If you are too crazy to own a gun, you are certainly too crazy to be driving a car. An insane person can probably do a great deal more damage with a vehicle than he can with a gun.
September 14, 2012 at 5:34pm
Endorsement by any person or group does not constitute a law established by Congress. The Constitution was pretty specific for a reason. The problem is that some folks want to interpret government sanction as endorsement, that’s just plain WRONG. Various organizations, states and local goverments sanction a lot of things they don’t endorse. It’s called TOLERANCE.
September 14, 2012 at 5:13pm
Who’s Constitution have you been reading??
September 14, 2012 at 5:10pm
So when is someone in this country going to get the brass balls to speak out and tell the People, all the People, to read the Constitution for once and get it right. The Constitution’s first amendment says, “Congress shall make no law respecting the establishment of religion or PROHIBITING the FREE exercise thereof”.
First of all praying in school or anywhere else is not a LAW created by Congress and it can certainly be seen as the FREE EXCERCISE thereof. School districts are not congress and they can not pass any laws. If some folks believe the Constitution only applies to actions by the Federal Government then a local school is a state matter not federal. We need to take up a collection and get a high powered attorney to take a case to the Supreme Court and have them actually read the Constitution. If you don’t want to practice religion you are well within your rights to not do that, but you have absolutely no right to infringe on the free exercise of religion by others. Stand up America. Someone has to.
And than there is the 14th Amendment which incorporates the 1st Amendment to the States and the various court opinions that define and interpret the Establishment Clause. You guys seem to believe that their are only 10 Amendments and nothing else.
The incorporation doctrine as practiced by these modern, radical judges is an absurdity and a slap to our Constitutional Republic.
In 1947, Justice Felix Frankfurter examined the incorporation doctrine, in his concurring opinion in Adamson v. California. He stated that in the past 70 years 43 judges considered the breadth of the fourteenth Amendments applicability. These included judges that were present during the drafting and passing of the fourteenth Amendment. He said that of all those judges, only one indicated that the fourteenth Amendment was inclusive of the Bill of Rights, or formed a summation of it. The liberal's modern attempt to change the meaning of the fourteenth, has led to their Marxist agenda being able to be spread nationally by the single stroke of a judge's pen; without any consent, representation or debate by We the People.
That's nice colt, Frankfurter's opinion has been ignored and nor is it the holding of the Court.
The will of We the People and our States has been ignored by a Supreme Court that has made itself arbiter of our social, cultural and religious values. They have conferred upon themselves an unconstitutional expansion of Power to control We the People. They have aided Congress in unconstitutionally expanding their Power to extents never imagined by our forefathers, and have taken away from the People their right and power to preserve and guard their heritage and local customs. This Supreme Court has unconstitutionally assumed jurisdiction over areas it doesn't concern it. While they may interpret the Constitution, they may not add, nor take away from it. They may not assume new powers, rights or duties, nor enlarge them, especially without consent. Their role isn't to shape or form our nation, or to go against us. They are to support the Constitution, not implement a new meaning or understanding to it. Only the legislature through the Amendment process may alter it.
In a letter to Abigail Adams, September 11, 1804, Jefferson wrote:
"Nothing in the Constitution has given them [the federal judges] a right to decide for the Executive, more than to the Executive to decide for them... But the opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional, and what not, not only for themselves in their own sphere of action, but for the legislature and executive also, in their spheres, would make the judiciary a despotic branch."
@encinom: You're attempt to make a point assumes that you can invalidate the 1st Amendment; which you can't. 14th Amendment doesn't change the 1st Amendment, nor does it relate to this issue at all. Your liberal 'argument' is a red herring.
I believe you've misinterpreted Econim's argument. He's not saying the 14th Amendment nullifies the 1st, but that the 14th amendment makes the 1st amendment apply to the states, not just to Congress or the federal government.
