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House to vote on Trayvon amendment
The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan

Posted on 05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT by rarestia

House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill.

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(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; News/Current Events; US: Arizona; US: Florida; US: Minnesota
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10th amendment? Anyone? This will be a catastrophe for Democrats if it passes.
1 posted on 05/08/2012 4:14:18 PM PDT by rarestia
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To: rarestia

They never stop-————


2 posted on 05/08/2012 4:19:37 PM PDT by basil (It's time to rid the country of "gun free zones" aka "Killing Fields")
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To: rarestia

It’s stoopid! It won’t pass. States need to start telling the fed govt to drop dead!


3 posted on 05/08/2012 4:20:14 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: rarestia

Shouldn’t these idiots, from another dimension, wait to see if Trayvon was actually unjustly shot?
Otherwise, there is any evidence it shouldn’t remain as is.


4 posted on 05/08/2012 4:20:55 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: Leep

is = isn’t


5 posted on 05/08/2012 4:21:56 PM PDT by Leep (Enemy of the Statist)
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To: rarestia
"'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted.

Um, wasn't this kinda the whole point of the law?

6 posted on 05/08/2012 4:26:42 PM PDT by Drew68 (I WILL vote to defeat Barack Hussein Obama!)
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To: Leep

All that matters is the color of his skin, not the content of his character, the fact he was casing houses, had burglar tools, stolen jewelry, and came back and attacked the Hispanic guy out of the blue.


7 posted on 05/08/2012 4:27:08 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (I will never vote for Romney. Ever.)
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To: basil

Eff ‘em. They are masters at useless gestures. Some pubbie should offer an amendment to reward states with syg laws.


8 posted on 05/08/2012 4:27:26 PM PDT by Adder (Da bro has GOT to go!)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

And he shall be Trayvon
And he shall be a hood man
And he shall be Trayvon
In tradition with the family plan

And he shall be Trayvon
And he shall be a hood man

He shall be Trayvon...


9 posted on 05/08/2012 4:28:34 PM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
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To: rarestia

Stand your ground law is the only thing keeping Detroit blacks over 50 alive.


10 posted on 05/08/2012 4:30:15 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Drew68

That put me over the edge. That representative is essentially saying that no life, even that of a victim, is worth saving.

Democrats are a cult. They are a cult and the followers will all wind up in a ‘lake of fire,’ as it were.


11 posted on 05/08/2012 4:31:26 PM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: dfwgator

Please don not associate a great man like Levon Helm with this street thug.


12 posted on 05/08/2012 4:31:41 PM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: rarestia
So politicians with Secret Service protection are telling the little folks how and when we can defend ourselves.
13 posted on 05/08/2012 4:32:16 PM PDT by 4yearlurker (No matter who you vote for,the government eventually gets in.)
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To: rarestia

Then a baby-faced black kid will be forced to defend himself with deadly force from a white guy with a hair-lip and bad acne, and the police will have no choice but to arrest him. There will be riots demanding his release, and congress will pass a stand-your-ground act. It’s not any sort of legal principles that will determine what laws pass, just what the rioting mobs are upset about lately.


14 posted on 05/08/2012 4:33:49 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: dfwgator

HAHAHAHAHA! I don’t care who ya are, that’s funny right there..


15 posted on 05/08/2012 4:34:04 PM PDT by cardinal4 (Do I really need a /s tag?)
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To: TheThirdRuffian

...............All that matters is the color of his skin, not the content of his character, the fact he was casing houses, had burglar tools, stolen jewelry, and came back and attacked the Hispanic guy out of the blue.................

I wonder if Zim had a chance to see the glow offa his golden teeth grills before the punk jumped him??


16 posted on 05/08/2012 4:36:29 PM PDT by Noob1999 (Loose Lips, Sink Ships)
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To: rarestia

More evidence (as if any were needed) that the Federal government has become an out of control monster.


17 posted on 05/08/2012 4:36:40 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both)
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To: rarestia

Collectivism has effectively used the 14th Amendment to trump the 10th Amendment. Any excuse to increase government regulation, control, and tyranny.


