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About XJLR

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  1. I'm not sure that the 2A establishes a civil right. Instead, it refers to a right that already exists and ensures that Congress will not be able to infringe on that right. The 2A could reasonably be construed as at least depending on the unalienable rights to life and liberty. I don't see the 2A being repealed, especially if based on an unalienable right. However, it is also not an absolute right. There can be and are limits to it. For the record, I'm not a big fan of the 2A and especially the interpretation in Heller. However, it is the law of the land. I also agree that further limits, more gun control, is needed, especially mandatory and stronger background checks as a start. But I don't think the 2A confers a civil right.
  2. Actually, it solves quite a bit. https://www.irp.wisc.edu/publications/dps/pdfs/dp138010.pdf Another newspaper article shows that, to be most effective, sectdion 8 recipients should not be housed in close proximity to each other. Unfortunately, that's not what always happens. http://www.thegazette.com/2009/08/09/does-section-8-housing-hurt-a-neighborhood
  3. Actually, I was in government -- over 30 years. with the State -- and I didn't have to pay for furniture -- but I didn't buy a lot either (not my area) -- but the little I did order was generally moderately priced. And I don't ever seeing an office with a dining room set. And I did fly coach -- but I try not to fly at all any more -- I consider the TSA body searches too intrusive. I'd rather take the train, and in fact have taken the auto train to Florida several times.
  4. Fast search found these articles: https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/nra-2016-spending_us_5a0dd3e6e4b0b17e5e14e636 These were the first 2 that showed when I did a search for NRA political spending. I did not read them closely, but they seem germaine.
  5. You neglect to mention that the NRA spent over $31 mil in the last presidential election -- about $11.5 mil in support of Trump and another $19.8 or so against Clinton. And, ,you're forgetting other contributions, like NRA television spots paid for by the NRA that do not get counted as contributions, or the large amounts of money given by other guns rights groups that share the NRA's vision. While we're on the topic, what proposals to you have to limit or end gun violence in our country?
  6. No, it's not that simple. There's plenty of evidence that Section 8 housing does just the opposite of what you claim. Want to improve educational performance? Put Section 8 kids into the county, better neighborhoods, and let them go to school there. They improve significantly. There are some bad actors using Section 8. But they are few, not the majority. There are many other factors involved.
  7. Of course it will be forgotten -- like the 10 or so school shootings that have occurred in the last month since Parkland -- and not just be the supposedly leftist media, but by all the media. Unfortunately, school shootings are becoming all too common, the "debate" is nothing than a repetition of the same old talking points, the President will say whatever he thinks people want to hear, and the NRA will threaten to cut off funds from legislators if they even think about doing something.
  8. And now there are published reports that Trump encouraged Papadopoulos to contact Putin. In fairness, I note from the article that several persons at that meeting don't remember this particular exchange. Make your own determination. https://www.yahoo.com/news/papadopoulos-says-trump-personally-encouraged-arrange-meeting-putin-new-book-reports-010056370.html
  9. Yea, really sad that the President is having trouble cracking the 40% approval barrier. Maybe the constant turmoil in the White House, his constant lies, and his total incompetance have something to do with that.
  10. Ah, Joba, you're buying into the Facist playbook. Welcome to Trump authoritanism.
  11. Not sure I even understand why a dining table is needed, much less one that costs $31,000. Doubt that I've spent that much on furniture for my home over the last 40 years.
  12. And again, unfortunately, we will prove that trickle down just doesn't work.
  13. Right from the fascist playbook. Undermine the press. Call it fake news. Set someone else up as the source of truth. Whatever the President says must be right (even when it's wrong). Next attack law enforcement. You know, call the FBI unreliable. Pretty soon we're all dependent on the President -- who's now become a totalitarian, authoritarian dictator. How much longer do we have?