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The really inexplicable thing is that cigarettes are completely legal for adults, although the CDC reports that smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths each year. Meanwhile, marijuana is broadly criminalized even though not a single person has died from an overdose of marijuana.
If that's not parody it certainly ought to be. It sounds exactly like something out of Reefer Madness.
Marco Rubio was born in 1971 at Cedars of Lebanon Hospital in Miami, Florida, making him a U.S. citizen by birth according to the 14th Amendment. The nonsensical birther argument that he is ineligible is premised upon a willful misreading of Article II which states that "No person except a natural born Citizen ... shall be eligible to the Office of President." The thing is, he was born in the United States and gained citizenship by being born in the United States. He is a natural born citizen -- as everyone outside the tinfoil hat brigade understands.
Although it may be true that "59% of Republicans" think Romney should run again, it's probable that nearly 100% of Democrats hope that he runs.
civics: the study of the rights and duties of citizens and of how government works.Civics classes are hardly a new idea. Generations of American school children were taught civics as a routine part of their education. Your concern that schools might use civics classes as an opportunity to propagandize children is well taken, but that problem is far from unique to civics classes. On balance, education is preferable to ignorance.
When you miss the point, you REALLY miss the point.
Only someone with zero understanding of country music or middle America could possibly think this video was a good idea. Someone like Hillary?
Bob's question was obvious sarcasm. Well, maybe not obvious to you.
You didn't answer the question -- but here's the point that you're studiously attempting to avoid: illegal gun sales will continue unabated. Criminals aren't terribly concerned about gun control legislation. Why would they be, when they're planning to use those guns in the commission of assorted felonies carrying far higher penalties?
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The Irrelevant President

Brubaker15 Wrote: Sep 10, 2014 11:25 AM
Students of history will note that for the first 160 or so years of its existence, the United States was not a major player on the international stage. World War II changed all that. The industrial and military might of the United States were brought to bear against the Axis Powers with devastating effectiveness. The world took note. The message was clear: "Don't mess with Uncle Sam." The US correctly came to be seen as a "superpower." It prevailed in Cold War. Then, along came the community organizer, and in less than six years he has managed to erase the power, influence and respect that generations of Americans had earned on battlefields around the globe. Regardless of who next occupies the Oval Office, they will be leading a nation whose stature on the world stage has been grievously -- and probably permanently -- diminished. To paraphrase FDR, "Obama is a name that will live in infamy."
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