18 posted on 05/08/2012 4:37:15 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: harwood

I don’t think Elton was singing about Levon Helm.....but I could be wrong.


19 posted on 05/08/2012 4:38:01 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: rarestia

Dems hate innocent human life and adore thugs. Let’s all take a moment and thank God for the Tea Party uprising!


20 posted on 05/08/2012 4:38:43 PM PDT by SaraJohnson
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To: rarestia

But this would make the perfect opportunity to get the states off the federal dole. Want to assert your independence, pass a SYG law and tell the fed to go f@#$ itself.


21 posted on 05/08/2012 4:39:21 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: rarestia

Good. No more government grants and a huge decrease in commensurate taxation. FL and states must demand such, as did our Founders.


22 posted on 05/08/2012 4:40:33 PM PDT by PapaNew
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To: Leep

problem is ... the Zimmerman case was pushed to after the election, a smart move by Florida.

the dems are disparate for a race war to accompany their class warfare rhetoric ... so they will do this and paint anyone against it as racist


23 posted on 05/08/2012 4:41:48 PM PDT by sten (fighting tyranny never goes out of style)
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To: GSWarrior

He was

http://music-mix.ew.com/2012/04/19/elton-john-on-levon-helm-a-part-of-my-life-that-was-magical/


24 posted on 05/08/2012 4:44:24 PM PDT by harwood (Ann Coulter: Future SCOTUS nominee!)
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To: Drew68
"'Shoot-first' laws have already cost too many lives. In Florida alone, deaths due to self-defense have tripled since the law was enacted."

Wel....DUH!

NO REPEAT OFFENDERS, and, of course, the recipients were disproportionately "minority" for some reason?

25 posted on 05/08/2012 4:44:55 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: rarestia

Federal money shouldn’t be spent supporting states with laws that endanger their own people,” said Reps. Raul Grijalva of Arizona and Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the two Democrats who are offering the legislation. “This is no different than withholding transportation funds from states that don’t enforce seat-belt laws.”


26 posted on 05/08/2012 4:45:28 PM PDT by sockmonkey
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To: harwood

Thanks....didn’t know that.


27 posted on 05/08/2012 4:50:42 PM PDT by GSWarrior
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To: Noob1999

“I wonder if Zim had a chance to see the glow offa his golden teeth grills before the punk jumped him??”

No, but he picked up out-of-state AM stations quite clearly.


28 posted on 05/08/2012 4:51:28 PM PDT by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: sockmonkey

No problemo. We just stop sending them money; we stop feeding the monster. I think that the Texas governor came very close to doing this over another issue. That was real brinksmanship.


29 posted on 05/08/2012 4:52:14 PM PDT by The Antiyuppie ("When small men cast long shadows, then it is very late in the day.")
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To: traditional1
NO REPEAT OFFENDERS, and, of course, the recipients were disproportionately "minority" for some reason?

Hey, what'd I do to you?

30 posted on 05/08/2012 4:53:20 PM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: rarestia

Ahh, knee-jerk legislation. What could possibly go wrong?


31 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:23 PM PDT by FoxInSocks ("Hope is not a course of action." -- M. O'Neal, USMC)
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To: rarestia

Nothing much new here. Typical Communists Manifesto in action.


32 posted on 05/08/2012 4:58:56 PM PDT by Logical me
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To: rarestia

33 posted on 05/08/2012 5:04:33 PM PDT by Evil Slayer (Onward, Christian soldiers, marching as to war....)
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To: rarestia
10th amendment? Anyone? This will be a catastrophe for Democrats if it passes.

Not for the Demo-Rats, but a "catstrophe" for ANY Republi-tard who DARED support this.

34 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT by Conservative Vermont Vet (l)
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This is posing! The Muslim Ellison and some clown from Kalifornia sponsored it!

It will fail big, and I bet a lot of Demonrats vote against it, too.

35 posted on 05/08/2012 5:06:48 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: rarestia

Will these same bleeding hearts do the same for the couple that were murdered in Tennessee, or the couple recently beaten in Norfolk Va?


