Esk posted some old testament scripture that referred to homosexuality being punished.
Someone asked – “So just to be clear, you think we should execute homosexuals (presumably by stoning)?”
Esk responds – “I think we would be totally in the right to do it. That goes against some parts of libertarianism, I realize, and I’m largely libertarian, but ignoring as a nation things that are worthy of death is very remiss.”
Morris spoke with Esk by phone and asked him about the statement.
Esk said, “What I will tell you right now is that was done in the old testament under a law that came directly from God. And in that time, it was totally just, it came directly…
What’s the way to win over struggling middle-class voters? A union-busting right-to-work act, says Mitch McConnell
Tim Scott, Mitch McConnell (Credit: AP/Jose Luis Magana/Manuel Balce Ceneta)
Fresh off his victory over Tea Party challenger Matt Bevin, Senate Minority LeaderMitch McConnell headed to the American Enterprise Institute Thursday to make himself over as a GOP populist. The party, as you’ve heard, has decided it needs “middle-class outreach” – since it’s given up on outreach to women, Latinos, African-Americans and the LGBT community – and thus some intellectuals and politicians have tried to craft “a middle class agenda.”
While the party should continue to stand for the free market and business interests, McConnell said, it had to face facts: “For most Americans whose daily concerns revolve around aging parents, long…
… out of the 107 Republicans running for Senate as of right now in the 2014 election cycle, [New Hampshire Republican Senate candidate Jim] Rubens is the only one who states that he believes global warming exists on his official website, the Huffington Post reports.
Senator McConnell and Senator Paul show how Republicans are playing a game with the American people, their lives, and the economy. To them it is just a matter of poll testing phrases, not governing honestly.
While being interviewed by local news station WPSD 6 the following exchange occurred between Senator Paul and Senator McConnell.
Senator Paul began, “Do you have a second?”
“I’m all wired up here, um,” Senator McConnell replied.
“I just did CNN and I just go over and over again ‘We’re willing to compromise. ‘We’re willing to negotiate.’ I think… I don’t think they poll tested we won’t negotiate. I think it’s awful for them to say that over and over again,” Paul said.
“Yeah, I do too and I, and I just came back from that two hour meeting with them and that, and that was basically the same view privately as it was publically,” McConnell agreed.
Paul added, “I think if we keep saying ‘We wanted to defund it. We fought for that and that we’re willing to compromise on this’, I think they can’t, we’re gonna, I think… well I know we don’t want to be here, but we’re gonna win this I think.”
This should be no surprise. Today at a construction company speech, the President quoted another politician, Congressman Marlin Stutzman, R-IN who said, “We’re not going to be disrespected… We have to get something out of this. And I don’t know what that even is.”
The President scolded him in his speech and enumerated the only thing politicians should be expected to get for reopening the government. The president said, “What you get are little kids back into Head Start. What you get are our national parks and monuments open again. What you get is the economy not stalling, but continuing to grow. What you get are workers continuing to be hired. That’s what you get; that’s what you should be asking for. Take a vote, stop this farce, and end this shutdown right now,”
America must not allow Republicans to use these destructive stunts to get their way, kill Obamacare (the Affordable Care Act). Republicans are pushing hard because as the Obamacare roll out is occurring, even bona fide Republicans are liking Obamacare.
It is imperative that Americans speak up. It is time that they make themselves heard. It is time that they reclaim the grip that the Right Wing Tea Party Republicans have used to blackmail every American citizen.