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    Re: Is the Republic dead?

    My friend, let me tell you about myself.

    I'm the youngest of six children. Every year my father took a loan out in early December to buy Christmas gifts for all of us. Then he spent the next...
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    Re: Anarchy today in the USA!

    So basically you would form a police force/military, and then go about making a small group whose task is to ensure the tranquility, security, and prosperity of the larger group.

    I'm with you!!! ...
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    Re: Obama Bows to Japanese Emperor

    The Japanese Emperor, while having no official political authority, is the highest authority of the Shinto religion, and is also the "symbol of the state and the unity of the people".



    The man...
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    Re: Homosexuality Is Unnatural

    Yes, homosexuality is "unnatural" in that it serves no biological purpose.

    But to this I say.... so what? Here's a list of other things that are "unnatural".

    Flying airplanes.
    Rollerskating....
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    Re: Obama Bows to Japanese Emperor

    Look, is this something that I lose sleep over? Of course not.

    But it's mildly irritating for a couple of reasons. Our country has a long history that our leaders do not bow to other leaders.
    ...
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    Re: 9/11 Trials In NY

    Let's not ignore the elephant in the room.

    There is only one reason that Eric Holder has made this move. It's not to put KSM on trial, but to put George W. Bush, his advisors, and the CIA on...
  7. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    I would like to apologize to Allocutus, the judges, and all other ODN members following this debate for my abrupt absence. I had an urgent personal matter than necessitated my absence. All is well...
  8. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    I invite my opponent to make another rebuttal argument as needed and then I would propose that we move on to final arguments if this is acceptable to my opponent.
  9. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    Again I'll be brief...

    First of all, my opponent has given a laundry list of what HR 3200 entails... Those items are not up for debate. This argument is about one thing and one thing only - the...
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    Re: Rampage at Fort Hood

    It angers me greatly.

    I don't yet have anything to say about how the man's Muslim faith fits into this, since facts are still emerging.

    But one thing I know to be a fact is that this man was...
  11. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    I'm sorry to have to go this route, but I'm going to have to make the assertion that my opponent is giving misleading and false "facts" with no support.

    The effects of a Potential Repeal of...
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    Re: Autistic artist draws NY panorama from memory

    I've seen this gentleman's work before. He's done similar renderings of London and Rome. Its quite amazing.
  13. Thread: Pelosi LIES

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    Re: Pelosi LIES

    Please provide support for this contention. Although known for its seafood, San Francisco is not known as a mecca for clam chowder.
  14. Thread: Pelosi LIES

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    Pelosi LIES

    Pelosi now refuses to wait 72 hours after all amendments are offered and voted on. She's calling for a Saturday vote.
  15. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    I accept my opponents apology for the misunderstanding.

    I'll not engage in a long-winded rebuttal where I don't feel one is necessary. My opponents latest post can be summarized in this one...
  16. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    With respect to McCarran-Ferguson "changing the nature" of insurance:



    My opponent contends that there is no language in McCarran-Ferguson that expressly dictates that insurance is not to be...
  17. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    I'm appalled at your tactics. My admission is not that the mandate provisions (ie, tax provisions) of HR 3200 are constitutionally valid AT ALL. My admission was that the provisions would pass...
  18. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    Thanks Allocutus, for your latest argument. My rebuttal will be short.

    My opponent has argued that, in light of my admission that Congress is not expressly prohibited from regulating insurance,...
  19. Re: The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    Taxation and Spending/General Welfare

    Allocutus has cited the “Tax and Spend” clause and the “General Welfare” clause as grants of constitutional authority for the mandate to maintain health...
  20. The Constitutionality of Individual Health Insurance Coverage Mandate

    This is a 1-on-1 debate.

    Participants: cds69 v. Allocutus

    Judges: Dr. Gonzo, Squatch, and Autolykos

    Judging criteria: Being that this is an argument regarding constitutionality, the...
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    ARGHHHH! I HATE stupid people!

    Went to a Halloween party last night. The conversation was turned towards political issues. Once again I found that "average" people on both the left and the right base their beliefs on "facts"...
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    Re: The Time is Ripe for a Third Party

    The idea that we should cease to emphasize the importance of the committed two-parent family is a liberal mistake. And the idea that deviations from that statistical "norm" are somehow a major...
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    The Time is Ripe for a Third Party

    In past years attempts at a viable third party have been horrendous failures. Names like Ross Perot and Ralph Nader are synonymous with "loser".

    But I believe that the current climate that...
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    Re: Yet another day goes by......

    First, if Obama thinks that McChrystal has engaged in political grandstanding on has neglected the chain-of-command, then he should ask for his resignation effective immediately. Given the way this...
  25. Re: Why Every Version of the Health Care Reform Bill is Unconstitutional

    We're arguing not about the bills in general, but about their "mandates" for individual health coverage.

    Things change on a daily basis in congress. I'm arguing the unconstitutionality of the...
  26. Re: Why Every Version of the Health Care Reform Bill is Unconstitutional

    I would imagine that given the arguments we've already made that we could wrap it up in a week. I suggest our opening posts plus three or four rebuttals each (4-5 rounds).

    I would provide all...
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    Re: Yet another day goes by......

    Once again, I see not a single argument from a liberal that doesn't make reference to Bush/Cheney...

    How long can Obama ride the "at least I'm not Bush" train? The liberal argument for almost...
  28. Thread: Jediism

    by cds69
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    Re: Jediism

    Just my own opinion, but I see "Jediism" as a philosophy, not a religion, as there is no deity.
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    Sticky: Re: Use this thread to look for judges/debaters

    I'm challenging Allocutus to a formal debate regarding the Constitutionality of the Individual Health Care Mandate as it exists in it's current form in all versions of the Health Care Reform Bills...
  30. Re: Why Every Version of the Health Care Reform Bill is Unconstitutional

    I challenge you to a formal, 1-on-1 debate.

    I'll post in the thread to look for judges...
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