Remove the tax incentives from marriage and this whole argument goes away. The state ought to have no say in marriage. Talk about an intrusion into our personal lives.
Leave it up to two consenting adults (or 3, or 4, or whatever) and their church.
February 25, 2013 at 4:19pm
on the contrary, all rights are absolute. Our rights are bestowed by our creator (or, if you are an atheist, they are naturally-occuring).
However, I do not prescribe to the incorporation doctrine. The bill of rights was written to limit the Feds, not to limit the states. If Kolorado wants to limit the rights of it’s citizens, that is between the citizens and their State government. The gentleman in this case should not have had standing to sue.
He could have sought to get a CCW from a state that recognises Colorado’s CCW. Or he could just accept the fact the people of Colorado can govern themselves as they see fit.
February 21, 2013 at 11:27am
How on earth did you get “everyone should be strapped at all times” from what she said? She gave an example of how gun free zones don’t work and ultimately allowed rape and murder to happen.
December 28, 2012 at 9:26am
Twice as many people die from falling as they do from guns? Three times as many people die in car crashes than they do from guns? This is outrageous! It is time we do something about this epidemic! Ban gravity! Ban automobiles!
And we license and test for cars. The cars are required to be inspected, the drivers trained with proof of training. And they still kill more children than firearms.
Quote "The stats from 2009 show that homicides totaled 16,799, with 11,493 of those attributed to guns."
I do not believe the CDC differentiates between Justified Homicide and Murder. So if a cop or civilian shot a criminal, they would be part of those stats.
There -IS- only ever one reason to take firearms from a free People~!!
An armed society is governed...
An unarmed society is ruled...
SLAVES DON"T OWN GUNS ~!
December 21, 2012 at 9:31am
so why is there an ad running on this website paid for by the Mayors Against Illegal Guns Action Fund that tells me to tell President Obama and Congresss that I demand a plan to end gun violence? Are you really taking money from Bloomberg?
I have a screen shot of it, if you’d like.
December 18, 2012 at 2:24pm
November 7, 2012 at 10:44am
Mr Trump, we were never intended to be a democracy. We have been moving that way for quite some time and for all intents and purposes we are a democracy now. We were founded as a constitutional republic. The electoral college was set up to prevent idiots who want obama phones from being able to vote for whatever candidate will give them the most stuff. We’ve degraded our system to the point where whoever can promise the most stuff will win.
Let the states appoint electors as they see fit instead of having a popular vote determine it. Let the states appoint senators as they see fit instead of having a popular vote for it. Follow the guidelines in the constitution. It’s that freaking simple.
Don't despise, but instead think. Emotion is of the earth.
It's not hard to love what loves back, and it's a great thing to love who doesn't love you, and when that love is turned off, then you also stop learning.
The truth is that love is not of the earth, and is an aspect of the Lord that has to be actively pursued, and recognized. Love is a Heavenly thought that's above all else.
Sounds like you're smoking some weed there Tim old boy.
Emotion's are of this Earth? Well then that sucks for angels that they are unable to feel, love, happiness, joy, desire, and so on. Thankfully Eve ate the apple, because how would we experience joy with out the knowledge of pain? How would you appreciate a beautiful woman if you did not know what an ugly one looked like? I like freedom of choice and that's what God gave us.
I'm going to have to start copying Tim's comments and use them to write a book of sayings.
"Emotion is of the Earth." "It's not hard to love what loves back."
The silver-ponytails will eat it up.
November 1, 2012 at 2:27pm
This is outrageous. This ought to be appealed until it is overturned.
What if the two druggies had found the cameras and destroyed them? Would they have been charged with destruction of government property?
September 18, 2012 at 12:19pm
September 7, 2012 at 2:17pm
To finish my last thought (I ran out of space) – I don’t like the idea of drones being used on U.S. citizens. I don’t like the idea of drones being used to monitor U.S. citizens. But I wouldn’t call the Soldier who uses one a coward. It is an impliment of war and ought to be used as such. Having drones used on U.S. Citizens (for any means, lethal or intelligence gathering) is a completely different subject.
September 7, 2012 at 2:15pm
I’m sorry, but this comment is just ridiculous and I can’t let it go. Using a drone as a mechanism of war is cowardly? First of all, war is supposed to be hell at best. It is supposed to be fought as ruthlessly as possible to bring the enemy to their knees as quickly as possible to bring about a peace and the end of this terrible thing we call war. Qualifying something as cowardly or brave shouldn’t be criteria for whether or not we use a weapon system. Lethality, survivability, and cost should be qualifiers, to name a few.
But lets say we do want to qualify as cowardly or brave. Why do you call it cowardly? A drone is simply a weapons delivery platform. I assume you call it cowardly to use it because the operator isn’t in any danger when he employs it, right? Most artillerymen aren’t in any danger when they employ their weapon systems too. They never see the effects of the munitions they put down range. What about a helicopter pilot that engages insurgents? Often this is done from afar without the pilot himself being directly threatened. What about a tank crew, surrounded by 70 tons of armor and some of the most advanced fire control systems in the world.
Using a drone or a helicopter, an artillery piece, or a tank limits the amount of risk our Soliders are exposed to. Does that make them cowardly? Does riding in heavily armored vehicles to prevent shrapnel from IEDs from ripping through their flesh make them cowardly?
September 6, 2012 at 12:30pm
The two best cabinet picks ever:
1) Jack Bauer for Secretary of Defense
2) Chuck Norris for Secretary of State
I dare you to come up with two better ones. Also, just as a disclaimer up front, I don’t want Keifer Sutherland for SecDef, I want JACK FRIGGIN’ BAUER!
September 6, 2012 at 12:03pm
I don’t know what about the syntax he has to regret. He said and conveyed what he believes. I wish he regretted the context. I wish he believed individuals were responsible for their own successes and failures. I wish he believed in rugged individualism instead of a cradle to grave nanny state that robs people of their dignity by encouraging them to accept the status quo rather than improve their lot in life.