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"Conservatives" and, apparently some judges, seem to have no trouble with the principle of "all for one" and the sovereignty of personal freedom, but struggle with the couplet line "one for all" (which libertarians find ridiculous). Responsible citizenship and commercial standards and practices we need to achieve such has been ignored, I fear, and the public discourse reduced to the catastrophic damages and costs of broccoli markets (about which Congress could be reasonably expected to legislate, I suppose).

What acronyms should we use for bills?

SCROTM Social Cival Reform of Telecom and Media

DA protecting law, or Zimmerman?

In my opinion, the D.A. is not protecting Zimmerman for political reasons. The Sanford police started doing the right thing, but they were stopped. The D.A. is protecting the Make My Day law. Subpoena his phone records. See how much he was involved in the 65 previous murders in his states. Did he make similar phone calls and visits to other police departments with these cases? Hmmm.

How does Trayvon get justice?

The more information that comes out the more it shows how our justice system works. Zimmerman called his father immediately after the shooting. I'd like to see a copy of his fathers phone records for that night. I'd like to know if his father who is a retired judge from Virginia contacted someone in power to try to prevent a real investigation. It would explain why high ranking officials allowed Zimmerman to be let free and take all evidence of the crime with him.

An Open Letter to George Zimmerman

By Jerry Waxman

March 29, 2012

Dear George,

Thom on the SCOTUS - is he WRONG? Answer from Thom please.

After publishing at a respected liberal blog Thom's perpective that the Supreme Court has no Constitutional authority to rescind laws enacted by Congress, I had a blogger post this rebuttal to Thom's perspective:

VOTING IN FLORIDA IS NOW ILLEGAL FOR ALL DEMOCRATS

At least that is what Rick Scott and his GOP Bullies are trying to do.

requesting info regarding topic DU has it wrong.

I am a member of the democratic underground. I am attempting unsuccessfully to use Thom's discussion on Marburry v Madison in debate with fellow DUers. What would make life easier for me would be a transcript of Thom's discussion on this topic. He has discussed this in depth both on Monday and today. Any help with this is greatly appreciated. Thank you. chknltl3

The Conservative Shell Game

All this flap over health care...

Couldn't we, wouldn't we, have avoided all this flap over healthcare if the administration had passed a constitutional amendment making healthcare "constitutional" in the same way that the 16th Amendment made the income tax "constitutional" when previously it was considered to be unconstitutional?

Just asking!

Do you Die without Broccoli? Maybe not Broccoli but you do die without Healthcare.

Healthcare is indispensible Hello. that is the difference between Broccoli and Healthcare.

ME country to WE country

I recently watched a 4 part documentary by Adam Curtis done for the BBC in 2002 entitled The Century of the Self. I borrowed it from the library but I know it is available on line. It is very interesting and illustrates just how we became a consumer society (the U.S.

hmmm

When did the Congress become accused of frivolous intent? No one is bankrupt from lack of broccoli, and our representatives intended to remedy grievous damage done to millions of citizens because of medical costs/coverage (unique market/industry much?). Why would licensing (familiar example) present a fearsome threat to personal sovereignty when we operate as medical "vehicles"; or do all tolls, fees, charges and levies violate personal immunity from any "governmental" intercession (libertarianism prevail?)?

Where is Donald Trump's Worldview Leading Us?

I want to step back a little from the constant strum of the latest Trump scandal to the most recent outrage, the Trump constantly popping into the news literally every day. I don't remember this during the Obama administration or any other presidency frankly of my lifetime.

Every day they look for some way to get in the news even if it's negative.