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  •  Try this, Hannah: (2+ / 0-)
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    Warren Jeffs, prophet, speaks for the deity. Laws are based on he deity speaking through Jeffs, including police enforcement and application (or in-application, if you will) of civil rights.

    Jeffs has told the city members not to abide by secular laws, but by religious laws.

    THAT is a theocracy.

    202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

    by cany on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 11:17:02 AM PDT

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    •  Yes, but that's not what the title says. (0+ / 0-)

      The form is inappropriate to the message and that dilutes the message.

      Presumably, we want to compliment the DoJ for acting on behalf of people whose human rights are being abused.
      Theocracy isn't necessarily abusive, but in this case it is and the mandate that an establishment of religion is not be interfered with is not an authorization for humans to be abused. Enslaving human beings in the name of a deity is not going to be countenanced. It is why we have a separation of church and state.  So psychological suasion cannot be backed up by physical force, as seems to be happening in those towns.
      When authority stands silent in the face of abuse, it becomes complicit.  When authority reinforces abuse, it becomes illicit.

      Willard's forte = "catch 'n' cage" People to Wall Street, "let our money go."

      by hannah on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 01:12:45 PM PDT

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      •  I believe that your statement is incorrect (0+ / 0-)

        Historically, theocracies that reject civil authority or (for countries) international law have always been abusive.

        Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power tends to corrupt absolutely.
        Lord Acton

        Busting the Dog Whistle code.

        by Mokurai on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 03:46:53 PM PDT

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      •  what do you suggest to replace it? (0+ / 0-)

        202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

        by cany on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 03:57:33 PM PDT

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        •  I like it myself, tipped, recced and reposted to (2+ / 0-)
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          cany, Azazello

          Baja Arizona Kossaks.......

          It's a bit out of our normal AO but it needs our attention imo.....

          Vaya con Dios Don Alejo
          I want to die a slave to principles. Not to men.
          Emiliano Zapata

          by buddabelly on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 04:20:16 PM PDT

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          •  thanks so much. i appreciate it! (1+ / 0-)
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            202-224-3121 to Congress in D.C. USE it! You can tell how big a person is by what it takes to discourage them. "We're not perfect, but they're nuts."--Barney Frank 01/02/2012

            by cany on Wed Jun 27, 2012 at 05:34:58 PM PDT

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