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    11-16-2016, 09:17 PM
    This will end well.... (not) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Civil_Liberties_Act_of_1988 The Civil Liberties Act of 1988 (Pub.L. 100–383, title I, August 10, 1988, 102 Stat. 904, 50a U.S.C. 1989b et seq.) is a United States federal law that granted reparations to Japanese Americans who had been interned by the United States government during World War II. ... The act was signed into law by President Ronald Reagan. The act granted each surviving internee about US$20,000 in compensation (or, $40,000 after inflation-adjustment in 2016 dollars), with payments beginning in 1990. The legislation stated that government actions were based on "race prejudice, war hysteria, and a failure of political leadership" as opposed to legitimate security reasons. A total of 82,219 received redress checks. Because the law was restricted to American citizens or legal permanent residents, the ethnic Japanese that had been taken from their homes in Latin America (mostly from Peru) were not covered in the reparations, regardless of whether they remained in the United States, returned to Latin America or were deported to Japan after the war. In 1996, Carmen Mochizuki filed a class-action lawsuit, and won a settlement of around $5,000 per person to those eligible from what was left of the funds from the CLA. 145 of those affected were able to receive the $5,000 settlement before the funds ran out. In 1999, funds were approved for the attorney general to pay out to the rest of the claimants.
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    11-16-2016, 08:40 PM
    It can be argued that the intent of the Constitution, along with the Bill of Rights, is to support liberty (minus tariffs), it can also defend individuals from invasion, etc. Consider that there are three classes of governments: 1) Ones that you agree to the contract. 2) Ones that impose themselves over geographic space but only support your rights. 3) Ones that impose themselves over geographic space and take away your rights (tyranny). What we currently have is #3, which is a major problem, what the original intent was can be argued to be #2.
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    11-16-2016, 08:14 PM
    Cleaned up and re-opened. Please keep things civil. It's best to just focus on the issues, not on each other. Thanks!
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    11-16-2016, 07:36 PM
    I opened the original thread but will close this one - the formatting didn't copy well. :)
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    11-16-2016, 07:05 PM
    To look at matters on another level, we can see that our current plight has come from.... following the Constitution, or at least someones version of it, complete with Supreme Court blessings along the way. So why would we want to support that? It clearly just shows that it has problems that need to be fixed if we had a chance for a do-over. A view of the Constitution shows that it was desired to solely support and defend liberty, and the defense will be done if someone likes it or not in the sense that if they violate someones rights there is a system of law and order that will bring them to justice, it doesn't matter if they consent to the form of justice. The issue circles around to how do you deal with people that violate others rights who do not adhere to any authority? At some level you have to just go after them, but with a Constitution they still have a right to a trial vs just shooting them in the streets (or whatever).
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    11-16-2016, 06:34 PM
    Your poll said "support the Constitution" it said nothing about despising it, so your statement is not accurate, you are trying to project views from the poll that aren't there. I did vote in support of it, but as others have pointed out, the poll is way too simple and to say that you support it technically means you support all aspects of the framework it creates. I could provide a number of problems with the Constitution (such as Congress and Congress person rights acts as a democracy) so technically I oppose it in its current form, but that doesn't seem like your goal. Other members here might not give you such a pass, which seems to be the case.
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  • Bryan's Avatar
    11-16-2016, 05:28 PM
    That's not the goal nor intent. If there is a major functional problem please PM me about it with details. Thanks!
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    11-11-2016, 10:26 AM
    In fairness, your title and message body are self contradicting, you title says he is a brutal dictator while your body says "could easily turn into a very brutal dictator", the ladder is possibly true. The biggest key that one should be concerned about is his vast personal wealth provides him a source of power outside the normal government chain of command, such that he can make things happen in his favor that other presidents could not. Couple that with his alpha personality... As said, he is a wild card, and a high risk one at that. We simply don't know for sure which way he will go. At this point we just have to push for the best and brace for the worst.
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    11-09-2016, 10:32 AM
    The Electoral College is actually brilliant and solves a handful of problems: - It isolates corruption to one state. With the Electoral College a state could over claim the votes of a candidate (by a wild amount) and swing the entire election. With the Electoral College voter fraud is limited to that one state and their electoral votes. - It prevents the elections from being federalize (ie: run by the federal government), which would be needed to try to combat against the election fraud issues. - It provides a legal mechanism between the citizen vote and the actual vote, which provides a simple and flexible system for all voting and legal issues to get resolved. The Electoral College does not have to be winner take all, it's up to the states how they allocate their count, Maine and Nebraska aren't winner take all.
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    11-08-2016, 10:26 PM
    Network rating are too good for that. Lol
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    11-08-2016, 10:15 PM
    John King on CNN is doing a good job breaking things down.
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    11-08-2016, 05:46 PM
    Thanks everyone! Bump for more...
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  • Bryan's Avatar
    11-08-2016, 12:16 PM
    Added a few options for you... this is RPFs after all. :D
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  • Bryan's Avatar
    11-08-2016, 10:17 AM
    Any interesting events / encounters? How long did you have to wait? Let's hear it, please... My voting experience was uneventful with no line at all, I just walked right up. On the way out in the parking lot I saw a car with a weathered bumper sticker that said "I'm an NRA member and I vote" - so I guess they were keeping their word. :)
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