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" Virginia could reinstate slavery. After all, the people voted for it and your State Constitution allows it." No, The state of Virginia could NOT make slavery legal again as slavery is forbidden in the United States Constitution. Look it up, it's there. It's the thirteenth amendment. Now, tell me, which amendment of the United Stated Constitution defines marriage? Where is marriage even mentioned in the US Constitution?
I am most definitely against gay marriage but that isn't my biggest problem with all of this. My problem is, here in my state of Virginia, the people and the state legislature passed an amendment to the Virginia State Constitution defining marriage as between a man and a woman. I always assumed, that pretty much made it FACT. It seems wrong to me that some random court can just say "No, that's unconstitutional" and throw the whole thing out. I thought the People were the power in this country. Not the courts. It doesn't bother me nearly as much that some states have passed laws allowing gay marriage as it does that courts are striking down amendments to state Constitutions that were voted on and passed by the people of that - of this - state. At this point, What CAN'T the Courts do?
I've said this for a long time now and so far, no liberal has done or said anything to make me reconsider. Conservatives see Liberals as misguided. A lot of Liberals see Conservatives as evil. And there is nothing wrong with telling lies, or in this case, wishing harm upon evil. It's okay to call evil people names. There is no good in evil. There is nothing worth saving in evil. It's okay to call names, to lie about, or even to physically hurt or kill someone who is evil. That is a forgivable sin in their eyes. This is why they keep winning.
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Irresponsible Choices

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Sep 02, 2014 12:36 AM
Call for a Constitutional Convention. Presidents should serve ONE six year term. Senators and Congressmen should be limited to serving no more than 10 years in office. Repeal the 17th amendment and return to letting State Assemblies pick a state senators. The senators should speak for the state, congressmen are supposed to speak for the people.
I am a forty-five year old member in good standing of Generation X. I remember back in the early 80's, when I was junior high school, how the talking heads on TV would go on and on about how my generation, raised on "Wall Street" and "Top Gun" didn't have the "right stuff" to do the big things that the previous generations had done; The Baby boomers fight for racial equality, ending the Cold War and the generation before them, known popularly as the Greatest Generation, suffering through the Great Depression and World War II. They said we were all fat, dumb and lazy. I'm sure, at some point, one of these predictions about how horrible the next generation will be, how they will destroy us all, I'm sure, one day, they will get it right. And maybe they're right, maybe it will be the Millennials but they were wrong about GenX, we have done the big things, we have achieved greatness. I'm willing to bet.... So will the Millennials.
I don't see where that's such a hard question to answer. The House of Representatives has been trying to do all kinds of things to help the American people for the last six years. It's strange, none of it makes it to the President. Why? Because the President has got Harry Reid and a Democrat controlled Senate protecting him, plus a friendly press that keeps the apathetic majority of the American population too stupid, fat and happy to yell and scream for the President's head. IF the Republicans manage to win a majority in the Senate come November, you should expect to see large numbers of Obama's cabinet resign during December and January when the new Congress is seated. No one is going to want to stick around when the Republican controlled Congress starts appointing people to really investigate what Obama and his people have been up to. Holder and others will go POOF! and disappear from Washington D.C. and end up at some college in Flyover Country.
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Another Galling Betrayal

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 2:50 AM
... for fifty years up until just recently. Sorry.
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Another Galling Betrayal

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 2:49 AM
That isn't fair. Turkey had a strong Democracy for fifty up until just very recently.
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Another Galling Betrayal

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Feb 18, 2014 2:47 AM
You're right, war is not free. You're right. And Dr. Sowell is right. We did it wrong in Iraq and Afghanistan. We should have based our follow through on the Marshall plan rather than Vietnam. We should have put an American Military Governor-General in charge of both nations. Used those nations own resources to rebuild those two nations, and to pay for our defense of it. We should have done EXACTLY what the left accused Bush of doing. They said Bush attacked Iraq for it's oil. We didn't need to attack Iraq for it's oil but we absolutely should have USED that oil to pay to rebuild the nation. We should still be there. Securing Iraq from it's less-than-kind neighbors. We should be slowly introducing democracy and the free market to the Iraqi people. Our military should still be there, chasing the Iranian, Egyptian and Syrian terrorists out of the country, we should still be securing their borders, and just by our mere presence in the area, making the middle east that much safer. How would history be different right now if we had? What would Assad have done if a massive American military force was still sitting on the Iraqi/Syrian border? How would our presence have changed the middle east uprisings over the last year or so?
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Republicans to the Rescue?

Jeffrey286 Wrote: Feb 04, 2014 1:10 AM
I think we should match our immigration laws to the home nation of each individual illegal immigrant. If they're from Mexico, we apply Mexico's illegal immigration laws to that immigrant. We make that Mexican immigrant go through the same process an American would have to go through, possibly including, but not limited to; jail time, fines and fees as will as deportment. This idea wouldn't necessarily work for ALL nations, especially those suffering under a dictator who isn't cooperating. For example, we should immediately open our doors, and offer citizenship to any one coming from Cuba, Venezuela or North Korea. Just to upset the madmen who run those countries.
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