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Posted on 01/25/2005 4:37:42 PM PST by Cornpone
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I hope I didn't offend but it seems every time I bring these issues up I get confronted with someone that sounds like a lawyer trying to argue against what I consider common sense interpretation of our rights. Unfortunately it seems we almost have to have a lawyer just to conduct our everyday affairs...like going to the doctor.
Anyway, I'm afraid you have it backwards. The constitution explicitly establishes that which cannot be breached by any government entity. Anything that is not explicitly protected by the constitution is at the discretion of the States...or so it was until about 100 years ago. The constitution gives us the right of assembly. No inferior government entity can deny that. Many of our laws today are unconstitutional. Its just that no one cares to challenge them.
I don't think many of the young so-called conservatives are going to agree with you.
You wouldn't recognize freedom if it kicked you in the b*lls. What are you 15?
Perhaps that explains why I take such pleasure in growing old and increasingly find myself immersed in the memories of my childhood and what America was 50 years ago. While I truly enjoy this forum it would perhaps be better if I just let the past entertain me.
"You bunch of whiners need to grow up. WE HAVE MORE FREEDOM THAN ANY OTHER PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!"
So just because we get beat up less than the other poor socialist jerks around the world, we're supposed to feel good about it? Would it be to much to ask for a little of the freedom guaranteed by the Bill of Rights or would that be whining?
I understand your argument. I've often thought of starting a family business but the cards are stacked against me. Free enterprise is now questionable.
ping...thanks for being so kind...thought you might be interested in joining this string...or maybe not...pass it on if you are...regards...cornpone
In some cases, as in the second Amendment.
Anything that is not explicitly protected by the constitution is at the discretion of the States...or so it was until about 100 years ago.
I'd phrase it differently. The constitution constrains the federal government to specific enumerated powers. Anything else it leaves to the states and the people.
One of the things left to the states: the power to establish state sponsored religions.
Phrase it anyway you want as long as it is true. Just pick up the torch and carry it. I may not say it right but I try to make as much sense as I can with an aging mind. At least I got your attention. Keep the flame of freedom alive.
Thank you for caring enough to speak out.
When clintoon won the first time I walked into a saloon and one of the guys I know asked me my opinion about "gays" in the military. I said great (which just about floored him) and then said ya never have to dig a "grenade sump" in your fighting hole again.
If a grenade comes in you just throw the fag on it.
I could not find the post that prompted your reply but I'm sure it justified such an eloquent response from you. Freedom reigns.
The Kennedy's live off of the money in their "Foundations."
Just as do the Rockefellers, the Carnegies, the Fords, the Rothschilds, and numerous others. Many of these foundations are controlled by people involved in the media such as the New York Times. It is a rigged game.
These hypocrites tend to support the death taxes which they are immune from. Taxing succesful dead people is one way that the elites maintain their status quo!
For example, several states had established state religions (Christian). That didn't contradict the first amendment, which only prohibited the federal government from establishing a religion.
In theory, at least, the 14th amendment extended the US Constitution's protections, which is why no states have established religions any more, nor do they restrict voting rights or take property, etc...
Creates soscila pathologies that inspire calls for more government programs
The right to discriminate. Or, if you prefer, the right of free association.
If there is no where else to go to then the only other alternative is to stand and fight.
I'm not absolutely sure of your meaning but I will say the following. Many words in our language have been perverted in our culture of PC correctness and doublespeak. I used to be a student of the English language many years ago. Discrimination implies the right to choose..nothing more. We should all have the right to choose our associations in our private lives.
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