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Comment Archives: stories: News: Unda' the Rotunda

Re: “The Freedom to Say No

Raul Labrador is white?

Posted by Houdini on 03/30/2017 at 11:24 AM

Re: “The Freedom to Say No

I think the Racist Bigoted Woman BBC journalist Katie Shepherd needs to go back to the UK.

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Posted by Jon Holems on 03/30/2017 at 6:25 AM

Re: “The Freedom to Say No

Can't find anything positive to say, so will say nothing, which says it all.

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Posted by Hogger on 03/29/2017 at 6:51 AM

Re: “After Emotional Hearing, Idaho House Panel OKs Bill to License Sign Language Interpreters

In Michigan, we passed a law that requires all interpreters to be certified through RID (the NIC exam), BEI, or EIPA (for K-12 interpreters). I believe the law has saved lives, and has provided a tool to Deaf people for finally obtaining qualified interpreters. Yes, there have been struggles, as we have a need for more qualified interpreters. I'm still in favor of the law, and I think the natural next step is to focus on increasing the availability of education programs for interpreters.

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Posted by Danny McD on 03/24/2017 at 6:21 AM

Re: “Idaho Senate Tangles With Controversial 'Faith Healing' Bill

The only place this is controversial is in the legislature, most folks in Idaho think it's crazy to kill or maim children as a sacrifice to a god. And these are the same people so worried about Sharia law.

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Posted by Bruce Wiley on 03/23/2017 at 11:27 AM

Re: “Idaho Senate Tangles With Controversial 'Faith Healing' Bill

It is appalling that these politicians allow their personal religious beliefs regarding the power of prayer to dictate the law. If you place your hand in a pot of boiling water, you will get burned. No amount of prayer will alter that fact. However, this debate is not about the power of prayer vs. modern medicine. It is about the basic right of a child to be allowed free access to both and not be denied either. The fact that so many lawmakers cannot make that distinction is the heart of the matter.

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Posted by Laura McCarthy on 03/23/2017 at 10:44 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Kills 'Faith Healing' Bill, 11-24

Check the language on the bills you support. The media has relayed this inaccurately. SB1182 was not about faith-healing, but criminalizing parents who choose alternatives to conventional care. These are not child abusers, they are loving parents who want what's best for their children and have a different idea of what that means. Let that sink in...

We are on a slippery slope.

What about allergies or life-threatening conditions that preclude a drug or medical treatment? What if a doctor oversteps parental consent and treats the child with something toxic or harmful? Do we turn our heads because "doctors know best"? I hope we are smarter and capable recognizing of this serious ethics violation.

Until people see through the media's inaccurate information, we will continue hearing these mis-truths and being lied to about who's controlling our politicians (corporations) and our children will suffer.

Some children who receive alternative medical treatments become ill and die, as do some who receive conventional care. Why punish one over the other? Why isn't the medical industry or pharmaceutical companies prosecuted for killing and harming children with drugs, vaccines, and procedures?

Meanwhile, parents who choose alternatives will be made an example of prosecuted. Unacceptable!

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Posted by Jill-David Boman on 03/22/2017 at 8:19 PM

Re: “Idaho Senate Tangles With Controversial 'Faith Healing' Bill

When did ignorance become a vaunted virtue? Intercessionary prayer has been scientifically proven to NOT have any influence on the outcome of a sick person's health. I'm very very vexed that fairy tales are still influencing anything in public life. Just say NO to theocracy. A person's faith is between themselves and their mythical being - it should never be the basis of public policy. If you let your child suffer and/or die because: Jesus. You have committed child abuse and/or murder.

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Posted by Chris N on 03/22/2017 at 8:05 AM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Kills 'Faith Healing' Bill, 11-24

Interesting that so many Idaho politicians support parents choosing to not purchase health insurance, and choosing to avoid Dr. & hospital fees by flat out allowing their children to die.
At the same time if a parent chooses to use a highly effective but illegal marijuana based medicine, even if claiming a religious basis for the use of the marijuana based medicine, then that parent is subject to the full force of the law. So, a 'religious' parent can pray in one hand and poop in the other and get poop every time but an effective choice offends the sensibilities of our elected officials.

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Posted by rodnchance2 on 03/21/2017 at 5:02 PM

Re: “UPDATE: Idaho Senate Kills 'Faith Healing' Bill, 11-24

.....and another Followers of Christ baby died just yesterday. It's sickening. These legislators have blood on their hands.

