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  1. #1 What I'd like to see in the 2012 Republican platform... 
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    My list...
    1. Eliminate the capital gains tax,
    2. Revert the "church vs. state" argument to its original intent,
    3. Make the Bush tax cuts permanent,
    4. Suspend all of hussein's EOs pending re-examination,
    5. Eliminate all of hussein's czars,
    6. Enact a national right-to-work law,
    7. Revert to the original unemployment payment eligibility periods,
    8. Eliminate the Dept.of Education,
    9. Eliminate the EPA,
    10. Reafirm state's rights,
    11. Restore the voting age limit to twenty-one
    12. ...?

    Any more suggestions?

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    I like a lot of the things on your list. I'd add "abandon divisive social issues that drive people away from the GOP". ;)
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    I am against the voting age limit.

    I was 17 when I went Active Duty. 18 when I voted the first time. You can't tell me I'm only enough to take a bullet for my country, but not old enough to vote in it's elections.
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    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I am against the voting age limit.

    I was 17 when I went Active Duty. 18 when I voted the first time. You can't tell me I'm only enough to take a bullet for my country, but not old enough to vote in it's elections.
    and that was the reason why it was lowered, which most people around here seem to forget


    I would like to see an permanent elimination of the estate tax, and a push for the Fair Tax, a cap on spending (15-20% of GDP) and a decisive push for a health care structure that works and frees the private sector from the restrictions and mandates it's under
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I am against the voting age limit.

    I was 17 when I went Active Duty. 18 when I voted the first time. You can't tell me I'm only enough to take a bullet for my country, but not old enough to vote in it's elections.
    Yep, that's all you are. Only enough to take a bullet, nothing more.;):D
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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I like a lot of the things on your list. I'd add "abandon divisive social issues that drive people away from the GOP". ;)
    Care to define a few.... Liberal ??
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by linda22003 View Post
    I like a lot of the things on your list. I'd add "abandon divisive social issues that drive people away from the GOP". ;)
    I was thinking... give the Social Conservatives a gentle break up and tell them we need to see other people...they did get you there in '00 and '04, but . . .it's not working anymore. Nothing personal, we just need to grow as people. :(


    Hey - - SC, thanks for dinner. I do like your Chicken Marsala. . . uh, why I'm distant? We need to talk. Please don't act like you didn't know this was coming. I mean. . .we've grown apart . Now, don't get me wrong, you were there for me in '00 and '04. I couldn't have done it without you but - - it's a different world now.

    Please, please- - calm down! I know, I know, DADT, and the administration isn't going after DOMA. Yeah, I can see how that would upset you. But - - it's just not important anymore - - not in the face of impending $4/5 a gallon gas, a rising debt ceiling and a deadline to repeal obamacare. . .

    See? Now that's where we have the problem, the "Yeah, but Planned Parenthood. . ." that's not gonna fly anymore. People need actual change that's going to make everyone's lives better. I have to re-evaluate my priorities. The economy getting worse is the real moral failing here.

    Aw, COME ON! Don't you guilt trip me. I AM still a real conservative, just need to re-focus priorities! I don't want to hate you, but you're holding me back! You being around tends to scare away the independents.

    YES, WE DO NEED THE INDEPENDENTS. The current occupant won the independents. He's starting to lose them now, and you making a big to-do will undo all this work.

    No, I'm not ashamed of you. I'm glad for the help you put in for the '00 and '04, like I said. But. . . we have to go our separate ways for now. This will be a good time for you. You won't be tied to me and maybe you can re-focus. . . maybe do some benevolent work abroad, take a class.

    Yeah, it'll be good for you.

    I already packed your stuff in the spare room. The taxi will be here in 45.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djones520 View Post
    I am against the voting age limit.

    I was 17 when I went Active Duty. 18 when I voted the first time. You can't tell me I'm only enough to take a bullet for my country, but not old enough to vote in it's elections.
    I was 19 when I was sent off to Laos, and almost got killed with a grenade. Then I had to wait two more years to vote in '60.

    So what is the arbitrary age when some one is old enough to cast an enlightened vote?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    I was 19 when I was sent off to Laos, and almost got killed with a grenade. Then I had to wait two more years to vote in '60.

    So what is the arbitrary age when some one is old enough to cast an enlightened vote?
    If your old enough to serve in your nations defense, then your old enough to vote in it's election process. Should be that simple.
    In most sports, cold-cocking an opposing player repeatedly in the face with a series of gigantic Slovakian uppercuts would get you a multi-game suspension without pay.

    In hockey, it means you have to sit in the penalty box for five minutes.
     

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    Quote Originally Posted by marv View Post
    I was 19 when I was sent off to Laos, and almost got killed with a grenade. Then I had to wait two more years to vote in '60.

    So what is the arbitrary age when some one is old enough to cast an enlightened vote?
    great, however there are many people over 21 that never cast an enlightened vote, people are stupid, deal with it
     

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