Discussion in 'Politics' started by BDBoop, Aug 20, 2011.
I have to agree.
Romney keeps focus on Obama from Political Intelligence
My troll alert is going off again.
Nosce te ipsum, GM, aka: Know thyself.
I'm starting to identify with Obama on ye olde "Damned if you do, damned if you don't" front.
Great soundbite but my first thought is "will he live by that principle if he becomes President?"
Dont axe me so far you are the only one besides imm not on ignore on this thread
Your post seemed like a shot in the dark to me.
It would be refreshing to see both parties working together. An extremist like Perry will fortify the Tea Party mantra, which is to take compromise and reason off the table. The GOP lost the Senate in 2010 because they allowed the Tea Party extemist to nominate loons. If the GOP allows the Tea Party to do the same thing with the 2012 nominee and end up with Perry or Bachmann, then they will suffer the same fate in 2012 with the White House. Independent Voters will not support extremist on either side of the political arena. YOU READ IT HERE FIRST!
Compromise should be off the table. Your liberal ideals are disgusting and damaging to the fabric of our country.
I agree as well. Im sure we all agree; I believe republicans, libertarians, conservatives, and the right in general all love America and want whats best for the Nation.
The question is, however, do they understand America. Do they understand that the United States is a Constitutional Republic, ruled by laws, not men as men are incapable of ruling justly. Do they understand that the states and the people of those states are subject to the rule of law, regardless the opinion of the majority.
Its appropriate to wonder, given the statements of other GOP candidates for president. Most advocate, for example, that the states may decide who is or is not entitled to his right to privacy with regard to abortion or who may or may not have access to his states law with regard to same-sex marriage, in violation of the 14th Amendment.
Its understood that many on the right believe abortion and same-sex marriage to be wrong, but thats no justification for civil rights violations. One does not forfeit his civil rights simply because hes a minority in a given jurisdiction. Nor must he be compelled to flee that jurisdiction to another in order to realize his civil rights.
Consider the prospect that the majority of the people of a given state would endorse a law making Christianity the Official State Religion where state office holders and employees must acknowledge Jesus Christ as their Personal Lord and Savior as a condition of holding a state position. However shocking this may be, there are indeed Jews and Muslims in this hypothetical state who would be adversely affected by such a law.
Some might argue the above example is ridiculous and clearly un-Constitutional, that no state would endeavor to do such a thing. But thats strange and inconsistent, because advocating states be allowed to ban abortion or same-sex marriage is no different than allowing them to establish an official state religion.
Are these GOP candidates ignorant of these facts concerning the Constitution or in contempt of them that Federal legislation is the supreme law of the land, that the states are subject to these laws accordingly, that the Supreme Court determines what the Constitution means, and that the Courts decisions are binding upon the states.
Do they understand the fact that the 14th Amendment incorporates the Bill of Rights to the states, that their citizens must be given equal access to, and equal protection of, the laws of the states.
Again, one truly has to wonder.
And conservatives may indeed not like these facts or even disagree with them, but theyre required to acknowledge and honor them.
Correct. There are immutable truths in American politics: one is no one gets elected president without moderates, independents, and a good number of democrats. And democrats in particular will have nothing to do with Perry or Bachmann.
Way to think outside the box.
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