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You could thank the idiot Gerald Ford for making us endure Justice Stevens
iOwnTheWorld ^ | 2-23-2014 | Big Fur Hat

Posted on 02/23/2014 1:55:31 PM PST by smoothsailing

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You could thank the idiot Gerald Ford for making us endure Justice Stevens

by BigFurHat - February 23, 2014 - 14:55 America/New_York

Fords “republican pick” of Justice Stevens was about as good as nearly every other Republican pick in the last 40 years.

Now, in retirement, Stevens is calling for a change to the 2nd amendment. He would like to add 5 words.

Breitbart-

His solution is to amend the text of the Second Amendment so that it reads: “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear arms when serving in the militia shall not be infringed.”

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We are all militia now.

What does this pinhead think the 2nd amendment guaranteed, that citizens have the right to bear arms when they are in the military????

How about an amendment to guarantee the right to be wet when you’re in water?


TOPICS: Government; Politics
KEYWORDS: banglist; secondamendment

1 posted on 02/23/2014 1:55:32 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Doesn’t the perceived need to change the 2nd confirm that it means what we all say it means? Stephens is saying, “We must amend the 2nd because it DOESN’T mean you have to be in a militia.”


2 posted on 02/23/2014 1:58:01 PM PST by raybbr (Obamacare needs a death panel.)
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To: raybbr

Exactly, Stephens will never fool a thinking man with his nonsense. But a liberal? He’ll fool them all day long.


3 posted on 02/23/2014 2:01:23 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Judge, if you like your Senile Dementia, you can keep it. Period!


4 posted on 02/23/2014 2:04:58 PM PST by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: smoothsailing
But a liberal? He’ll fool them all day long.

Exactly, and he's an old fool if he thinks there's a chance of amending the 2nd.

5 posted on 02/23/2014 2:06:01 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: smoothsailing

I don’t understand why this is so hard.

Every single amendment in the Bill of Rights describes personal protections. Why on earth would the founding fathers toss a ‘collective right’ into the mix?


6 posted on 02/23/2014 2:06:06 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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To: smoothsailing

10 U.S. Code § 311 - Militia: composition and classes

Current through Pub. L. 113-75, except 113-66. (See Public Laws for the current Congress.)

US Code

(a) The militia of the United States consists of all able-bodied males at least 17 years of age and, except as provided in section 313 of title 32, under 45 years of age who are, or who have made a declaration of intention to become, citizens of the United States and of female citizens of the United States who are members of the National Guard.

(b) The classes of the militia are—
(1) the organized militia, which consists of the National Guard and the Naval Militia; and

(2) the unorganized militia, which consists of the members of the militia who are not members of the National Guard or the Naval Militia.


7 posted on 02/23/2014 2:09:42 PM PST by Perdogg (Ted Cruz-Rand Paul 2016)
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To: smoothsailing

Can’t really blame Ford, supreme court justices have a long history of going off the rails all by their lonesome. If 3 are nominated you’ll be lucky if one is confirmed and is a consistent constitutionalist.


8 posted on 02/23/2014 2:12:38 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

Vote for a RINO and he might win the Presidency.
If he wins the Presidency, he will govern like a Democrat.
If he governs like a democrat, he will appoint liberal Supreme Court Justices.
If he appoints liberal Justices, you will get depressed.
If you get depressed, you will stay at home.
If you stay at home, you will get fired.
If you get fired, you will be replaced by an inexperienced zookeeper.
When someone inexperienced does your job, mistakes will be made.
When mistakes are made, you get body-slammed by a low-land gorilla.
DON’T get body-slammed by a low-land gorilla!
Vote for conservatives.


9 posted on 02/23/2014 2:13:44 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: smoothsailing
that idiot Gerald Ford

With charm and kindness like this, who can lose?

10 posted on 02/23/2014 2:19:16 PM PST by Irish Rose (Will work for chocolate.)
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To: jazusamo

To amend an Amendment means to repeal it by passing (two-thirds) and ratifying (three-fourths) a new one (remember Prohibition?) and it is a slow, difficult process as the Founders intended it to be.

