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Old 06-29-2018, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Hudson Valley of New York
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We all have stop saying red and blue states. It's cities Democratic while rural areas Republican. All of the rapidly growing areas in red states are happening in the major cities where it's mostly Democratic....eventually the cities will out number the people in the rural.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Honestly think the democrats if they have all 3, president/senate/house will expand the supreme court to 11 or 13 & destroy the filibuster. There will be a political shakeup in 2020 after Trumps impeachment or riding out his term in limbo after Mueller releases his report. Both sides will be much more polarized and will break a lot of traditions of how the federal government has functioned.
The democrats are unlikely to be able to agree on a single consensus nominee. If Hillary was nominating now, who would she nominate? A gay, a transsexual, a latina, a feminist, an asian, an immigrant, the list goes on.

The left eats their own like strawberry and cream.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:40 PM
 
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Since conservatives favor strict constructionists...you know, people who think that the Constitution says what it actually says...a fair and balanced court is a conservative court.

Liberals think that the Constitution says whatever they need it to say. That way is madness, and if you actually think that point of view has any legitimacy, I would urge you to research and re-consider. Without the rule of law we have nothing.
It seems everyone has their own interpretation of our constitution. A fair and balanced court is not a conservative court because it only represents a portion of our country. A balanced court represents all of our country.
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Old 06-29-2018, 09:48 PM
 
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The democrats are unlikely to be able to agree on a single consensus nominee. If Hillary was nominating now, who would she nominate? A gay, a transsexual, a latina, a feminist, an asian, an immigrant, the list goes on.

The left eats their own like strawberry and cream.
Republicans elected the guy that likened Ben Carson to a child molester, call Ted Cruz's wife ugly, said his father helped kill JFK and called Carly Fiorina ugly - just for a start. Republicans are going to skew the Supreme Court to the extreme right, everyone knows that. This has nothing to do with Democrats.
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:40 AM
 
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It seems everyone has their own interpretation of our constitution.
Yeah, that is the problem. It doesn't need "interpreting." It is written in pretty ordinary English and is straight forward. Liberal justices make up garbage. This is very dangerous, even to you, and even if you don't know it. If they make stuff up you like today, they may make stuff up you hate tomorrow.

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A fair and balanced court is not a conservative court because it only represents a portion of our country. A balanced court represents all of our country.
The court is not there to "represent" anyone--that is what elected officials are for. The court is there to decide if something is legal according to the Constitution. What they do is the opposite of "representing." They work by immutable principle. The idea that some justices make things up and "find" things in the Constitution that are not stated is anathema to their purpose.

They really need to go back to teaching this stuff in schools.
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Old 06-30-2018, 08:15 AM
 
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The court is not there to "represent" anyone--that is what elected officials are for. The court is there to decide if something is legal according to the Constitution. What they do is the opposite of "representing." They work by immutable principle. The idea that some justices make things up and "find" things in the Constitution that are not stated is anathema to their purpose.

They really need to go back to teaching this stuff in schools.

Spot on!
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Old 06-30-2018, 02:25 PM
 
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Republicans elected the guy that likened Ben Carson to a child molester, call Ted Cruz's wife ugly, said his father helped kill JFK and called Carly Fiorina ugly - just for a start. Republicans are going to skew the Supreme Court to the extreme right, everyone knows that. This has nothing to do with Democrats.
Correct. I just want Trump to run the country, not run for saint.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:10 PM
 
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Correct. I just want Trump to run the country, not run for saint.
Then evangelicals need to keep their mouths shut about future Democratic presidents. They lost all credibility with Trump. They've shown it was always about politics.
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Old 06-30-2018, 09:15 PM
 
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Honestly think the democrats if they have all 3, president/senate/house will expand the supreme court to 11 or 13 & destroy the filibuster. There will be a political shakeup in 2020 after Trumps impeachment or riding out his term in limbo after Mueller releases his report. Both sides will be much more polarized and will break a lot of traditions of how the federal government has functioned.
Aside from your fantasy of Trump being impeached, isn't it funny how the Democrats always try to circumvent the rule of law to try and achieve their goals by any means necessary.
The president who threatened to increase the scotus to get past their rulings was a (D) known as FDR.
So yes, it wouldn't surprise me if the (D's) were in total control in the future, they try to get liberal activist judges on the scotus by increasing the number who serve on the SC.


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Old 07-01-2018, 04:50 PM
 
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Nashville is a heavy Democratic area.
Yeah, that's like most cities in America. Cities are blue in all red states except for like Phoenix and Tampa. TN is a red state.
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