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I like the idea of Constitutionalism. Face it: the Constitution is the Contract for Services that we the People let to organization referred to as the United States Government. We have plenty of legal history regarding how Contracts are administrated by the Courts, so let's do the same with the Government. No, the originators of the Constitution had no idea of what their national concept would become, so they kept the Constitution limited to things that would not change over time and set in place a system to allow their Constitution to be changed to reflect the changes in society. This is called the Amendment System. The court doesn't need to guess. All it needs to do is determine: Within the Constitution or not. Simple.
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Politicizing Grief

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 31, 2012 1:04 PM
Only free people are permitted the possession of weapons. Serfs, slaves, sub-classes are all kept disarmed for the good of the community. This comes from ancient Greek philosophy and hasn't changed in 2500 years. In this country, all are Free; thus all should enjoy the right to weapons possession. In the class-consciousness of the Liberal mindset, that is unsupportable. Only those who think properly should be enabled to have weapons, and only where others may watch over them continuously. The argument over Guns has nothing to do about Guns. It has everything to do about being a free person in a free society, and the Liberals don't want that. Ever. In a way its funny. Liberals are some of the most strait-laced people out there.
One of the first steps at actually ending our system is the downplaying of the individual and their positive effects on society. The Group (State) becomes the new "Person" made up of parts who once were individuals but now are just parts of the State. I think the progress from there is obvious...
Only the Congress can set Immigration laws! The President has NO authority to set immigration law.
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Britain's NHS Is NSH (Not So Hot)

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 2:59 PM
Ful'some: False praise, sickeningly insincere; false sincerity... Learn your words!!
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Assault Weapons: Facts vs. Fiction

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 2:47 PM
Criminals are the human version of the Predator in nature. Being a predator is hard work, that is why they work hard to single out the weak and old, since they represent the most gain for the least energy expended. They will instinctively avoid creatures which represent (a) too much work, (b) too great a threat. An armed Citizen fits into both groups. That's why crime is high in areas of high gun restriction; the government of those areas makes it easy for predators to operate. Areas where gun restrictions are low also have low crime rates; the people there are too great a threat to the predators in human society.
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Chicken Run

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 2:31 PM
Chicago and Boston are now in violation of Federal Law. You cannot deny a business license to someone based on their religious or philosophical ideals. The whole Gay-Lesbian thing is stupid. What people do in their bedrooms are nobody's business, especially the Government's. If Chick-fil-a wants to disparage gays and lesbians, it is their right to do so. If that means they lose business, that is also their right. To be denied the right to do business based on their belief is dead wrong. Using the same logic, Chicago or Boston could prohibit the opening of any business at all because of the owner's opinion, and that is dead wrong as they will find out.
We call him "Governor Moon-beam" for a reason. While he is an excellent administrator, he fails miserably as an executive.
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Obama's Little Red Phrase

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 29, 2012 2:21 PM
"A well-regulated Militia" in 1790 was a Militia regulated or trained to: Stand in a line shoulder to shoulder; to raise, aim, and fire as one person, and then to reload and be ready to fire again as a group. A well regulated Militia would be trained to the standards of an Army of the time, only not be an expense item for the government. That is what the term Regulated meant. If Madison hadn't been a nerd, he would have used the more common word "Trained" or even "Practiced" and we wouldn't have this problem today. On the other side, we might not have a Second Amendment, either. "Nobody is safe when the Congress is in session" - Sam Clemens.
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Boot Iran from the UN

kmackellerann Wrote: Jul 28, 2012 2:33 PM
Every time I read something about the U.S. leaving the U.N. or something calling for the expulsion of some state from the U.N. I am reminded of one simple fact. As long as we are members, we have a voice. As long as even rogue states are members, they have something to lose if they are expelled. A voice... we have a means of putting our side of things out for the U.N. to consider. If we leave, we lose that lever. If we expel a state for whatever reason, the last method of even slight control over them is lost. If they have nothing to lose, they have nothing to explain and no reason to conform to U.N. protocols. These levers may be small, but they are better than nothing...much better.
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