As Scalia dissented,"State laws against bigamy, same-sex marriage, adult incest, prostitution, masturbation, adultery, fornication, bestiality, and obscenity are likewise sustainable only in light of Bowers' validation of laws based on moral choices. Every single one of these laws is called into question by today's decision."
Whoa, I didn't know masturbation was illegal, but frankly if you were allowed to allow it, wouldn't it tend to cut down on all those other untoward activities. How does it negatively impact your life? Are liberals oversexed? If you could outlaw only one of te above mentioned activities, which would it be? Which one keeps you up at night? Did the Founders engage in any of them? Just how sticky do you think the pages of Scalia's personal Constitution are anyway?
CL, no one is overreaching more into society than the current crop of nasty, "tolerant" liberals now infesting Washington. Obamacare, as one example, shows that leftist politics is the sad, hollow religion for many liberals and abortion is their sacrament; a non-negotiable sacrament of death they must try to make everyone pay for. Liberals tells us constantly what food we should eat, what light bulbs we can buy, what size drinks we can purchase, what insurance coverage levels we must buy, shall I continue? No one wants in your pants, by the way; you sound like such a happy, well-adjusted and kind person. The sad few who might can do so all they want, but you and they should not demand a societal stamp of approval. You're free to do what you want now. Guess it's ok for goverment to overreach as long as your side's in power, huh? A man of principle, you are.
Elaine, my guess is that a debate between you and Justice Scalia would be like some people view life: nasty, brutish and short. Brilliant insight on your part, by the way.
To all, no one gets to overturn the Constitution and make it what they want. Hate to break it to my liberal friends who are pleasant and kind (and some not so nice liberals I will not befriend), some things are bigger than YOU. History didn't start with your arrival on the planet. Conservatives generally are trying to "conserve" what you hate and seek to destroy.
Obama has said in his own words and in his own voice that he is troubled the Constitution is a document of negative rights instead of a document that sets forth what the government can and should do on your behalf (look it up). That is asinine. Yes, the Constitution is protecting us from Obama and the notion of unchecked government power, which Obama wants, and I thank God the founders wrote it that way.
The thing you have to remember when you hear Antonin Scalia speak is that, really, he's a fucking idiot.
And yet, Scalia would have government going down in our pants. If that ain't overreaching....
He's right about the structure of our government. It was designed so that the government couldn't get a lot done.
That's a good thing. We don't want our government overreaching, and in general they don't and/or are incapable of doing so.
I'm glad the Justice was able to forgo his rant on masturbation, at least for the sake of the students in attendance.
TO the OTP , majority of those projects were voted on by black elected officials and some of these projects came under a black mayor and a black director who holds three positions ?, this what you get greedy leaders in this city black or white a rip off ,Not one white mayor let someone have three postions and im far from a bigot my freind stop turning things into black and white thats a cop out, Memphis need new leadership instead of the hand pick we got right now , give younger politicans a chance black or white Wharton is a lawyer and never made a good mayor for the county or city , Herenton was ok he did some goood things but fail in job creation ,Ive been in city along time and school system has failed us point blank find ways to educate those who are struggling dont give up and tell us to look at NEw York OTP im in Memphis Tn
It looks like we have a volunteer!
Bubbah, it's time you called your folks.
It may take a village to raise a kid, but lets be honest here, who wants to raise a kid to be the village idiot?
Well since OTP's diabolical plot to give the suburbs everything they wanted by constantly arguing against it has come to fruition, what's there to argue about.
How sad. No one seems interested enough to post on these articles anymore. To steal a line from Jim Nantz of CBS: A tradition unlike any other.....has come to an end.
The OTP said:
"We need to give Kroger tax and hiring credits for building superstores with in the areas of the city that definitely need them, not to a super store in midtown."
Did you know there are no national grocery chains with stores in the Detroit city limits?
Do you know why?
You are 100% right about the political shortcomings of the area. You hit the nail right on the head about all of those failed projects.
What you didn't do is acknowledge why those particular projects failed. All of the projects except one failed because they were not built or financed for the majority of Memphians. How many blacks own and need the use of a boat dock downtown? How many blacks needed the pyramid downtown? How many blacks give a damn about redbirds park, or for that matter, the redbirds? All of these projects were doomed to fail because they were not built for the majority of the population, but, for a few, many who don't even live in Memphis proper.
I have to withhold judgment on Crosstown because if done right, it has the potential to benefit all of Memphis, not just a select few.
Yes, we need political leaders that think outside of the box. We need political leaders that do not kow-tow to a select group of people, but to all, if not the majority of the population. We need leaders who will give tax breaks where it is needed, in the most impoverished and underserved areas of the city. We need to give Kroger tax and hiring credits for building superstores with in the areas of the city that definitely need them, not to a super store in midtown. We need leaders to re-calibrate the deal with the conservancy groups on Overton Park and Shelby Farms with people that are more attuned to the needs and wishes of the large neglected population and not just to the whims and wishes of a few. We need leaders who think first of being all inclusive instead of exclusive when it comes to the tax payers dollars. We need leaders who will demand that MLG&W, not just cover expenses, but, make a profit out of contracting services to non Memphis communities.
