-cut-if-the-debt-limit-is-not-increased/"><br/>American.com</a></p> <p><strong>USA producing more oil than ever before</strong><a href="http://petroleuminsights.blogspot.com/2011/04/us-crude-oil-production-1970-1980-1990.html" title="Petroleum Insights"><br/>Petroleum Insights</a></p> <p><strong>Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”</strong><a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/border-fence/2011/05/10/obama-claims-border-fence-basically-complete-its-only-5-finished"><br/>Department of Homeland Security says 5%</a></p> <p><strong>Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.</strong><a href="http://ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income-taxes.html"><br/>National Taxpayers Union</a></p> <p><strong> Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children. </strong><br/><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMWphSqLRmE"> Cnn Interview </a></p> <h3><strong>Lies During Second Year</strong></h3> <p><strong>Obama claimed the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.</strong><br/><a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/193894/president-wrong-i-citizens-united-i-case/bradley-smith">nationalreview.com</a></p> <p><strong>No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-signing-statements.html" title="Obama Lies about Czars"><br/>Obama Lies to Keep Czars</a></p> <p><strong>No “boots” on the ground Libya</strong><br/>Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/world/africa/31intel.html?_r=1&amp;hp" title="Boots on the Groudn Lie">CIA Agents in Libya</a> on the ground</p> <p><strong>Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-financial-reform-bill.html"><br/>Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill</a></p> <p><strong>All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and angry” about lockerbie bomber</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-backed-release-of-lockerbie-bomber.html"><br/>Obama Memo</a></p> <p><strong>I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-will-not-rest-untill-bp-spill-stops.html"><br/>Obama’s Schedule</a></p> <p><strong>The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.</strong><br/>Campaign and Presidency</p> <p><strong>If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it</strong><a href="http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/02/02/if_you_like_your_plan,_you_can_keep_your_plan" title="Keep your Plan Lie"><br/>TownHall</a></p> <p><strong>“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-funded-abortions.html"><br/>U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.</a></p> <p><strong>ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-denies-healthcare-is-a-new-tax-on-all-americans.html"><br/>Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans</a></p> <p><strong>We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-oval-office-bp-lies.html"><br/>Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010</a></p> <p><strong>Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/the-lies-about-the-arizona-immigration-law.html"><br/>Arizona Immigration Law</a></p> <p><strong>Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/abc-reports-on-obamas-lies.html" title="Obama Healthcare Lies"><br/>Claims never documented</a></p> <p><strong>The Health Care Package will pay for itself</strong><a href="http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1894939,00.html" title="Time Obama Lies"><br/>Time</a></p> <p><strong>Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one.</strong><br/>Hmm Immigration?</p> <p><strong>We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-liesmandates-purchasing-health-care.html"><br/>Democratic Debate Lies</a></p> <p><strong>Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-says-hell-save-average-family-8000-in-gas.html" title="Obama says hell save average family $8,000 in gas">Video Proof</a></p> <p><strong>I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”</strong><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/06/09/obama_announces_push_for_paygo.html" title="PayGo Lie"><br/>Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill. </a></p> <p><strong>I got the Message from Massachusetts</strong><a href="http://dailybail.com/home/obama-discusses-the-message-of-massachusetts-healthcare-refo.html"><br/>Daily Bail</a></p> <h3>Lies During First Year</h3> <p><strong>We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’</strong><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/04/ap_fact_check_obama_disowns_de.html" title="AP Fact checker"><br/>AP fact Checker</a></p> <p><strong>Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.</strong><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/04/ap_fact_check_obama_disowns_de.html" title="AP Fact checker"><br/>AP fact Checker</a></p> <p><strong>Collective salvation</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/0bama-says-hes-a-christian.html" title="Obama Christian"><br/>Obama calls himself a Christian</a></p> <p><strong>I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.