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Picking apart the Heritage Foundation's defense of Kim Davis

No stop lights or signs at the intersection of Church and State:

The first thing to acknowledge, however, is that Ms. Davis didn’t cause this problem. The Supreme Court did. When the court ruled in June that same-sex marriage is a constitutional right, it redefined marriage for the nation, in a way that I and many others do not believe was constitutionally justified. And it redefined Ms. Davis’s job.

Because each marriage license issued by the clerk’s office bore her name and title, Ms. Davis concluded that her religious beliefs meant she could not have her office issue licenses to same-sex couples. So she had the office stop issuing them entirely.

The Supreme Court did *not* redefine her job, it clarified it. Making it clear that she did not have the right to discriminate against those citizens of which she did not approve. And the fact her name and title appear on the legal document does not mean that gives her powers she had not been granted by voters or the state. And considering she previously issued licenses for divorcees, non-Christians, and other couples whose marriages, according to the Bible, should not be sanctified, means she is using her own discretion about who to refuse and who to allow, not the Bible's teachings. Which is also the very thing the Founding Fathers feared would happen if religion injected itself into our government. More twisting from the masters of such:

Offshore drilling: Industry propaganda vs reality


The myth of oil exploration coming to the rescue of a failing economy:

For years, Newfoundland and Labrador were known for being net recipients of financial aid from other Canadian provinces. As the fishing industry struggled, they steadily lost population.

That all changed in the early 2000s when companies began drilling in earnest along their coasts. Between 1988-2002, offshore bids brought in $900 million; from 2003-2014, bids yielded $2.4 billion.

That's $2.4 billion accumulated over 12 years. That distinction is important, especially in light of Newfoundland and Labrador's projected $1.1 billion deficit for this fiscal year:

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