“So anyone who votes needs an ID - so someone cannot vote under someone else's name in person. That is voter restrictive?”
Cacey on Aug 23, 2013 at 17:38:33
“I have no idea how your state's voting used to work or works now, but I've been voting since I was 21 in 1964 and have lived in a number of states. In every state, all that was needed was the fact that my signature matched the singature on file from when I registerd to vote. And I'll tell you that over time my signature has changed much less than my looks. Photo Voter ID is the fraud.”
MQuick on Aug 23, 2013 at 15:30:34
“It is if someone pickpockets you a few days before voting day. Or if you don't have a copy of your birth certificate sitting around, or maybe were never issued one, and can't get the "correct" ID without it. If all you want is to confirm someone's identity, what is wrong with student ID?”
“The issue is how the criminals are getting the weapons. If they have a record they will not be able to buy it through a store - online or in person because in both cases they will have a background check performed. The only way a criminal with a record, will obtain a weapon is through either a straw purchase - someone else buying and then selling it to the criminal all the while fully knowing that the person they are selling to is a criminal and should not own a weapon - or theft. So, YOU are incorrect in thinking that the NRA is for criminals obtaining weapons since the criminals obtaining weapons either through theft or straw purchases are already committing acts which are against the law.”
“I have read it and it says"General Welfare" not "Common good", does it not? Tell me how "general" which is not all encompassing, suddenly becomes all encompassing (to you and you compatriot)? Do you see it also says, "secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity". Tell me what Liberty means to you? To me, it means we are Free to do what we want, we are Free of unwarranted taxes, and unconstitutional laws. At the same time it means we are responsible for ourselves and our actions.
We are a Republic, per the Constitution,Article 4, Section 4:
Section 4 - Republican governmentThe United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.
You assume I am a member of the Tea Party.
You assume incorrectly. I am not a member of the Tea Party - who you say was put together by the Koch brothers - which I have read is just a conspiracy theory. Much like you accuse of many Tea Party people of having.
I am for Liberty. I am for doing whatever the hell I want to as long as what I am doing is not physically harming another individual with no provocation. I believe people have become unreasonably sensitive and emotional instead of taking an analytic approach to people with guns. I see a lot of these Laws”
“So many people confuse being prepared for paranoia. It is not paranoia at all. It is a thought process, a mind set, that most often is developed by people who feel they are responsible for their own well being and do not wish to rely on the State or some other person to tell them what they should or should not be doing next. this mind set is also very common in Veterans of our armed forces.
Do you have a generator at your house if you lose power? Or a flashlight? Or candles? Just expand on that.
Just because one man takes extreme actions does not mean all who own guns are the same. Generalizations like that are ridiculous. All people of color are not involved in gangs are they?”
takawalk on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:57:56
“Common sense isn't common, but if I were to judge by this one comment, I would come to the conclusion that you are a uncommon person. Good post.”
lwolfmccall on Aug 6, 2013 at 16:29:20
“Speed ,just bringing you up to date.charlie knows everything
about everybody,he is "The Percent",so unique,so special,
so ,well so so.Yes he is beyond all of our small numbers.
To use facts,or common sense will simply not do with
"The Percent".Beware and take care,for we simple minded
law abiding citizens,who did their time in the military and
dare I say it ,own a gun are the 47%.Come on HP stay neutral.”
“Find me "common good" in the Constitution. I'll save you the time and the heart ache. It's not there. The only arguable similar phrase is "general welfare". That does not equate to the violation of the rights of a few on some rich politicians whim.
"Jamestown to Plymouth"...Jamestown effectively ceased to exist upon the move of the Colony's Capital to Williamsburg and Plymouth was absorbed into Massachusetts Bay Colony - both before 1700. The phrase "United we stand divided we fall" was part of The Liberty Song ~1760's. None of that has anything to do with "common good".
Common Defense? Sure, hence the name of our country, you know, The United States of America. United, States. It is the defense against an enemy, common to us all.
Then there is this thing called the Bill of Rights.
What is your point?”
“It's not "common good". It's for the people by the people... There is no "common good". We are a Republic, where the Rights of one can and does outweigh the want of many.”
StephenBP on Aug 7, 2013 at 07:41:28
“You are not making any sense.
Here is the preamble to the Constitution. Why don't you read it a few times and see if you can understand that it is about a group of people working together for their common good.
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.
As Benjamin Franklin said,
"We must indeed all hang together, or most assuredly we shall all hang separately."
Here is a hypothesis for you to consider. What if billionaires like the Koch brothers were using their vast wealth and education to play you like a fiddle.”
geronimo11 on Aug 6, 2013 at 09:29:12
“Please reread that constitution that you are waving around. And perhaps a course in American history might get you back on the right track. From Jamestown to Plymouth and the founding of this nation, the common good and common defense took the utmost priority, as in "United we stand, divided we fall".”
lwolfmccall on Aug 6, 2013 at 09:29:04
“Speedoften,great post,FANNED and thank you,for the Facts.”
“The commissary does not save money - instead of sales tax there is a fee... The costs are very similar to out in town, but the selection is often much larger.
The Pentagon does not pay for all housing costs. Military who are authorized to live out in town - (Navy) E5 or E4 over 5 years, or married, receive Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) which is based on the cost of housing for the zip code that unit is home based in. So of course someone working in DC where the cost of housing is high will get a significant amount of money for housing. While someone based in an area with a lower housing cost will get less.”
“I believe more research is needed by Mr. Wood into how much a Reactor Operator in a civilian nuclear reactor plant makes. Military Nuclear Operators do not make that much money, so to say we are all over paid is ridiculous.”
“lol, do you have any proof what so ever about what you are talking about? Since it is pretty widely known that the number of guns owned by law abiding citizens has increased and the actual crime rate has decreased. There is no "macho deficit". There is only realism. Gun control will not stop a mass murderer if he acquires guns that are not his - and if you take away the guns he will find another way - be that by suicide vest or whatnot. Your average criminal does not care about what is legal or not - they will still be packing, and they will not show remorse or mercy.
This is not some society that has reached some "higher level" where violence is unheard of. If that were the case no one would need a gun except for those who wish for hunting and target shooting.
Your only option to keep you and your children from becoming a victim, is to level the playing field, by obtaining a gun, and learning how to safely protect yourself and your children, and then teaching them when they become a responsible age.
I've seen enough gang banger shootouts to realize this. They don't care about anyone else. There is no greater good, it is only "me, me, me" for them.”
“Teachers are not the parents of the students. If the kids understand they are there to learn and not play all day they would learn. It is the parents job to raise the children and teach them right from wrong. The teachers job is to teach the material - math, sciences, reading, what have you...”
“Do not confuse Law abiding gun owners such as those in the NRA and other gun rights organizations as those who are criminals.
That is the biggest issue with what you have posted.
It's not that Law abiding gun owners want to shoot people - we don't at all. There just is only so much so far you can go with people who have no respect for others, and for the Laws we live by.
Guns can make you safe - because guns in the hands of Law abiding citizens are a proven deterrent.
It is part of human kind that we have people who do bad things to others. Laws do not prevent that - Laws are not a deterrent. Laws are used to prosecute those who have done those bad things after the fact.”