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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    He said that SSM was in direct conflict with the Const. That's what I was asking him to produce.
    "Freedom doesn't mean safe, it means free."

    "No, you'll be *a* judge of that, just like everyone else who reads it."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Redress View Post
    The idea that SCOTUS justices would be impeached over SSM rulings is laughable at best. They have ruled in far more controversial ways. And your knowledge of constitutional law is severely lacking. It gets very old as people bitch about every ruling they disagree with as re-engineering the constitution or activist judges, while ignoring the same in rulings they agree with.
    That's nice, but no cigar. I'm equally hard on SCOTUS and their re-engineering no matter how favorable I find the decision. You should know that by now. And that's WHY they wait. The court has shown a mastery of the tactic. They are there for a lifetime appointment.

    My knowledge of constitutional law, where do you find it lacking?

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    Quote Originally Posted by DiAnna View Post
    Newsflash: Democrats are people too, and their will also counts.
    Apparently it doesn't if they are against homosexual marriage.

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    When Orval Faubus, the governor of Arkansa, refused to integrate a Little Rock public school in 1957, defying the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to enforce the law. I doubt this president would do anything like that, if the Court were to concoct a constitutional right to homosexual marriage, and one or more of those states refused to amend its law to recognize that "right."

    It is exactly because the Supreme Court has no power to enforce its decisions that it is so important those decisions be worthy of respect, rather than being nothing more than expressions of the personal views of a handful of judges. That's just what Roe v. Wade was forty years ago, a concocted decision that deserved no respect--and yet every state changed its laws to comply with it. It would be interesting to see if that is still how things are, or if any state is willing to engage in nullification.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    It all boils down to rights.
    Some people seem to think that because someone has rights to something they disagree with, then they are violating their rights, or its a war on their religion. Guess what? Just because you dont agree with it, doesnt mean they dont have the same rights as you.
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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post
    When Orval Faubus, the governor of Arkansa, refused to integrate a Little Rock public school in 1957, defying the Supreme Court's ruling in Brown v. Board of Education, President Eisenhower sent troops from the 101st Airborne to Little Rock to enforce the law. I doubt this president would do anything like that, if the Court were to concoct a constitutional right to homosexual marriage, and one or more of those states refused to amend its law to recognize that "right."

    It is exactly because the Supreme Court has no power to enforce its decisions that it is so important those decisions be worthy of respect, rather than being nothing more than expressions of the personal views of a handful of judges. That's just what Roe v. Wade was forty years ago, a concocted decision that deserved no respect--and yet every state changed its laws to comply with it. It would be interesting to see if that is still how things are, or if any state is willing to engage in nullification.
    Actually, the laws of the state don't have to be "amended" at all to recognize same sex marriage when SCOTUS makes a ruling. Alabama and SC banned interracial marriages in their state constitutions until less than 20 years ago, yet neither state could legally deny an interracial couple a marriage license after the Loving ruling.
    "A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until she gets in hot water." - Eleanor Roosevelt

    Keep your religion out of other people's marriages.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    The Constitution is there to protect the rights of the people from the government, including when the people use government power to try to restrict their activities or treat them unequally. Just because you don't like how the SCOTUS rules in certain cases, you are trying to claim they are "rewriting" the Constitution at will.
    Interesting. So in all the rulings upholding the state's right to ban homosexual marriage and that banning homosexual marriage is NOT unequal treatment in the past, they were just joking right? Were they rewriting the constitution then, or now? And no, you should know better than to make that last claim with me.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by clownboy View Post
    Wow, way to play a it.
    You should avail your self of how the DP is misused. If you are against abortion, you she be against the DP as well.

    New evidence suggests Texas executed innocent Cameron Todd Willingham | Daily Mail Online
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    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by roguenuke View Post
    There was more than reasonable doubt in the case of Cameron Todd Willingham and the murders/arson that he was charged with didn't even take place and that the fire was in fact accidental that killed his children. There is no real evidence of arson in that case since the "evidence" that it was arson was based off of proven false myths about certain marks in fire are not in fact signs of arson but develop from oxygen placement in fires.
    None of that even comes within a mile of being proof that man was not guilty. But propagandists against the death penalty really don't care about facts. Falsehoods will do just fine, too, as long as the gullible can be gulled into swallowing them.

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    Re: Tex. bill would bar local officials from issuing same-sex-marriage licenses

    Quote Originally Posted by joG View Post
    i do not really understand, what you want to say.
    Provoke and initiate discussion.
    Quote Originally Posted by Erod View Post
    The damage to the black community from all this will be devastating.
    Not only on public perception and reputation, but cops simply won't want to police these neighborhoods anymore.
    The shooter was later found to be white.

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