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No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall, without the Consent of the Congress, accept of any present, Emolument, Office, or Title, of any kind whatever, from any King, Prince, or foreign State.

Article 1, Section 9, Constitution of the United States

If this is the law of the land...why in a republic (little r) and as republicans, do we allow mere POLITICIANS to the right to use a "title of office" for the rest of their lives as if it were de facto a patent of nobility. Because, as republicans, this should NOT be the case...just saying...

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Thursday, December 23, 2010

Obama's News Conference

Here are some of the very difficult questions thrown to Mr. Obama during his news conference yesteday.



Of course, since he's been working so very hard, he's about to jet off to Hawaii for yet another vacation.  This man works less than I do...and I'm only working part time.  I just wish I could get such wonderful vacations on the public dime, just like he does.

But, since he's getting ready to begin fund raising for 2012, he's signaled that his views on homosexual marriage are "evolving."
With respect to the issue of whether gays and lesbians should be able to get married, I’ve spoken about this recently. As I’ve said, my feelings about this are constantly evolving. I struggle with this. I have friends, I have people who work for me, who are in powerful, strong, long-lasting gay or lesbian unions. And they are extraordinary people, and this is something that means a lot to them and they care deeply about.


At this point, what I’ve said is, is that my baseline is a strong civil union that provides them the protections and the legal rights that married couples have. And I think -- and I think that’s the right thing to do. But I recognize that from their perspective it is not enough, and I think is something that we’re going to continue to debate and I personally am going to continue to wrestle with going forward.
How's that for being wishy-washy?  Everytime homosexual marriage has gone up on referendum, it's defeated by 70% or more of the vote...just saying...he's "evolving."...right.

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