Prickly City by Scott Stantis for September 22, 2021

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    braindead Premium Member 2 months ago

    Once again, Stantis, can you be any LESS specific?

    By the way, it’s not the phrase that is being abused.

    Voter suppression is NOT democracy being ‘messy’. Just like a violent attempt to overthrow the government is not ‘messy’.


    Try not being afraid to identify the Republican Party of Trump.

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    Sanspareil  2 months ago

    States rights are inherently good, until they are not!

    Abbott, Death-Santis prove that they have the right to kill as many people as they can so as to prove to the Orange Orifice, who they adore, that they follow his death cult and hope to maintain power in his future ascendancy!

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    The Love of Money is . . .  2 months ago


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    danielmkimmel  2 months ago

    States don’t have rights. States have powers. PEOPLE have rights.

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    Iseau  2 months ago

    People’s rights versus States power who will win? Only the next election will decide!

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    Free or Not? Premium Member 2 months ago

    The State has no rights. The citizens have the rights. They lend their power to government for specific powers the citizens grant them. In the end, it is the SOLE purpose of government to protect the natural rights.

    The tenth amendment to the Constitution says NOTHING about the “rights” of State governments, it speaks of the “powers” granted to those entities by the people.

    “10: The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people”.

    More instructive is the RIGHTS referred to by the 9th amendment in the Bill of Rights as being reserved to the people:

    “9. The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

    Civics 101 has been replaced by Advanced Woke studies in our schools for decades. Thus the confusion.

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    William Robbins Premium Member 2 months ago

    This fear of the “woke” is also “instructive”, demonstrating that the fearful support oppresive policy decried by them. Not to say the young can’t take things too far.

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    christopherbacon692  2 months ago

    States rights is a good idea in principle but in practice I can’t think of any time it’s been used except to abuse and oppress the weak

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    RobinHood  2 months ago

    “Society in every state is a blessing, but government even in its best state, is but a necessary evil; in its worst state, an intolerable one.” … If men were angels, no government would be necessary.

    John Adams

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    RobinHood  2 months ago

    If I could tell the world just one thing

    It would be that we’re all OK

    And not to worry ’cause worry is wasteful

    And useless in times like these

    I won’t be made useless

    Won’t be idle with despair

    I’ll gather myself around my faith

    For light does the darkness most fear


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    Kip Williams  2 months ago

    I’d like to teach the world to sing

    In perfect harmony

    I’d like to buy the world a Coke®

    And keep it company.


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    Kip Williams  2 months ago

    I’ve seen this movie! In this scene, they’re being stalked by a rogue state house that keeps getting closer. The audience already knows it’s there because the sound track is going dum-DUMM, dum-DUMM, dum-DUMM!

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    timbob2313 Premium Member 2 months ago

    the number of TPOT in congress expressing faux outrage over the debt limit, Afghanistan and the southern border brings to mind something I read long ago, sorry do not remember where.- “They are like an Army of pompous phrases moving over the landscape in search of an idea”

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    @Rad-ish  Premium Member 2 months ago

    Traitor Trump should be on trial for inciting an insurrection against the legitimate USA government in which people died.

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    ferddo  2 months ago

    Usually, when people describe the U.S. as a democracy the rights argue that instead it is a republic…

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    mistercatworks  2 months ago

    Your rights end where they start infecting my grandmother and children.

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    Night-Gaunt49  2 months ago

    State’s ‘rights’ destroy unions, it helped to wipe out the Confederacy as states went their own way. The states are subordinate to the Federal Govt.

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    Timothy Madigan Premium Member 2 months ago

    I heard a lot of States’ Rights during the Trump administration, especially from blue states like California. They did a lot of things their way vs what Trump wanted (which wasn’t a bad idea).

    But you can’t have it both way – federal only when you are in power and States Rights when you are not. If it is fine for Cali, it’s fine for others.

    Now, not all actions are state-allowed (like Texas abortion) but others??

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