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Comment Archives: Stories: News+Opinion: Will Moredock

Re: “One Post & Courier columnist could use a First Amendment primer

Thank you for taking the time to write a fact-based piece on this issue. I too am entirely puzzled and somewhat amused by Mr. Hicks nearsightedness re: this story. My sense is that it is too easy for too many to take a story like this too lightly. Obviously, nothing earth-shattering took place (yet), however, many Americans are too quick to allow the Constitution to be stepped-on simply because they have its protection and have little appreciation for what it would mean to live in some other place where those protections do not exist. When it comes to the essential freedoms provided by the 1st Amendment of our Constitution there are no small stories and no minor issues for in the 1st Amendment beats the heart that provides life to all the other freedoms we enjoy. Thank you Mr. Moredock.

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Posted by Jef Powers on December 31, 2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “One Post & Courier columnist could use a First Amendment primer

SCOTUS interpretive precedence aside, there is no "separation of church and state" in the Constitution. It's about time we get back to Constitutional basics and quit making law in the Legislative branch.

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Posted by arty on December 31, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “One Post & Courier columnist could use a First Amendment primer

"No one disputes that it was a worthy cause for both the church and the children of Oakbrook Elementary. But sometimes even good intentions must be properly directed." This whole case comes down to these 2 sentences. This is what many people don't seem to understand. Thank you, Will, for a clear and level-headed assessment of this issue.

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Posted by Amy Monsky on December 31, 2014 at 10:07 AM

Re: “One Post & Courier columnist could use a First Amendment primer

The First Amendment is critical for freedom of religion. As our society becomes more and more secular, Christians are likely to increasingly appreciate it.

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Posted by Bonnie Cleaveland on December 31, 2014 at 9:30 AM

Re: “One Post & Courier columnist could use a First Amendment primer

Mr. Hicks has never got my interest on any of his intellectual(or lack of) views.
He,like all journalists have an agenda & he will never be a Walter Cronkite.
All "BLOODSUCKERS".

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Posted by Dunk'in Duncan on December 31, 2014 at 9:19 AM

Re: “The attorney general's fight against same-sex marriage is just the latest Lost Cause

I am astonished that Wil Moredock could actually pen an article that makes sense to people that don't share the extremist fanatical views that he has. Well done.

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Posted by nofaith on December 24, 2014 at 4:03 PM

Re: “The attorney general's fight against same-sex marriage is just the latest Lost Cause

Article is dead on-point and could not depict southern politics any clearer.

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Posted by tupper29406 on December 24, 2014 at 8:05 AM

Re: “The attorney general's fight against same-sex marriage is just the latest Lost Cause

What is it about liberals anyway? Not only do they keep picking fights they cannot win, but they keep dragging the rest of us down with them.

The sad fact is both conservatives and liberals promote destructive ideas and policies. They use extortion, coercion, and violence to enforce their will on others and think they are moral and just in doing so.

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Posted by Alex Dandon on December 24, 2014 at 5:29 AM

Re: “S.C. Republicans determined to disenfranchise black voters

This use of a birth certificate as proof of citizenship is absurd. I was born in Michigan. I am not a U.S. Citizen. The Vital Records office in Michigan insists that my birth certificate is simply a record of my birth and therefore only apply any notiation negativing its value as a "certificate of citizenship". I believe that this is the same for all the States.

Hence, when voter registrars, drivers license bureaus, univerisites and all the rest accept a Birth Certificate as a Ceritificate of Citizenship they are deluding themselves into a false sense of security. The States are also opening the door to id theft and fraud, as the names of all those born in the US who are not Citizens are published and would make prime pickings for illegal aliens looking for someone to impersonate.

Posted by Glen Roberts on November 8, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"Pronghorn perhaps."

My secretary Marguerite just received your secretary's RSVP fax about our Folly Road dinner with Charleston City Paper scribe Samuel Spence.

Thanks for that. Looking forward to seeing the two of you.