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Posted by jill.kuraitis on 03/20/2017 at 4:35 PM

Re: “After Emotional Hearing, Idaho House Panel OKs Bill to License Sign Language Interpreters

This interpreter bill might be too good to be true, but it won't be any useful in North Idaho. It might has an setback because unqualified can be also licensing just for more money. This is common issue applied to mechanic, lawyer, drafter, etc. That would mean limited my choose of interpreter, because there is not a lot of qualified near me when I need it for law/ER. The only way to help me in ER is my mother. I was told that it is deaf person's responsible at work, public or student to pick right interpreter. Above everything, it is preposterous to saying I'm deaf suffered in community because current law are accommodations. Which mean they have right to deny your request claim. This is my concern if this become law.

Posted by Jamebonds1 on 03/15/2017 at 9:03 PM

Re: “House Panel Forwards Reversal of Telemedicine Abortion Ban

In a humane society, there should be no place for "pills" designed intentionally to poison tiny unborn children being protected and nurtured in their mothers' wombs. Chemical poisoning of an innocent defenseless human being is utterly barbaric. Administering poisoned medications to a little son or daughter in a mother's womb is cruel and inhumane. Violence against children is never 'necessary'. Their mothers' personal and social needs can and should be met by non-violent means

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Posted by Rita Joseph on 03/06/2017 at 5:34 PM

Re: “Amendment to Concealed-Carry Law Passes Through Idaho Legislature Committee

The Second Amendment has Biblical Natural Law foundation. Our Lord said in Luke 11:21, When a strong man armed keepeth his palace, his goods are in peace. In Luke 22:35, 36 He said, He that hath no sword, let him sell his garment, and buy one. The principle of armed self-defense is redundant throughout the scriptures in both testaments. Genesis 14, Esther 8 and 9, and Revelation 13:10 are good places to start. In fact, Revelation 13:10 is an extended commentary on the words of Jesus to Simon Peter in the Garden of Gethsemane when Christ told Peter to put up (not give up) his sword in Matthew 26:52. No passage of Scripture has been more egregiously misinterpreted (except Romans 13*) than this passage in Matthew.
Pastor Chuck Baldwin

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 03/03/2017 at 8:43 AM

Re: “Amendment to Concealed-Carry Law Passes Through Idaho Legislature Committee

The right of a citizen to bear arms, in lawful defense of himself or the State, is absolute. He does not derive it from the State government. It is one of the high powers" delegated directly to the citizen, and `is excepted out of the general powers of government.' A law cannot be passed to infringe upon or impair it, because it is above the law, and independent of the lawmaking power." [Cockrum v. State, 24 Tex. 394, at 401-402 (1859)]

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Posted by Rich Seibert on 03/03/2017 at 8:41 AM

Re: “Amendment to Concealed-Carry Law Passes Through Idaho Legislature Committee

Hmm, where is it written that having guns is a god-given right. I'm just curious.

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Posted by NIcurmudgeon on 03/02/2017 at 5:54 PM

Re: “Amendment to Concealed-Carry Law Passes Through Idaho Legislature Committee

Since when does God have anything to do with the Constitution?

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Posted by Amy Stang on 03/02/2017 at 12:26 PM

Re: “Effort to Quash Electioneering on School Bonds Moving Forward at Idaho Statehouse

The Republicans in this state will do anything to keep non Republicans from voting. That's what this is about. They do not want people getting absentee ballots.

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Posted by Jewels in Boise on 03/01/2017 at 1:24 PM

Re: “Idaho Panel Will Consider 'Convention of the States' Proposal to Amend U.S. Constitution

Unfortunately there's so much incorrect and biased information in the media and in opponents comments, the nature, structure and operation of an actual Article V convention has been lost in the negative propaganda.

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Posted by Jeff L. Wright on 02/24/2017 at 2:50 PM

Re: “It Just Gets Nuttier: Idaho Legislature Will Consider Robot Bill

They might as well do something, since they've already fully funded education and the road-repair costs that resulted from our long winter. Good thing they didn't coddle millionaires with a tax cut.

Oh, that didn't happen? Oh, I forgot, this is Idaho, the "whoopie cushion of states".

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Posted by NIcurmudgeon on 02/23/2017 at 11:33 AM

Re: “It Just Gets Nuttier: Idaho Legislature Will Consider Robot Bill

Let's see how they work in SLC or Portland. Could go either way - very good/very bad.

Posted by Mike Reineck on 02/22/2017 at 8:41 PM

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