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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #135 on: November 01, 2010, 08:28:17 PM »
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Not very much of it was Texas.  In fact, believe it or not, a good chunk of Colorado was actually in Kansas.  (Denver is named for a territorial Kansas governor.)  Kansas let them take the western counties, however, because the Kansas GOP legislature thought (mistakenly) that eastern CO had a lot of Democrats in it.
OK, what I meant was the part of Colorado WE like and visit frequently. I even had an assignment to teach history at the AFA all lined up when Saddam invaded Kuwait and ruined that (among other things).  We've been to E. Colorado and have met lots of nice folks there. Went through on a TLU choir tour in the late 1970s, enjoyed the hospitality.  But my family came from Germany and Austria, and being in hills/mountains is in my blood. So if we secede and re-establish the Republic, watch out. I already have a "Ski Texas" bumper sticker ready to go! ;D
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #136 on: November 01, 2010, 08:36:05 PM »

So is welfare illegal too?


That part paid by federal tax dollars.  Separation of powers (and responsibilites) and all that.  Welfare (or relief) is the realm of townships, cities, counties, and states.  And, of course, private charity.

Pax, Steven+

You favor nullification?

Does that pithy little telegram mean, "Do you favor nullification or not?", or does it mean, "So that means you favor nullification, right?"? When you're too lazy to actually express yourself in a complete sentence, it makes understanding what you actually mean difficult.
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #137 on: November 01, 2010, 11:14:32 PM »

So is welfare illegal too?


That part paid by federal tax dollars.  Separation of powers (and responsibilites) and all that.  Welfare (or relief) is the realm of townships, cities, counties, and states.  And, of course, private charity.

Pax, Steven+

You favor nullification?

Does that pithy little telegram mean, "Do you favor nullification or not?", or does it mean, "So that means you favor nullification, right?"? When you're too lazy to actually express yourself in a complete sentence, it makes understanding what you actually mean difficult.

"You favor nullification?" IS a complete sentence.

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #138 on: November 01, 2010, 11:19:31 PM »
Old English major Austin should weigh in here, but my opinion would be that it is not a complete sentence. It would have been a complete sentence had you changed the question mark to a period. Otherwise, you would need to add the word "do" to make it a complete sentence.

But then I was a philosophy major . .  .  ;D
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #139 on: November 01, 2010, 11:27:06 PM »

So is welfare illegal too?


That part paid by federal tax dollars.  Separation of powers (and responsibilites) and all that.  Welfare (or relief) is the realm of townships, cities, counties, and states.  And, of course, private charity.

Pax, Steven+

You favor nullification?

Does that pithy little telegram mean, "Do you favor nullification or not?", or does it mean, "So that means you favor nullification, right?"? When you're too lazy to actually express yourself in a complete sentence, it makes understanding what you actually mean difficult.

"You favor nullification?" IS a complete sentence.

First, you are mistaken. But the important thing is that sentence or not, your pithy little telegram is ambiguous and unclear.

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #140 on: November 01, 2010, 11:28:53 PM »
But then I was a philosophy major . .  .  ;D
Ahhhh, that explains things....

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #141 on: November 01, 2010, 11:44:08 PM »
Well, not much . . .

Or a lot.

It just depends.   ???
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #142 on: November 01, 2010, 11:48:43 PM »
Your pietisim.   ;)

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #143 on: November 02, 2010, 06:07:34 AM »
Richard writes:
Old English major Austin should weigh in here, but my opinion would be that it is not a complete sentence. It would have been a complete sentence had you changed the question mark to a period. Otherwise, you would need to add the word "do" to make it a complete sentence.

I weigh in:
Philosopher moderator Richard, like most decently educated folk, has it right.
"You favor nullification?" is not a complete sentence.
"You favor nullification." is a complete sentence.
It's something one learns, or should have learned in eighth-grade/middle school English classes.

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« Reply #144 on: November 02, 2010, 07:48:29 AM »
But then I was a philosophy major . .  .  ;D

Philosophy majors of the world, unite!  (After four years of college and a bachelor's degree, I didn't have a job...but at least I knew WHY.  ;))
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #145 on: November 02, 2010, 10:28:46 AM »
Richard writes:
Old English major Austin should weigh in here, but my opinion would be that it is not a complete sentence. It would have been a complete sentence had you changed the question mark to a period. Otherwise, you would need to add the word "do" to make it a complete sentence.

I weigh in:
Philosopher moderator Richard, like most decently educated folk, has it right.
"You favor nullification?" is not a complete sentence.
"You favor nullification." is a complete sentence.
It's something one learns, or should have learned in eighth-grade/middle school English classes.

CMA (Once an English Major always an English Major. Proud member of Garrison Keillor's P.O.E.M., the Profession Organization of English Majors.)

Ok, help me out here.  Why is the former not a sentence? 

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #146 on: November 02, 2010, 10:40:57 AM »
Richard writes:
Old English major Austin should weigh in here, but my opinion would be that it is not a complete sentence. It would have been a complete sentence had you changed the question mark to a period. Otherwise, you would need to add the word "do" to make it a complete sentence.

I weigh in:
Philosopher moderator Richard, like most decently educated folk, has it right.
"You favor nullification?" is not a complete sentence.
"You favor nullification." is a complete sentence.
It's something one learns, or should have learned in eighth-grade/middle school English classes.

CMA (Once an English Major always an English Major. Proud member of Garrison Keillor's P.O.E.M., the Profession Organization of English Majors.)

Ok, help me out here.  Why is the former not a sentence? 

IIRC, it's a "dependent clause"...It has a subject and verb, but doesn't express a complete thought.

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #147 on: November 02, 2010, 10:45:07 AM »
Pr. Austin majored in Old English?

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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #148 on: November 02, 2010, 11:13:15 AM »
But then I was a philosophy major . .  .  ;D

Philosophy majors of the world, unite!  (After four years of college and a bachelor's degree, I didn't have a job...but at least I knew WHY.  ;))

Well, I didn't really have much of an education. But I new why--I went to a California state university. In seminary at Yale, I used to play a game that went like this: "I was a philosophy and religion major at a California state university. Your challenge is to name five philosophers I've actually read. One point for each one, and if you get to five, you win." Nobody ever won.
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Re: Voter's Guide for Serious Christians
« Reply #149 on: November 02, 2010, 11:13:50 AM »
Pr. Austin majored in Old English?

Verily.
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