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Friday, 9 December 2011

9 December 2011. THIS is What Newt Wants… Child Labour… Not For All Kids, Just Poor Ones…

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These are the hands of a child labourer in the American puppet-state of Afghanistan. The Republican Party supports child labour throughout the world… why should it surprise you that it want to impose it here too? Oh… the Soviet-backed Democratic Republic of Afghanistan was AGAINST child labour… the American-backed Islamocist dictatorship is all for it… what does that tell you?

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I don’t believe it right for one group to impose its vision of morality on an entire society.

Nelson Rockefeller

Governor of New York State 1959-73, US Vice President 1974-77

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Every man holds his property subject to the general right of the community to regulate its use to whatever degree the public welfare may require it.

Theodore Roosevelt

Governor of New York State 1899-1901, US President 1901-08

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To the limits of my strength and ability, I’ll be the President of black, brown, red, and white Americans, of old and young, of women’s liberationists and male chauvinists… and all the rest of us in-between, of the poor and the rich, of native sons and new refugees, of those who work at lathes or at desks or in mines or in the fields, of Christians, Jews, Moslems, Buddhists, and atheists, if there really are any atheists after what we’ve all been through.

Gerald Ford

US Representative (from Michigan) 1949-73, US Vice President 1973-74, US President 1974-77

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Should any political party attempt to abolish social security, unemployment insurance, and eliminate labour laws and farm programmes, you wouldn’t hear of that party again in our political history. There’s a tiny splinter group, of course, that believes you can do these things. Among them are H L Hunt (you possibly know his background), a few other Texas oil millionaires, and an occasional politician or business man from other areas. Their number’s negligible and they’re stupid.

Dwight D Eisenhower

US President 1953-61

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Read this:

Would You Trust Newt Gingrich With Your Children?

GOP presidential candidate and disgraced former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made it clear last week that he felt child labor laws… meant to stop children from being exploited… were, in his words, “truly stupid”. Tonight he repeated his belief that children living in poverty as young as 9 should be forced into becoming school janitors… to teach them responsibility. “Really poor children in really poor neighbourhoods have no habits of working and nobody around them who works”, Gingrich said today according to The LA Times. He ought to try telling that to the children of the families at the Goose Hollow Family Shelter and other shelters across the nation that house families who are homeless and include working adults. Learning responsibility from Newt Gingrich, who committed several ethics violations while in office, is a paradox. But this is what’s passing for “serious debate” in the GOP’s nomination contest. Gingrich has long supported economic policies that have increased poverty… with children being the hardest hit. Kids living in poverty need strong schools, strong families, and strong communities that’ll help lift them up and give them every advantage to succeed. What kids don’t need is a president who doesn’t understand the issues, and lacks both the personal responsibility and integrity to govern. Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me…” Gingrich seems to respond by saying,”And give them a mop to clean up after my mess”.

6 December 2011

Rev Chuck Currie

United Church of Christ

Huffington Post

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rev-chuck-currie/would-you-trust-newt-ging_b_1125633.html

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Let’s keep it focused and simple… Newt believes that rich kids should go to school and that poor kids should push brooms. He said so. Newt wants to run for President of the USA. I say that anyone who wants to overturn child labour laws is a dangerous radical and fruitcake, we must frustrate his bid for political office, and we need to kick him out of real politics and exile him to Fox News as a commentator, where he’ll make much “Sturm und Drang”, but it’ll signify nothing (as was done with feckless Lil’ Mizz Sarah Palin).

I wonder what TR, Jake Javits, Gerald Ford, Rocky, and Ike would say of the current “Republican” crop? These Republican greats would call ’em “Republicans in Name Only”… do think on that… and do look at what the Republican Party believed in before the greedy, grasping, violent, money-grubbing, rightwing boobs and yokels took it over. The real Republican Party’s dead… the Reaganites and Tea Party killed it. You can have Rocky and Ike, or you can have Rush and Newt. It’s your choice. Do remember this… “You can never go home again…”

Barbara-Marie Drezhlo

Friday 9 December 2011

Albany NY

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