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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by matchlight View Post

    Sen. Cruz may be right that we need a constitutional amendment to allow Supreme Court justices to be evaluated and removed. I haven't read the details of what he is suggesting. I think a supermajority vote should apply in any action that drastic.
    There already is a process in place.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Hatuey View Post
    Whatever 2-3 people you're talking about does not really speak for a general depiction of the right wing's reaction.
    Me and my husband and my sister and her husband and my niece and nephew and my 2 brothers in law. That's 8!
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This is a phenomenal idea.
    No reason 9 unelected boobs should get to lord over 350 million of u
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    If you don't like it, let's see you change it.

    You're wasting your time and ours by complaining about it.


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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by MrT View Post
    Well...no reason except for the US Constitution.


    That's just a pile of paper.

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Me and my husband and my sister and her husband and my niece and nephew and my 2 brothers in law. That's 8!
    Add my family to that. They are all for folks going their own way. But even the ones who campaigned in their states for homosexual marriage, hate this decision and the way in which they got what they wanted. When will the namecallers learn that the method counts often more than the result.
    Roberts wrote: "If you are among the many Americans -- of whatever sexual orientation -- who favor expanding same-sex marriage, by all means celebrate today's decision. ... But do not celebrate the Constitution. It had nothing to do with it."

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Fearandloathing View Post
    Wait till one or more of them is an unelected gay member of the SOTUS


    That day will come, it's just a matter of time.

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    Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Camp...

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    This is a phenomenal idea. No reason 9 unelected boobs should get to lord over 350 million of us.
    Oh democrats. People like you always seem to think the masses should be trusted with power because they are "wise". How quaint.
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Grimm View Post
    None of the three branches were meant to be wholly democratic. We have an electoral college for the executive. Originally, senators were appointed and not elected.

    Women and minorities were also originally not allowed to vote.

    Luckily, we have improved and democratized our system of government over the years. The electoral college is impotent. Senators are now elected.

    I favor holding Supreme Court elections just like we elect senators...in rotating 6 year terms.
    Senators were chosen by the legislature of their respective states and that was to also insulate them from the electorate and to allow them to focus on the interests of the state as a whole. That was a good system that should never have been repealed.

    The important point here is to insulate the Court from popular opinion, at least to an extent. If you elect judges you throw that out and the court loses it's effectiveness as a brake on the executive and the legislature
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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    I always love the criticism of "unelected judges," as if they spontaneously appear from the wild and take over our nation.
    Quote Originally Posted by calamity View Post
    Well, certainly the customer is not an N-word.
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    You know her?

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    Re: Cruz: Opposition To Same-Sex Marriage Will Be 'Front And Center' In 2016 Campaign

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Me and my husband and my sister and her husband and my niece and nephew and my 2 brothers in law. That's 8!
    Definitely an important group within the GOP voting blocks. Will you release your detailed thoughts on the matter before next week?
    I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality. - MLK

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