Btw, response, when was the last time you visited Memphis Schools? Memphis has very good schools, physical plants and all. It is not the fault of the schools that a certain portion of children won't learn, for they all have the opportunity to learn. If you think that Memphis schools are bad, visit some schools in Atlanta, Charlotte, New York, New Orleans, Chicago, La, Miami, Jacksonville, Birmingham, etc.
Response, your problem is that you are already bigoted to anything that has connotations of being run by and for blacks.
Carol chumney needs torun again. For county Mayor
To the old time player Memphis need good Paying Jobs period so that residents of this city will spend and do something to stop all this tax money from exiting every exit out of here , look around Red Bird park Fail ,Pyrimid Fail, The new boat dock and resturant on the river front Fail, Mud Island Fail Fed Ex form missing garage floor mata bus lane missing from the arena , My freind you blind poorest city in the south for its size Highest airfare in united states highest sales tax property tax high crime broken school system theft of 48 millon in items missing or should i say Stolen fom school , Yes Economic Empowerment for this city will work Politicans in this city have Fail the residents of Memphis , Sears Crosstown has line the pockets of the rich Cates family who appeared to be shady by hiding the fact they own the property you my freind couldnt get 15million with secrets and hiding things from any lender Wake up!
I like reading your posts, however, in your series of posts lately, you have ben wrong. On civics, you are definitely all wrong. I won't pull a, CHG, on you and go all into the writings of the founding fathers, but, this information is easy to access.
The main thing that most people get wrong about government is that they think the government is some entity, sitting on a lofty perch, far removed from reality. Of course the politicians want you to think this. The reality is, there is no entity called government that is far removed from the people, the, we the people, are the government. We, the people hold the ultimate power in our hands, our votes. Politicians serve at our pleasure, not the other way around. We, the people, have the power to demand laws, modifications, repeals, etc. If it is not done, we have the ultimate weapon with our votes. We simply refuse to re-elect that or those particular individuals. There is a saying that is true, the people should never fear government, the government should fear the people.
It is like Grove, you and others who put everything on corporate wishes. It is one thing that rings true, corporations can have all of the cash, but corporations don't vote, individual citizens do.
Not only do you get an F for content, but you get an F for not realizing that, we, the people, collectively can make the government do our bidding and if the government makes us do their bidding, we can and have the power to change that also.
That is why I gave you an F.
You should know, by now, I respect your opinion and thoughts. you have much to add to a conversation or to anyone's point of view. Still, an"f" in civics? Because I was correct?
I am reminded of a post I made earlier:
OTP: But, I had such good jibber-jabber.
TCM: Yes, and some of your jibber-jabber actually made valid points. It had nothing to do with the actual issues in discussion, but it was good jibber-jabber.
OTP: Don't I get points for that?
Take care in "cold rainstorm" 2013
You get another F in civics. The reason why this is a democratic republic rather than just a democratic government is because, the republic part guarantees certain rights that one is born with and cannot be taken away. If it was just democratic, then the majority could overrule any right. In a democratic republic, the guaranteed rights of individuals are not subject to a vote. In Roe v Wade, the case was based on the rights of privacy, a right that is enshrined in the constitution. So, what the people thought at that time did not matter.
The electoral college was instituted because of the balance, weighted by population, had to be made in presidential elections. The states, especially southern states wanted the president to be elected by the number o states won. The north argued that why should a state like Ms have as much weight in choosing a president than NY. You see this government was not made by the states, but by the people. So, the people's votes should determine who is president rather than states.
The reason for a tricameral government was to get away from the monarchy that they fought against. They were concerned that two much power concentrated into one entity was wrong. They also wanted an entity to deal strictly with laws, but, keep the money separate. The other part of this was that, even though George Washington was the most popular man in the nation, they still did not trust giving him (his office) total power. If they did that, it was the same as having a king. This is why the powers of the presidency has been limited. This separation also assured the founding fathers that no one institution could go wrong, away from the peoples wishes, without being replaced, thus, the house of representitives was specifically set up to be the peoples house. They were given the power of the purse and only allowed to serve 2 years before being subject to re-election. This was purposely don
e, to put them closest to the people and to allow the people to not be screwed too long under bad, previously enacted laws.
So, again, thecatsmeow, you have failed miserably in an effort to make things the way you want them to be.
"So, your whold theory is completely wrong in the real world. Try another tact!"
Quite simply, nope.
The founding fathers instituted the electoral college, because might, of the majority, doesn't always make right. Likewise they instituted tricameral government partly for the same reason. When Roe v Wade was decided, it was decided against the "wants" of the American people of the time.
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