Friday July 1, 2016
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"I'll never give up on our current form of government, ..."
You just did. And you have done so with every letter I have seen published in the Roundup over your signature. You have never expressed the slightest interest in upholding and defending the United States Constitution or the Arizona State Constitution, and you are therefore as responsible for the deterioration of our republican form of government as the men and women you excoriate.
We are incredibly blessed in this area to be represented at the State level by Sylvia Allen, Bob Thorpe, and Brenda Barton, and in the House of Representatives by Dr. Paul Gosar. We are incredibly cursed in Arizona to be represented in the Senate by Jeff Flake and John McCain, neither one of which has ever supported the U.S. Constitution any more than you have unless they were campaigning.
"For Obama to demand removal of guns from law abiding Americans when determined Islamic terrorists have, and will likely continue to attack Americans, demonstrates complete disconnect from reality on his part."
I believe it demonstrates giving aid and comfort to the enemy, which is the definition of Treason most foul.
Good letter, Gary; thanks.
While I agree with your thesis, like many people I worry about what might come out of an Article V convention. I am not yet convinced there are adequate protections to prevent the 2nd Amendment from being damaged, rather than enhanced, especially given the lack of integrity shown by the proponents of a disarmed population of serfs.
I doubt there can be any improvement to any law that would prevent a thug of a law-giver to say "Well, the First Amendment does not apply to the right of a baker to refuse service to a gay couple, and the Second Amendment does not apply to this gun or that gun, or this place or that place, or outside your home, or yada yada yada." See what I mean?
On the other hand, there is a simple clarification that makes a risky modification to the 2nd Amendment unnecessary: Legal, statutory recognition that the definition of "Militia" is all the citizens of a State between the ages of 18 and 45 years and anyone else who wants to be, and "well-regulated" means "well-trained," both of which are clearly the case from both existing law and the Founder's writings.
Other than that, statutory recognition that the Constitution and Bill of Rights means what it says would help, although since both the federal and State Constitutions are today routinely ignored by both the State and the federal government, I'm not sure what form that "help" would take.
Exactly right. Unfortunately, while your thesis seems fully justified, the problem is we don't know what came out at the trial or what prior police record either one of them had, if any. We don't know what elements of either was present that justified (or didn't justify) either verdict. I do believe the appearance of unequal justice is as damaging as unequal justice. Thank you for your letter.
I had no clue what you were talking about in your letter above, and I had no idea you were a wild-eyed flaming liberal. I still have no idea what you are talking about in your letter above, but now I know you are a wild-eyed flaming liberal because that is EXACTLY how smarmy, smug, self-important little liberal twerps response to legitimate discussion and criticism. I have never seen it fail.
In the future you might try responding in substance instead of being a smart-ass.
"Citizen's United" is one of the most ill-advised, anti-liberty, outrageous rulings to ever emanate from the Supreme Court. It is right up there with Wickard v. Filburn. But there is a reason for it of which most people are unaware: It is a force-multiplier favoring the advancement of the Marxist ideology. (It could be a force-multiplier favoring the advancement of a fascist ideology, but at the street level there is little difference between a Marxist regime and a fascist regime, and these days the ignorant suckers are buying Cultural Marxism.)
"Citizens United" was a ruling in favor of unrestrained oligarchy, pure and simple. We can waste all kinds of time arguing over whether it is a left-wing plot or a right-wing plot, but it is worth noting that most major corporate CEOs and high-level management vote left-wing whether registered as a Democrat or Republican.
But such labels in this case matters little: There is no fascism quite as vicious and oppressive as left-wing fascism at the street level.
So your only real argument is that we have already paid the federal income tax that our nation was founded to prevent (among other tyrannies it was founded to prevent), and therefore we should be required to continue paying for this boondoggle? I mean, after all, ObamaCare already covers these kids, so now we have to double-down on the enormous cost of ObamaCare, since no one can afford it?
Haven't you ever noticed how the "Progressives" (Marxist Mafia) always ram through a completely illegal boondoggle that everyone with a brain in the head warns will double, triple, or quadruple the costs of the service, and when the predictions come true (as they always do), the Progressives just double down and insist everyone be robbed to pay for another overpriced boondoggle on top of that?
Why are you advocating the destruction of our nation of liberty and personal responsibility, Raymond Spatti? What is it about the first nation in the history of the planet to place private rights (and responsibilities) superior to the arbitrary whims of wannabe kings and princes and neighborhood warlords that rankles you? Is it the fact that you, like all Progressives, cannot handle personal responsibility? Or is because you are chafing at the fact you cannot ascend to your rightful status as king, prince, or neighborhood warlord?
"Unfathomable to intelligent Arizonans," Ted? Well, it's not unfathomable to intelligent Arizonans, Ted, it is only unfathomable to you. But I won't lower myself to your level by explaining what means.
Perhaps you can explain why you want the Arizona legislature to pass Kidscare, which, like most boondoggles liberals want to pass cost us money, when the kids covered are already covered by ObamaCare you are so proud of. Could it be because, as the intelligent people warned you, no one can afford ObamaCare?
Leave it to liberals to force things through the legislature that don't work, cost tons of money, reduce the ability of everyone to pay their bills and make a half-way decent living, and when it costs an arm and a leg and still doesn't work, they force something else through the legislature that costs more and still doesn't work. You know, Ted, intelligent people know that doing the same stupid thing over and over again and expecting a different result is the definition of insanity ... or maybe just stupidity.
Never mind. You aren't worth the keyboard time.
You'd better be "just kiddin'..., Teddie. The only government I support is the one created by our sovereign States in compact in 1787 and which is their wholly-owned subsidiary, and which any State has the sovereign right to overrule when it acts in a manner contrary to the compact between the States that created it. It is you supporting the Manchurian Candidates, Teddie, and no insult intended because it might not be your fault, but you apparently aren't bright enough or educated enough in factual history to know it. That could be remedied, if you cared enough for the principles of liberty our nation was founded to preserve and protect, to do a little studying. But I doubt you do; otherwise you wouldn't be constantly advocating turning the United States into the United Soviet Socialist States.
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