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    Today, 12:57 AM
    That's not what's absurd. What's absurd is to think that if we voluntarily refuse to use a power that it will somehow create the precedent that it is unconstitutional and prevent others from using it and that depriving ourselves of power that our enemies use will enable us to take back control of our government.
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    Today, 12:54 AM
    The contention that the law is unconstitutional does nothing to prevent its use by our enemies nor would our refraining from using it do so. It is not clear that it is unconstitutional and the current precedent is that it is Constitutional.
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    Today, 12:47 AM
    And they passed a law.
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    Today, 12:46 AM
    You are trying to distract from the absurdity of your recommended strategy.
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    Today, 12:45 AM
    So you admit that you are the Orwellian one? Our tyrants started a war against us by destroying the Constitution and we must now fight back any way we can. King George started a war against the colonists by destroying their common law and they had to fight back any way they could. those situations are the same.
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    Today, 12:29 AM
    LOL You can't defend your strategy so you resort to sexual insults and pseudo-psychiatry of my metaphors.
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    Today, 12:28 AM
    The Constitution is fully of ambiguities and short on specificity, that is one of its greatest weaknesses. Nowhere is is specifically stated that Congress may not delegate powers, it is merely inferred from the assignment of powers to Congress. Please quote the article and section where it is prohibited. That is precisely why we should change the law and amend the Constitution to force everybody to obey it and then obey it.
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    Today, 12:22 AM
    Please quote the article and section where it is prohibited.
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    Today, 12:19 AM
    Tyranny was when the enemy destroyed the Constitution, using the already delegated powers is only tyranny if they are used in tyrannical ways. When the British attempted to seize the arms of the Colonists that was tyranny, when the Colonists then abandoned politics and drove the British and the Torys out that wasn't tyranny. That would be true if the Constitution had only been cracked a little bit but it has been completely shattered on this point, what you are saying is like saying that you shouldn't shoot someone wearing a pistol for shouting threats at you but should instead report them to the police DURING A CIVIL WAR.
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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    About 109 counties across the United States have become majority-minority in less than 20 years, new demographic data reveals. The latest Pew Research Center study finds that between 2000 and 2018, 109 U.S. counties across 22 states have had their non-Hispanic white populations drop below 50 percent, while the Hispanic, Asian, and black American populations have all grown. Today, there are roughly 293 majority-minority U.S. counties, concentrated mostly along the coasts in states such as California, Florida, Texas, Virginia, North Carolina, Louisiana, Alabama, and Mississippi. Pew Research Center analysts project that in the next decade, Fairfax County, Virginia; Pima County, Arizona; Milwaukee County, Wisconsin; and Cobb County, Georgia may all flip from majority white to majority-minority. In each of these counties, the white population is less than 52 percent. In some regions, the white population decreased between 20 to nearly 45 percent in just 18 years. For example, in 2000, Rockdale County, Georgia, had a white population of 73 percent. Fast-forward to 2018, and Rockdale County’s white population dropped to 30 percent — a 43 percent decrease. Similarly, in Douglas County, Georgia, the white population has fallen 37 percent since 2000, as well as dropped 29 percent in Charles County, Maryland; 25 percent in Colfax County, Nebraska; 36 percent in Manassas Park City County, Virginia; 23 percent in Prince William County, Virginia; and 38 percent in Henry County, Georgia. In 21 of the nation’s 25 most populous U.S. counties, minorities outnumber white residents. In 2000, eight of these 21 counties — San Diego County, California; Orange County, California; Riverside County, California; Sacramento County, California; Clark County, Nevada; Broward County, Florida; Tarrant County, Texas; and Wayne County, Michigan — were majority white.
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    Yesterday, 11:42 PM
    His plan is to wear boxing gloves at a gun fight because he was invited to a boxing match and then hope that the guys shooting at him will be inspired to follow his example.
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    Yesterday, 11:41 PM
    What I said was entirely different and I have made that clear in detail. If I said go kill that Chinese soldier because we are at war that is nothing like saying that war is peace or that murder is self defense. I never once claimed that using the delegated powers was following the Constitution and I repeatedly stated that we weren't living under the Constitution. You are the ones using obfuscation and sophistry.
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    Yesterday, 11:38 PM
    Nowhere in the Constitution does it specifically say that Congress may not delegate powers to the President, it is merely inferred from the assignment of powers to Congress. The entire government is and has been disobeying it and Trump not using the delegated powers won't make nondelegation any less defunct, the next President will happily use all of the delegated powers and Congress and the courts will happily allow it.
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    Yesterday, 11:35 PM
    Do you win a war by killing or by laying down your arms? You restore the Constitution by repealing the laws that break it and amending it so that the loopholes and ambiguities are removed so that they can't be passed again, using the delegated powers does nothing to prevent that.
