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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by kaya'08 View Post
    No, against the will of the people.
    I avoid 'will of the people' arguments in my debate whenever possible. You see, while the 'will of the people' might be against war, the 'will of the people' might also work against my position from time to time.

    The 'will of the people' hasn't worked out so well for those favoring gay marriage. And the 'will of the people' certainly wouldn't be appreciated by left-leaning women in many U.S. states if abortion rights were put on the ballot.

    In fact, if the 'will of the people' had been honored during the 50s and 60s, I have little doubt most blacks would still be drinking from separate water fountains.


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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by Grateful Heart View Post
    I avoid 'will of the people' arguments in my debate whenever possible. You see, while the 'will of the people' might be against war, the 'will of the people' might also work against my position from time to time.

    The 'will of the people' hasn't worked out so well for those favoring gay marriage. And the 'will of the people' certainly wouldn't be appreciated by left-leaning women in many U.S. states if abortion rights were put on the ballot.

    In fact, if the 'will of the people' had been honored during the 50s and 60s, I have little doubt most blacks would still be drinking from separate water fountains.

    Republican gave Johnson his civil rights law, don't ever forget that.
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    Re: France returns to NATO

    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    Republican gave Johnson his civil rights law, don't ever forget that.
    Of course. But I don't think the voters would have. That was my point.

    Public opposition to interracial marriage in the 1950s was far higher than public opposition to gay marriage today.

    However you view these issues, that old 'will of the people' argument can bite you. There are quite a few states in which the 'will of the people' would probably ban all guns. Kind of scary. Correct?


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