</strong><br/>Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009</p> <p><strong>Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-pledge-to-cut-deficit-in-half-laughable.html" title="Associated Press"><br/>Associated Press Video</a></p> <p><strong>Health Care deals will be covered on C-span</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lied-about-c-span.html"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p> <p><strong>As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide</strong><a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/once-again-president-obama-breaks-promise-to-call-armenian-genocide-genocide.html" title="Obama Lies about Genocide"><br/>ABC</a></p> <p><strong>Recovery Act will save or create jobs</strong><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jobs-saved-created-congressional-districts-exist/story?id=9097853"><br/>ABC News</a></p> <p><strong>Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-economic-plan.html" title="Obama Stimulus Lies"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p> <p><strong>No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/787-billion-stimulus-bill-with-earmarks.html" title="Obama Lies says CNN"><br/>CNN</a></p> <p><strong>I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan</strong><a href="http://spectator.org/blog/2009/08/11/obama-lies-on-single-payer-dis"><br/>Specator.Org</a></p> <p><strong>We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-bailout-lies.html" title="Obama Lies"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p> <p><strong>I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-gay-marriage-lies.html"><br/>NPR</a></p> <p><strong>Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year</strong><a href="http://www.cfr.org/publication/21247/should_guantanamo_bay_be_closed.html"><br/>Council on Foreign Relations.</a></p> <p><strong><strong>Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year.</strong></strong><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-11/obama-agnostic-on-deficit-cuts-won-t-prejudge-tax-increases.html"><br/>Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes</a><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lied-about-taxes-on-those-making-less-than-250000.html" title="Obama Lied about taxes on those making less than 250000"><br/>List of Tax Promise Violations</a></p> <h3><strong>2008 Campaign Lies</strong></h3> <p><strong> I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain </strong><br/><a href="http://youtu.be/SA9KC8SMu3o"> Youtube </a></p> <p><strong>No more wiretapping of citizens</strong><a href="http://youtu.be/gF3MC-TkpRQ" title="Youtube"><br/>Youtube</a></p> <p><strong>Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.</strong><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2008/09/23/barack-obama-bill-ayers-stanley-kurtz-makes-connection" title="News Busters"><br/>News Busters</a></p> <p><strong>I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps</strong><a href="http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/auschwitz/" title="United States "><br/>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum</a></p> <p><strong>Obama campaign would accept public funding</strong><a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/how-mccains-pub.html"><br/>ABC</a></p> <p><strong>Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/death-center-leftism-decline-democratic-party.html" title="A Socialist"><br/>A Socialist</a></p> <p><strong>Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-healthcare-lies-mounting.html"><br/>Mounting Heath Care Lies</a></p> <p><strong>Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-wright-lies-exposed-18-months-late.html">Dreams of My Father</a> – A radical Socialist.</p> <p><strong>Would have the most transparent administration in History</strong><br/><a href="http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11449">Cato Institute</a></p> <p><strong>We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.</strong><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/11/obama_vows_line.html"><br/>Boston Globe</a></p> <p><strong>I have visited all 57 states.</strong><a href="http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/57states.asp"><br/>Snopes</a></p> <p><strong>I’ll get rid of earmarks</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-5-days-to-review-healthcare-bill.html"><br/>Source: Any bill passed during presidency</a></p> <p><strong>When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-5-days-to-review-healthcare-bill.html" title="5 days to review Bill Lie"><br/>Campaign Speech</a></p> <p><strong>My father served in World War II.