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    Yesterday, 11:33 PM
    White House senior adviser Stephen Miller says President Trump is currently reviewing “all legal options” to end the country’s birthright citizenship policy which has allowed millions of illegal aliens to secure American citizenship for their U.S.-born children. Last week, Trump told the media is he “very seriously” looking at signing an executive order that will end birthright citizenship in the U.S., calling the policy “frankly ridiculous.” During an interview with Fox News’ John Roberts, Miller said the White House is, in fact, reviewing “all legal options” to end birthright citizenship where an average of about 300,000 U.S.-born children of illegal aliens — often referred to as “anchor babies” — are born every year. According to the Fox News interview: ROBERTS: The president indicated this the other day when he was leaving to get on Marine One. He said that he is looking at birthright citizenship — which is enshrined in the 14th Amendment. What are the plans for that? MILLER: Well, I noticed that you worked in that it is “enshrined into the 14th Amendment.” Many constitutional scholars would wholeheartedly disagree with that. Most Americans think it is crazy that you can come across the border perhaps in your ninth month of pregnancy… ROBERTS: That’s the argument, what do you plan to do about it? MILLER: Well, we’re looking at all legal options. But I think the key point I want to leave you with today … is that many legal scholars believe that the phrase “subject to the jurisdiction thereof” makes clear it does not apply to people here on a temporary basis or here illegally. And so the point would be then, what can we as a government do to execute the president’s obligation to “take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” The Constitution, being the supreme law of the land, and so what is the correct interpretation of the 14th Amendment. That’s something we have to look at. ROBERTS: So when do you plan to do this? MILLER: I don’t have any news to make on that today, but I want to leave you with this: For years, Americans had politicians of both parties come and go and surrender their interests to foreign countries and foreign powers. This president, alone, has stood up and protected Americans’ interests, whether it is on trade, on immigration, or foreign policy. He’s ended decades of debacles to put the interests of U.S. citizens first and we should all celebrate that. Miller’s statement comes nearly a year after Trump first promised that he was readying an executive order to end birthright citizenship, but the issue has been stalled since October 2018. To date, the U.S. Supreme Court has never explicitly ruled that the children of illegal aliens must be granted birthright citizenship, and many legal scholars dispute the idea.
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    Yesterday, 11:28 PM
    President Donald Trump announced a new trade deal in principal with Japan on Sunday, during the G7 summit of world leaders in France. “This is a tremendous deal for the United States,” Trump said after announcing the deal with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. “It’s a, really, tremendous deal for our farmers and agricultural ranchers, and also involves other things.” The two leaders agreed on a deal in principle, which they expected would be signed during the United Nations General Assembly in New York in September. After withdrawing from the proposed Trans-Pacific partnership, Trump pursued a bi-lateral deal with Japan since becoming president. The president developed a close personal friendship with Abe and continued pressing for a better deal for the United States. Trump hailed the deal as a big step for American farmers, as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said the private sector would likely purchase new volumes of corn from the United States. Japan is also expected to cut tariffs on American beef, pork and agricultural products “We believe that there is a need for us to implement emergency support measures for the Japanese private sector to have the early purchase of the American corn,” Abe said via a translator, noting that Japan was experiencing pests in their crops. United States Trade Representative Robert Lightgizer said the deal included agriculture products, industrial tariffs, and digital trade, but did not share additional details. “We look forward to finishing the additional work and having it be implemented as soon as possible in Japan and the United States,” he said. https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2019/08/25/g7-surprise-donald-trump-announces-trade-deal-in-principle-agreement-with-japan/
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    Yesterday, 11:27 PM
    The veracity of that statement can be best judged by the fact that I never said what Gunny claims I said.
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    Yesterday, 11:26 PM
    But you insist that we must abide by it as if we lived under it, your positions don't match your words, pardon me if I find positions and actions more compelling than words.
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    Yesterday, 11:24 PM
    There are too many cases so I will just point out the one that is most recent. You claimed I said disobeying the Constitution was obeying it, I never said any such thing. I said the egg was well and truly smashed and because Congress passed multiple laws, Presidents used them and courts upheld them, I said we had to restore the Constitution before we could go back to obeying it.
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    Yesterday, 11:21 PM
    Idaho Gov. Brad Little (R) vowed to fight a court decision Friday ruling that the state must provide a multi-thousand dollar gender reassignment surgery for a convicted sex offender. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld U.S. District Judge B. Lynn Winmill’s ruling Friday regarding inmate Adree Edmo, who is serving a ten-year prison sentence for sexually abusing a 15-year-old boy when he was 22. Edmo was reportedly diagnosed with gender dysphoria and has tried to castrate himself twice. “She suffers every single day while they have denied this treatment to her for years and there can be no reason justifying Idaho’s continued refusal to provide her care except bias,” Edmo’s attorney Lori Rifkin said, according to Fox 13. The court ruled that the state’s refusal to provide surgery violated the Eighth Amendment. Per Fox 13: In an 85-page opinion, the panel ruled that the state of Idaho must provide gender reassignment surgery to Edmo, writing that “responsible prison officials were deliberately indifferent to Edmo’s gender dysphoria, in violation of the Eighth Amendment.” … “Prison authorities have not provided that treatment despite full knowledge of Edmo’s ongoing and extreme suffering and medical needs,” the judges wrote. “It is enough that knew of and disregarded an excessive risk to Edmo’s health by rejecting her request for and then never re-evaluating his decision despite ongoing harm to Edmo,” the judges added, according to NPR: Despite two other physicians agreeing with the original treatment plan, the ruling found that “general agreement in a medically unacceptable form of treatment does not somehow make it reasonable.” The surgery, set to be organized by the Idaho Department of Correction and Corizon, will reportedly cost taxpayers between $20,000 and $30,000.
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    Yesterday, 11:17 PM
    It seems like him to me. But if it isn't then it is a picture of a hallucination in his mind.
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    Yesterday, 11:16 PM
    You are the one claiming that we are living under the Constitution when we are not, that is saying "war is peace".
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    Yesterday, 11:14 PM
    It isn't breaking it more and I never called you out as an enemy for disagreeing with me. (I did express an opinion about your motives only after you constantly used lies and sophistry in out debate just as you are doing now.)
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    Yesterday, 11:12 PM
    I never said it was obeying it, I said it was long destroyed and we had to restore it.
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    Yesterday, 11:09 PM
    You cant break what is already broken. Can you break an egg that is already smashed?
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    Yesterday, 11:08 PM
    I understand completely but it is defunct. We should restore it, that would require laws be passed retracting the delegated powers and preferably a Constitutional Amendment to enshrine nondelegation in stone but using the delegated powers in the mean time does nothing to prevent either of those.
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