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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:30 PM
Watch out, though. There is NO provision in the Constitution for limiting the scope of the convention to just a few items. It is entirely possible for the Statists and their big corporation buddies to hijack the process and introduce all kinds of mischief. Amending the Constitution in this way has perils of its own.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:25 PM
Sadly, there is nowhere for Galt to go anymore. Where would you go? How would you starve the beast of government without starving yourself and your loved ones. Alas, with satellites and the mapping of every nook and cranny of our nation, there is no gulch to which we can retreat.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:22 PM
Uh, no. We HAD them. We don't HAVE them. The Supreme Court has completely obliterated any meaningful constitutional protections. We live in a police state, a surveillance state, right now. Look up the boring case Wickard v. Filburn. In that case, the Supreme Court expanded the power of Congress to regulate every single thing we do. Everything. There is no meaningful limitation on that power. The Court ruled: if Americans all do something at the same time -- and it would AFFECT interstate commerce -- then it IS interstate commerce -- EVEN IF THE ACTIVITY IN QUESTION OCCURS ENTIRELY IN ONE STATE. Think about that. Try to think of ANYTHING that, if done simultaneously by 350 million people, would not affect interstate commerce. That's the law. Under that horrific ruling, Congress can regulate every single thing we do. Everything. There is simply no limit to government power in our country.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:13 PM
Constitutional amendment through the States is the only peaceful way to restore our Constitutional Republic. Your suggestion of revolution would be a VERY last resort, when there truly is nothing to lose, as in government kidnapping, prosecution, and killing of dissenters. It would be Hell on earth, and the likelihood of a good and fair government rising from the ashes of revolution would be slim, indeed. It's likely that a far worse tyranny would arise from revolution than the one we're headed toward now. It's a miracle that the American Revolution led to such a beautiful government and nation. It has only happened that one time in human history. One time. It would be far better to amend our way back to goodness and sanity than to fight our way back.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:08 PM
I would reduce that to 8 years total. Also, change Senate terms to 4 years. 8 years, a lifetime total for any federal elected or appointed position. That's not enough time to build a huge power base. Special interests would know that and would be less inclined to bribe officials with campaign funds.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:06 PM
Actually, because the GOP politicians want power just as much as the DEMS. All Washington politicians are statists. They want more power for all branches, which leads to more power for themselves. Simple as that.
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Levin to the Rescue

GTA Wrote: Aug 14, 2013 5:04 PM
Perhaps they would not be on board YET. However, should a big calamity occur, causing the Feds to exercise the oppressive powers they have claimed for themselves, some of the liberal states might jump on board. At some point, there is little left to lose.
This is a non-story, written in in irresponsible and histrionic manner. The man was teenage schizophrenic who committed a horrible act, was found not guilty of the crime because he was insane, spent six years in a mental institution, and was released when he returned to sanity, presumably with the help of modern anti-psychotic medications. He will have to live with what he did for the rest of his life. Oh, and the killings occurred 46 years ago! He has clearly gotten his act together and has become a well-liked, well-respected, award-winning teacher. Why on earth would the university fire him? Leave the man alone.
The Republicans are spineless, but there is definitely a cost for Democrats. Employers are not stupid. They are ALREADY firing people and reducing them to part time to prepare for this debacle. They all want to be ready beforehand. Large employers are simply positioning to pay the penalty and dump all of their employees into the ridiculous "exchanges," which will not be ready -- at all -- when the time comes to use them. Democrats are terrified of this thing.
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Detroit: The Left’s Model for Success

GTA Wrote: Jul 22, 2013 3:21 PM
**FROM seeking bankruptcy protection.
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Detroit: The Left’s Model for Success

GTA Wrote: Jul 22, 2013 3:20 PM
A mistake in the column. The Judge who issued the order to withdraw the bankruptcy petition is a State judge, not a bankruptcy judge. Her foolish ruling will have no impact on the bankruptcy. She has absolutely no power to stop anyone for seeking bankruptcy protection.
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