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  •  She says she is "sick of Rights" (0+ / 0-)

    Rights are what makes the USA, the USA.
    If she dislikes Rights so vehemently, there is only two options.....repeal the Constitution, or leave.

    •  Only one right was mentioned, (6+ / 0-)

      second amendment rights. Why go so far overboard in your response? Never mind, I know why. You're too new here to know how conversations go on this site. It took me a while too.

      Moderation in most things.

      by billmosby on Fri Dec 14, 2012 at 11:43:42 PM PST

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    •  Said she was sick of hearing about their rights. (12+ / 0-)

      We hear about 2nd amendments rights to point of drowning out all other ideas or concerns.  We are inundated with NRA crafted talking points from every pro-gun rights lobby then second anyone even tries to talk about guns in America who is not advocating for them.

      I believe that is what she was sick of.  I am, too.

      The priest said, "Today's sermon is called 'Liars', but first I have a question. How many of you have read Chapter 66 in Matthew?" Nearly every hand went up. "You're just the group I need to speak to," the priest said. "There's no such chapter."

      by Back In Blue on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 02:04:11 AM PST

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    •  When I was growing up, "Love it or leave it" (5+ / 0-)

      was a saying we associated with the far right.

    •  There is another option. Repeal the part of the (9+ / 0-)

      constitution that no longer works. Like the repeal of prohibition. Like the repeal of slavery. We can do anything with the constitution we like. We could abolish the Senate. We could extend the term of a Congressman to 4 years. We could force judges to wear clown makeup as they went about their duties. In other words the Constitution can be changed. And the way you change the constitution is through a political process.

      So take your America love or leave it and shove it.

    •  You might want to pull out your Constitution. (1+ / 0-)
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      It would help a great deal for you to participate in a discussion if you knew what you were talking about.  The Constitution also guarantees us the right to LIFE.  Your Right to have a gun doesn't trump my Right to have a life, with or without the Constitution being applicable.

      What she's tired of is people trumpeting about their own rights without any concern or consideration of other rights of other people.

      So, no, you're wrong.  The only options aren't to leave the country or change the Constitution.  Another option is to fight to have all parts of the Constitution recognized and maintain a reasonable, logical, and sensible balancing of all the rights.

      "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

      by gustynpip on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 11:43:25 AM PST

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      •  "Right to have a gun doesn't trump my Right to (0+ / 0-)

        have a life"
        Hence, murder being illegal.

        •  Your simplistic positions signify a failure to (0+ / 0-)

          have thought further than your own particular desires.

          We have a Constitutional right to free speech.  Yet there are all sorts of limits.  You can't yell fire in a crowded theatre when there's not a fire.  And that's the case even though both murder and manslaughter, including negligent manslaughter, are illegal.  You can't lie about your product in order to sell it.  That's just for starters.

          We have a Constitutional right to vote.  Yet there are all sorts of limits.  You must be 18 - used to be 21, and it was not a constitutional challenge that led to reducing that to 18.  You must have registered.  You must even have changed your address.

          Likewise, there can and needs to be common sense limitations on gun ownership and carrying.  Your simplistic bumper slogans notwithstanding.

          "If you trust you are not critical; if you are critical you do not trust" by our own Dauphin

          by gustynpip on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 02:53:16 AM PST

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