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re: Supreme Court rejects challenge to One Person - One Vote - M. A. Ryland
So, states could build the prisons in conservative areas, so that the imprisoned felons (who can't vote) will add weight to the conservative votes through the apportionment. bwaaa haa ha!...
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re: James Madison's first draft of the Second Amendment - M. A. Ryland
Rex said: [quote]Mine is the interpretation that prevailed for over 200 years, in multiple Court cases during that time, and in the minority opinions attached to Heller. In other words, you're an idiot. [/quote] Rex, it is simple to go to wiki to look this up... One of the first 2nd amendment ...
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re: Bernie Sanders Platform Comparison to 1936 USSR - M. A. Ryland
One candidate openly admits that he is a Commie, while the other won't admit that she is a Commie......
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re: Should Convicted Domestic Abusers Have *Legal Access to Guns? - M. A. Ryland
Any adult free to walk the streets should have full right to keep and bear arms. If they have committed a crime such that they can't be trusted with a gun, they should be in jail....
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re: Is it acceptable to compare Trump to Reagan? - M. A. Ryland
Sorry no. Reagan was actually a real student of the American philosophy of government, and had been for a long time. Go watch Reagan's 1964 "A Time for Choosing" speech on youtube. Then you will know the silliness of the question....
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re: Brian Williams: Why originalists are wrong - M. A. Ryland
[quote]The Constitution must be adapted to the 21st century. The America of 1789 would not recognize the country as it exists today. The Framers would have recognized, for example, health care as a God given right for all Americans, citizens or not, if medical technology had existed back then. Also,...
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re: Loretta Lynch ‘most likely candidate’ to replace Scalia - M. A. Ryland
That would be the best thing possible for Republicans. If Obama nominates someone qualified but for their liberal politics, then the republicans will take a (hopefully small) political hit for dragging their feet or "Borking" them. If Obama nominates Lynch, then the republicans can drag their ...
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re: Brian Williams: Why originalists are wrong - M. A. Ryland
Clearly this Brian Williams character is a bit of an idiot. The Constitution either means what it says or it doesn't. If it doesn't mean what it says, then it is a meaningless document. Those that promote the idea of a "Living Document" are enemies of America....
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re: What ya paying at the Pump February 10th edition - M. A. Ryland
I paid $1.25 this afternoon ... outside of Columbus Ohio....
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re: What kind of drugs did it take? - M. A. Ryland
Sorry tigerstriped... that was cool. Hatin' on it makes you look bad. Yes it took real time and effort. That's part of why it's cool....
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re: A recreational car purchase: test drove a 2016 Mustang GT - M. A. Ryland
I have a 2016 GT. It is a helluva lotta car for the $$$... Much much nicer than the 2008 GT it replaced....
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re: How much snow did you get yesterday? - M. A. Ryland
I estimate about 22" in Silver Spring, MD. But the snow is drifting a bit, so it is hard to be precise... of course, it is still snowing......
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re: HRC: Email classification changes 'nothing' - M. A. Ryland
Decatur said: [quote]There's no difference between her receiving emails on a private server or a state.gov server. The law does not distinguish between the two.[/quote] Partially correct. The law says you go to jail for keeping material classified SECRET or above on either one. But you can be ...
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re: Heidi Cruz wants to build an EU-styled "North American Community" - M. A. Ryland
[quote]Heidi Cruz wants to build an EU-styled "North American Community" by Beethoven[/quote] Sorry Beethoven, but this sounds and feels a lot like Trump campaign astro-turfing. My opinion of Trump has fallen considerably recently due to the silly attacks he's been throwing at Cruz. I actual...
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re: Hillary classifed so secret investigators needed additional clearances - M. A. Ryland
[quote] Because she violated departmental policy concerning IT infrastructure? Yeah, sure buddy! You guys are so cute.[/quote] The only reason she isn't in jail now, is that the Obama justice department has more allegiance to the Democrat Party than the United States of America....
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re: Bernie Sanders On Gun Control - M. A. Ryland
[quote]Gun control legislation should ultimately fall on individual states[/quote] Incorrect. 2nd amendment says "Shall not be infringed". That means the states can't pass gun control legislation either. Interesting point: The 2nd amendment's protection of the right to bear arms is much stronge...
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re: How young is too young to give a kid a handgun? - M. A. Ryland
Shotgun or rifle when they turn 10. I think the pistol should wait until they are 14....
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re: Is anyone listening to Michael Savage right now - M. A. Ryland
[quote]Can we all agree that Sean Hannity is the worst? [/quote] I think we can [i][b]all[/b][/i] agree on that......
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re: Where did we all land on selling guns to people on the no-fly list? - M. A. Ryland
[quote]I agree, but you can't sell guns to them in the meantime, and then say "We can't allow any Syrian refugees. A couple of them might be terrorists." You know what group definitely has a shite load of terrorists in it? People on the terrorist watch list. Ban them from buying guns now, and then ...
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re: Why Do Republicans Oppose Gun Control vs. No Fly List Folks? - M. A. Ryland
Depriving a citizen of his natural rights can only be as a result of conviction of a crime by a jury of his peers. I don't like the "No Fly List". it is un-American. It is considered constitutional only because they say you have no fundamental right to air travel. So if President Trump signed an E...
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