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  •  Racial entitlement? (11+ / 0-)

    As in, persons of certain less favored races being ENTITLED to the same rights and privileges as persons of other races?  

    Why yes, Justice, that would seem to be something that needs perpetuating.  Particularly BY THE COURTS, for crying out loud.

    "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

    by lgmcp on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:46:24 PM PST

    •  If anybody (0+ / 0-)

      has a racial entitlement it's the all white SCOTUS---and yes---Thomas included---the high court is very white---and there is a strong persistent sense of entitlement.

      If this doesn't argue the case against lifetime appointments---what does?

      Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

      by lyvwyr101 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 12:58:30 PM PST

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      •  I know the train has left the station on this one (6+ / 0-)

        but I really, really hate the degredation of the word "entitlement" to denote "something you THINK you deserve but really you don't, you moocher".  Because that is the exact oppositie of what the word actually literally means.  

        "The extinction of the human race will come from its inability to EMOTIONALLY comprehend the exponential function." -- Edward Teller

        by lgmcp on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:02:18 PM PST

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        •  Waving goodbye from the platform.................. (1+ / 0-)
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          Definition of ENTITLEMENT

          1

           a: the state or condition of being entitled : right

          b: a right to benefits specified especially by law or contract

          2

          : a government program providing benefits to members of a specified group; also: funds supporting or distributed by such a program

          3

          : belief that one is deserving of or entitled to certain privileges

          See entitlement defined for English-language learners »

          Examples of ENTITLEMENT

          my entitlement to a refund
           celebrities who have an arrogant sense of entitlement
           entitlements such as medical aid for the elderly and poor

          First Known Use of ENTITLEMENT

          1942

          Related to ENTITLEMENT

          Synonymsallocation, allotment, annuity, appropriation, grant, subsidy, subvention

          Related Wordsaid, assistance, block grant, grant-in-aid, set-aside; foreign aid, relief, state aid; advance, allowance, benefit, bequest, endowment, fund, legacy, stipend, trust, trust fund

          Mayan Word For 'Apocalypse' Actually Translates More Accurately As "Time Of Pale Obese Gun Monsters."......the Onion

          by lyvwyr101 on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 03:50:08 PM PST

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    •  You don't understand Scalia logic. (7+ / 0-)

      Let me see if I can explain.  

      White people naturally get to do nice things, like, say, vote.  But when the law requires that black people (and/or other non-whites) be allowed to do those same nice things on the same terms as white people, that creates a "racial entitlement."  

      See?  Not yet?  Okay, well, then think of it this way.  Laws like the VRA were passed because white people had a history of depriving black people of the right to vote.  So the law was quite evidently passed to help black people because they're black.  If they weren't black, then white people wouldn't have been preventing them from voting in the first place, and everything would have been hunky dory.  So when you tell governments they have to let black people vote, you've created an "entitlement" (i.e., voting) that's based on "race."

      I hope that clears up any confusion you may have had.

      /S

      "Ça c'est une chanson que j'aurais vraiment aimé ne pas avoir écrite." -- Barbara

      by FogCityJohn on Wed Feb 27, 2013 at 01:25:17 PM PST

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