You’d think ANY Supreme Court justice would know enough about the Constitution to realize this.

OTOH...if John Paul Stevens sounds loony, look up his predecessor William O. Douglas. That one was not only a wild-eyed liberal but refused to vacate his office after official retirement & remained a cantankerous old coot till the very end. And he was only 81 when he finally croaked.

In fairness to Gerald Ford, Stevens snuck in as a Midwestern moderate then swung hard left once ensconced in the SC.

Stevens gets a Valentine from Feinstein & Schumer but it won’t go any further. Not thirty-eight states’ worth, anyway.


11 posted on 02/23/2014 2:21:16 PM PST by elcid1970 ("In the modern world, Muslims are living fossils.")
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To: smoothsailing

I blame idiot Beltway Republicans for many problems in this country. THEY are the ones who should have known better, had more character, listened to the conservative voices in their party. They betrayed us all for their own selfish perks, many while cynically wrapping themselves in a “Conservative” mantle every election cycle.


12 posted on 02/23/2014 2:24:59 PM PST by mikeus_maximus
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To: smoothsailing

If Spiro Agnew hadn’t been crooked, Jerry probably would have retired as minority leader. If you want to blame someone, blame him.


13 posted on 02/23/2014 2:27:04 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: elcid1970
Stevens gets a Valentine from Feinstein & Schumer but it won’t go any further.

LOL! I love it and those three deserve each other.

Agreed, his brainf**t is going nowhere.

14 posted on 02/23/2014 2:27:49 PM PST by jazusamo ([Obama] A Truly Great Phony -- Thomas Sowell http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3058949/posts)
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To: cripplecreek

You make a good point. I really didn’t care much for the title.


15 posted on 02/23/2014 2:28:44 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Ford was working for the elite. He was told to put him in.


16 posted on 02/23/2014 2:29:35 PM PST by bmwcyle (People who do not study history are destine to believe really ignorant statements.)
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To: smoothsailing

Doesn’t matter how they warp the Bill of Rights. My God given rights exist whether they are written down or not.


17 posted on 02/23/2014 2:31:13 PM PST by Politicalkiddo (Forgiveness is the fragrance that the violet sheds on the heel that has crushed it. -M. Twain)
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To: smoothsailing

There’s no doubt that Ford was a moderate but at the time congress was busy punishing him for Nixon’s sins and there would be no conservative nomination no matter what.


18 posted on 02/23/2014 2:32:10 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: aMorePerfectUnion
ROFLOL!!!

DON’T get body-slammed by a low-land gorilla! Vote for conservatives.


19 posted on 02/23/2014 2:34:18 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: Irish Rose

I didn’t like that title either.


20 posted on 02/23/2014 2:35:01 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: RichInOC

I didn’t care for the title either.


21 posted on 02/23/2014 2:37:20 PM PST by smoothsailing
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To: smoothsailing

Hypocrites like Stevens never have to live with the consequences of their decisions.

The best thing would be to sanction them to lifetime Sec. 8 housing, “affirmative action” victims for their kids and grandkids, and public schools for all of them.


22 posted on 02/23/2014 2:37:35 PM PST by A_Former_Democrat ("Four dead in Benghazi")
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To: smoothsailing

Ford was put into congress because he played football. He’s the only vice president and president who was never elected. I put my vote for him in the same category as my vote for mccain. I was blind!

WHIP INFLATION NOW!


23 posted on 02/23/2014 2:53:28 PM PST by VerySadAmerican (".....Barrack, and the horse Mohammed rode in on.")
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To: smoothsailing

“You could thank the idiot Gerald Ford for making us endure Justice Stevens”

You could thank Nixon for Ford.

You could thank Eisenhower for Nixon.

You could thank Hitler for Eisenhower.

We’re back to the Nazis now, good enough?


24 posted on 02/23/2014 2:54:15 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

What’s Ford’s “Bacon Number”?


25 posted on 02/23/2014 2:56:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: KrisKrinkle

LOL! The title did suck, didn’t it?


