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  •  Might makes right(s). n/t (1+ / 0-)
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    What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

    by happymisanthropy on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 01:57:56 PM PDT

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    •  But not arbitrary might (3+ / 0-)
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      84thProblem, Sinan, shaharazade

      We are talking about organized and limited remedies agreed on by the people and various organs of government, including in various degrees and modes legislatures, administrations, and courts. Thus the First Amendment limits both the power to establish a religion and to interfere with the practice of religion, and says that neither right overshadows the other. Then we have to work out in detail how to observe both rules at the same time, with remedies, and also how to observe many other rules that prevent one group's religion from infringing on other groups' rights, and provide appropriate remedies in such cases, too.

      Ceterem censeo, gerrymandra delenda est

      by Mokurai on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 04:56:51 PM PDT

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      •  Why not arbitrary might? n/t (0+ / 0-)

        What are you doing to fight the dangerous and counterproductive error of treating dirtbag terrorist criminals as though they were comic book supervillains? I can't believe we still have to argue this shit, let alone on Daily Kos.

        by happymisanthropy on Mon Apr 29, 2013 at 06:14:05 PM PDT

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    •  There is that right makes might thing (1+ / 0-)
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      shaharazade

      where political power is the ability to persuade and laws and rights are what show who has the power

      Corporations have apparently always known that the laws that apply to us don't apply to them, and yet they have persuaded us to accept our subservient position.

      I think that may be changing as we perceive that we have more and more laws taking away our freedoms, and fewer and fewer rights and get pissed off about it to where we feel obligated to challenge the current state of affairs

      Once we are all persuaded that the government is powerless to stop us if we all act together to redefine what is right and proper, that they can't stop and ticket everybody driving faster than 55 MPH, drinking and driving, not wearing seat belts, texting or smoking pot we get to where we begin to self regulate according to our own sense of what is right and proper and ignore their input.

      When we are right we are right and that gives us might.

      Live Free or Die --- Investigate, Incarcerate

      by rktect on Tue Apr 30, 2013 at 03:35:52 AM PDT

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