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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That's another thing, I think the popular habit of calling everything racist and everyone we disagree with fascists has completely taken the stigma out of the terms. We shouldn't do that either.
    If you arenít aware of the fact that the southern states screeched ĎSTATES RIGHTSí all through the civil rights era than we might as well stop talking because you need a more basic education before we can even have a reasonable conversation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    If you aren’t aware of the fact that the southern states screeched ‘STATES RIGHTS’ all through the civil rights era than we might as well stop talking because you need a more basic education before we can even have a reasonable conversation.
    Actually, I think a more encompassing education would be in order so we could better understand the roles and responsibilities of various governmental entities. As a nation, we're sorely missing that.

    Besides, we solved the civil rights aspects of all those southern states by replacing a majority of the Democratic Governors and Legislators with Republicans. That problem then pretty much solved itself.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    LOL, I guess that makes sense to someone, but unfortunately not me.
    Obviously.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    That's another thing, I think the popular habit of calling everything racist and everyone we disagree with fascists has completely taken the stigma out of the terms. We shouldn't do that either.
    If the shoe fits.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Actually, I think a more encompassing education would be in order so we could better understand the roles and responsibilities of various governmental entities. As a nation, we're sorely missing that.

    Besides, we solved the civil rights aspects of all those southern states by replacing a majority of the Democratic Governors and Legislators with Republicans. That problem then pretty much solved itself.

    Haha... that's a joke. That is why NOT to vote republican... the title of this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    LOL, I knew the founders were brilliant but I suppose they were prescient too. They probably knew that someday gender would just be a state of mind and used 'man' as a placeholder for everyone.
    Or not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alan View Post
    Actually, I think a more encompassing education would be in order so we could better understand the roles and responsibilities of various governmental entities. As a nation, we're sorely missing that.

    Besides, we solved the civil rights aspects of all those southern states by replacing a majority of the Democratic Governors and Legislators with Republicans. That problem then pretty much solved itself.
    So can I assume that you are dead set against lindsay grahamís proposed nationwide abortion ban because you believe that the states should have the right to allow abortion under whatever rules they deem appropriate?

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    We shouldn't have to depend on the vagaries of local elections to ensure human rights.

    If I'm not mistaken, Dr. Martin Luther King and Lyndon Johnson had much to do with solidifying hard-fought civil rights. Neither of them Republican.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jp1 View Post
    So can I assume that you are dead set against lindsay graham’s proposed nationwide abortion ban because you believe that the states should have the right to allow abortion under whatever rules they deem appropriate?
    I think Mr Graham is trying to protect human life at the point where the rest of the civilized world recognizes the difference between a mother's unwanted tissue and a human being. Sometimes individual civil rights are contradictory, there needs to be a balance acknowledged across the board and I support his efforts. Plus, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness is another founding principle, I think the Federal government has an interest in protecting life regardless of jurisdiction.
    "Things should be made as simple as possible, but not one bit simpler." ~ Albert Einstein

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    Thank you for confirming that states rights only matters if itís a topic with which you agree.

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