“Did you know that the United States (along with a few others) never did sign the Geneva Convention, yet we do uphold it. I don't know why we didn't sign it however. Perhaps someone else could elighten me.”
“Maybe all of that is true but they still know there are very jobs out there. Just because many off us don't know the terms, we do know inflation and where our money goes. You don't need to be a stock broker or politician to know what hurts the most. Romney is an idiot. Maybe they are too young, but most are still voters.....what else needs to be said.”
“I'm not an Obama fan but I wouldn't vote for Romney if he was the only one running and I'm a Mormon which goes to prove there is a seperation between religion and politics. It's too bad the Republicans haven't got a real person instead of a wishy-washy wannabe.”
“The word caucasian refers to the causcas mountain range in what was formerly the Soviet Union. It has nothing to do with race.......it has merely been bastardized by the American tongue to mean "White" it has no meaning to that effect according to the encyclopedia though you might find it on wikipedia which isn't a factual source.”
LDF on May 3, 2012 at 15:57:55
“Well, I guess that means she was referring to the mountain range when she mentioned "caucasian."
“I understand Taxachussets has even higher taxes and fees..........another repub state no doubt. When you're rich, the fees don't matter that much, but when you're just barely making it, it's another story.”
dickvipp on May 2, 2012 at 17:48:59
“Mass a Republican state?!! Do you read much?”
helensbc on May 2, 2012 at 17:39:50
“UUUHHHMMMM Taxachusetts is where the Kennedy's hail, Rupub state indeed. Misinformed on fees also, most are on one time privlages, not on necessities, but YES we do have the hgihest taxes!!!”
“I paid 17%, Romney paid 13%, sounds like he has a better tax accountant, even thought I made considerably under his gross net earnings.”
lbpatt on May 3, 2012 at 08:57:27
“Apparently you don't know the difference between earned income and capital gains. An accountant can explain it to you. I paid a higher percentage than you, but I don' begrudge someone paying the current legal tax rate, I only begrudge those that don't pay at all.”
Llib Noswad on May 2, 2012 at 17:35:52
“Solution, earn more then get a better accountant.”
“To those who believe in killing rights (2nd ammendment) that was written many years ago and was intended to support a state militia. Polygamy was outlawed in 1860 but until then it was legal. Should we legalize polygamy because it once was?”
eaglespark on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:56:25
“"(The Second Amendment) was intended to support a state militia"
"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed." -Thomas Jefferson.
"The Constitution shall never be construed to authorize Congress to prevent the people of the United States, who are peaceable citizens, from keeping their own arms." -Samuel Adams, debates & Proceedings in the Convention of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, 86-87.
"Arms in the hands of citizens (may) be used at individual discretion...in private self defense..." -John Adams, A defense of the Constitutions of the Government of the USA, 471 (1788).
"The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them." -Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646.
"(The Constitution preserves) the advantage of being armed which Americans possess over the people of almost every other nation...(where) the governments are afraid to trust the people with arms." -James Madison.
"...arms...discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. ...Horrid mischief would ensue were (the law-abiding) deprived the use of them." -Thomas Paine.”
Patriot Henry on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:36:43
“We should legalize polygamy for the sake of liberty and the rule of law.”
eaglespark on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:22:53
“"To those who believe in killing rights (2nd ammendment)..."
No-- there is no "right to kill" in the Second Amendment. In fact, there is no "right" to commit crimes anywhere in the Bill of Rights or the rest of the Constitution. Your comment about Polygamy is illogical and irrelevant. Try again, please...”
Hutch on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:06:38
“Th right to own a gun will never be lost in this country......trust me.......Tell me ...what keeps out of control government at bay.....your happy thoughts or their promise to take care of you.? Could it be 500 million "registered" guns in the hands of free citizens? Read the Document...your whole "Miltia" arguement is liberal propaganda. Shake the hook loose before you end up in the boat.”
“Make it a crime to own a gun and most law abiding citizens will turn them in, especially handguns and assault guns/rifles. Ten years in prison and a $250,000 fine should do the trick. The second ammendment applied to the states to have a seperate militia not the individual citizen.”
olehippi on Apr 26, 2012 at 17:08:19
“The U.S. Supreme Court has said otherwise.”
Jerry Villano on Apr 26, 2012 at 15:15:12
“who do you think militias were made up of.."WE THE PEOPLE" who worked their farms, stores and built towns. Each family had weapons for many reasons..included criminals, wild animals, and the possible need for revolution if called for.”
bob555 on Apr 26, 2012 at 14:52:55
“And make it a crime to own a car too, cause they cause deaths. Also knives, hammers, any kind of lead pipes, ropes, shovels, and any other instrument that can be used to cause death.
Isn't a militia an assembly of people in a group or groups of a state, so the 2nd amendment a ply's, because they would have to be armed with something, which in this case is a gun. The group (militia) is made up of individual citizens coming together, or am I missing something here. Maybe YOUR militia would be armed with pillows.”
Joseph D Difusco on Apr 26, 2012 at 14:37:06
“You really think so? Make the 2nd amendment a "crime", and most Americans will just roll over and take it? I think you seriously underestimate how important this issue is to the 200 million law-abiding gun owners in this country. Most probably feel that too many of our constitutional rights and liberties have been trampled on already, and that once this one is gone, there's absolutely nothing standing in the way of them taking the rest of our freedoms. You also have a severe knowledge defecit concerning the purpose of the 2nd and the founders' intent.”
“So.........I profess my belief in christ, become a born again christian then go out and rape or commit murder I will still go to heaven is that what you're saying? Because if that's the way you believe I feel sorry for you. There are a lot of people talking about heaven that probably won't see it. Still you don't know much about the LDS religion do you? I USED to be a Baptist preacher........I WAS a born-again believer until I saw the light.....”
Phillyphan83 on Mar 22, 2012 at 16:14:15
“I think you absolutely missed my point. I'm not saying that if you become a Christian and do something stupid that you're still going to heaven. Paul wrote that whoever has a desire to sin after they become a Christian isn't a Christian at all. But if you do something before you become a Christian than you can still be forgiven and enter the Kingdom of God. I apologize for any confusion that my comment may have caused you. And btw even though I'm a born again Christian I would gladly vote for Romney over Obama even though he claims to be a Christian.”
“Yep, I had the same question a few years ago when a kid that worked with me was getting a 4.8 and his buddy a 4.6. When you do ALL the AP and IB programms and do WELL enough in them you get scored up. Go figure, but that's how it works. My eldest doesn't quite do well enough to bonus up so he averages out what he gets, but the second one does well enough for the gpa to bonus up. Not my system just the way it is.”