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User Profile: Vash_the_Stampede

Vash_the_Stampede

Member Since: April 21, 2013

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  • April 25, 2013 at 3:20am

    Would still have had a shotgun with background check legislation. At least they really stuck it to them!

  • April 24, 2013 at 10:08am

    Right back at ya Susan.

  • April 24, 2013 at 10:04am

    LOL you’re so oppressed!

  • April 24, 2013 at 10:02am

    I hear he’s always accepting applications, and even if he doesn’t hire you right away he’ll keep you on file for like six months, which is pretty good in this market.

  • April 24, 2013 at 9:56am

    With the success of movies like The Hobbit and The Avengers it’s become clear that the fantasy genre is on the rise.

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  • April 24, 2013 at 1:06am

    I hear statements that basically follow this line of reasoning all the time:

    1) Most terrorist attacks are committed by Muslims, and
    2) therefore all Muslims should be presumed to be terrorists and have their rights abridged accordingly in order to ensure national security.

    Regardless of whether the conclusion is true or false, this line of reasoning is an obvious non sequitur in the strictly logical sense.

    More importantly, however, one of the foremost reasons that supporting such a conclusion is a bad idea is that in order to effectuate such a presumption, unless an individual offers up the information the government will have to try to guess a person’s religion based on their appearance, which will inevitably result in abridging the rights of non-Muslims. In addition, while many Muslims fit a certain stereotype, not all do, and therefore such rules will not just be unconstitutionally overbroad, they will not even be very effective. The standard for bypassing the first amendment, which prohibits government from making laws regarding an establishment of religion, is that the law pass a strict scrutiny analysis as laid out by the SCOTUS. Go find out what that means for yourself (not difficult to do with Google) and draw your own conclusions.

    To those who love to cite to 1984- Religious profiling aside, thought police anyone?

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  • April 24, 2013 at 12:14am

    I tried but I have no idea what you’re trying to say.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:57pm

    I’m an Eagle Scout and proud of it and somehow nobody has ever accused me of being a homophobe.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:55pm

    I came from this country. Stupid comment.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:55pm

    I’m a secular liberal and I don’t think that. I do think you’re an idiot reiterating a fallacious straw man argument that exists only to manipulate the ignorant and weak-minded.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:52pm

    You’re silly.

  • April 23, 2013 at 11:42pm

    Merriam-Webster defines bigot as: a person who is obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices; especially: one who regards or treats the members of a group (as a racial or ethnic group) with hatred and intolerance.

    Fox News gives bigots a broad audience on a regular basis. The Blaze is only expanding that audience with this article. It is the great American fallacy that just because multiple opinions on a subject exist they deserve credibility, respect, and/or facilitation.

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  • April 23, 2013 at 9:20pm

    @East

    I think they are huge mistakes and have set dangerous precedents both domestically and internationally.

  • April 23, 2013 at 9:18pm

    We do need cybersecurity, but we need the kind that targets offenders rather than abridges the rights of all.

  • April 23, 2013 at 9:17pm

    Positions which deserve derision are often met with it.

  • April 23, 2013 at 9:15pm

    Absolutist statements are often incorrect.

  • April 23, 2013 at 9:11pm

    Nothing requires schools to create or enforce such rules, but the question is whether they are allowed to do so. You comparison is therefore a red herring issue.

  • April 23, 2013 at 8:42pm

    No sane person can deny that words have influence. This was likely not a big deal but for some reason it is to The Blaze…

  • April 23, 2013 at 8:39pm

    Woah you have a first amendment right to free speech? Mind blowing.

  • April 23, 2013 at 8:34pm

    Very tough talk, but it’s not going to happen.

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