Endless Federal Overreach

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    I know that we have folks who belive that federal power should be right there behind anyone who claims to be offended....
    ... and heaven help anyone who is the 'offender.'

    1. The federal govenment is out to "eliminate the hostile sexual environment on campus."

    2. "...the most recent and egregious event occurring in October of 2010. That is when a group of the Delta Kappa Epsilon (DKE) fraternity pledges surrounded by brothers of the same fraternity loudly chanted "No means yes! Yes means anal!" "

    3. Another of the horrors that the federal 'Minute Men' will confront "include the September 2009 "Preseason scouting report" email where a group of male Yale students widely circulated a list of fifty-three freshman women, ranking them in order of how many beers it would take to have sex with them."

    4. And the G-Men are all over "several instances of private sexual harassment..." (Perhaps I should rephrase that...)
    Yale Under Investigation For Sexual Harassment

    Well, without bringing up Title IX, should this be a federal responsibilty....and if you believe so, where does it logically end?
     
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    One Democrat Rep -- forget his name -- was caught on YouTube saying "the federal government can do whatever it wants."

    What I think is strange is that this most critical, fundamental aspect of the federal government -- ENUMERATED POWERS -- wasn't something I learned about until freakin' LAW SCHOOL.
     
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    Heck, back in the 70's all we had were panty raids.
     
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    Would you classify the federal government's action in the 1960's, in the South, as "overreaching"?
     
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    It never ends. Theoretically it will eventually lead to federal intervention because the symbols on your fingernails offend me!!!
     
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    When people stop complaining about it.

    Until then..the Government is obligated to investigate complaints.:doubt:
     
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    We have some serious problems in federal law-enforcement going on for decades and there doesn't seem to be any leadership or oversight from either the media or the congressional committies who are supposed to be in charge. The federal bureaucracy that brought us the "Siege at Ruby Ridge" and "The Branch Dividian Massacre in Waco Tx", namely the ATF, recently shipped automatic weapons to Mexico hoping for some obscure kind of intelligence in return and all they got was crime scenes and dead Americans. Thank God for the freedom of information but virtual silence in the liberal media and CYA attitude from both political parties.
     
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    This OP smells like "state's rights" with lipstick on it. "States rights" is a well-known, conservative buzz phrase which has as its end result, bad things.
     
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    "States rights with lipstick on it". We have a poster using the old Jackie Gleason "Honeymooners" character Ed Norton pretending to be a right wing and a poster pretending to be a dumb bald headed jerk from Seinfeld and they both apparently expect to be trusted. Go figure.
     
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    Well played. :lol::lol::lol:

    In real life, I'm a lawyer - so now you KNOW you can trust me! ;)
     

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