Do we have to be so specific?
It appears that we could put together an amendment that the christian right can really get behind...oops...I didnt mean to create that piece of imagery.
Anyhow, lets just say that anything that makes an individual feel good, especially if it involves body parts that people usually dont see in public (but not necessarily), that has absolutely no effect on anyone else unless they want it to, is absolutely a no-no and provides for no-warrant, storm troopers crashing through the front door relocation to guantanamo bay. No trial. No fuss. No muss.
Get all of them deviants (that probably aint titheing their 10% anyhow) the heck out of our country!
Not that long ago I posted a list of "presidential lies". There were a lot of pretty good ones, from both democrats and republicans alike. Claims we wouldnt get involved with military actions when we would, didnt do things in other countries that we did, going to war over 'incidents' that never happened, offering help to people and then turning our backs while they were slaughtered.
I cant find that thread, but here they are, just for your reading pleasure:
President Harry Truman, August 6, 1945
The lie: "The first atomic bomb was dropped on Hiroshima, a military base. That was because we wished in this first attack to avoid, in so far as possible, the killing of civilians."
The truth: Though Hiroshima was the headquarters of a number of military units, it was mostly a civilian city. In fact, Hiroshima was rated a low military priority by the U.S. Army; that's why it hadn't been bombed yet. 140,000 people, almost all civilians, died as a result of the bombing.
The excuse: None. He never changed his story
The consequences: None for President Truman.
President John F. Kennedy, April 18, 1961
The lie: "I have previously stated and I repeat now that the United States intends no military intervention in Cuba."
The truth: Not only was the Bay of Pigs invasion organized and funded by the CIA, but Americans flew combat missions as well. One day after Kennedy made the above statement, an American pilot was shot down on a bombing mission over Cuba. Castro recovered the pilot's bodies and kept it -- frozen -- for the next 18 years as proof. (He returned the body when he heard that the pilot's daughter was looking for her father who, she had been told, disappeared on a training flight.) Over 100 Cuban exiles, 14 Americans, and an unreported number of Cubans died in the invasion.
The excuse: None, he never got busted.
The consequences: None (though some folks believe that Cuban exiles played a part in Kennedy's assassination).
President Lyndon Johnson, August 5, 1964
The lie: "As President and Commander in Chief it is my duty to the American people to report that renewed hostile actions against United States ships on the high seas in the Gulf of Tonkin have today required me to order the military forces of the United States to take action in reply."
The truth: There was no unprovoked Vietnamese attack on a U.S. warship. President Johnson ran with the untrue story to gain support for American involvement in Vietnam.
The excuse: None needed. The press didn't follow up until after Johnson left office.
The consequences: None for President Johnson. The lie resulted in the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution, which authorized the president to use "all necessary measures" to defend U.S. forces. Johnson later compared the resolution to "grandma's nightskirt -- it covered everything." 58,214 Americans died in the Vietnam War.
President Ronald Reagan, November 13, 1986
The lie: "We did not -- repeat -- did not trade weapons or anything else for hostages -- nor will we."
The truth: Reagan approved the sale of over 2,000 anti-tank weapons to Iran in return for promises to release the American hostages there. Money from the sale of those weapons went to support the Contras' war in Nicaragua. (The White House needed this backdoor method to fund the Contras because Congress had banned military aid to them.)
The excuse: "I'm afraid that I let myself be influenced by other's recollections, not my own." The consequences: Reagan was a lame-duck president his last two years in office, but no administration official ever served prison time for the scandal. (The only person to serve time as a result of the scandal was Bill Breeden, who stole a "John Poindexter Street" sign in his town and held it for $30 million ransom, the amount of money made from weapons sales to Iran. He spent a few days in jail.) Over 70,000 Nicaraguans died in the war between the Contras and Sandinistas.
President George HW Bush, Spring 1991
The lie: Encouraging the Kurds to rebel against Hussein, offering air support and troop protection
The truth: Our troops stood idly by while Husseins forces, too depleted by the gulf war to suppress the Kurds rebellion, used chemical weapons on them and slaughtered them. But we did use this action, which we put into motion, as one of the excuses for the current Iraq war
The excuse:None offered. Pretended it never happened.
Clinton: lied about a personal matter that came to light because he may have been involved with some funny real estate deals that turned out to either be legit or not illegal enough to prosecute successfully.
I'm working hard to find anything else Clinton really ****ed up on. If thats the best that a Bush supporter can come up with to counter the cluster**** that this presidency has produced, I think thats a moral victory for the libs.
And sure...Gore and especially Kerry make me wanna puke. Theres no salvation there. I'd be willing to bet that 9/11 still happens, the economy and stock markets still go south, we're probably in afghanistan but not iraq, and we manage to get help to New Orleans before Walmart does. And we're spending cycles trying to fix things that are broken rather than flapping our lips about **** that only vocal PAC's and lobby's are interested in. We'd probably also be paying more in taxes and have plenty of new stupid social programs that wont help anyone either.
We'd also still have guns, still have abortions, and everyone that wants to could still go to church every day of the week and pray for the heathens who arent living their lives the way they SHOULD.
We probably wouldnt have illegal wiretaps, warrantless searches, and people arrested and held without charge or trial.
I better stop before I convince myself to vote for a frickin liberal in the next election just to try to rebalance things out :P