View Poll Results: Which of these topics are relevant and important to our project?

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  • Gun rights, explain

    15 62.50%
  • Abortion, explain

    7 29.17%
  • Gay marriage, explain

    7 29.17%
  • Marijuana, explain

    9 37.50%
  • State Rights, explain

    15 62.50%
  • Trayvon Martin, explain

    1 4.17%
  • None of these, explain

    3 12.50%
  • All of these, explain

    1 4.17%
  • Other, explain

    3 12.50%
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Thread: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by WorldWatcher View Post
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    Just to point out a couple of minor details...


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    There is no difference in the "tax breaks" for having a child in wedlock or out of wedlock. The deduction for a child is the same whether married or single. Same with deducting child care costs - no difference.

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    Good point!

    I should have used property tax breaks instead...

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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    I voted for gay marriage, everyone, homo or hetero, should be happy while married, or else.
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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    None of these should be subject to regulation by a govt, therefore they aren' important-but only if approached from that point of view.

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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by EMNofSeattle View Post
    I voted for gay marriage, everyone, homo or hetero, should be happy while married, or else.
    You got some secret formula that makes people happy, 100% guaranteed? If not, we are on our own, no matter who our spouse may be.

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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by haymarket View Post
    I agree.

    Regarding STATES RIGHTS: the USA of 2014 is NOT the USA of 1776. Today a person is often born in Massachusetts, spends part of their childhood in Connecticut and New York, goes to college in Michigan, does grad work in Ohio, takes a job in Texas and marries a person originally from California with their own travels to match. That couple then lives in three different states over the next thirty years as they change jobs residing in New Mexico, Colorado and Alabama. They retire to Florida only to sour on the climate after several years and end up spending their final years in South Carolina. One dies and the other goes to Oregon to live with their adult children.

    That is the reality of the 21st century America we live in. The concept of a state as a individual place with its own culture and population and government is as old fashioned and out of date as the tri-cornered hat and knee breeches.
    I agree with you that "states' rights" need to be ripped to shreds, but why is that, if the states have no cultures? They should just be a microcosm of the collective then. Even in 21st century and i suspect, until travel is dirt cheap and instant, people are not so mobile as you think. The poor kid from south boston isn't going out of state for college, unless he somehow lands scholarships. He's not leaving the state for work in texas, as he can't afford to make interviews all over the place and has no skill set that would lead these companies to offer an interview. What you describe sounds more like upper middle class

    The states do have culture, especially where the poor abound, which is why mississippi is so damn bigoted still, but MA has had say gay marriage for a decade. For me, it's that i don't respect their culture of oppression at all, which is why i want to just get rid of states altogether and let the federal courts run things. They basically do already, but this would expedite the process, so that unconstitutional laws aren't constantly passed and stay in effect for years before being struck down

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    Re: Discussion only: Gun rights, Abortion, Gay Marriage, Marijuana, State Rights

    Quote Originally Posted by chromium View Post
    I agree with you that "states' rights" need to be ripped to shreds, but why is that, if the states have no cultures? They should just be a microcosm of the collective then. Even in 21st century and i suspect, until travel is dirt cheap and instant, people are not so mobile as you think. The poor kid from south boston isn't going out of state for college, unless he somehow lands scholarships. He's not leaving the state for work in texas, as he can't afford to make interviews all over the place and has no skill set that would lead these companies to offer an interview. What you describe sounds more like upper middle class

    The states do have culture, especially where the poor abound, which is why mississippi is so damn bigoted still, but MA has had say gay marriage for a decade. For me, it's that i don't respect their culture of oppression at all, which is why i want to just get rid of states altogether and let the federal courts run things. They basically do already, but this would expedite the process, so that unconstitutional laws aren't constantly passed and stay in effect for years before being struck down
    I think the point of States Rights in the 10th Amendment was to keep as much of governments power as possible decentralized and local. That's still very much a valid goal.
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