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Posted by Pronghorn on October 31, 2014 at 11:07 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

THE FULL PEROT! Mr. Pimp - this is my new fave political quip ever. Going the Full Perot. Who has the balls and the Washingtons to go "The Full Perot"? Pronghorn perhaps. Nobody else I know of.

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Posted by CIACulinaryKid on October 31, 2014 at 9:34 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

Secession from a Federal Government which allows illegal aliens to sway Senate races (See how Franken got elected, see how illegals under the DREAM Act got voter ID cards). Secession from a Federal Government which puts congress-idiots from New York, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oregon and Washington into the legislature to take away my Constitutional and basic human rights to defend myself and my loved ones with a firearm? Damned right. New York et al. don't want anything to do with how I live and I don't want anything to do with them. Secession NOW.

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Posted by Jim Martin on October 31, 2014 at 7:44 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

And do tell us again why Blacks, in 2014, can't figure out how to get a photo ID.

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Posted by VaSteve on October 30, 2014 at 8:18 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

" The record shows indisputably that South Carolina and the other Southern states seceded from the Union to protect their "peculiar institution" of slavery from the perceived abolitionist threat. They were fighting for slavery, and to write that out of history is simply delusional, if not dishonest. " You may want to read the secession papers from VA, NC, TN, and AR before making such an ignorant statement.

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Posted by VaSteve on October 30, 2014 at 8:10 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

Because I'm a detail freak...I see that anything between the symbols > and < (reversed) gets omitted in the comments for some reason and I want to correct it from my post.

"a secret agenda of reestablishing white supremacy..." - I know, I know...and the Democrats have a secret agenda to [insert nutjob conspiracy with no proof here] .

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Posted by Cid95 on October 30, 2014 at 12:53 AM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

It's coming, artrogue. The Tea Party should have broken away but the anti-bailout, anti-bank message was quickly co-opted by the Republicans and then squashed and replaced with an anti-Obamacare message during the town hall meetings in the summer of 2009. Nothing was ever heard about the banks again unless it was to slam any effort at financial reform of those banks. It's really astounding to realize how quickly and easily the grass-roots movement was stolen.

The current odds favor a Republican fracture over foreign relations, however. Did you see Rand Paul's recent speech? It was pretty good. I think it will be important in the debate for the future of the Republican Party. We'll see how much it pulls the Republicans to the left. It will be interesting to see if Paul can get the left of Hillary on war.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 8:28 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

hahah republicans fracture? you wish.
Have you checked out the early poll results around the nation, it seems conservatives will keep the House and get a slim margin in the Senate. We are going to be back in charge of congress :)
Happy Halloween !

As far as Secession, I guess Petigru was wrong. We are not to big to be an insane asylum.

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Posted by artrogue on October 29, 2014 at 7:22 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

I think the first step for the secessionist movement should be secession from the Republican Party. Until they have the guts to throw off the yolk their Republican overlords and form their own party, they will be given no respect and seen merely as a fringe element of the far-right. Ron Paul didn't have the guts (or money) to go the full Perot. The Republicans are going to fracture somewhere. The question is who will get there first.

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Posted by Fish Pimp on October 29, 2014 at 6:04 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

"never forget it was the federal government, run by a Republican, that ended slavery.you seem to have forgotten that part of history."

Republicans of those days are the democrats of today. http://www.livescience.com/34241-democrati…
If you support the government structure and social viewpoints of the Republican party during that era, you can officially consider yourself a modern democrat.

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Posted by brewengineer on October 29, 2014 at 12:33 PM

Re: “Secession: Bad for America, bad for South Carolina

The thing that these people fail to mention is that the $1.92 for every $1 includes things like military bases, federal pensions and medical benefits and a lot more than just contributions for welfare services. But, that would require liberals to be honest and look at facts. The only people I see trying to suppress minorities are the ones that continually try and enact policies that have clearly not helped minorities.

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Posted by nofaith on October 29, 2014 at 11:19 AM
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