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Givemeliberty - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
I would leave the nature argument out otherwise we will have moms citing that as a reason to eat their young.
4tolerance - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
That has to be the stupidest post yet Sam. Ever heard of consent? Wow! Let us know how the car or the goat gives consent please! Further, I am still trying to figure out how this same sex marriage ruling threatens the marriage of those of you who are so adamantly against it? What is the deal? No one will make you marry someone of the same sex if you don't want to. I know my hetero marriage…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
1. Humans are part of nature 2. Some humans are homosexual --------------------------------------- C. Some parts of nature are homosexual In my Catholic opinion, there is no natural marriage other than the one we believe in: man and woman in a procreative and unitive covenant. I don't think people who don't want kids are actually married in the eyes of God and the natural law. I don't…
Aldken - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Wow, what inbred, and ignorant rants. Sorry to say it but most who say gay marriage is "disgusting" just need to step out of the closet. Marrying a goat? We're talking gay people, not Mid-west farmers. Move to the swamps and mountains where the other inbred rednecks dwell. You can sleep with your wife, goat, sister, and daughter and no one will know. Let the real world progress to something great.…
Expatriate - How the SSM “anti-polygamy” movement turned into Animal Farm - Quincy, IL News - QuincyJ
Where states make classifications (restrictions based on type/group) they can discriminate as long as the state has a compelling state interest to do so and that the classification is necessary to achieve that interest. There are compelling state interests to limiting marriage to two people (state handling of inheritance, state's interest in not letting women being relegated to second class citizens,…

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Poll shows Illinois voters overwhelmingly favor term limits

1 year, 2 months ago By Ben Yount, Illinois Watchdog

Voters have managed to rotate elected leaders in Springfield with some regularity

There are nearly 80 news faces in the Illinois statehouse since voters chose a governor four years ago, but even that’s not enough turnover to satisfy most voters in the state.

A new poll from the Paul Simon Public Policy Institute shows that 79 percent of voters support term limits of some kind.

“People are so unhappy with Illinois’ gerrymandered redistricting and politics that the only tool they feel they have for rotating the crops in Springfield is a term limits measure,” said director David Yepsen.

Voters have managed to rotate elected leaders in Springfield with some regularity.

Illinois Watchdog compared the current roster, for the 98th General Assembly, with a roster for the 96th General Assembly, which served from 2008 to 2010.

In the Illinois House, 52 lawmakers (44 percent) are no longer serving. In the Illinois Senate, 23 lawmakers (38 percent) have moved on or moved away.

House Speaker Mike Madigan, D-Chicago, remains. He’s been speaker for nearly 30 years, and term limit supporters have targeted him and other “career politicians.”

“One thing that’s important to note, term limits will not give us a citizen legislature,” said University of Illinois political science professor Chris Mooney.

He said if the Legislature is weakened by term limits, the governor’s powers would grow. But still, Mooney said, Americans by-and-large like the idea of term limits.

“It goes back to Thomas Jefferson,” Mooney said. “Harvest the crops, put down the plow and head down to the state capitol for a couple of months and bring some common sense to government.”

The Simon poll may indicate if term limit supporters can get a term limit question on the ballot, voters may overwhelmingly support it.


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