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View Diary: "Nowhere in the Constitution" -- Except in the Constitution's very First Section (135 comments)

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    puzzled

    We both know those are two different words. Often....too often....used interchangeably. The diarist takes his words at face value. You're arguing that he meant something different than what he said. Giving him the benefit of doubt, that he's a moron, and doesn't know the difference between the two words. That's a hard argument to dispute.

    •  The two words... (1+ / 0-)
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      puzzled

      for some reason the subject line disappeared.  The two words I was referencing are "should" and "can".

    •  CT (0+ / 0-)

      just likes to argue, since CT is usually the smartest one in the room.

      and yes, I've often thought, that CT thinks "I'm a moron."  

      Especially from the snide tone, about my "inadequate education, knowledge, or logical arguments."


      Which leads me to wonder, where do I get those things,
      if not from an adequately funded and staffed Education System?


      Thanks Kane in CA, for the support.
      But I usually just let it slide.  I freely admit I'm not the smartest one in the room.

      •  I only weigh in when you promote notions that (6+ / 0-)

        are clearly and provably not correct.

        Like the notion in this diary that the Patent and Copyright Clause gives Congress the power to control education.  That's demonstrably absurd.  Even Wikipedia could have told you that.

        I think that when you make arguments about what you think the Constitution means you should at least check out those notions -- even a Google search or two would help -- to see if anyone who really knows anything about constitutional law gives the ideas any credence whatsoever.  That's why I linked you to sources.  

        I am concerned about spreading false notions of the meaning and effect of the Constitution.  I think that's destructive, especially on a political blog like this, where the Constitution is often central to the discussion.  

      •  Well (5+ / 0-)

        This diary is a heaping serving of misinformation that would earn a high school civics student a D at best.

        Maybe you should stop whining and admit you've been deservedly schooled.

        "Well, I'm sure I'd feel much worse if I weren't under such heavy sedation..."--David St. Hubbins

        by Old Left Good Left on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 08:58:11 AM PST

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      •  In this case, coffeetalk is right, though (3+ / 0-)
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        Villanova Rhodes, andalusi, VClib

        I may have explained enumerated powers and the lack of force of the preamble at this point in history a bit differently, but otherwise, and especially as it comes to you misreading the Patent and Copyright Clause, I'm afraid you're wrong.

        No, you can't fix stupid. You OUTNUMBER stupid. -Wildthumb, 1/10/2013

        by newinfluence on Sat Mar 08, 2014 at 01:34:21 PM PST

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