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  •  Yes- (3+ / 0-)
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    cany, Glen The Plumber, SottoVoce

    being caught and killed in a public shooting rampage does have a way of interefering with Life---- Liberty----- and the pursuit of Happiness.

    The Onion says----scholars have discovered---the Mayan word for "Apocalypse" in fact---translates more accurately as: "Time of pale obese gun monsters."

    by lyvwyr101 on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 04:11:24 PM PST

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    •  As with all suffering, (2+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101, cany

      no matter how grievous, as long as they are not personally affected, GOP lawmakers can overlook it in the pursuit of their ideological (and financial) goals.

      "Why reasonable people go stark raving mad when anything involving a Negro comes up, is something I don’t pretend to understand." ~ Atticus Finch, "To Kill a Mockingbird"

      by SottoVoce on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:15:50 PM PST

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    •  You might note too.... (2+ / 0-)
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      lyvwyr101, PsychoSavannah

      .....that those were the rights specifically termed "inalienable," not the "right" to own your own personal artillery battery.

      "They smash your face in, and say you were always ugly." (Solzhenitsyn)

      by sagesource on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 05:17:19 PM PST

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      •  The Declaration of Independence has no authority (0+ / 0-)

        as law. Full of wonderful sentiments about equality that the authors of the Constitution subsequently ignored. Alas.

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:35:47 PM PST

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    •  The Declaration of Ind. has no force of law... (0+ / 0-)

      ...although it is full of beautiful sentiments.

      "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

      by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:32:14 PM PST

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      •  Sorry, first comment intended for lyvwyr101... (0+ / 0-)

        ...and also sorry that we can't invoke the Declaration's ideals in this situation.

        "Are you bluish? You don't look bluish," attributed to poet Roger Joseph McGough, for the Beatles' Yellow Submarine (1968).

        by BlueStateRedhead on Sat Dec 29, 2012 at 07:40:18 PM PST

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