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The constitutionality of no-fault divorce laws should be challenged. They certainly represent laws impairing the obligations of contracts because they allow for unilateral dissolution (to say nothing of violation) of a contract without penalty, something that would be unthinkable with any other form of contract. Try deciding you want to walk away from the payments on your car because you think it's no longer compatible with your needs and see what happens. They are also arguably violations of both equal protection and due process because they make no distinction between good and bad behavior but allow the latter to be rewarded with property and other penalties. Such a challenge would also let us see how gay marriage proponents really feel about the sanctity of marriage.
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When Orangutans Get Lawyers

amirvish Wrote: Jan 05, 2015 4:22 PM
When the apes can sign the contracts with lawyers and speak in their own defense in court, then they can have rights.
If you want to change the Republican Party, the Tea Party and libertarian factions must get themselves into and take over the local and state party organization and change the party from within. That's what activists did in the Democratic party from the late 1960s onward. Stay out and the Establishment will continue to dominate.
Dennis Miller said it best, "Never have lives less lived been so well documented.
The article is wrong on one point: Sony having no responsibility for standing up for our principles (or for that matter tort reform). In fact, businesses that don't defend freedom and free markets or sensible tort reform are every bit as culpable for the loss of liberty in our country as some of the usual suspects. Unions and others stick up for their principles; only business doesn't. It explains much.
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America Needs Its Rough Men

amirvish Wrote: Dec 18, 2014 2:43 PM
The whole rough men argument would be more convincing if we weren't devoting more effort to integrating women into the armed forces than we are preparing the armed forces to fight properly and effectively. Having lost two wars in a row, we have other priorities than torture, which seems to have been as ineffective and ill-conceived as our actual military strategy.
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What's Rule of Law?

amirvish Wrote: Dec 10, 2014 10:21 AM
This is actually why the natural law basis for our Declaration of Independence (and hence the Constitution) is so critical: basic truths about man, his nature, and his relation to other men that are rooted in facts of reality (or if you prefer from the Creator) imply some things are not subject to discretion or whim or vote. This is the true precondition of the rule of law, namely that genuine law is also rooted in a broader natural moral order to which all of us must defer.
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Did Gay Men Liberate Benham Brothers?

amirvish Wrote: Nov 16, 2014 11:23 PM
It shows how clueless the gay advocacy community is: men have shown brotherly affection to one another forever, and dressing well was once the mark of a gentleman.
I tend to agree. Some of the new women representatives and senators look promising politically; others less so. It's a sorry comment, though, on the state of American manhood (in the Republican party as much as the Democrats), that the most aggressive politicians are women.
The military has become intensely PC. Its senior leadership supports a fully coed force, the service of openly gay people, is beginning to embrace the transgender agenda, and holds diversity as the most important thing. Oh, and it consistently fails to win. At its most charitable, the AVF's record is 1-2-1. Not even 0.500. You better believe there's a connection.
In general I agree about some general national "service". However, a draft in time of declared war is both fair and reasonable because otherwise you get a free rider problem. Even in WWII, arguably our most unambiguous war and widely supported, 2/3s of all who served waited until receiving a draft notice before serving.
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