26 posted on 02/23/2014 2:57:57 PM PST by smoothsailing
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27 posted on 02/23/2014 3:04:57 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: smoothsailing
;-)
28 posted on 02/23/2014 3:06:36 PM PST by aMorePerfectUnion
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To: smoothsailing

Ford was a RINO in the same mold as Romney and McCain. And just like Romney and McCain he could never win a presidential election.
And yet, the GOPe continually insist that they are the only type that can win a Presidential election.
And great swaths of the GOPe voter base continue to drink the Kool-aid.


29 posted on 02/23/2014 3:08:42 PM PST by rhinohunter (Freepers aren't booing -- they're shouting "Cruuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuz")
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To: RichInOC
If Spiro Agnew hadn’t been crooked, Jerry probably would have retired as minority leader. If you want to blame someone, blame him.

Blame the guy that picked Agnew in the first place. The same guy also picked Gerald Ford.

30 posted on 02/23/2014 3:12:11 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: raybbr

“Doesn’t the perceived need to change the 2nd confirm that it means what we all say it means?”

Sure does.


31 posted on 02/23/2014 3:19:05 PM PST by MichaelCorleone (Jesus Christ is not a religion. He's the Truth.)
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To: KrisKrinkle

LOL

If it weren’t for that RINO Hindenberg


32 posted on 02/23/2014 3:21:14 PM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: smoothsailing

IIRC, didn’t both Stevens and Souter retire during a Democrap administration, even though both were Republican appointees?

Republicans have studiously avoided appointing “conservatives,” and consequently have been “surprised” by their appointees. But resigning during a Republican administration? An unprecedented level of betrayal.

BTW: I thought it was sad that Byron White resigned during a Democrap administration, even though he had to know that Clinton would replace him with a baby-killer. But that’s how powerful that tradition was.


33 posted on 02/23/2014 3:23:07 PM PST by Arthur McGowan
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To: dfwgator

Ford’s “Bacon Number” is “1”. Ford and Bacon appeared in “Frost/Nixon”, though Ford’s appearance was via archive footage.


34 posted on 02/23/2014 3:25:39 PM PST by KrisKrinkle (Blessed be those who know the depth and breadth of their ignorance. Cursed be those who don't.)
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To: smoothsailing

He should have went with his first instinct and became a Democrat when he went to Grand Rapids after World War II and married a divorcee. Ford (an alias), like Bush, is a name dead to me.


35 posted on 02/23/2014 3:57:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Fiji Hill

And he also picked Henry Cabot Lodge, II. Apparently ol’ Cabot Lodge, I, was alright, but not what came later.


36 posted on 02/23/2014 3:58:36 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: mikeus_maximus

You are absolutely right, but our little Republican primary voters will continue to nominate the WRONG man.


37 posted on 02/23/2014 4:00:22 PM PST by Theodore R. (Alas: TX Republicans to endorse Cornball and George P! Stay tuned March 4)
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To: Theodore R.
And he also picked Henry Cabot Lodge, II. Apparently ol’ Cabot Lodge, I, was alright, but not what came later.

Had he picked Rep. Walter Judd (R-Minn.) as his running mate, I believe Nixon would have won the election. Judd was a solid conservative and an articulate and spellbinding speaker. He was also a solid conservative. After eight years of "me, too" Republicanism, many Americans were eager for a leader who would take us in a conservative direction, as evidenced by the huge rallies for Sen. Barry Goldwater (R-Ariz.) at the GOP's National Convention in Chicago.

However, Nixon chose to give the back of his hand to conservatives, many of whom stayed home in November, believing that the election pitted Tweedledee against Tweedledum.

38 posted on 02/23/2014 4:11:57 PM PST by Fiji Hill
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To: smoothsailing; All
Our nation’s Commie Left is obsessed with depriving the people of their Commonsense Civil Right of Armed Self-Defense in an effort to empower the government, criminals and the criminal government.

Let’s say when they go too far and we get ‘Fed’ up with them, WE THE PEOPLE amend it to be the following:

The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.

And tell the Commie Left to play in the traffic

39 posted on 02/23/2014 5:01:57 PM PST by HammerT (The COMMONSENSE CIVIL RIGHT OF ARMED SELF-DEFENSE [CASD], itÂ’s the law of the land.)
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