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    Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    Why? Because it is supposed to be impartial - they don't work for YOU.

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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    Cruz is the same brainiac who'd like to pull

    http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/ted-c...n_7675528.html

    I'm pretty sure he fails to comprehend why Justices are so difficult to remove. Fortunately for the rest of us, a man who is currently losing a party primary is gonna have a hell of a time getting an amendment to the Constitution passed.
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    You may notice that this thread looks a bit different.

    That is because it has received a face-lift from the off-topicness, bad manners, and all-around ***hattery.

    Either engage in civil discourse or GO AWAY.

    Anyone that cannot manage that will have their access to this thread revoked.
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    Not going to comment on Cruz or other candidates. There is a whole lot of crazy out there this election season..little about local races though,and those are also important.
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    What I thought was most telling was, when asked a direct question by a gay Republican about what Cruz would do to protect his and his husband's marriage, Cruz rambled on about the first sixth of the First Amendment without actually answering the question.

    Cruz seems to love that bit of the Constitution.

    Then, when forced back to the actual question asked, he suggested that the Supreme Court isn't qualified to make a decision about constitutionality because they do not owe their continued office-holding to a particular political agenda.

    Did he miss the civics lesson where it was explained that that's the whole point of appointing the Supreme's for life????

    Such a fundamental part of the American theory of government, and a candidate for president doesn't get it?
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    Quote Originally Posted by B. de Corbin View Post
    What I thought was most telling was, when asked a direct question by a gay Republican about what Cruz would do to protect his and his husband's marriage, Cruz rambled on about the first sixth of the First Amendment without actually answering the question.

    Cruz seems to love that bit of the Constitution.

    Then, when forced back to the actual question asked, he suggested that the Supreme Court isn't qualified to make a decision about constitutionality because they do not owe their continued office-holding to a particular political agenda.

    Did he miss the civics lesson where it was explained that that's the whole point of appointing the Supreme's for life????

    Such a fundamental part of the American theory of government, and a candidate for president doesn't get it?
    I'm not terribly surprised that one (or more) of the candidates don't get it. Most of your average citizenry don't get it (make that #101 on the list of things my 3rd grader knows that my neighbor doesn't)... And while one would hope they could be held to higher expectations, you need to have a basic understanding of what those expectations should be in the first place.

    Many people (particularly so-called Constitutionalists) have a terrible understanding of how living documents work--they are no better than fundy Biblical literalists.
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

    "Humans are not rational creatures. Now, logic and rationality are very helpful tools, but there’s also a place for embracing our subjectivity and thinking symbolically. Sometimes what our so-called higher thinking can’t or won’t see, our older, more primitive intuition will." John Beckett

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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    If more citizens knew this kind of stuff there'd be fewer politicians able to get away with junk.

    Or maybe not.

    Maybe people just don't like freedom and dignity these days.
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    Yeah, but where are they going to learn it? Schools don't get enough funding and society doesn't value it.
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    “We still carry this primal relationship to the Earth within our consciousness, even if we have long forgotten it. It is a primal recognition of the wonder, beauty, and divine nature of the Earth. It is a felt reverence for all that exists. Once we bring this foundational quality into our consciousness, we will be able to respond to our present man-made crisis from a place of balance, in which our actions will be grounded in an attitude of respect for all of life. This is the nature of real sustainability.”
    ~~Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee

    "We are the offspring of history, and must establish our own paths in this most diverse and interesting of conceivable universes--one indifferent to our suffering, and therefore offering us maximal freedom to thrive, or to fail, in our own chosen way."
    ~~Stephen Jay Gould, Wonderful Life: The Burgess Shale and the Nature of History

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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    I wouldn't necessarily object to shorter supreme court terms as long as

    A. They are still relatively long (minimum of 10 years)
    B. They only get one term.

    Once you start tying their position to popularity, you're doing it wrong.
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    Re: Cruz is anti-SCOTUS

    It is difficult to find a person(Judge) that can maintain neutrality in their judgments..but a person with enough integrity and honor can be just in their findings.
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