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  •  Let's keep in mind a few things... (none)
    ...Hillary's position is NOT indefensible. Actually, a pragmatic arguement could be made that in order to placate the pro-amendment crowd (which includes the vast majority of Americans and lots of Democrats in congress), let's pass a law that doesn't mean much at all -- the things it outlaws are already illegal.

    It doesn't prevent me from burning my flag, and it might torpedo the constitutional amendment.

    Not a great law, but then again, would you rather have a not great law or an absolutely disastrous amendment to the constitution?

    Russ Feingold for President!

    by Basil on Mon Dec 05, 2005 at 07:47:41 PM PST

    •  Screw that (none)
      Don't be making those kinds of shifty arguments around me. That's as stupid as the one from commie times about "Would you rather be "red" or dead?"  I'd rather have a fine law (case law) like we have now.

      Sometimes I wonder whether the world is being run by smart people who are putting us on or by imbeciles who really mean it. - Mark Twain

      by Rolfyboy6 on Mon Dec 05, 2005 at 07:50:51 PM PST

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    •  You may have a point.... (none)
      ... introduce legislation to defang the constitutional amendment people ... and then wait for the courts to sort it out.

      But what's the matter with acting on principle?  I'd say that if there was someone who did act in such a fashion in gummint, the people may be ripe to reward such behaviour ... or at least listen and give that person some respect.  Wouldn't that be a lovely change?


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