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-father-served-in-wwii.html"><br/>The Videos and the Facts</a></p> <p><strong>Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-iraq-withdrawal-lies.html" title="Obama Iraq Withdrawal Lies"><br/>News Video</a></p> <p><strong>Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes</strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ouvmwpx4OY"><br/>YouTube</a></p> <p><strong>Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.</strong><br/>He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.</p> <p><strong><strong>Present Votes Are Common In Illinois</strong></strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18348437"><br/>NPR</a></p> <p><strong><strong>I Won Michigan</strong></strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/05/david-gregory-gives-obama_n_90130.html"><br/>Huffington Post</a></p> <p><strong><strong>I won Nevada</strong></strong><a href="http://www.thenation.com/blogs/state_of_change/272881"><br/>The Nation</a></p> <p><strong><strong>I don’t Have Lobbyists</strong></strong><a href="http://www.usnews.com/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2009/01/22/no-lobbyist-in-the-obama-administration--except-when-there-is-one.html"><br/>US News</a></p> <p><strong><strong>My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad</strong></strong><a href="http://crooksandliars.com/2007/03/20/the-mystery-behind-the-obama-1984-ad"><br/>Crooks and Liars</a></p> <p><strong><strong>I Have Always Been Against Iraq</strong></strong><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/01/clinton_vs_obama_on_iraq.html"><br/>Washington Post</a></p> <p><strong><strong>My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country</strong></strong><a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/02/19/cindy-mccain-michelle-obama-in-patriotism-flap/"><br/>CNN</a></p> <p><strong>Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-flip-flops-on-acorn.html"><br/>Obama Campaign Video</a></p> <p><strong><strong>I Barely Know Rezko</strong></strong><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/757340,CST-NWS-watchdog24.article"><br/>Sun Times</a></p> <p><strong>My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church</strong><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/DemocraticDebate/story?id=4443788&amp;page=1"><br/>ABC News</a></p> </blockquote> </blockquote> <p>I’m just going to leave this here.</p> </blockquote>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://slide-to-the-right.tumblr.com/post/33809158807/whatwouldthomasjeffersondo-a-sample-of-obamas">slide-to-the-right</a>:</p>
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<p><a class="tumblr_blog" href="http://whatwouldthomasjeffersondo.tumblr.com/post/33808568947/a-sample-of-obamas-lies-we-got-back-every">whatwouldthomasjeffersondo</a>:</p>
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<p><a href="http://obamalies.net/list-of-lies">A sample of Obama’s lies</a></p>
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<p> <strong>“We got back every dime we used to rescue the financial system”</strong><br/><a href="http://cnsnews.com/news/article/obama-we-got-back-every-dime-bailout-cbo-bailout-will-lose-24-billion">cbsnews.com</a></p>
<p><strong>Benghazi violence was caused by an internet video &amp; demonstrations</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/scandal-libyan-embassy-attack.html">State Department</a></p>
<p><strong>“Under Gov. Romney’s definition … Donald Trump is a small business.”</strong><br/><a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/04/barack-obama/barack-obama-says-donald-trump-small-business-deba/">politifact.com</a></p>
<p><strong>Because of Obamacare, “over the last two years, health care premiums have gone up — it’s true — but they’ve gone up slower than any time in the last 50 years.” </strong><br/><a href="http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/2012/oct/04/barack-obama/obama-said-health-care-premiums-went-slower-any-ti/">politifact.com</a></p>
<p><strong>“I think it’s important for us to understand that the Fast and Furious program was a field-initiated program begun under the previous administration”</strong><br/><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/09/president-obama-falsely-claims-fast-and-furious-program-begun-under-the-previous-administration/">abcnews.com</a></p>
<p><strong> Romney and Ryan will gut pell grants for low-income college students.</strong><br/><a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/09/democratic-disinformation-from-charlotte/">Factcheck.org</a></p>
<p><strong> My budget will cut the deficit by $4 Trillion over 10 years.</strong><br/><a href="http://factcheck.org/2012/09/factchecking-obama-and-biden/">Factcheck.org</a></p>
