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With this change, the Senate now represents the interests of the majority Party. The "most deliberative body in the world" is gone. The filibuster is what made the Senate deliberative. It encouraged compromise. It prevented hot-headed, hasty legislative misadventures. Rule of the mob paves the road a little smoother toward the dictatorship that will follow. This is really, really, bad. It is another rather large cut of the thousand cuts that will cause the death of small-r republicanism.
Edward587, I haven't read all the comments on this thread, but it is good to see that someone else noticed that 5000 lb. "lets keep the firearms locked up in an armory" elephant standing in the room. Gosh everyone else, listen to what the man is saying, He is indeed NOT a friend of the 2nd. The 2nd guarantees us each the right to have his damn "armory" located in each and every one of our homes.
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Preserve Gun Rights, Save Black Lives

Galenical Wrote: Feb 25, 2013 10:27 AM
And so the left starts its assault on this website and law abiding conservatives. Flag this drivel.
And there's the rub. Why should we have to sign up for 2 years? We don't have to do that with land-lines. The ideal system would be a la carte; a menu system where you choose to buy a phone from the carrier...or not. Choose a two year plan....or just monthly billing. And so forth.
I suppose that a similar scenario would be having to buy my land-line hardware from my land-line carrier; all with a two year, ridiculously expensive plan to boot. Or, I had to buy my computer from my internet carrier. Or my car from the government because government builds to roads (and I couldn't then legally use the car on my private roads on my farm). I see the point. Thank you again Mr. Khanna.
Thanks to the author for replying to my uneducated reply below. I did a brief (very brief) read-up on the issue and must state the the author is correct in opposing this governmental overreach. This appears to be true "crony" capitalism at work where the carriers business model is being supported by governmental regulation. Again I must state: TANSTAAFL. You pay for the hardware during the two year contract. There was a day when government protected us from trusts and monopoly.
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'Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origin'

Galenical Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:15 AM
UberDave hijacked. Trolls galore. Yep. This thread is a glorious example of leftist fear. .The left is terrified of conservative blacks. The conservative blacks will win their people back from the progressives. It will take a few years, but they are growing in number and their message will be heard. TH needs to do something about the hijacking. it can destroy a website.
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'Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origin'

Galenical Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:10 AM
Dave, the comments didn't seem to fit what I remember you writing before. How'd it hijack you?
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'Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origin'

Galenical Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 11:05 AM
You keep saying what is not so. Tanks and planes are easily defeated. No fuel = useless lumps of metal. All fighting men run on full bellies. All conflicts are ultimately fought and won by men bearing small arms. Even the Russkies didn't nuke their own when they broke up.
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'Gun Control Laws Have Racist Origin'

Galenical Wrote: Feb 23, 2013 10:51 AM
Ok, maybe 20. It is going to happen. Just trying to push some buttons.
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