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Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage

There are 201864 comments on the www.cnn.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Judge overturns California's ban on same-sex marriage. In it, www.cnn.com reports that:

A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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Big D

Modesto, CA

#182645 Mar 5, 2013
Brandon Rhoades wrote:
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This is not a republic, it is a democracy. Your vote is just a suggestion for the appointed official. How and when this changed from our founding fathers, I am not sure and do not really care as it is futile.
Actually we are a democratic republic, look up the phrase democratic republic in the dictionary and look at the first example given.

The whole popular argument that we are either a democracy or a republic are both wrong, we are both, always have been.
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#182646 Mar 5, 2013
akpilot wrote:
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We didn't expect you to understand, critical thinking is a difficult thing for you.
But you keep your head in the sand.
BTW, since you agree Article V isn't made up, perhaps now you could read it. Then we could discuss how it was violated during the drafting of the 14th Amendment.
If we ever get you educated that far, which is highly doubtful, we can then discuss the use of martial law during the ratification when the vote didn't go the way they liked the first time.
We've had this discussion before. It's over with, dickweed. The 14th Amendment is not going away, and you can squawk about Article V all you like.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#182647 Mar 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Actually we are a democratic republic, look up the phrase democratic republic in the dictionary and look at the first example given.
The whole popular argument that we are either a democracy or a republic are both wrong, we are both, always have been.
Agreed...good point.
BrassO

Covina, CA

#182648 Mar 5, 2013
So why do you think they did it that way?

Was there a plan behind all this?
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182649 Mar 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Agreed...good point.
Thanks

That whole argument always bothered me,“we are a democracy, no we are a republic!”

We are a democratic republic, we are practically the definition of a democratic republic.

And we would not be a nation I would want to live in if we were only one or the other, as either of them alone is terrible in one way or another.

We are not perfect, far from it, but as a representative democracy and a republic, it is tolerable.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#182650 Mar 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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Thanks
That whole argument always bothered me,“we are a democracy, no we are a republic!”
We are a democratic republic, we are practically the definition of a democratic republic.
And we would not be a nation I would want to live in if we were only one or the other, as either of them alone is terrible in one way or another.
We are not perfect, far from it, but as a representative democracy and a republic, it is tolerable.
It also allows us to debate the issues of the day, as we do here. Whether agree, disagree, or agree to disagree, we're fortunate to be able to do so. Now back to the show.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182651 Mar 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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It also allows us to debate the issues of the day, as we do here. Whether agree, disagree, or agree to disagree, we're fortunate to be able to do so. Now back to the show.
I thought the rule was you either agree with me or you are a troll ( chuckle )
Frankie Rizzo

Los Angeles, CA

#182652 Mar 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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It also allows us to debate the issues of the day, as we do here. Whether agree, disagree, or agree to disagree, we're fortunate to be able to do so. Now back to the show.
Like many on-line here, I too was molested by my uncle at an early age. But I don't continue to cry and bellyache about it. I'm a man and have put those events behind me.
You should do the same, turd4brains.

Since: Nov 12

Elk Grove, CA

#182653 Mar 5, 2013
Frankie Rizzo wrote:
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Like many on-line here, I too was molested by my uncle at an early age. But I don't continue to cry and bellyache about it. I'm a man and have put those events behind me.
You should do the same, turd4brains.
Are you hoping that people on your same low level will not notice that the person you are trying to impersonate always posts from Union City? How's it feel to be an ass? I guess we can ask your uncle.
chris

Murrieta, CA

#182654 Mar 5, 2013
Obama's planning a war against the people, so he can start the new world order, Don't fall for it. http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtrut...
Xavier Breath

Hoboken, NJ

#182655 Mar 5, 2013
chris wrote:
Obama's planning a war against the people, so he can start the new world order, Don't fall for it. http://www.theforbiddenknowledge.com/hardtrut...
Obviously, YOU sure fell for a hot, steaming pile of it.
McMansions

Covina, CA

#182656 Mar 5, 2013
More trash being to be sold before all HECK breaks loose in the housing market, China falls then the USA.

More fees or taxes will cause sever harship.

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#182657 Mar 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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I thought the rule was you either agree with me or you are a troll ( chuckle )
Cute.....That's usually what the lefties say.(Smirk).:)
RiccardoFire Jr

Los Angeles, CA

#182658 Mar 5, 2013
Anybody seen my Pop? Last week he left by Greyhound to West Hollywood with a box of tube jelly and we haven't heard from him since.
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182659 Mar 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Cute.....That's usually what the lefties say.(Smirk).:)
actually I always get that crap from the right

goes both ways, net thing

“Vita e' Bella.”

Since: May 12

Location hidden

#182661 Mar 5, 2013
Big D wrote:
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actually I always get that crap from the right
goes both ways, net thing
Fair enough Big D.:)
REALLY

Murrieta, CA

#182662 Mar 5, 2013
Big D

Modesto, CA

#182663 Mar 5, 2013
Pietro Armando wrote:
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Fair enough Big D.:)
We live in divided times, I wish it wasn’t like that.

When I was young, raised as a Republican, my parents looked at democrats as fellow patriots that loved this country, but had some ideas that they somewhat disagreed with, and vice versa.

Today we live in a time where the other side are not considered patriots at all, are enemies of the country.

It is getting close to like it was before the Civil war

I wish it wasn’t like that

( and I know I am part of the problem too )

The media isnt helping, it is making it worse.
McMansions

Covina, CA

#182664 Mar 5, 2013
Another dictator has bitten the dust
Randy -Rock- Hudson

Wooster, OH

#182666 Mar 5, 2013
Xavier Breath wrote:
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...and how many degrees do you have?
I hold 2 degrees, sir, Astrophysics and Chemical Engineering. Et toi ?

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