<p><strong> “I am told that Governor Romney’s new running mate, Paul Ryan, might be around Iowa the next few days,” he said while in Council Bluffs, Iowa. “He is one of the leaders of Congress standing in the way. So if you happen to see Congressman Ryan, tell him how important this farm bill is to Iowa and our rural communities.”</strong><br/><a href="http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll554.xml">House passed bill on August 2, 2012 (Paul Ryan voted yes) </a></p>
<p><strong>The American automobile industry has come roaring back…So now I want to say what we did with the auto industry, we can do it in manufacturing across America. Let’s make sure advanced, high-tech manufacturing jobs take root here, not in China. And that means supporting investment here. Governor Romney … invested in companies that were called ‘pioneers’ of outsourcing. I don’t want to outsource. I want to insource.<br/></strong><a href="http://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2012/08/12/outsourcer-in-chief-obama-of-general-motors/" title="Outsourcer &amp; Cheif">Forbes- Outsourcer-In-Chief: Obama Of General Motors</a></p>
<p><strong>“You Didn’t Build that”<br/></strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/lie-you-didnt-build-that.html" title="You didn't build that">A few examples</a><strong><br/></strong></p>
<h3>Lies During Third Year</h3>
<p><strong>I will walk on that picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain.</strong><br/><a href="http://youtu.be/SA9KC8SMu3o">Youtube</a></p>
<p><strong>In his 2012 State of the Union Address, President Obama said that American oil production is the highest that it’s been in eight years.</strong><br/><a href="http://www.breitbart.com"></a><a href="http://www.breitbart.com">www.breitbart.com</a></p>
<p><strong>I’ve done more for Israel’s security than any President ever</strong><a href="http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1391071/G8-summit-Barack-Obama-David-Cameron-ask-allies-bankroll-Arab-Spring-countries-embrace-democracy.html" title="Obama Anti Israel"><br/>Obama aided Islamic Extremists take over of Egypt/ Libya</a> – <a href="http://bigpeace.com/jbradley/2011/10/14/libyan-weaponry-pours-into-gaza-empowers-hamas/">Weapons pour into Gaza</a></p>
<p><strong>Virtually every Senate Republican voted against the tax cut last week</strong><a href="http://www.examiner.com/conservative-in-spokane/obama-falsely-claims-no-gop-senators-voted-for-payroll-tax-cut" title="Obama Lies about Payroll Tax"><br/>Examiner</a></p>
<p><strong>“Every idea that we’ve put forward are ones that traditionally have been supported by Democrats and Republicans alike.”</strong><a href="http://hotair.com/archives/2011/10/07/ap-fact-check-wonders-if-obama-bothers-to-listen/" title="Obama Raises Taxes"><br/>Like Raising taxes?</a></p>
<p><strong>Obama met highly qualified out of work teacher Robert Baroz</strong><a href="http://bigjournalism.com/wthuston/2011/10/07/why-isnt-obamas-teacher-lie-national-news/" title="Obama Never Met Robert Baroz"><br/>He wasn’t out of work and Obama never met him. </a></p>
<p><strong>GOP Responsible for Obama Jobs Bill Not Passing</strong><a href="http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2791287/posts"><br/>Dems Rejected Jobs Bill</a></p>
<p><strong>You have 80 percent of the American people who support a balanced approach. Eighty percent of the American people support an approach that includes revenues and includes cuts. So the notion that somehow the American people aren’t sold is not the problem</strong><a href="http://www.gallup.com/poll/148472/Deficit-Americans-Prefer-Spending-Cuts-Open-Tax-Hikes.aspx/t_blank" title="Americans on Spending Cuts"><br/>Gallup Poll: Only 69%</a></p>
<p><strong>These are obligations that the United States has taken on in the past. Congress has run up the credit card, and we now have an obligation to pay our bills.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/deficit.jpg" title="Deficit All on Obama"><br/>Looks like it’s been incurred mostly in the years of Obama</a></p>
<p><strong>Jobs Bill Paid for</strong><a href="http://www.theblaze.com/stories/ap-fact-check-obamas-jobs-plan-paid-for-seems-not/"><br/>Seems not so much Paid for</a></p>
<p><strong>Then you’ve got their(GOP)which is dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/gop-wants-dirtier-air.html" title="Dirtier Air"><br/>Barack Obama, campaiging in Asheville, NC, 10/17/11</a></p>
<p><strong>I cannot guarantee that those checks go out on August 3rd if we haven’t resolved this issue. Because there may simply not be the money in the coffers to do it.</strong><a href="http://blog.american.com/2011/07/would-social-security-benefits-be-cut-if-the-debt-limit-is-not-increased/"><br/>American.com</a></p>
<p><strong>USA producing more oil than ever before</strong><a href="http://petroleuminsights.blogspot.com/2011/04/us-crude-oil-production-1970-1980-1990.html" title="Petroleum Insights"><br/>Petroleum Insights</a></p>
