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#298346 - 01/24/17 04:02 PM Impossible Possibilities?
Jim D (FreeThinker) Offline
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Well, we have seen one, although since it happened I guess it is no longer impossible (i.e. trump as prez.)

Are there others though?

Given the GOPs' current lack of respect for the Consitution (except or the second amendment and other parts when it suits them) and their current substantial control of many state legislatures, how long befort we start to see proposals for:

1. Making the Democratic party illegal as well as any other opposition party illegal.
2. Making Sunday church service compulsory (not one of your choice either but one with the perverted view of christianity they hold.)
3. Making tithing to the church compulsory in addition to taxes.

I know these ideas are unconstitutional, but when has that stopped them from trying? They seem to be continually chipping away at it.

Yup, far fetched and alarmist I know, but last year at this time so was the presidency of trump. (sorry but I refuse to capitalize his name.)
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#298347 - 01/24/17 06:39 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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despite their self righteous arrogance, they do not have the audacity to ensconce their party as the only party. What they will do is chip away at the parts of the Constitution which they disagree i.e. like J Scalia did when he re-wrote the 2nd amendment. We already have several states legalizing discrimination and using religion as the justification. With VP Pence at the helm, the social order will be changed to reflect the mainstream fundamentalist view.

There are still enough rational congressmen who would object to blatant and outright dissolution of the Constitution by the numerous theocrats in public service.

Wake up and open your eyes .... there has been a soft coup by a group of extremists led by a narcissist.
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#298350 - 01/24/17 10:25 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
Jim D (FreeThinker) Offline
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This is how it can start:

North Carolina Republican proposes legislation that would ban people from yelling at lawmakers

Quote:
After a video posted on Facebook showed a group of people shouting epithets at former North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory during his trip to D.C. for inaugural weekend, a state senator from North Carolina has proposed legislation that would insulate public officials from verbal criticism.

Sen. Dan Bishop of Charlotte told a Raleigh newspaper he plans on introducing legislation that would “make it a crime to threaten, intimidate, or retaliate against a present or former North Carolina official in the course of, on account of, the performance of his or her duties.”


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Bishop reportedly called the group of people yelling at McCrory in the video “a chanting mob” and “ubiquitous leftist rioters.” He even suggested that the people maybe have “stalked him.” Bishop argued that such behavior warrants a five-year prison sentence.
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#298353 - 01/25/17 06:42 AM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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#298354 - 01/25/17 07:44 AM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Quote:
North Carolina Republican proposes legislation that would ban people from yelling at lawmakers


Idiotic: You take away the First Amendment and the only way people can disagree with you is by using the Second Amendment.

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#298358 - 01/25/17 12:33 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: NW Ponderer]
Kaine Offline
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Originally Posted By: NW Ponderer

PATHETIC!! And this is only one agency. I can see this spreading to all agencies. It's going to be a long 4 years.

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#298360 - 01/25/17 02:53 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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It's already been a long four years... IN FOUR DAYS!
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#298362 - 01/25/17 03:15 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
Jim D (FreeThinker) Offline
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There is more:

South Dakota lawmakers declare state of ’emergency’ to force repeal of voter-imposed ethics law

Yeah, by all means repeal/ignore the voters' choices if you do not like them.

And the band plays on.
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#298364 - 01/25/17 04:14 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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SD is a red state, isn't it? You'd think those rightie legislators would want to catch all of the corrupt lefties that are trying to bring down America.
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#298368 - 01/25/17 06:00 PM Re: Impossible Possibilities? [Re: Jim D (FreeThinker)]
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Quote:
Jim D posted:
South Dakota lawmakers declare state of ’emergency’ to force repeal of voter-imposed ethics law


Ethics? We don't need no stinking ethics!
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