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Response to nadinbrzezinski (Reply #54)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:33 AM

55. I thought Democrats—Democrats on DU at least—were not rooted, intellectually speaking,

 

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in the shifting sands of public moods.

I did not get ANYTHING I posted here from the NRA. I searched original sources, laws and court opinions to reach my positions; they were earned, not copied. And you are smart enough to see it.

It is not necessary to deny reality, to turn your back on history and logic, to win the day politically.

I can acknowledge that the Constitution once counted people like me as 3/5 of a human being. I can acknowledge that some founders owned slaves. I can acknowledge the history of Jim Crow and Japanese internment camps and reneging on treaties with Native American peoples. I can acknowledge the Patriot Act and spying and George Bush and Dick Cheney's war crimes.

I thought Democrats were like that.

Republicans live in a world where waterboarding was torture when prosecuted by America, but is lawful "enhanced interrogation" when practiced by Americans, but Democrats face reality. Or am I wrong on that?

Why can't you look reality in the face? Admit reality, then try to change it, if necessary. If the Constitution is wrong, try to change it. The Abolitionist heroes—authors of the 14th Amendment—changed that little 3/5s problem and abolished slavery. They didn't pretend the Constitution said what they wanted it to—they changed it.

Disagreeing with me isn't the problem; living in your own reality is.

Alan Dershowitz nailed it, and he HATES the Second Amendment:

Foolish liberals who are trying to read the Second Amendment out of the Constitution by claiming it's not an individual right or that it's too much of a public safety hazard don't see the danger in the big picture. They're courting disaster by encouraging others to use the same means to eliminate portions of the Constitution they don't like.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Dershowitz#cite_ref-52

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