Random Thought on the Scope of Governmental Authority

Dec 2012
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[QUOTE="NatMorton, post: 1369864, member: 8536"

So the next time you think to yourselves "why yes, giving the government more money and more authority sounds like a good way to solve that problem" I'd like you to ask yourself if you're willing to give that new power to the likes of Donald J. Trump or one of his appointees.

What flavor ice cream do you like best? Surely there's something we can agree on...but this statement sounds like a "Please tell me I'm right" post.
There are two subjects here: 1) The U.S. Government which includes 3 separate branches and 2) Donald Trump--NOT the King.
But your statement implies that Trump is our government---our Senate, House, SCOTUS, governors and state legislatures. Trump is ONE man who has too much power. It's happened before and it will happen again. We the people screwed up. Personally, I think the Framers also screwed up.
No, the framers didn't screw up, Activist Courts did.
 
Dec 2013
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I've been thinking about this post and would like to add a little bit of history. I think this is interesting. We'll see what the RW has to say, although it will probably be predictable.
Have you ever watched a protest (in front of an abortion clinic)? The vast majority of protesters are men and if you think about it THAT makes sense.
Why? The male of the species often feels threated by the biology of women. The mystery of pain and bleeding (childbirth too). Women have been property. Their chastity has always belonged to a man until abortion and contraception put control of women's sexuality in the woman's hands. If women could have sex without fear of unwanted pregnancy, then suddenly the man's role has shrunk to a level of somewhere between unnecessary and vestigial.

So instead, men vilify women who have abortions. They create the stigma: good women want to be mothers. Bad women don't. But of course, the easiest way out is to claim it's all about the sanctity of life. These same men don't mind the death penalty, love their killing machines--and never mind what happens to that "life" after they've survived the birth canal.
In my view, if men were the ones to get pregnant, abortion would probably be a sacrament. Viagra would be sold with a coupon for three free abortions.

We should all support abortion as i do. I am not pro life, or pro choice but pro abortion. I want the shitty people who would murder their children removed as far from my gene pool as possible. If we are lucky we can get two birds.
 
Jul 2018
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#33
[QUOTE="NatMorton, post: 1369864, member: 8536"

So the next time you think to yourselves "why yes, giving the government more money and more authority sounds like a good way to solve that problem" I'd like you to ask yourself if you're willing to give that new power to the likes of Donald J. Trump or one of his appointees.

What flavor ice cream do you like best? Surely there's something we can agree on...but this statement sounds like a "Please tell me I'm right" post.
There are two subjects here: 1) The U.S. Government which includes 3 separate branches and 2) Donald Trump--NOT the King.
But your statement implies that Trump is our government---our Senate, House, SCOTUS, governors and state legislatures. Trump is ONE man who has too much power. It's happened before and it will happen again. We the people screwed up. Personally, I think the Framers also screwed up.
What are some of the things you would include in the Constitution?
 

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