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On November 19, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln gave a two-minute speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in which he uttered a few words capturing the essence of the Declaration of Independence. At the end of his great message he declared a powerful truth about our nation, stating "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."

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  • NoUserName
    June 1, 2014 at 10:04 a.m.

    My god. Who voted for this bozo? Regardless of your opinion on gay marriage, Rapert and his convoluted logic is precisely what we do NOT need in a representative.

  • nwar
    June 1, 2014 at 10:37 a.m.

    NouUserNme - Do you suppose Rapert is priming himself for his next gig? Maybe a place like the Family Research Council or TV evangelist or hate talk radio? He might just be preparing himself for a lucrative career.

  • drs01
    June 1, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.

    It's not being self-righteous to state the FACT THAT 75% OF ARKANSANS have a definition of marriage that conforms with what they believe based on their religious and social standards. Clearly, those beliefs do not conform with what is stated in the law of the land..the US Constitution. As is the case with abortion, the law is one thing, and public opinion is another. There is not argument about the law. But ones personal opinion based on social and moral grounds is also permitted. Obviously the liberal left has much work to do if they expect to convince me that legal , as well as moral and social acceptance, is a requirement under the laws that govern us.

  • FreeSpiritMan
    June 1, 2014 at 11:21 a.m.

    GOD, what a bag of wind, grinding his ax.

  • BirdDogsRock
    June 1, 2014 at 12:08 p.m.

    "We have freedom of religion in this nation, not freedom from religion altogether." ... Really? The Orwellian and Sharia implications of this Rapert quote are chilling. His commentary is disturbing and incomprehensible in many ways, but maybe it is illuminating to thoughtful people, maybe even to some of those who elected him.
    Rapert apparently does not understand or support the US Constitution or the 3 branches of US government and their "checks and balances" purpose. Is Arkansas part of the United States of America or not? Or does Rapert really want Arkansas to be independent of the USA and the US Constitution? There seems to be only one last absurd thing left for him to say, and it seems only a matter of time before he does...

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    June 1, 2014 at 12:13 p.m.

    FreeSpiritMan, NoUserName, nwar, FreeSpiritMan, JakeTidmore, Populist, 23cal, mrmazda, and now BirdDogsRock.
    Equal Protection clause, silly fools have no idea of how it should be applied.

  • NoUserName
    June 1, 2014 at 1:22 p.m.

    More like silly fools don't understand the bigger picture of what Rapert is saying.

  • nwar
    June 1, 2014 at 1:28 p.m.

    But drso1, Rapert IS talking about what he wants the law of the land to be. He does not want same-sex couples to be legally married, with the benefits that accrue to married couples. He is still completely free to not like them.

  • DontDrinkDatKoolAid
    June 1, 2014 at 1:30 p.m.

    That too NUN, that too.

  • Arkansasliberal
    June 1, 2014 at 1:46 p.m.

    Jason likes to dish it out, but when it comes back at him, he goes and whines about. He complains about liberals like Rachel Maddow, Max Brantley and myself criticizing his stance on this issue and our correct linking it to the civil rights struggles of the 60's. He loudly boasts about being a Christian, but refuses to support the expansion of Medicaid in the state. This man supports telling a woman what to do with her own body, but boasts about how government should get out of peoples lives. Jason Rapert is a hypocrite, pure and simple. He says one thing, but does another. And the US Constitution will win out on this issue, rather Rapert likes it or not. And WEHCO Media, while needing to cover all viewpoints, sure gave a lot of ink to Rapert this morning.