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  •  Then your position is legitimate because (0+ / 0-)

    you personally do not think your rights are being violated under the Constitution.  It would only be dubious if you thought otherwise but then edited your own opinion to copy whatever SCOTUS says.

    So what you seem to say is your opinion on this matter is superior to the (constitutional) means the nation adjudicates these disputes?
    Not everything is an opinion, first of all.  The facts about the behavior of this Court establish a pattern of partisan rulings targeted at determining the outcome of elections in advance in favor of one Party, and that is not a legitimate action of a judicial body no matter how you slice it.

    Secondly, since I am an individual human being with my own mind and am party to the constitutional social contract, my views are certainly more important in determining what policies and political activities I support than the arbitrary rulings of some body that lacks even explicit authority under the Constitution.  Especially when those rulings are not grounded in law but rather seek to replace the law with raw partisan power.

    Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

    by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 05:52:47 PM PDT

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    •  Again your opinions (1+ / 0-)
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      are strong, but that is all they are. And again, I do abide by the laws and rulings of the court. They are legit.

      he facts about the behavior of this Court establish a pattern of partisan rulings targeted at determining the outcome of elections in advance in favor of one Party, and that is not a legitimate action of a judicial body no matter how you slice it.
      Huh?
      •  Again, not everything is an opinion. (0+ / 0-)

        What I said in the quoted text was that the Court is not operating as a court of law, but a court of arbitrary partisan power in defiance of law.  It refuses to even be bound by its own logic, deciding one thing one day when it's convenient for the GOP, then the exact opposite the next day when it isn't.  One set of legal standards for cases where the GOP or its related organs is the defendant, another set for when they are the plaintiff.

        Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

        by Troubadour on Mon Jul 01, 2013 at 06:54:52 PM PDT

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        •  Please (0+ / 0-)

          This is just your opinion. You are entitled to it but it is a bit over the top.
          "the Court is not operating as a court of law"

          •  Again, not everything is an opinion. (0+ / 0-)

            And just because you say it's an opinion doesn't make it so.  I can say the Roberts Five is not operating as a court of law because their actions can be cited to justify the claim.  You, however, can only just keep repeating "that's an opinion" like some sort of magic mantra against the evidence.  What possible motivation can a liberal progressive have to so bend logic and reality in defense of the people responsible for so many politically-authored disasters in this country?

            Sign the petition to demand a law-abiding Supreme Court.

            by Troubadour on Tue Jul 02, 2013 at 09:17:07 AM PDT

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