<p><strong>Fence between US and Mexico is “Practically Complete”</strong><a href="http://nation.foxnews.com/border-fence/2011/05/10/obama-claims-border-fence-basically-complete-its-only-5-finished"><br/>Department of Homeland Security says 5%</a></p>
<p><strong>Rich doesn’t pay their fair share.</strong><a href="http://ntu.org/tax-basics/who-pays-income-taxes.html"><br/>National Taxpayers Union</a></p>
<p><strong> Mitt Romney would deny gay people the right to adopt children. </strong><br/><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gMWphSqLRmE"> Cnn Interview </a></p>
<h3><strong>Lies During Second Year</strong></h3>
<p><strong>Obama claimed the SCOTUS decision in Citizens United v. FEC, “open[ed] the floodgates for special interests — including foreign corporations — to spend without limit in our elections.</strong><br/><a href="http://www.nationalreview.com/corner/193894/president-wrong-i-citizens-united-i-case/bradley-smith">nationalreview.com</a></p>
<p><strong>No signing statements to nullify or undermine congressional instructions as enacted into law</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-signing-statements.html" title="Obama Lies about Czars"><br/>Obama Lies to Keep Czars</a></p>
<p><strong>No “boots” on the ground Libya</strong><br/>Anyone that has worked with the AC-130 gunship can tell you, you need spotters to let aircraft know where the targets are. Usually it is Special Forces, Rangers etc trained for this mission. It’s <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/31/world/africa/31intel.html?_r=1&amp;hp" title="Boots on the Groudn Lie">CIA Agents in Libya</a> on the ground</p>
<p><strong>Reform will also rein in the abuse and excess that nearly brought down our financial system. It will finally bring transparency to the kinds of complex, risky transactions that helped trigger the financial crisis.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-financial-reform-bill.html"><br/>Obama Lies About Financial Reform Bill</a></p>
<p><strong>All Americans WILL BE were, “surprised, disappointed and angry” about lockerbie bomber</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-backed-release-of-lockerbie-bomber.html"><br/>Obama Memo</a></p>
<p><strong>I will not rest until the BP Oil Spill stops</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-will-not-rest-untill-bp-spill-stops.html"><br/>Obama’s Schedule</a></p>
<p><strong>The health care bill will not increase the deficit by one dime.</strong><br/>Campaign and Presidency</p>
<p><strong>If you like the health care plan you have you can keep it</strong><a href="http://townhall.com/tipsheet/guybenson/2011/02/02/if_you_like_your_plan,_you_can_keep_your_plan" title="Keep your Plan Lie"><br/>TownHall</a></p>
<p><strong>“Under our plan, no federal dollars will be used to fund abortions, and federal conscience laws will remain in place.”</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-funded-abortions.html"><br/>U.S. Capitol, Washington, D.C., September 9, 2009.</a></p>
<p><strong>ObamaCare Fee is not a new tax</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-denies-healthcare-is-a-new-tax-on-all-americans.html"><br/>Obama denies healthcare is a new tax on all Americans</a></p>
<p><strong>We have run out of places in the US to drill for oil.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-oval-office-bp-lies.html"><br/>Obama’s oval office speech in June 2010</a></p>
<p><strong>Now suddenly if you don’t have your papers and you took your kid out to get ice cream, you can be harassed, that’s something that could potentially happen.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/the-lies-about-the-arizona-immigration-law.html"><br/>Arizona Immigration Law</a></p>
<p><strong>Doctors choose amputation because they get better compensation. Greedy Doctors taking out tonsils for more money.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/abc-reports-on-obamas-lies.html" title="Obama Healthcare Lies"><br/>Claims never documented</a></p>
<p><strong>The Health Care Package will pay for itself</strong><a href="http://www.time.com/time/politics/article/0,8599,1894939,00.html" title="Time Obama Lies"><br/>Time</a></p>
<p><strong>Republicans don’t have a single idea that’s different from George Bush’s ideas — not one.</strong><br/>Hmm Immigration?</p>
<p><strong>We shouldn’t Mandate the purchase of health care</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-liesmandates-purchasing-health-care.html"><br/>Democratic Debate Lies</a></p>
<p><strong>Obama says he’ll save average family $8,000 in gas</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-says-hell-save-average-family-8000-in-gas.html" title="Obama says hell save average family $8,000 in gas">Video Proof</a></p>
<p><strong>I am immediately instituting PayGo “Pay as you go”</strong><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2009/06/09/obama_announces_push_for_paygo.html" title="PayGo Lie"><br/>Said during a speech immediately after the Trillion Dollar “Shovel Ready” bill. </a></p>
