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  •  I have a new favorite RWNJ quote (9+ / 0-)

    Two Marines were arguing (on Facebook) about whether or not  they had to obey Obama's orders. The one that wasn't insane challenged the RWNJ with, "what if the Supreme Court judges the order to be Constitutional?"

    .... wait for it ....

    "13 men can't tell The People what is Constitutional and what isn't"

    True. Story.

    Hand to God.

    Javelin, Jockey details, all posts, discontinue

    by jam on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:07:44 PM PST

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    •  Innumeracy notwithstanding, he has a point. (3+ / 0-)

      The fact is that we have a succinct, written Constitution that is publicly printed for a reason.  If it only existed to inform the decisions of judges, we wouldn't even need one - they could divine the law from the entire body of jurisprudence without anything so crude as a list of authorities, checks & balances, and rights.

      To go by the way these right-wing judicial activists behave, they already think they have the authority to pretend we don't even have a Constitution, and instead just treat any old brain fart by any old jackass who ever sat on the bench as having the same or greater weight than the explicit words of the supreme law.

      They can interpret, but there are limits.  "Interpreting" up as down, yes as no, and slavery as freedom is not interpretation at all - it's simply abuse of power.

      How can it be a "free" market if you're forced to work for it?

      by Troubadour on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:11:16 PM PST

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    •  Wow... (2+ / 0-)
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      Dirtandiron, misslegalbeagle

      I know that there are plenty of ignorant people who are proud of their ignorance out there, but for some reason it always surprises me.

      Get your facts first, and then you can distort them as much as you please. Mark Twain

      by deviant24x on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:32:38 PM PST

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