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  •  the constitution's 14th amendment (1+ / 0-)
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    or equal protection clause of the 14th could be used to make any such law unconstitutional. Funds can't be distributed in that way without showing it would not harm the populations of those states. I'm afraid the very nature of punishing those states would be going to far.

    "He that will not reason is a bigot; he that cannot reason is a fool; he that dares not reason is a slave." — William Drummond of Hawthornedenne (13 December 1585 – 4 December 1649), Scottish poet.

    by zamrzla on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 06:09:40 AM PDT

    •  where is equal protection when it comes to issues (0+ / 0-)

      If they come after us on unequal protection there's a number of ways to get revenge there too.

      http://www.actblue.com/page/accountabilitynow If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 08:49:58 PM PDT

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    •  besides it would take a year or two before it (0+ / 0-)

      could be reversed. In the meantime the states would be getting their cold shower.

      http://www.actblue.com/page/accountabilitynow If the dnc dscc or dccc send you mailers, send that link back to them and tell them you won't send money to people who defend democrats who betray progressive principals!

      by daeros on Wed Sep 18, 2013 at 09:00:59 PM PDT

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