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The older I get the more I wonder why the CSA wasn't allowed to secede in 1860. there's nothing in the Constitution to prevent it. Of course, the reason was tax revenue, but it sounds crass to admit that so many people died to maintain the finances of the Federal Government. And i suppose there was that slavery thing, but if they had promoted a war to end slavery, nobody would have showed up.
I support the Speaker fully, however I don't see how this can happen unless we modify our basic form of government to a Benevolent Dictatorship. This sort of change can never occur while half the country wants government to get out of their business and the other half want government to take care of them.
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I'm Living Large, but It's an Illusion

David1454 Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 8:46 AM
I think if Steve does more checking he will find that the more you pay for a shirt, the bigger the "Medium" tends to be. Same is true for women's clothes. They want to flatter chubby people into thinking they aren't chubby.
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Why do Americans Hate America?

David1454 Wrote: Sep 18, 2014 8:39 AM
The Vietnam War did more to destroy respect for our country and its values than any event or person before or later. The Anti-war movement was led by socialists and America-haters generally, and a mushy-headed press guided a whole generation to the conclusion that the protesters were RIGHT ABOUT EVERYTHING. The war also drove many of these people into academe (to avoid the draft), where they have existed like a cultural cancer ever since.
I have been saying for years is that the best strategy to re-assert the Constitution is for someone to propose an amendment to REPEAL THE 10th AMENDMENT. It has become dead letter law, with more flaming liberals every day in the Federal judiciary. I believe that this proposed amendment would spur a lively debate in state legislatures across the country, as they are forced to confront how many of their rights and prerogatives have been usurped by Congress and the President. A Republican senate may be able to prevent some of Barry's more outrageous nominees from taking court appointments, but this is a stopgap. The Constitution, as written, needs re-invigoration.
Columns like this are why I check TOWNHALL every morning. God bless Gov. Jindal! We actually have someone who "gets it."
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Multiculturalism Is a Failure

David1454 Wrote: Sep 17, 2014 9:18 AM
The pity is that so few "Americans" endorse or live up to the "American values" Dr. Williams is referring to.
We are going through a similar circus here n Pgh with the ACLU suing the PD on the ridiculous premise that since "blacks" are "under-represented" on the Force, the hiring process MUST be racist. What happens when the PD waters down the requirements (e.g., having a clean police record)?
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D.C. Disease and the GOP's "Electeds"

David1454 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 10:06 AM
I agree with the list. The ironic thing is that with our well-known and honed polling capabilities, it would be "duck soup" to poll the Republican base (and even the general population) to find out what they actually want...but no one in Congress wants or cares enough to do that, because of the insularity described in this article.
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A Problem Bigger than Ferguson

David1454 Wrote: Aug 27, 2014 9:57 AM
On what basis, exactly, can "we" all agree that this was a horrible tragedy? While Michael Brown's mother and father have suffered a loss (it would appear), for society as a whole, not so much. A large, aggressive bully and budding criminal is no longer with us. The world is a tiny bit nicer place as a result.
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