Pesky addendum though.<quoted text>
Republicans aren't perfect. Never claimed to be. Even if they don't have all the answers and there may be some truth in what you said - the ugly side of politics has to take a back seat when it comes down to the only two choices we have.
Otherwise, you become like Tenzing - wanting something that simply doesn't exist and then picking and choosing which side to root for. In his case, the worst of the two.
At least you aren't going in that direction.
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#838981 Jan 14, 2013
#838982 Jan 14, 2013
They had to go along with Obama to preserve the party - the only hope of bringing back some sanity over the next four years.
If Republicans had done nothing - even if it were the right thing to do - they would have been blamed for any and all consequences.
It is House Republicans seeking major reforms and addressing wasteful government spending meeting much resistance in the Senate.
#838983 Jan 14, 2013
nope. no handgun problem for LAW ABIDING CITIZENS.
Actually, for the amount of those legally carring hanguns, which is in the millions, the crime rate for handguns is rather low.
The criminals, gangs, cartels do not LEGALLY carry or BUY them.
Disarming the LAW ABIDING, just makes them easy prey.
How about we ban giving SSRI's to kids? 90% of shooters were on meds. Many more than one kind, causing hearing voices, suicidal urges, rage & anger.
#838984 Jan 14, 2013
While the function of judicial review is not explicitly provided in the Constitution, it had been anticipated before the adoption of that document. Prior to 1789, state courts had already overturned legislative acts which conflicted with state constitutions. Moreover, many of the Founding Fathers expected the Supreme Court to assume this role in regard to the Constitution; Alexander Hamilton and James Madison, for example, had underlined the importance of judicial review in the Federalist Papers, which urged adoption of the Constitution.
Hamilton had written that through the practice of judicial review the Court ensured that the will of the whole people, as expressed in their Constitution, would be supreme over the will of a legislature, whose statutes might express only the temporary will of part of the people. And Madison had written that constitutional interpretation must be left to the reasoned judgment of independent judges, rather than to the tumult and conflict of the political process. If every constitutional question were to be decided by public political bargaining, Madison argued, the Constitution would be reduced to a battleground of competing factions, political passion and partisan spirit.
Despite this background the Court's power of judicial review was not confirmed until 1803, when it was invoked by Chief Justice John Marshall in Marbury v. Madison. In this decision, the Chief Justice asserted that the Supreme Court's responsibility to overturn unconstitutional legislation was a necessary consequence of its sworn duty to uphold the Constitution. That oath could not be fulfilled any other way. "It is emphatically the province of the judicial department to say what the law is," he declared.
In retrospect, it is evident that constitutional interpretation and application were made necessary by the very nature of the Constitution. The Founding Fathers had wisely worded that document in rather general terms, leaving it open to future elaboration to meet changing conditions. As Chief Justice Marshall noted in McCulloch v. Maryland, a constitution that attempted to detail every aspect of its own application "would partake of the prolixity of a legal code, and could scarcely be embraced by the human mind ... Its nature, therefore, requires that only its great outlines should be marked, its important objects designated, and the minor ingredients which compose those objects be deduced from the nature of the objects themselves."
and so says the court in DC v Heller....
A constitutional guarantee subject to future judges’ assessments of its usefulness is no constitutional guarantee at all.
#838985 Jan 14, 2013
This is a battle, and it's one we must win. Before we can begin to get our country back we first have to rid ourselves of the liberal scourge. Hammers, rifles, Shotguns, what difference does it make? It's like Nike, just do it.
Since: May 11
#838986 Jan 14, 2013
I now its tough for you right whiners. Your party got in charge & left office with the worst economic conditions in 80 years.
I guess if I were such a party first person like most of you here, I would want to hide from that fact.
I also understand just how f*cking stupid you people are.
You claim Obama isn't fixing anything so you are so f*cking stupid that you think we are still losing 750,000 jobs a month with a shrinking economy.
He said combat troops out of Iraq & they are.
So if Obama did such a poor job how did he decimate & totally destroy the Republicans in the past election?
#838987 Jan 14, 2013
criminals, gangs, cartels seem to get all their guns through straw men in Arizona. all perfectly legal mind you. until you get caught.
#838988 Jan 14, 2013
Ebt cash helping folks drive...
$2.9 million in EBT fraud!
#838989 Jan 14, 2013
HEY ARSE, QUIT USING MY ADDY.
You don't speak for me at all.