36 posted on 05/08/2012 5:07:05 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: rarestia; All

Now we see the motive for the Trayvon Martin hoax and the attempted lynching of George Zimmerman—repealing self defense laws and declaring open season on law abiding citizens of all races.


37 posted on 05/08/2012 5:10:28 PM PDT by libstripper
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To: rarestia

How about, I don’t know...working on a BUDGET! You bunch of asshats!


38 posted on 05/08/2012 5:10:27 PM PDT by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: rarestia
House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida.

And the states should tell the FedGov to piss up a rope, they won't send in taxes.

There are cities that should burn if Obama signs this.

39 posted on 05/08/2012 5:31:20 PM PDT by backwoods-engineer (I will vote against ANY presidential candidate who had non-citizen parents.)
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To: dfwgator

OMG, dfwgator: Did you make that up? Hilarious!


40 posted on 05/08/2012 5:40:26 PM PDT by boop (I hate hippies and dopeheads. Just hate them. ...Ernest Borgnine)
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To: Repeat Offender
"NO REPEAT OFFENDERS"

LOL

Didn't really pay attention to the Handle, or the tag-line.....

41 posted on 05/08/2012 5:41:19 PM PDT by traditional1 (Don't gotsta worry 'bout no mo'gage, don't gotsta worry 'bout no gas; Obama gonna take care o' me!)
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To: rarestia

Can states withold collected taxes to the feds?


42 posted on 05/08/2012 5:49:54 PM PDT by bikerman (you can take the man out of the jungle but can't take the jungle out of the man)
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To: Drew68

“Um, wasn’t this kinda the whole point of the law?”

Great observation!


43 posted on 05/08/2012 6:05:32 PM PDT by cymbeline
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To: rarestia

I love it when Democrats do stuff like this as an election approaches. Just be sure and tell all your hunting buddies that the Dems want to penalize states that have Stand Your Ground Laws. A lot of hunters just don’t pay attention to politics, and end up voting Democrat without realizing that they’re always trying to take away their guns. Most of them would support a Stand Your Ground Law, so make sure they know about this bill.


44 posted on 05/08/2012 6:32:51 PM PDT by Norseman (Defund the Left-Completely!)
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To: rarestia

A similar tactic was used to raise the legal drinking age.


45 posted on 05/08/2012 6:55:49 PM PDT by redgolum ("God is dead" -- Nietzsche. "Nietzsche is dead" -- God.)
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To: Dr. Bogus Pachysandra

“It’s stoopid! It won’t pass. States need to start telling the fed govt to drop dead!”
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You’re right, it won’t come anywhere near to passing. Any Democrat, who is not representing a “bluest of blue” district, who votes for this risks marking himself/herself as a “target of opportunity” for the NRA this fall.

So go ahead, Dems—make our day!


46 posted on 05/08/2012 7:14:15 PM PDT by House Atreides
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To: rarestia

This case has NOTHING to do with SYG.

The libs and media pulled SYG into this because they have an agenda.

The federal government does not have the Constitutional power to override any state law.


47 posted on 05/08/2012 7:26:32 PM PDT by 2111USMC (Not a hard man to track. Leaves dead men wherever he goes.)
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To: rarestia

Just another kabuki dance to keep black voters on the rat plantation.


48 posted on 05/08/2012 8:01:10 PM PDT by Some Fat Guy in L.A. (Hope springs eternal - maybe the Bucs will break .500 this year)
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To: harwood

Not to worry, that is just one of Bernie Taupin’s hallucinations transcribed and put to Elton John’s music. They both have said in interviews over the years that most of the lyrics are complete drug-induced jibberish.


49 posted on 05/08/2012 8:26:32 PM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten percent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: rarestia
They want you to be defenseless as the mob knocks you to the ground and repeatedly kicks your head.

Everyone does see that right?
50 posted on 05/08/2012 9:30:07 PM PDT by Jay Santos CP ("Idiocracy"... It's no longer just a movie.)
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