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  •  Semantics meant to hide YOUR position. (0+ / 0-)

    I believe in Equity Under Law and the rule of law that is just.

    I believe in the expansion of our rights to all people, no matter, race, color or creed.

    I believe our government must ensure these things, not take them away because you want it.

    What I want is tempered by that goddamn piece of paper called the Constitution.

    Did not the majority, through the popular vote, ie referendum, vote to deny me said Equity Under Law?  Are you not now espousing the same tactic???

    Maybe you haven't reviewed what my State just did in January, The NYS SAFE Act denies me a right by decree, not by the "rule of law".  I am a recovered Alcoholic & Transgendered Woman, both are identified as "mental illnesses" and are part of who I am.  

    The "rule of law" would demand that I be found guilty of some crime BEFORE I'm denied the exercise of any rights.  Not so today.  I'm denied the exercise of a right by decree, not by a court of law and a jury of my peers, as would be the requirement in our constitutional republic.

    Soon you'll be telling me that "due process", as outlined in said document, does not mean "judicial process".

    Oh, wait, is that you Eric Holder???

    As for me "not liking democracy", that's a creation in your own mind.  The dangers inherent in the rule of the majority must be kept in check.  That is why we have a Constitutional Republic, not a democracy.  The masses can easily be led, to their own destruction or the destruction of minority rights.  The rights of the minority have throughout history, always been abrogated, never protected from the tyranny of "majority rule".

    I'll never support a plan that will deny the expansion of rights to all people, clearly you do.

     

    -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

    by gerrilea on Mon Apr 01, 2013 at 08:01:18 PM PDT

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    •  And you want the right to be world's superpower. (0+ / 0-)

      It's amazing how you managed to forget that among all your high ideals is your assertion of a constitutional right to have more arms than the USG.

      Whatever.  No amount of wanting reasonable things can take away from the fact that you wanting...the "I'd like"...is elevated to a constitutional right, where as what I want doesn't count for shit.  I don't care how benevolent a dictator you are.   And you call ME the tyrant.  What a pile of crap.

      The dangers inherent in the rule of the majority must be kept in check.
      Maybe.  But not by you or any other individual who makes "I'd like" into the final word.  

      That's not even "gun control". It's more like "massacre control".

      by Inland on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 08:57:12 AM PDT

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      •  Wow, just because I want it doesn't mean I'll (0+ / 0-)

        ever get it.

        It's just on my "wish list", that's all.  I wish to have that right, which by the way, I currently do, if I move out of NYS.

        ;0

        All joking aside, the point was that we were to be the government and it's enforcer...  That our government should not have any more arms than we do.  That was to be the "check" on tyranny.  Can't have a dictator if they don't have the force.  Another reason why our government was spread out and localized or "diffused".  The concentration of power is dangerous, always has been and always will be.

        -7.62; -5.95 The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite insane.~Tesla

        by gerrilea on Tue Apr 02, 2013 at 10:28:14 AM PDT

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