WHAT A LOSER YOU ARE, HIDING BEHIND SOMEONE ELSE'S NAME, PLAYING PRETEND.
#838990 Jan 14, 2013
All get them in Arizona?
Apparently you've never been to Chicago, Detroit or NY .
Where is your proof or statistics?
Yeah, Fast & Furious, brought to you by OUR gov.
LOL. Yeah, they run to Arizona for them.
Apparently you know very little on the matter.
#838991 Jan 14, 2013
#838993 Jan 14, 2013
In 1980, Somalis were under the rule of a military dictatorship with a totalitarian government.
By 1990, residents were prohibited from gathering publicly in groups greater than three or four, fuel shortages caused long lines of cars at petrol stations, inflation had driven the price of pasta and paper currency notes were of such low value that several bundles were needed to pay for a restaurant meal.
Fast forward to 2012. A new political process of permanent democratic institutions has been established - a parliament consisting of Senators as well as a lower house; 30% of the National Constituent Assembly earmarked for women; and the President elected by a constitutional election.
So I'm not sure where you find fault fighting for freedom.
The government did retaliate recently against a resurgent stronghold and thousands of Somalis ended up pouring into the city's sports stadium to protest the truck bombing by the al-Qaida-linked al-Shabab with the Somali president, Sheik Sharif Sheik Ahmed, spoke at the rally, calling al-Shabab "religious thugs."
I certainly don't know all of the complexities going on in this country, but just from what I've read this morning I'm still not sure what you're talking about.
#838994 Jan 14, 2013
Feds charge 34 in Arizona gun buys for Mexico drug cartel
"Straw buyers have as much blood on their hands ... as the ones who pull the trigger," said Bill Newell, special agent in charge of the Phoenix ATF.
All of those indicted are U.S. citizens or legal residents.
The indictments reveal the relative ease with which citizens who have not been convicted of a felony can amass an arsenal of weapons.
For instance, according to the indictments, defendant Joshua Moore bought six AK-47 and similar rifles from a gun store in Prescott in 2009. Three days later, he bought two AK-47s from a gun store in Glendale. Seven days later, he bought 10 from the same store. Two days later, he bought five more there. Less than a month later, he bought 20 from the same store. Three months later, he bought 10 more from the Glendale gun store.
The purchases themselves are legal; nothing in the law prohibits citizens who pass background checks from buying long guns, such as AK-47s, or handguns. But authorities say Moore lied on federal firearms applications by declaring that he was buying the guns for himself when he was really supplying them to cartel front men.
Read more: http://www.azcentral.com/news/articles/2011/0...
Fast and Furious brought to you by....you.
#838995 Jan 14, 2013
Gallup: Dissatisfaction With Current Gun Laws Rises Sharply
In a significant shift in the public's attitudes from one year ago, 38 percent of Americans expressed dissatisfaction with the country's current gun laws, according to findings from Gallup released Monday.
Last year, Gallup's polling showed only 25 percent of the public were dissatisfied. Still, more Americans — 43 percent — are satisfied with current U.S. gun laws, although that's down from the 50 percent who expressed satisfaction a year ago.
#838996 Jan 14, 2013
When he country falls we have a black fall guy.
“Bullsh*% Detector Enabled”
Since: Dec 08
Brooklyn, New York
#838997 Jan 14, 2013
How is this Obamas fault?
#838998 Jan 14, 2013
Thats 53 rifles out of tens of thousands that have reached the cartels from all sorts of sources including the HNIC and Eric Holder , fact is obama has sold more guns legaly[and ilegaly]than any president in history and has killed more babys with drones than any psycho shooter in this countrys history , just pushin the ole agenda to try to disarm the american people , period!
Since: Sep 10
#839000 Jan 14, 2013
If the Constitution is so easy to understand, why were you so clueless about the function of Executive Orders??
First you said they were unConstitutional.
Then you walked it back and said they were only applicable to the Executive Branch.
Then I showed you some of Bush's 290 Executive Orders, and you folded your tent and ran away. LOL
You're not just stupid, you're a coward to boot!!
BTW, the only ones complaining about the SC is a handful of nitwits like you who throw hissy fits when things don't go your way.
Deal with it,, loser.
#839001 Jan 14, 2013
Compassion for our UNeducated 47%'ers....
Pay for college!!!!!
Improper PELL grant payouts:
$1 billion in 2011!!!!!
#839002 Jan 14, 2013
France recently tried a rescue in Somalia which failed.
US interventions overseas may be reduced or US will be in wars forever.
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