I have nothing against someone's religion but if you try to impose it on me, then we have an issue. The USA was founded on individual freedom as long as it didn't phsyically hurt anyone. I cannot stand people saying Jesus hates this so ban it. There are other religions in the US getting pissed at you for saying that and thinking only of yourself. US is a democracy (technically republic) and we are not a theocracy. Stop trying to make it that way. Oh and this is what Jesus says about theocracy
Well then... Tell that to Obama. Him trying to force Christian orginazations to cover birth control in their insurance. He tried to do the same thing with the jobs emplyed by the Catholic Church. People like him only bring up separation of Church and State when it suits them.
I am all for the choice of religion as to what to cover and all that, but it gets into mucky legal debate on religious employers. Are they to be treated as a church or business in the eyes of the law. I don't agree with forcing Catholic and any other orginazation to cover what they don't feel is right, but it gets tricky when a CEO's personal beliefs are what they try and use for an entire diverse company. A Bible store, yes I can understand, but not a Craft store.
You are absolutely right. I hate it when people go around shoving their religion in my face, and condemning certain practices. I LOATHE the term "sin". Many "sins" are perfectly normal things to do. I wish people would just keep their religion to themselves.
On an unrelated note, try putting some spotlight emoticons around the "read before you comment" thing. It puts emphasis on it.
while I agree, why do americans think "republic" and "democracy" are different political systems? while in fact :
-Republic refers to the leader(s) : a republic is simply a state where the leader is elected by a group, and this leadership isn't transmitted by heredity. So a republic can be a democracy (France, USA, Germany, Russia etc...), but can as well be dictatorial or non-democratic (USSR, Netherlands in the past, some Italian cities before unification, etc...). There's as well the exemple of Roman Republic, where there were two Consuls, instead of one "president". So, a republic simply means that the leader is a PRESIDENT chosen by votes.
- Democracy refers to the political system, who has the power of decision. A democracy is a system where theorically this is the majority, the "people" that decides. There're many forms of democracies, such as representative, participative or direct democracy. A democracy can have various forms : France is a democracy, whose leader is a president, so the system of leader is called "republic", but it doesn't mean that this is another system that Belgium, whose leader is a powerless king. in that case, Belgium is a constitutionnal monarchy, but this term simply describe who's the leader, but the political system remains a democracy, for both France and Belgium.
So, republic and democracy aren't two different political system, and the ignorants saying "USA isn't a democracy but a republic" should try to go to a descent school. A republic can be a dictatorship, a democracy, can be based on privileges, can be constitutionnal as Italy and Germany, where the president hasn't any power. A democracy can be a republic, a constitutionnal monarchy or republic (where the power is in the end of ministers, legislative chambers, and prime minister as real leader). To compare both is a idiot as compare the same hot chocolate put in a mug or put in a bowl : this is exactly the same drink, but the form is a bit different.