<p><strong>I got the Message from Massachusetts</strong><a href="http://dailybail.com/home/obama-discusses-the-message-of-massachusetts-healthcare-refo.html"><br/>Daily Bail</a></p>
<h3>Lies During First Year</h3>
<p><strong>We began by passing a Recovery Act that has already saved or created over 150,000 jobs.” – caught cooking the books and now changed to ‘jobs supported’ versus ‘created/saved’</strong><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/04/ap_fact_check_obama_disowns_de.html" title="AP Fact checker"><br/>AP fact Checker</a></p>
<p><strong>Number one, we inherited a $1.3 trillion deficit. … That wasn’t me.” – Congress, under Democratic control in 2007 and 2008, controlled the purse strings that led to the deficit Obama inherited.Obama supported the emergency bailout package in Bush’s final months — a package Democratic leaders wanted to make bigger.</strong><a href="http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2009/04/ap_fact_check_obama_disowns_de.html" title="AP Fact checker"><br/>AP fact Checker</a></p>
<p><strong>Collective salvation</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/0bama-says-hes-a-christian.html" title="Obama Christian"><br/>Obama calls himself a Christian</a></p>
<p><strong>I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.</strong><br/>Obama Inauguration. 20 Jan 2009</p>
<p><strong>Cut Deficit in Half by end of first term</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-pledge-to-cut-deficit-in-half-laughable.html" title="Associated Press"><br/>Associated Press Video</a></p>
<p><strong>Health Care deals will be covered on C-span</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lied-about-c-span.html"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p>
<p><strong>As President I will recognize the Armenian Genocide</strong><a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2010/04/once-again-president-obama-breaks-promise-to-call-armenian-genocide-genocide.html" title="Obama Lies about Genocide"><br/>ABC</a></p>
<p><strong>Recovery Act will save or create jobs</strong><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/jobs-saved-created-congressional-districts-exist/story?id=9097853"><br/>ABC News</a></p>
<p><strong>Unemployment rate will be 8.5% without stimulus.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-economic-plan.html" title="Obama Stimulus Lies"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p>
<p><strong>No Earmarks in the $787 Billion Stimulus</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/787-billion-stimulus-bill-with-earmarks.html" title="Obama Lies says CNN"><br/>CNN</a></p>
<p><strong>I happen to be a proponent of a single payer universal health care plan</strong><a href="http://spectator.org/blog/2009/08/11/obama-lies-on-single-payer-dis"><br/>Specator.Org</a></p>
<p><strong>We have launched a housing plan that will help responsible families facing the threat of foreclosure lower their monthly payments and refinance their mortgages.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-bailout-lies.html" title="Obama Lies"><br/>Obama Lies</a></p>
<p><strong>I am not somebody who promotes same-sex marriage.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-gay-marriage-lies.html"><br/>NPR</a></p>
<p><strong>Guantanamo bay to be closed within a year</strong><a href="http://www.cfr.org/publication/21247/should_guantanamo_bay_be_closed.html"><br/>Council on Foreign Relations.</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>Won’t Raise taxes on those making less than 250,000 per year.</strong></strong><a href="http://www.businessweek.com/news/2010-02-11/obama-agnostic-on-deficit-cuts-won-t-prejudge-tax-increases.html"><br/>Businessweek: Obama Agnostic on taxes</a><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lied-about-taxes-on-those-making-less-than-250000.html" title="Obama Lied about taxes on those making less than 250000"><br/>List of Tax Promise Violations</a></p>
<h3><strong>2008 Campaign Lies</strong></h3>
<p><strong> I will walk the picket line with you, if workers are denied the right to bargain </strong><br/><a href="http://youtu.be/SA9KC8SMu3o"> Youtube </a></p>
<p><strong>No more wiretapping of citizens</strong><a href="http://youtu.be/gF3MC-TkpRQ" title="Youtube"><br/>Youtube</a></p>
<p><strong>Mr. Ayers as “a guy who lives in my neighborhood,” but “not somebody who I exchange ideas from on a regular basis.</strong><a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/rich-noyes/2008/09/23/barack-obama-bill-ayers-stanley-kurtz-makes-connection" title="News Busters"><br/>News Busters</a></p>
<p><strong>I had a uncle who was one of the, who was part of the first American troops to go into Auschwitz and liberate the concentration camps</strong><a href="http://www.ushmm.org/museum/exhibit/focus/auschwitz/" title="United States "><br/>United States Holocaust Memorial Museum</a></p>
