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  •  Being able to remember to parrot facts (1+ / 0-)
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    MichaelNY

    Doesn't mean intelligence.

    Women create the entire labor force.

    by splashy on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:15:44 PM PDT

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    •  as a current law student (3+ / 0-)
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      I guarantee you one who is simply able to parrot facts may be able to graduate, but will have a hard time doing so.

      ...better the occasional faults of a government that lives in a spirit of charity, than the consistent omissions of a government frozen in the ice of its own indifference. -FDR, 1936

      by James Allen on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 01:28:19 PM PDT

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      •  Applying the law to facts... (1+ / 0-)
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        catwho

        ....has to be a rigorous scholarly exercise, I agree with you.

        There is by it's very nature going to be a lot of complex, multi-layered logic that must be used in the study and application of law.

        I think in the case of these people in the republican party, they have been indoctrinated from an early age in these strange worldviews and are just not able to break free from them for any number of deeply embedded psychological reasons.

        My pet theory is that many of these people are afraid of contradicting how their parents raised them, especially if that worldview is coupled with a very strong religious component. To toss out the foundation you've been brought up with requires a strong sense of self and not a little bit of courage.

        "Pay no attention to that man behind the curtain!"

        by jkay on Fri Sep 28, 2012 at 02:15:26 PM PDT

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