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Old January 22, 2013, 01:02 PM   #36
Tom Servo
Join Date: September 27, 2008
Location: Foothills of the Appalachians
Posts: 12,151
If being a patriot and putting country before individual is "statist," then call me a statist. Your individualism is killing the very freedom you treasure above your country.
That statement runs completely counter to the founders' principles, and to the spirit of our republic.

The idea of quantifying rights based on social station would be a disaster if applied across the board. As I said before, it takes us back to 18th century principles, under which Donald Trump would have a greater right to the press, to redress grievances, to be free of unreasonable seizure, or to legal proceedings than a guy working the counter at a diner. We've come to far to go back to that. Don't get huffy if people find that repellent.

I am being realistic about the Supreme Court--you know, the one that approved Obamacare.
I never mentioned the Supreme Court, or the Affordable Care Act, which is the actual name of the bill. Let's actually strive to use proper names for things here.
Sometimes it’s nice not to destroy the world for a change.
--Randall Munroe
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