<p><strong>Obama campaign would accept public funding</strong><a href="http://blogs.abcnews.com/politicalpunch/2008/06/how-mccains-pub.html"><br/>ABC</a></p>
<p><strong>Minimum Wage will increase to $9.50/hr</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/death-center-leftism-decline-democratic-party.html" title="A Socialist"><br/>A Socialist</a></p>
<p><strong>Ann Dunham spent the months before her death in 1995 fighting with insurance companies that sought to deny her the coverage she needed to pay for treatment.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-healthcare-lies-mounting.html"><br/>Mounting Heath Care Lies</a></p>
<p><strong>Didn’t know Jeremiah Wright was Radical</strong><br/><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-wright-lies-exposed-18-months-late.html">Dreams of My Father</a> – A radical Socialist.</p>
<p><strong>Would have the most transparent administration in History</strong><br/><a href="http://www.cato.org/pub_display.php?pub_id=11449">Cato Institute</a></p>
<p><strong>We will go through our federal budget – page by page, line by line – eliminating those programs we don’t need, and insisting that those we do operate in a sensible cost-effective way.</strong><a href="http://www.boston.com/news/politics/politicalintelligence/2008/11/obama_vows_line.html"><br/>Boston Globe</a></p>
<p><strong>I have visited all 57 states.</strong><a href="http://www.snopes.com/politics/obama/57states.asp"><br/>Snopes</a></p>
<p><strong>I’ll get rid of earmarks</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-5-days-to-review-healthcare-bill.html"><br/>Source: Any bill passed during presidency</a></p>
<p><strong>When a bill lands on my Desk, The American people will have 5 days to review it before I sign it.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-lies-about-5-days-to-review-healthcare-bill.html" title="5 days to review Bill Lie"><br/>Campaign Speech</a></p>
<p><strong>My father served in World War II.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obamas-father-served-in-wwii.html"><br/>The Videos and the Facts</a></p>
<p><strong>Have troops out of Iraq by March 31, 2009</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-iraq-withdrawal-lies.html" title="Obama Iraq Withdrawal Lies"><br/>News Video</a></p>
<p><strong>Seniors Making less than 50,000 will not have to pay taxes</strong><a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Ouvmwpx4OY"><br/>YouTube</a></p>
<p><strong>Would not vote for any bill supporting troop funding without a firm withdrawal commitment from the Bush Administration.</strong><br/>He has done nothing but continue the Bush admins strategy and to explain how the “surges total failure” has now become his greatest achievement.</p>
<p><strong><strong>Present Votes Are Common In Illinois</strong></strong><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=18348437"><br/>NPR</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>I Won Michigan</strong></strong><a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2008/03/05/david-gregory-gives-obama_n_90130.html"><br/>Huffington Post</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>I won Nevada</strong></strong><a href="http://www.thenation.com/blogs/state_of_change/272881"><br/>The Nation</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>I don’t Have Lobbyists</strong></strong><a href="http://www.usnews.com/blogs/robert-schlesinger/2009/01/22/no-lobbyist-in-the-obama-administration--except-when-there-is-one.html"><br/>US News</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>My Campaign Had Nothing To Do With The 1984 Ad</strong></strong><a href="http://crooksandliars.com/2007/03/20/the-mystery-behind-the-obama-1984-ad"><br/>Crooks and Liars</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>I Have Always Been Against Iraq</strong></strong><a href="http://voices.washingtonpost.com/fact-checker/2008/01/clinton_vs_obama_on_iraq.html"><br/>Washington Post</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>My Wife Didn’t Mean What She Said About Pride In Country</strong></strong><a href="http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2008/02/19/cindy-mccain-michelle-obama-in-patriotism-flap/"><br/>CNN</a></p>
<p><strong>Barack was never an ACORN trainer and never worked for ACORN in any other capacity.</strong><a href="http://obamalies.net/obama-flip-flops-on-acorn.html"><br/>Obama Campaign Video</a></p>
<p><strong><strong>I Barely Know Rezko</strong></strong><a href="http://www.suntimes.com/news/watchdogs/757340,CST-NWS-watchdog24.article"><br/>Sun Times</a></p>
<p><strong>My Church Is Like Any Other Christian Church</strong><a href="http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/DemocraticDebate/story?id=4443788&amp;page=1"><br/>ABC News</a></p>
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<p>I’m just going to leave this here.</p>
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