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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by samsmart View Post
    It's just as stupid as your comparison of only presidential systems with stable governments to only parliamentary systems of unstable governments.
    Never said that. Not at all.

    You were giving all the good points of parliamentary systems; I pointed out a not-so-good one.
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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Egypt and the United States have different cultures, different religious leanings, different histories, different economies, different geographies. Those facts in and of themselves are enough to suggest that the Egyptian people should look elsewhere for guidance on the document which will define the structure of their government. The fact that our own hasn't exactly kept up with the times is just icing on the cake.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
    And you're the sort of person who thinks that there's only one possible interpretation of the constitution: YOUR interpretation of the constitution.

    You have the right to bear arms. You have two, presumably, attached at your shoulders. That right has never been infringed. Or maybe you are interpreting that arms means "weapons?" And not, say, literal arms? Or specifically firearms which most certainly would not include "any weapon," like you claim?
    "Dee dee deer dat how do you know dat de bear arms weally means you own arms dee dee der instead of o o o of weapons dee dee der deerr".

    Your post is so idiotic I will not waste my time responding to your post other than telling you how idiotic your post is.
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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiggen View Post
    So which constitutional rights were squashed by the U.S. Supreme Court in the Brown decision? The right to forever condemn blacks to separate and unequal education system?

    And Yeah, I'm sure those southern states would have jumped right on a Constitutional Amendment to do away with the 'separate but equal' garbage. Let's face it - you kinda like the 18th century approach to human rights and equality and anything done by the courts to bring the nation into the light will be frowned upon by you.
    None that I know of.Other than trying to play the race card what purpose was there for you to bring that up?
    "A nation can survive its fools, and even the ambitious. But it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly. But the traitor moves amongst those within the gate freely, his sly whispers rustling through all the alleys, heard in the very halls of government itself. For the traitor appears not a traitor; he speaks in accents familiar to his victims, and he wears their face and their arguments, he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body politic so that it can no longer resist. A murder is less to fear"

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Of course, its only patriotic to believe our Constitution is perfect for every situation that ever existed and will exist. It's not like our own Founding Fathers took things like culture, history, and the society for which they were creating this Constitution for. No their intent was to make a perfect system universal for everyone, which they succeeded perfectly with of course.

    So why shouldn't Egypt do exactly what our Founding Fathers did, and look at their situation, history, and culture to make the best government for themselves and their people? Because our collective fragile American pride won't allow it that's why!
    Quote Originally Posted by jamesrage View Post
    All that is allright for EGYPT to do that.However someone whose job it is to make court room decisions has no business dissing the very document she is supposed to make court room decisions on.
    Wait its ok for the Egyptians to do exactly what Ginsburg is suggesting, however it's not ok for her to say they should do it... even when its perfectly acceptable? What the hell??

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by Wiseone View Post
    Wait its ok for the Egyptians to do exactly what Ginsburg is suggesting, however it's not ok for her to say they should do it... even when its perfectly acceptable? What the hell??
    Can we say "political correctness"???

    And what the hell exactly classifies Ginsburg's statement as a "diss"?
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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Can we say "political correctness"???

    And what the hell exactly classifies Ginsburg's statement as a "diss"?
    I don't believe the Constitution defines what a diss is, nor does it outlaw it, therefore it falls in the realm of protected free speech. Also yes good point, political correctness run amok.

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by StillBallin75 View Post
    Can we say "political correctness"???

    And what the hell exactly classifies Ginsburg's statement as a "diss"?
    An unhealthy and possibly dangerous level of nationalism, which, if you dig a bit deeper in those exhibiting it, will reveal itself as a component of jingoism. Much worse than "political correctness", it is an underlying basis for an ideology that supports the idea that the U.S. is superior to all other countries and forms of government (and therefore is destined to rule above them -- in a word, manifest destiny).

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    "Manifest Destiny" is two words.
    I'm already gearing up for Finger Vote 2014.

    Just for reference, means my post was a giant steaming pile of sarcasm.

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    Re: US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Egyptians: Look to the Constituti

    Quote Originally Posted by TacticalEvilDan View Post
    "Manifest Destiny" is two words.
    True, but "in a word" is an idiom, which is not be be interpreted literally. Synonyms would be "in brief", "in short", "in summary".

    And that concludes today's remedial grammar moment

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