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John Deering

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  1. Respectful Troll

    Respectful Troll said, 3 months ago

    Ever since I began posting on this site in 2011, I’ve suggested that each American become a Nine Issue Voter. There will always be issues upon which we are unable to agree, but if we pick nine… perhaps out of nine issues… there will be a couple, perhaps even several, upon which we can agree, upon which we can write with equal fervor to our representatives that THIS is important to ALL of us, and in doing so, get something done.
    A Nine Issue Voter.

  2. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, 3 months ago

    @Respectful Troll

    You make a good point, but you do realize that the political parties and their controlling interests are very efficient and ensuring we stay one or two issue voters, right? And the weak minded (they are in BOTH parties!) will happily continue to allow it.
    That brings another thought to mind, if ignorance truly is bliss, why isn’t this nation happier? Because the voting public certainly isn’t smart.
    You are wise, smart and astute, but you are the outlier. (And being so you will know why I wrote those seemingly redundant synonyms.)

  3. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, 3 months ago

    I would present for thought this counterpoint to the ’toon. I wonder if it is a case of people only care about one or two parts at all or if they only care about the one or two parts that are currently in the hype, er news. The one or two parts that “they” (whomever “they” are) deem we should be enraged over/defending at that particular point in time.
    Like after a mass shooting it seems that only the 2nd Amendment is in the news. While the oppression or relocation of the protests over the shootings and the broken mental health/background check system are ignored. The FIRST Amendment issue is ignored while the SECOND Amendment issue is played to the hilt. Or recently with the HL theocratic rule in the work place (while ignoring the very same religious convictions violation on their investment P&L) decision and the abortion clinic buffer zone decision the FIRST Amendment was totally massacred. Or with the cell-phone search case the FOURTH Amendment was the only part that mattered because it was all that was in the news that day.
    As Respectful Troll pointed out, we need to be multiple issue voters, just as we need to see that the HL case was not simply a religious freedoms issue nor was the abortion clinic strictly a freedom of speech issue, nor are universal (and thorough “intrusive”) background checks a violation of the right to keep and bear arms.
    I would say that each and every freedom enumerated in the Bill of Rights has underpinnings in other freedoms enumerated there too. Not every one relies on every other one, but they are all interconnected in some, sometimes tenuous, ways. Just as my finger is not “connected” to my toe, but they are “connected” through other parts of the body so too are our freedoms connected through other parts of the Constitution.

  4. Nos Nevets

    Nos Nevets said, 3 months ago

    I’m a 9 issue voter:
    Alito, Breyer, Ginsberg, , Kennedy, Kagan, Roberts, Scalia, Sotamoyer, Thomas.
    The judges that the president & Senate) choose matter to our great-grandchildren long after whats-his-name Bush & whozit Obama have been forgotten.

  5. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, 3 months ago

    @Nos Nevets

    Absolutely. And the only thing that made me feel that Obama would cause less long-term damage than Romney was who each would likely nominate to the court if they had the chance. “People are corporations, my friend.” That said it all.

  6. SizeofaPea

    SizeofaPea said, 3 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    " “People are corporations, my friend.”That said it all."
    You are right. I think it also demonstrated how removed he was from the human race and what it meant to have to live in today’s society. In short, it simply demonstrated how detached he was from the real people he would supposedly serve.
    That is not to say the other option was a whole lot better.

  7. echoraven

    echoraven said, 3 months ago

    @I Play One On TV

    “Obama would cause less long-term damage than Romney "
    Considering Obama is in contention with Jimmy Carter for worst president, don’t think Romney COULD have done worse even if he tried. The sad part is the Republicans have no Reagan to fix the mess Obama is making.

  8. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 3 months ago

    @Born in the USA

    Oh, how nice. You’ve returned to the goComics fora and blessed us with your wisdom pointless generic anti-Democrat BS.

  9. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 3 months ago

    Thousands of pages of SCOTUS decisions on the books regarding the Constitution, and radicals today, so “devoted” t the document, can’t even quote accurately complete paragraphs of the document, not even out of context “bits”.

  10. lopaka

    lopaka said, 3 months ago

    Interesting – to this point the comments are making an interesting discussion, uh except one individual

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