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Today marks the 51st anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court striking down the segregation laws in Alabama (and therefore other states).

Hooray for racial mixing... because race doesn't matter anyway!
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The irony of the political statement entertains me. I kinda want the sticker...
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From The New York Times Online
October 1, 2007
"Giuliani Inspires Threat of a Third-Party Run"

By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK
WASHINGTON, Sept. 30 — Alarmed at the possibility that the Republican Party might pick Rudolph W. Giuliani as its presidential nominee despite his support for abortion rights, a coalition of influential Christian conservatives is threatening to back a third-party candidate.

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Cross your fingers kids. Perhaps we are on the way back to being a republic?

Two Cents.

Apr. 18th, 2007 04:37 am
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Having just spent an hour reading various bits of commentary on the recent events at VTU and how this might affect gun control legislation...

It is important to remember that the Second Amendment was not designed just so people could carry guns around (whether to shoot others for various psychotic reasons or protect themselves from persons committing such acts). It was included in the Bill of Rights (by James Madison, et al.) so that citizens would have means to defend themselves from an oppressive government in the event such tyranny occurred. The sometimes negative outcomes of this right are certainly unfortunate, but to be able to use guns to such ends was not the intent of the Second Amendment. I don't believe that the NRA advocates the "right to bear arms" simply for the sake of owning guns, but because they understand this intent. Therefore, in the event that commenters find it necessary to discuss how VTU might affect gun control legislation, please keep such things in mind and don't blackball the NRA just because someone got shot.

We as citizens have entered into this social contract because it is more beneficial (or perhaps comfortable) than remaining in the state of nature. It is certainly one of our inalienable human rights to be safe in our persons, and regardless of an individual's standing relative to society murder is never condoned. The fact of the matter is there will always be some idiot who decides to exploit the rights given him or her as a citizen of the United States. That is why, when some people take it upon themselves to exploit these rights in this society, we have given government the necessary authority and advocated the Legislature's creation of the necessary statutes to prosecute them.
mandy12052: (blondie)
So I've been kinda quiet on the election subject around here.

But I find this little bit of info quite interesting. Granted, by the time anyone else looks at this, I'm sure it will have changed. However, at the moment the spread of votes is only 1,303 with 99% of the precincts reporting.

Why am I interested, you may ask. Well, I was discussing this very subject with a friend last night (as we tend to do on election days) and he told me he had deliberately not voted on this specific race because he didn't think Madrid had a chance...

Do I slap him now? Or wait until the final count comes in?
mandy12052: (clover)
You Passed the US Citizenship Test

Congratulations - you got 10 out of 10 correct!


Oh yeah... I'm a bad ass.
Thanks to all those political science classes and such.
mandy12052: (nose)
Walken for President
mandy12052: (cafe terrace)
So I came to a sudden realization today. That I was wrong all along. This is not a democracy we're living in. The truth is, Bush and Kerry are so close to the same that it doesn't matter who won, because we would end up with some Free Mason either way. I must admit that I did have a lot of faith in JK. I thought he had a chance and I thought things would change. Guess I was wrong about the guy. Sure he concluded that he didn't have a chance in Ohio and thus didn't have a chance of winning. But he could've at least had the balls to stick things out to the bitter end. Even if it meant he would have absolutely no choice but to admit defeat. But to be so cowardly as to concede before 3 states had even turned in their votes. Give me a fucking break! All the trouble I went to with voting, and our country lived up to its reputation. My vote didn't count. Literally.

We no longer live in the land of the free. But at least we're still the home of the brave. Because it's going to take a lot of courage to live in this country for the next for years. I'm going to miss my freedom, my civil rights. After all, if you speak your mind, you'll just end up missing. But there won't be any Ministry of Love and reinsertion into society. They'll just kill your ass. I'm going to miss my rights, dear American comrades. Are you?
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But check this out, it's awesome! I belong to this organization and I sent in for one of the stickers.

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