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Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 9, 2013 - 09:50am PT
You do know that the Declaration of Independence has no legal authority in the United States?

The governing document is the Constitution.

Not a single mention of a supreme being.



Why didn't He put his name in there somewhere? Was He just being modest?


(If you look hard enough, you'll find some negros in the painting. Apparently they are Americans also!)
Dr. F.

Big Wall climber
SoCal
May 9, 2013 - 12:17pm PT
"all men are created equal...ENDOWED BY THEIR CREATOR with certain unalienable rights..."

My creator was my MOM, life comes from life, remember
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 9, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
Of course
philo

Trad climber
Is that light the end of the tunnel or a train?
May 9, 2013 - 02:44pm PT


http://www.addictinginfo.org/2013/05/09/bleeding-ex-girlfriend-shooting-target-at-nra-conference-promotes-violence-against-women-image/

Bleeding Ex-Girlfriend Shooting Target At NRA Conference Promotes Violence Against Women

Well they did take down the bleeding Obama target. Those wascally NRAnutz.
mechrist

Gym climber
South of Heaven
May 9, 2013 - 03:04pm PT
ah, come on... that's just good clean Merkin fun.
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
May 9, 2013 - 04:44pm PT
i understand your confusion since you apparently believe government created everything

you've still got it wrong, The People constituted the government

I understand that may still be too relative for you, but it is an important point... it's a consensus building process, not something absolute.

The People could decide to re-write the Constitution, too, there's nothing which prevents it from happening, no provision that says it cannot happen, and at least some of the authors of the current Constitution thought it should be re-written every couple of decades or so...

The Constitution replaces the Articles of Confederation, which was the initial effort to constitute a US Government, BY THE PEOPLE, which found that document to be inadequate to the task.

Why not re-write it again, in a modern context, and remove the confusion over what the "intent of the founders" was... their intent is in the preamble that I quoted above... and if what they wrote doesn't address the those "intents" in terms of contemporary issues then perhaps it's time to re-write it so that does.
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 9, 2013 - 05:13pm PT
The Constitution replaces the Articles of Confederation, which was the initial effort to constitute a US Government, BY THE PEOPLE, which found that document to be inadequate to the task.

The most significant inadequacy of the Articles of Confederation was that the federal government could not raise money.

The Framers created the Constitution to give the federal government more power, specifically the power to tax.

And yet today we see teabaggers dressed up in colonial costumes, waving copies of the Constitution around and ranting about how federal taxes are unconstitutional.

Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
May 9, 2013 - 05:16pm PT
And yet today we see teabaggers dressed up in colonial costumes, waving copies of the Constitution around and ranting about how federal taxes are unconstitutional.

Leeches on society.
jstan

climber
May 10, 2013 - 05:07pm PT

The National Rifle Association is holding its 142nd annual meeting in downtown Houston this weekend. Here are the scheduled events:

FRIDAY, May 3
12 p.m.: Welcoming introduction video from President Obama

12:30 p.m.: Security forced to hold back squealing teenage girls in attendance as Wayne LaPierre takes stage

12:35 p.m.: Quick joke about how everyone in attendance must have passed a background check to warm up the crowd

1 p.m.: Most unconscionable words you could ever imagine met with enthusiastic cheers from thousands of people

3 p.m.: Remembrance of the victims of Sandy Hook with an extended moment of loud, scrambling excuse-making

6 p.m.: Reasoned, level-headed debate on whether the Second Amendment continues to hold relevance

SATURDAY, May 4
11:40 a.m.: Man whose face and name will someday be plastered across news websites and televisions across the nation approaches convention registration table

12 p.m.: Performance of ³God Bless America² using guns with variously pitched discharges

4 p.m.: The 46 senators who voted against last month¹s defeated gun control bill collect their winnings

5 p.m.: One-hour triage break to treat afternoon gun wounds

6:30 p.m.: Beaten, tied-up gun control advocates Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) lowered from roof into ravenous audience

8 p.m.: NRA/anti-NRA protest groups mixer

SUNDAY, May 5
 a.m.: Psychological counseling booths open to let gun enthusiasts talk out their deep-seated emotional problems

11 a.m.: Kids Korner workshop featuring popular Decorate Your Own Human Silhouette Target station

12 p.m.: Crowd treated to free T-shirts fired from fully automatic T-shirt cannon with high-capacity magazine

1 p.m.: Intensive five-hour town hall discussion on mental health reform

6:30 p.m.: Man who threatened to murder the President of the United States gives rousing speech to attendees

7 p.m.: Attendees leave convention knowing they have done their duty to protect the freedom of the American people
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
May 10, 2013 - 07:37pm PT
Always nice to see when a senior and "wizened" member of our community shows restraint and moderation rather than post hateful and deliberately inflammatory ridicule that exhibits little compassion for victims of tragedy.
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
As opposed to rabidly promoting the status quo that directly results in 1000 gun murders a month

Somehow I doubt the victims or their families feel that supporting the status quo expresses much compassion for them.
HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 08:55pm PT
TGT asked
Why is it that a city with gun laws so strict that you literally can't see one in a museum

http://www.dnainfo.com/chicago/20130508/downtown/ban-on-displaying-guns-at-city-museums-should-be-lifted-ald-burke-says

has one of the highest murder rates in the country?



It's almost as if the city doesn't exist in a perfect bubble where banning guns stops them from being bought elsewhere and then brought into that city.
TGT

Social climber
So Cal
May 10, 2013 - 08:57pm PT
More like the overabundance of a violent gang and criminal based culture.


HighDesertDJ

Trad climber
May 10, 2013 - 09:03pm PT
Quick let's let them buy guns!
Dave Kos

Social climber
Temecula
May 10, 2013 - 11:02pm PT
C'mon TGT, just say it...

IT'S THE NEGROS!
jghedge

climber
May 10, 2013 - 11:13pm PT

"More like the overabundance of a violent gang and criminal based culture."

Whom the Gun Nuts are arming.
jghedge

climber
May 22, 2013 - 09:31pm PT


Terrorists Open Fire With Assault Rifles In London; Dozens Murdered

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/23/world/europe/london-attacks.html


In an attack that raised new fears of terrorism in Britain, a man walking near a military barracks in south London on Wednesday was rammed by a car and then hacked to death by two knife-wielding assailants, according to witness accounts carried by British news media.

The two suspects were shot and wounded by the police, officials said, and were in a hospital under police guard, one in serious condition. One of the men shouted “Allahu akbar,” or “God is great,” as the attack proceeded, government officials said.

Mr. Cameron, at a news conference at the Élysée Palace in Paris, said the killing was “an appalling murder” and “absolutely sickening.”

TradEddie

Trad climber
Philadelphia, PA
May 22, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
They won't get it, why bother except for amusement?

TE
pud

climber
Sportbikeville & Yucca brevifolia
May 22, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Credit: pud
Norton

Social climber
the Wastelands
May 22, 2013 - 10:42pm PT
is that a Bushmaster assault weapon, Pud?

all those things look the same to me, just asking

like the Bushmaster that Adam lanza used to slaughter 20 third graders?

that why you posted the pic, to show your disgust with the ease that ass holes like him get them?
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