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Speak Out 1/24/13

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Selection committee

It's not exactly democracy in action. Eighty-six people will get to cast 100 votes to choose the successor to Jo Ann Emerson and about 25 percent of those votes come from just 10 households. Beyond that, some in the nominating process don't even live in the congressional district. And then there's poor old Pemiscot County, an important part of the district wanting to help choose a nominee, that will be shut out of the process.

Less polarization

With the exception of the relatively small number of tea partyers and a few other malcontents, I think we're on the verge of entering another Era of Good Feelings. This was a period in American history when bitter partisanship gave way to compromise and a restoration of American unity and purpose. Pure conservatism and liberalism are giving way to a common sense pragmatism. Except for the purists, polarization is on the wane and none too soon.

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The Bible says that the "Word" is God's weapon. Check Revelations and you will find that the "Word" IS Jesus! And, He died on the cross because that was the part of the plan that saves you and me if we choose to accept it. So... yes God does have a weapon and he does use it!

-- Posted by America First on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 6:59 AM

Is there a Book of Revelations in the Bible?

I'm not a Biblical scholar, but I thought it was Revelation.

-- Posted by grisgris on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 7:52 AM

So when are they changing the name of Speak Out to Preach out?

-- Posted by foxtrot007 on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 8:44 AM

Selection committee: 86 people to determine the Rep candidate, money might talk in the selection.

Less polarization: Era of good feelings, surely you are kidding.

Agree with "foxtrot007" get God out of Speakout and also schools, and government ;-) Washington and our founding fathers would roll over in their graves.

-- Posted by semo471 on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:00 AM

How can eighty-six people cast 100 votes? wouldn't someone have to vote twice?

-- Posted by brenschloss on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 9:16 AM

Less polarization? Era of Good Feelings?

Can't decide if that was sarcasm,stupidity or someone isn't following the dosage amounts on their Valium scrip.

Religion in Speakout? What's the difference between God and Obama?

God never thought he was Obama.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 10:29 AM

Well, the caller did say with the exception of a few from the tea party and other "malcontents". Which group do you fellows belong to?

-- Posted by Reasoning on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 2:11 PM

Oh,a malcontent for sure. As for "a few",proud to be just one of 49.6% of the voting population. I'm about .5% from being content.

-- Posted by dab1969 on Thu, Jan 24, 2013, at 2:52 PM

Taxation without representation is tyranny! We are without representation in Congress until June 4th.

-- Posted by swift on Fri, Jan 25, 2013, at 3:21 PM

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