September 12, 2012 at 2:57pm
If. U.S. Marines were still guarding our consulates and embassies none of this would have happened. You don’t hire a fox to guard the hen house. Now the Marines should land on the shores of Tripoli once more and show the world our backbone, that is if we still have one?
August 8, 2012 at 2:07pm
Being homosexual may not be a choice, but having same sex relations is definitely a choice. While it may be true that some human beings are genetically predisposed to attraction to the same sex, many others have been influenced by previous life events to accept and embrace the homosexual lifestyle.
I have known a number of so-called gay folks who started out practicing heterosexual sexual behavior and then for reasons known only to them, the chose to begin practicing homosexual sexual behavior. That was certainly a choice. Explain that?
Many heterosexuals prefer a celibate lifestyle and so can homosexuals, if that is what they ‘choose’ to do.
Bob, aren't you taking out of context what gays have told you about their sex lives?
Most, if not all USA gay males start out pretending to be attracted to the opposite gender because they discover at an early, early age that to do otherwise reaps condemnation, harassment, or even worse. As they get older and find others with the same feelings and become comfortable with their own sexuality, they 'come out of the closet'.
But, even today, most homosexuals in the USA are still in the closet and more than a few are married to the opposite gender and have children.
Because of the 'contempt' from Americans by those shown on this thread and because of the , bigotry, persecution, prosecution etc. towards homosexuals, most gays and bisexuals stay in the closets.
I have been shot 3 times and stabbed once simply because I am a homosexual. Every time I heard from my would be slayers epitaphs such as 'We are going to send you to hell well you belong'.
Is it any wonder why many, if not most homosexuals hide behind false marriages or celibacy?
June 22, 2012 at 3:43pm
It’s this kind of extreme behavior that creates homophobes and with good reason. You just don’t want to hang around people who behave this way. And then they wonder why people don’t like them or are supportive of their cause. Perhaps we need to ask their none gay supporters why they condone this type of behavior when they probably wouldn’t from their own friends and neighbors.
I do not want to hang out around this type of trash cuz they disgust me. That does NOT make me a homophobe. I am NOT afraid of them.
December 23, 2011 at 4:27pm
Did everyone miss the point? It is not about Jesus or Mormonism, it is about voting for president. The last time I looked the presidency is a secular office. We aren’t voting for a Pope or the Archbishop of Canterbury or for the Imam of Mecca. We are voting for President of the United States and he will have to serve Muslims, Jews, Atheists, Buddhist, Hindis, and all other religious groups. I belief in God is a good thing, but not essential to the Office of he President. Wake up, this is America after all.
May 10, 2011 at 12:24pm
The Miami Herald had the story. They said he said, “God is great” but since it was after the plane landed they didn’t think it was any organized terrorist threat just another nut job.
As a long retired Marine I will say that Marines stand up for this country, right or wrong. Marines aren’t Red or Blue, they are Green and they will always defend the rich, the poor; the intelligent, the ignorant; the naive, the boorish; the cowards, the brave; the saints, the sinners; and finally, the politicians and the smart and stupid people who elected them. Marines defend the Constitution and their country against enemies foreign and Domestic, not some political party or ideology. I can tell you that on the battlefield there are no Republican or Democrat Marines, or Christian, Jew, Muslim, or Atheist Marines. There are just Marines, pure and simple. As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be…. Semper Fi.
The problem here is that some joker is putting a label on his so called marine-ness, calling himself a prog. I agree with you that Marines have no real agenda, and as a former Marine, it makes me a bit vomitous to see any Marine prop himself up as any member of any side, at the same time calling himself both Marine and Progressive. Just as there were no atheists in foxholes, there are no Progs in the USMC. No squared away Marine would EVER call themselves a Progressive. Semper Fidelis, my brother, and the best to you and yours. If they were able to pack the gear in our beloved Corps, then they were our brothers, and never were they Progressive. We had a term for the ones that had agendas, political or otherwise, it usually had the word "bird" at the end of it and had a smelly beginning.