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Levity alert. Down with Downs! Down with veterans! Down with open space! There. Now everyone can agree to be pissed off at me. But seriously, down with Downs. Go veterans...and open space. Insert Rodney King quote here.
Posted 9 May 2013, 6:29 p.m.
How much faith and dedication do you have for the third, ninth and eleventh amendments? What specificly do you appreciate most about each of those amendments?
Posted 21 January 2013, 8:53 p.m.
Gun clutchers who cloak themselves in the Second Amendment argue that gun regulations are ineffective because criminals never abide by them. That's a peculiar rationale. Let's try applying it more broadly.
Driving regulations should be abolished because criminals will always disregard them. Borders should be open and unprotected because criminals will always cross them as they please.
Breaking, entering, stealing and aggravated assault laws should be abolished because criminals will never stop breaking, entering, stealing or committing aggravated assault. Oh, but then arbitrarily shooting anyone on your property would have to be legal because intruders, no matter how unwelcome, would no longer be violating any law.
It's an inherently flawed and absurd rationale. Listen. Here that? It sounds like a mob of "patriots" locking and loading in a fit of paranoia.
Posted 10 January 2013, 10:02 a.m.
The Republican push for voter ID laws is further evidence of their disdain for democracy. By far, the greatest effect of these laws, as evidenced by a variety of studies, is increased rejection of legitimate ballots, as well as voter suppression and disenfranchisement, which is exactly what Republicans want. There’s no justifiable reason for voter ID laws because effective anti-fraud safeguards are already in place, and voter impersonation fraud is extremely rare. Since 2002, more that 196 million votes have been cast nationwide in federal general elections, and only 86 individuals have be convicted of federal voting fraud crimes. The rate of voter impersonation fraud is so minute that individuals are statistically more likely to be struck by lightening, or to believe the bigoted propaganda spoon fed to them by Faux News, Rush Limbaugh, and Karl Rove.
Posted 12 July 2012, 6:26 p.m.
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