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Scott de Montevideo!

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    My children's daddy and Social Justice Warrior!
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  1. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    I don't dehumanize anyone.
  2. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Good grief.
  3. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    Please tell me that is a bad joke.
  4. People advocating purely Marxist economies tend to have all sorts of excuses for why Marxist style command economies have never worked long term ignoring the underlying fact that Marxist style command economies have never worked well compared with capitalist economies or mixed captialist/socialist economies.
  5. Isn’t the next excuse that the whole planet didn’t adopt the Marxist system and it doesn’t work unless everyone adopts it?
  6. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    No argument. I think we need to double (if not triple) the size of the House. I’d like to see single member districts done away with and a form of State by State proportional representation used in selecting its membership.
  7. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    I suspect the US will fall apart completely before equal representation in the US Senate is modified. The Senate is designed to amplify the power of small States. That design requires unanimous consent of all States to modify.
  8. Scott de Montevideo!

    Tolkien 2.0

    Sounds like LOTR written by GRRM.
  9. I think the same is true of Adam Smith. He wasn’t advocating capitalism. He was, largely, describing what it is.
  10. Exactly, Marxist criticism of capitalism is extremely cogent and direct. Marxist solutions to the problems it points out are much less so.
  11. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    There are people here advocating in favor of violence. I can’t believe they are the only folks who feel this way. As such if there is a perceived spike in violent actions and “fighting words” is the justification offered I suspect it “fighting words” will not be favored by Courts. That’s my point. No perceived spike, no reaction. Perceived Spike and there will be push back.
  12. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    I do see your point. My point is not that racial slurs should be protected speech. It is that if the fighting words doctrine is over applied due to a significant increase frequency of violent actions, I suspect Courts will limit its application in an effort to reduce the frequency of violent actions.
  13. Scott de Montevideo!

    U.S. Politics- SCOTUS 2: The Election Strikes Back

    You’re missing the point if US Courts suddenly has thousands and thousands of people who claim that their violent actions are justified under the “fighting words” doctrine the Courts are not going to stand by and allow that violence to continue. They will act to limit the application of this doctrine specifically because it is an exception to the normal rule that you shouldn’t react violently to insulting words. It’s not intended to be the standard rule for every violent interaction.
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