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  •  Yeah, but individualist sects (0+ / 0-)

    like the Amish are the whole point of the Constitution.  They can do what they want, even if it's against our sense of progress.  Theirs is different.  

    And the willingness to have open-heart surgery but not learn to do it, to use vaccines, to use without contributing...

    "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

    by escapee on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 07:40:53 AM PDT

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    •  It's just lucky for the Amish (3+ / 0-)
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      and others who benefit from things like the polio vaccine that somebody was willing to engage in science and tehnology.
         

      I could have been a soldier... I had got part of it learned; I knew more about retreating than the man that invented retreating. --Mark Twain

      by NogodsnomastersMary on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 07:44:05 AM PDT

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      •  Absolutely (2+ / 0-)
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        Their little civilization depends on ours.  And their unwillingness to admit that can be very frustrating, especially when you're trying to buy some peaches from a guy who's looking at you like you're the scum of the earth because you're wearing - gasp - shorts!

        "Republicans are poor losers and worse winners." - My grandmother, sometime in the early 1960s

        by escapee on Wed Jun 04, 2008 at 07:48:14 AM PDT

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