[quote="Soutane, post:11, topic:204093"]
Namaste,สุขสันต์ปีใหม่,I tried the method you mentioned but it doesn't seem to work on this blasted laptop.I guess I'll continue to capitalise but I do not wish to disturb anyone's wah.
"However I just don't see how the government is interfering with our first amendment rights, AT THIS POINT"That is precisely my ...er.....point.
It's what's coming down the pike that concerns me.As a Canadian I do not have First ammendment rights,but I have a Bill of Rights that our activist courts and quasi-judicial kangaroo Human Rights Commissions try to fiddle with to shut us Christians up.Even members of these Show-Trial courts have said they are unconstitutional and Canadians want them GONE.
We have a conservative government in place and you guys have elected the most radical leftist President in your history.I fully believe that he realizes that he will be a one termer but the damage he will do will make Carter look like Atilla the Hun;that,combined with the most Godless Congress in your history does not bode well for people of Faith.
They try to silence us about porn,contraception,abortion,euthanasia and the indoctinization of Children in SCHOOLS to view homosexuality as normal instead of an unfortunate abberation that affects 1.5% of the population,IF.Also the normalization of so-called same-sex marriage.
As a follower of the Buddha,I expect that you are a little more laissez faire about such doings but strangely the Dalhi Lama is not,particularly with the latter point.
As people of faith we must not be content with our silent corners but we must speak loudly from the centre of the square and if the secular fundamentalists don't like it,well,as my son says,it sucks to be them.
Namaste Soutane. (translation: I salute God within you) and thank you! You even got the sanskrit, although I don't read sanskrit hehe. I am a white woman, American born.
Laptops because of a modified keyboard and usually no mouse, can be difficult for me too.
Whoever thought when we were going up that a mouse could be so desirable? hehe
So you are Canadian? I love Canada and have been to all 10 Provinces plus BOTH territories! Our neighbors (same-sex couple) got married in Canada. One of them was Canadian but became a naturalized US citizen many years ago.
You are correct in your assumption that I would hold a different point of view on the topics you mentioned. However please don't confuse the right to petition the Government for a redress of grievances with being guaranteed that those grievances will in fact be remedied to one's satisfaction. There is an old saying: "You can try to sue anyone you want, doesn't mean you will win your case"
I along with my husband and children live in Manhattan, considered by some as a bastion of socialism, however we see all sorts of protests and demonstrations every day by all different groups left, right and center upset about something.
Happy *belated *Canada Day!:)