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When Miss America Was a Jewess

amirvish Wrote: Jan 14, 2015 11:54 PM
It seems her life had more aspects to it than that, and it's not as if other Miss Americas were flawless. And if that's your takeaway from the story, than I guess you'd be one of the people who wouldn't have admitted her to your club. So that makes you a common bigot.
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A Triumph of Terrorism

amirvish Wrote: Jan 13, 2015 5:33 PM
So what's Pat's point? That Christians and Jews who take the Bible seriously should react like Muslims because we're not all supposed to stand behind the political ideals of our country, which absolutely defend free speech and a free press? Perhaps Pat and his buddies over at The American Conservative should get their story straight. If the followers of the Abrahamic religions are serious, then lots of Americans shouldn't support American values or ideas, and Jews can hardly be criticized for supporting Israel, something that TAC and Mr. Buchanan seem to have on their mind a lot of the time. Bottom line is this: either we stand for individual rights even when inconvenient, so that we can all live our lives peacefully, or we opt for a society based on religious views. The last time Europe tried that, it ended in the 30 Years War.
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.
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