Page 28 of 99 FirstFirst ... 1826272829303878 ... LastLast
Results 271 to 280 of 989

Thread: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

  1. #271
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Seen
    11-26-09 @ 04:56 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    737

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    Wow. I'm not sure if you're being factious here or if you're really this dense. If the majority wants slavery, their wish is not imposed as that wish infringes upon the rights of the minority. .
    Correct me if I am wrong, but when slavery was a wish of the majority, you had slavery.

  2. #272
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Majority --
    1. The greater number or part; a number more than half of the total.
    2. The amount by which the greater number of votes cast, as in an election, exceeds the total number of remaining votes.

    Plurality --
    A large number or amount; a multitude
    The number by which the vote of the winning choice in such a contest exceeds that of the closest opponent.

    Note that it does not specify by how many % or points, etc. it should be bigger; it simply says "greater", "more than half", "exceeds"...

    Are you taking this from dictionary.com? How come there's no link?

    If you are taking it from dictionary.com, why are you ignoring this

    3. the amount by which the greater number, as of votes, surpasses the remainder (distinguished from plurality ).

    Majority Definition | Definition of Majority at Dictionary.com

  3. #273
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    I am not Jesus, but I can try to help you.

    If you have 2 apples, it's 100%; if you have 200 apples, its 100%; if you have any number of apples, that number will be your 100%...

    100% means "ALL THAT YOU HAVE".

    Now, we have 94% of the total voting for an issue; that 94% will be our 100% where the issue is concerned. Comprende?
    OMFG. Now, you have 100% voting for a position. There was another candidate who got some votes as well.

    Person A:49
    Person B: 45
    Person C: 6
    Total 100
    half of total 50
    Wining candidate 49<50
    Did not get the majority of the votes, but got the plurality.

    Comprende? Holy ****, I didn't think this should be so tough. Humans have a large degree of intellect; it's time for you to employ it.
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  4. #274
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Yesterday @ 02:01 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,129

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, but when slavery was a wish of the majority, you had slavery.
    It was also eliminated, without a simple majority vote to do so.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

  5. #275
    Baby Eating Monster
    Korimyr the Rat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Laramie, WY
    Last Seen
    11-23-17 @ 02:02 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    18,709
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    It was also eliminated, without a simple majority vote to do so.
    Seem to recall that process involving a civil war, though. Not the best example of how things ought to work here.

  6. #276
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    I am not Jesus, but I can try to help you.

    If you have 2 apples, it's 100%; if you have 200 apples, its 100%; if you have any number of apples, that number will be your 100%...

    100% means "ALL THAT YOU HAVE".

    Now, we have 94% of the total voting for an issue; that 94% will be our 100% where the issue is concerned. Comprende?

    In the case of a plurality winning candidate, the majority of the voters voted for someone else. The plurality wins the day. The majority is SOL.

  7. #277
    Sage
    Ikari's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    Colorado
    Last Seen
    12-08-17 @ 01:05 AM
    Gender
    Lean
    Libertarian - Left
    Posts
    54,124

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Elena View Post
    Correct me if I am wrong, but when slavery was a wish of the majority, you had slavery.
    If I had to correct you every time you were wrong, it would be a full time job. Slavery was accepted when the Constitution was drafted and the current government created only to compromise enough to keep a fledgling Republic together. It was later abolished when we recognized the rights of the slaves. Now you can't do it, even if you had 95% of the people wanting slavery, you couldn't institute it because it infringes upon the rights of the individual. Just as prohibition of same sex marriage does (though not in magnitude).
    You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo

    Quote Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
    "I should have loved freedom, I believe, at all times, but in the time in which we live I am ready to worship it."

  8. #278
    Global Moderator
    The Truth is out there.
    Kal'Stang's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Bonners Ferry ID USA
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    32,857
    Blog Entries
    1

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Jerry View Post
    As a breeder I don't get to marry just whomever I love.
    Let me guess you're going to try and pull the "if person a doesn't want to marry me then I can't marry them despite my love for them" bullcrap? In order to get married you must have two consenting adults. Which means that you and your mate love each other. Yet two consenting homosexuals cannot marry the ones that they love.
    I have an answer for everything...you may not like the answer or it may not satisfy your curiosity..but it will still be an answer. ~ Kal'Stang

    My mind and my heart are saying I'm in my twenties. My body is pointing at my mind and heart and laughing its ass off. ~ Kal'Stang

  9. #279
    Banned
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Last Seen
    11-26-09 @ 04:56 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    737

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    Because they don't have the same rights as you. You get to marry who you love.
    They want to "marry" or do they want the rights marriage brings?

    Are they missing the other points of what marriage is about?

  10. #280
    Sage

    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Last Seen
    09-24-17 @ 04:38 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    29,261

    Re: Maine voters repeal gay-marriage law

    Quote Originally Posted by Kal'Stang View Post
    And yet despite the majority wanting to keep blacks from marrying whites in Virginia the law seperating them was thrown out.
    At the time fully 70% of the populace nationwide wanted to keep those laws on the books. Ill link the gallup poll later.

Page 28 of 99 FirstFirst ... 1826272829303878 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •