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What’s Next After Legalized Same-sex Marriage?

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Currently, six US States have made same-sex marriages legal, seven states grant rights to unions similar to that of marriage, four states grant limited rights to same-sex unions and two states recognize same-sex marriages performed elsewhere. In over half of the states, there is some kind of political effort to legalize same-sex marriages and unless America returns to its Christian foundation, it seems like it is only a matter of time before more states give in to the pressures of wickedness.

And this is just what the progressives want to happen is the complete undermining of the Christian values in America. But once they get same-sex marriage legalized, what will be next?

If Canada is any indication, it will be polygamy and group marriage. Just last week, the Supreme Court of British Columbia ruled that the ban on polygamous marriages is in violation of Canada’s Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Fortunately, for British Columbians, the court did rule that polygamy is illegal due to ‘pressing and substantial’ issues to avert any public problems that may occur from the practices.

Read more: What’s Next After Legalized Same-sex Marriage? | Godfather Politics

 

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November 30, 2011 at 8:04 pm

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BOMBSHELL: S&P downgrades 37 global banks; US credit rating at risk again | The Coming Economic Depression 2012

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November 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

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S&P downgrades 37 global banks; US credit rating at risk again | The Coming Economic Depression 2012

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November 30, 2011 at 3:19 pm

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Difference between Today and 1980

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1980 Vs. Today
  • The Federal Reserve’s key lending rate was in the teens, today it’s around zero percent.
  • Gold had just been retired as a currency.  Today, gold is being accumulated by nations as a currency diversification.
  • By 1980, bubble mania had set in and gold was being purchased to profit. Today, it still isn’t understood or held by most investors. Those that are buying, are buying not to lose.
  • The U.S. government was trying to tame inflation. Today, economist are worried about deflation and are advocating for more inflation.
  • Paul Volcker was in charge at the Federal Reserve and today, it’s “Helicopter Ben,” need we say more.
  • By the early 1980’s, after 204 years, the United States had an official deficit of around 1 trillion dollars. The last trillion added to the deficit only took 7 months.
  • In 1980 there are stories of gold shops that had lines that stretched outside the doors. Today, Americans are lined up outside “We Buy Gold” stores to sell gold. Sure there are gold commercials on news stations, but the massive public participation needed to fuel a bubble isn’t there. When “Cash for Gold” is running ads on Super Bowl Sunday, that’s a sign that the public is completely ignorant of the gold bull market, remember Cash for Gold is a company that buys gold from the public. In fact, CBS did a report recently that showed the public not only selling gold, but selling it for 10 cents on the dollar to companies like Cash for Gold.

Sinking to 3rd World Status

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What characteristics define a 3rd world country?  High unemployment, lack of economic opportunity, low wages, widespread poverty, extreme concentration of wealth, unsustainable government debt, control of the government by international banks and multinational corporations, weak rule of law and counterproductive government policies.  All of these characteristics are evident in the U.S.
today.

Other factors include poor public health, nutrition and education, as well as lack of infrastructure.  Public health and nutrition in the U.S., while below European standards, stand well above those of 3rd world countries.  American public education now ranks behind poorer ountries, like Estonia, but remains superior to that of 3rd world countries.  While crumbling infrastructure can be seen in cities across America, the vast infrastructure of the United States cannot be compared to a 3rd world country.  However, all of these factors will rapidly deteriorate in a declining economy.

Economic Riots coming to America

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For a long time, there have been those that have warned that economic riots are coming to this nation.  Anger and frustration with the economy and with our financial system have grown to unprecedented levels, and this has fueled the rise of the various protest movements that we have seen over the last couple of years.  People are fed up and they want solutions.  Unfortunately, anger and frustration can express themselves in dangerous and unpredictable ways.

What we have seen in Oakland, in Seattle and in other major U.S. cities this week is only just the beginning of the assive economic riots that are coming to this country.  Yes, “anarchists” were responsible for quite a bit of the violence that we have seen this week, but they were not the only ones involved.  Some protesters were getting violent too, and there has also been quite a bit of police brutality.  Of course the vast majority of Occupy Wall Street protesters do not want anything to do with violence and they recognize that violence is not the answer.  But that is the thing with anger and frustration.  It is hard to contain them in neat, self-disciplined packages.  As the economy continues to get worse, the protests will grow and unfortunately so will the violence.  You can preach the benefits of non-violence all day long to  some people but they just will not get it.  America has reached a turning point,  and what we are seeing now is only just the beginning of the madness.  In the years ahead we are going to see rioting that is going to be absolutely
unprecedented.

Fuzzy Sovereignty in Europe

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The issue of sovereignty has become fuzzy in Europe. Since France and Germany have basically exercised direct power over Greek’s electoral politics without assuming responsibility for solving Greece’s domestic problems.  Don’t you think that this won’t stoke even more resentment in Greece?

It’s really a lot worse than just an issue of fuzzy sovereignty. Last week something new happened which cannot help but affect the near-term outlook. By openly speculating for the first time on Greece’s leaving the euro, Europe’s leaders have ensured that there is almost no chance now of preventing it from happening, and sooner even than most pessimists expected.  Greece leaving will be painful for all, but is needed to reset the expectations and the economies of the EU.

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November 8, 2011 at 5:27 pm