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Voter ID Myth Crashes

Danny252 Wrote: Oct 29, 2014 6:08 AM
Eliminate Voter ID. Eliminate requiring a signature. Require a fingerprint on the vote card. Then check electronically for duplicates.
My point in recounting the history of prohibition in the USA is that prohibition does not work, has never worked, and cannot work. In fact, prohibition raises the price of the prohibited substance or service and increases the incentive of the providers of the good or service to expand their distribution networks, and protect their distribution networks through violence. The drug cartels in Mexico are the logical result of prohibition, just as the expansion of organized crime groups in the USA during the 1920's was the logical result of the 18th Amendment. Please note that there is almost no criminality associated with distribution of alcohol in the USA today, since the 18th Amendment has been repealed.
This may be the most illogical and ideological defense of the failing and failed "War on Drugs" that I've ever read. Where to start disagreeing with the author's points is very difficult, since they are all bad, but I'll try. 1) The "War on Drugs" at the national level in 1914 with the Harrison Narcotic Act. This act was presented and passed as a method of regulating the production and distribution of opiate-containing substances under the commerce clause of the U.S. Constitution, but a section of the act was later interpreted by law enforcement officials for the purpose of prosecuting doctors who prescribe opiates to addicts. 2) 1919: Alcohol prohibition in the U.S. first appeared under numerous provincial bans and was eventually codified under a federal constitutional amendment in 1919, having been approved by 36 of the 48 U.S. states. 3) 1925: United States supported regulation of cannabis as a drug in the International Opium Convention.[5] and by the mid-1930s all member states had some regulation of cannabis. 4) 1932: Democrat Franklin Roosevelt ran for President of the United States promising repeal of federal laws of Prohibition of alcohol. 5) 1933: Eighteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution is repealed. The amendment remains the only major act of prohibition to be repealed, having been repealed by the Twenty-first Amendment to the United States Constitution. 6) 1935 President Roosevelt hails the International Opium Convention and application of it in US. law and other anti-drug laws in a radio message to the nation.[ 7) 1937: Congress passed the Marijuana Tax Act. Presented as a $1 nuisance tax on the distribution of marijuana, this act required anyone distributing the drug to maintain and submit a detailed account of his or her transactions, including inspections, affidavits, and private information regarding the parties involved. This law, however, was something of a "Catch-22", as obtaining a tax stamp required individuals to first present their goods, which was an action tantamount to confession. This act was passed by Congress on the basis of testimony and public perception that marijuana caused insanity, criminality, and death. 8) 1951: The 1951 Boggs Act increased penalties fourfold, including mandatory penalties. 9) 1956: The Daniel Act increased penalties by a factor of eight over those specified in the Boggs Act. Although by this time there was adequate testimony to refute the claim that marijuana caused insanity,
Last I heard, Social Security was a program into which one paid during ones working years in the USA, and from which one drew benefits once one stopped working. Jakob Denzinger worked in the USA, paid into the system, and is now drawing benefits. What he did or didn't do 70 years ago in a foreign land wasn't part of the deal. The most outrageous complaint in the article was against "A German rocket scientist accused of using slave labor to build the V-2 rocket that pummeled London. He later won NASA's highest honor for helping to put a man on the moon. " This is apparently a reference to Wernher Von Braun, and shows either an inexcusable ignorance of, or disregard for, the historical context of the role of Germany and Germans in the post WWII period. During WWII Germany was the enemy of the USA. During the post war period Germany was our ally.
Townhall needs to stop using Liberals' tactic of spinning the truth to fit their agenda. This is a misleading article, according to other sources I've read about this incident. According to those sources, the guy who did it is a mentally ill Christian, not a Satanist or Atheist. http://kfor.com/2014/10/24/ten-commandments-monument-at-oklahoma-capitol-reduced-to-rubble/ http://www.koco.com/news/mother-this-is-not-something-michael-would-do/29332064
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"Shaheen Lost the Debate"

Danny252 Wrote: Oct 23, 2014 7:50 AM
It is enough that the people know there was an election. The people who cast the votes decide nothing. The people who count the votes decide everything. Joseph Stalin Ideas are more powerful than guns. We would not let our enemies have guns, why should we let them have ideas. Joseph Stalin
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What About Bobby Jindal?

Danny252 Wrote: Oct 09, 2014 8:59 AM
Bobby Jindal is about as popular in Louisiana as the Ebola virus. He has screwed up higher education and medical care to the point where any Republican is going to have trouble getting elected in 2015. Plus, he looks like a ferret. I live in his congressional district and he was a terrible congressman.
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Sad News: Jon Huntsman Passes on 2016

Danny252 Wrote: Oct 08, 2014 9:45 PM
Sad news? Not to me. Good riddance. Another plutocrat done gone.
You are not telling the truth about the numbers. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/louisiana_senate_race.html
I don't know where you get your poll numbers, but none of the polls reported in realclearpolitics.com has Cassidy that high when Maness and the other candidates are included; the highest is 40% with Maness at 9%. I think you are making the numbers up. http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2014/senate/louisiana_senate_race.html
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