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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]If you can honestly say that you wouldn't want to kill someone who murdered your child, you're either a liar or a pussy.[/quote] Of course I would, but victims are too emotionally involved to be the ones to make that determination. Killing someone simply because we find something that p...
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]60 years > 2,000+ years? I disagree[/quote] The point is that if I and 99% of the population know what we mean when we use a given word, then for all intents and purposes that word means what we all think it means, even if it's not 100% historically accurate....
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]2. You and 99% of people don't know what true Conservatism means. It existed for over two thousands years before Barry Goldwater.[/quote] I understand it in the modern context, which is exactly what I think it is if myself and 99% of the population have a common understanding of what we me...
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]So is intentionally murdering people. People are using the words revenge and vengeance but no one is using the word justice. IMO, there is a difference.[/quote] So the best response to one tragic death is to commit another? ...
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]Western culture's view of the death penalty comes from the Judeo-Christian tradition. [/quote] Ok. It's still barbaric. Funny how conservatives don't trust the government to administer a food stamp program but they do trust it to carry out executions....
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]That, as human beings, we want vengeance. There are crimes so horrible and atrocious that the criminal, if proven guilty, deserves to be executed.[/quote] It's a barbaric practice and puts us in company with the likes of North Korea, Syria, and Iran....
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re: Justice Scalia: The death penalty deters crime. Experts: No, it doesn’t - Draconian Sanctions
[quote] What is?[/quote] Blood lust and a desire for revenge, of course...
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re: Weeks Spent at #1 (AP Poll) - Draconian Sanctions
subtle...
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote] You think marriage is a private contract? Really, or were you just using this as shorthand. [/quote] State sponsored and recognized contract between private citizens [quote]If you believe marriage is a just a private contract you not only misunderstand marriage, you fundamen...
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[quote] That's because I don't want there to be benefits or penalties for marriage...for anyone. I don't think government should need to have a say in marriage, heck, I don't see why they should even have to know if someone is married or not. In my idealized world, it's none of their business. [...
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]There was no need for the church to make this shift as a mechanism of protection of its own rights[/quote] I have yet to see the Church's rights being violated. The only rights that have been denied in the whole saga have been that of homosexual couples, at least until last Friday....
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]Well, if we can't get rid of the license all together, this is probably the next best thing.[/quote] It's amazing to me that some people would rather see the legal entity of marriage completely dissolved than for a certain minority group to be allowed to enjoy its benefits as well, but hey...
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[quote]I'm to the point now where I'm thinking that Christian ministers, priests, and rabbis should perhaps not obtain or be recognized as legally binding officers of the state when it comes to marriage. Christian couples should obtain a marriage license and do the legal ceremony at a justice of the...
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote] But no rights were denied. [/quote] That's where you're wrong. Some states were picking and choosing which types of citizens were worthy of entering into a state sponsored and recognized contract. That's, by definition, a violation of the 14th amendment....
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[quote]The Constitution does say that everything it doesn't directly empower or bar the federal government from doing is up to the jurisdiction of the states and local governments. [/quote] And subsequently was amended specifically to prevent the states from using that language to deny their citi...
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[quote]That doesn't mean that every state has to actually conduct gay marriage ceremonies.[/quote] No state has to do so now either. However, if they choose to recognize this particular type of contract, they cannot pick and choose who is worthy of it....
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]"Marriage" by definition was ONE man AND ONE woman[/quote] Where in the constitution does it say that?...
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[quote]Marriage is not in the Constitution whatsoever. It's a state issue, and falls under the 10th. And so where did this new right to marry come from then, [/quote] The states can't use the 10th amendment to deny its citizens equal protection of the laws. That's what the EQ clause of the 14th i...
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote]The gay marriage debate was never an issue of rights, it was always an issue of semantics.[/quote] Wrong. The 14th amendment clearly guarantees equal protection of the laws and precludes the states from discriminating against certain individuals who wish to enter into this type of private ...
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re: I thought that conservatives were fans of small government? - Draconian Sanctions
[quote] Uh...what?[/quote] Read my subsequent posts on the subject...
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