States Rights / States Wronged.

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  1. AVG-JOE
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    In the humble opinion of this average Joe, the greatest casualty of the American Civil War was the death of the concept of free states bound together by common defense in favor of one big state called 'America'.

    Would life be different here if The Peoples of The Great States of California, Texas, Florida, Rhode Island, etc had the same freedom of self determination as do The Peoples of The Great States of Cuba, The Bahamas, Japan, France and Iran do?

    What difference should it make to The People of Missouri if The People of California want to legally smoke pot, enjoy gay sex and have abortion pretty much on demand?

    If 75% of The People of The Great State of North Carolina want to set up a Nativity Scene on the front lawn of their capitol building, do the rest of us have the right to tell them that they can't?

    We will never be free until we are "Many States (Nations) under (insert your preferred Deity here), bound together by common defense.
     
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    Strength and happiness are to be found in a community of equals bound together by their dedication to the common good and general welfare and willing to crush every threat to their union even if the threat is internal. The members of the community are subjects not sovereigns. The owe allegiance to the community and violate their duty at their great peril.
     
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    Yep and those republicans are still against states rights.
     
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    If 1% Muslims want to set up place for worshiping on the front lawn of North Carolina's capitol building, do we have the right to tell them no? After all it is freedom of Religion, not from religion. Lets just allow any deity do whatever the fuck they want on public property.
     
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    If we let one religion we have to let em all.
     
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    Silly person that is not how it works in the US, it has to be Christian as the US is a Christian nation. Any others need to be quiet before the rest of the nation starts to hunt them down and convert them by any means possible.
     
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    that is the way it is supposed to work in the USA. But we are far from as perfect as we seem to think we are.
     
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    Why convert. Just get that wood ready for witches and warlocks.
     
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    They will just turn you into a toad.
     
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    I thanked you for that OP however I want to take it a step farther, not only have we seemed to have abandoned the 10th Amendment and ceded a lot of the States powers to the Federal govt. but we have completely ignored the 9th Amendment, government at any level can be a tyrannical power and the 9th states.....

    "The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people"

    Smoking a joint in the privacy of one's own home or having gay sex between consenting adults should not even be brought to a vote, as Jefferson said ....

    "A democracy is nothing more than mob rule, where fifty-one percent of the people may take away the rights of the other forty-nine".
     
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