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To: AZRepublican
Well, thanks at least for admitting you believe that any rights you possess are granted to you. That which can be given, can be taken away. Just ask any black person living in the south during Jim Crow.

The anti-incorporation stance just isn't well thought out. As we can see, you didn't even address my point that without PROTECTION of rights, state governments can do whatever they want. It would be a true democracy with the dumb mob deciding which rights they want the minority to exercise. You believe that rights are given by a benevolent government. I believe rights are PROTECTED by a government that is anything but benevolent. Those rights exist despite government, certainly not because of it.

5 posted on 12/02/2005 10:15:45 PM PST by jess35
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To: jess35
we can see, you didn't even address my point that without PROTECTION of rights, state governments can do whatever they want.

That is by design, federal govt was never given powers over such concern of individule rights. Only protective powers given to the federal govt was to protect against foreign invasion, protect copyrights, inventions. James Madison: "The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all objects, which concern the lives, liberties and properties of the people." How clear can it be? John Bingham believed the same thing and that is why he did not attempt to change the constituion otherwise.

6 posted on 12/03/2005 5:08:34 AM PST by AZRepublican
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To: jess35

BTTT

It wouldn't hurt to keep this bumped for a while.

See post 7.

Easy Does It


8 posted on 12/03/2005 6:07:47 AM PST by eazdzit (Write your congressman. RESTORE the 14th ammendment to its original intent!!!)
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