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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Midnight Bomber View Post
    This whole "Ok, so they went after abortion...but that doesn't mean they'll be coming for Gay Marriage et al next" position you've taken really stinks of this:
    Republicans have already stated that their eyes are on "the sanctity of marriage".

    And just imagine, abortion is now no longer a guaranteed right all because Republicans got people riled up over some silly harmless emails.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zython View Post
    Just came here to remind people that the right has no moral conscious. If they ever try to morally scold you, it's not because they think what you're doing is wrong. Is because it's effective, and want to discourage you from doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    Prior to it being ruled on, gay married couples that relocated to another state were denied recognition as being married. This wasn't even that long ago.
    I guess here is the issue - I don't see how they could overturn the ruling without resolving the underlying issue of the full faith and credit clause that caused this ruling to happen in the first place. And I don't see how they would do so in a way that would allow states to invalidate marriage contracts forged in other states without causing an enormous amount of other issues.

    Although....I would kinda like to see this happen and then blue states declare any marriages of registered republicans invalid. Seems like a sweet way to get revenge.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    And then this swings around to my point that the more complicated and difficult something is the more political willpower it takes and I just don't know that this is where the conservatives are going to try.
    Prior to gay marriage being recognized by a court decision they were revisiting, state were not recognizing gay marriage. A gay couple moving to a state that did not recognize it had to get a power of attorney (something straight couples don't need) in order to insure they had similar but not the same rights as a straight couple.

    Again, this wasn't that long ago.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Republicans have already stated that their eyes are on "the sanctity of marriage".

    And just imagine, abortion is now no longer a guaranteed right all because Republicans got people riled up over some silly harmless emails.

    Well, that's exactly what I'm getting at. This whole "there isn't enough political will..." attitude is exactly what a lot of people used to say about RvW.
    Isms bore me. I think they are only brought by people who seek to marginalize the potential of each ism to provide something meaningful. Name it, Capitalism, Socialism, even Communism-- all contain something of merit towards structuring a society. The biggest flaw in human history has been the need to take the worst of a system along with the best. It doesn't have to be all of one and none of another.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    Not sure what this has to do with abortion?
    Changes the landscape of Congress and the Senate, potentially allowing legislation to get passed. You wanted to talk about functional realities, so I responded in kind.

    You know they don't have the power to do that. you know that.
    As I wrapped that post; if you can't pass legislation, your country's already a failed system, the plug has already been pulled, and it's just a matter of waiting for the last gasps of air to escape the lungs.

    Don't keep pointing to complete systemic failure and pretending that's just business as usual.

    If you actually mean this, then it's time to tear the entire system down. By force, if it won't go quietly. It means you've had a quiet civil war, and you've lost, and the country died in the night, and nobody's quite noticed.

    Again; I'm not that defeatist. I think things can be done. I just think Democrats can't be fucked to try.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    I guess here is the issue - I don't see how they could overturn the ruling without resolving the underlying issue of the full faith and credit clause that caused this ruling to happen in the first place. And I don't see how they would do so in a way that would allow states to invalidate marriage contracts forged in other states without causing an enormous amount of other issues.

    Although....I would kinda like to see this happen and then blue states declare any marriages of registered republicans invalid. Seems like a sweet way to get revenge.
    Again, it was kind of what it was before the ruling.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Midnight Bomber View Post
    I'm just stating your attitude that the GOP won't go after other things now that they've put RvW down because you don't think there is enough political will to do it reminds me of that quote.
    Sorry - long week and I think I misread your intent there.

    I mean - there is definitely such a thing as political will. Both sides don't tackle issues as vigorously as they could because of this very issue - so it's a real thing. And, again, I'm by no means advocating inaction. I'm just saying the political price to pay for banning gay marriage or even worse outlawing homosexuality would be enormous - likely far more than the abortion ruling.

    And again, I could be wrong (I should probably just put this in my sig).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    Prior to gay marriage being recognized by a court decision they were revisiting, state were not recognizing gay marriage. A gay couple moving to a state that did not recognize it had to get a power of attorney (something straight couples don't need) in order to insure they had similar but not the same rights as a straight couple.

    Again, this wasn't that long ago.
    Attitudes have changed drastically even in that short of time. That's what makes the topic of LGB rights so much different than others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Midnight Bomber View Post
    Well, that's exactly what I'm getting at. This whole "there isn't enough political will..." attitude is exactly what a lot of people used to say about RvW.
    Except I'd argue the political will about abortion has been pretty constant in the last couple decades. Not the same story for gay rights.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Endus View Post
    Don't keep pointing to complete systemic failure and pretending that's just business as usual.
    We got a lot of problems. So please don't take this as me trying to paint us as some great system...cause it ain't.

    But our political system has always been designed to be...well...incremental. Now it's gotten so much worse with the extreme partisanship to the point where...yeah, it's probably broken and no longer working as intended.

    But I don't know that I'd say we've reached the point where we are a doomed state and the decline is inevitable and it's all unsalvageable.

    If you actually mean this, then it's time to tear the entire system down. By force, if it won't go quietly. It means you've had a quiet civil war, and you've lost, and the country died in the night, and nobody's quite noticed.
    Are we at this point? I dunno - I think the next decade is going to be crucial to seeing if things are gone beyond repair or we are at a low point to recover from. Some of this will depend on if the GOP can actually break the system enough to essentially become a dictatorship before they lose power.

    I just think Democrats can't be fucked to try.
    This is one thing we'll agree on. Why the Dems seem to insist on playing nice, trying to be bipartisan, and just accepting the abuse is beyond me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darththeo View Post
    Again, it was kind of what it was before the ruling.
    You do realize my point is those issues were what caused it to require a ruling in the first place? And those issues will just remain unresolved without some ruling? This needs to be settled in a constitutional manner and no one has pointed out a way it could be without some pretty major consequences that aren't likely acceptable to the SCOTUS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    Not sure what this has to do with abortion?
    If we prosecuted every legislative lawmaker who has broken a law, we'd lose a few democrats and nearly every Republican. And as he said, falling afoul of the 14th amendment, let's not forget all of the recent revelations at just how much Republicans tried to swing the election in Trump's favor, all the way down to sending Trump hats and pennants to Georgia election poll watchers. Like literally trying to break election fraud laws without shame, because they know that if they're caught, they'll not be punished anyway.

    Why should Republicans NOT try to break electoral laws, when not getting caught means they stand to gain, and getting caught means they lose nothing?

    And this all comes back to Republicans trying to change far more than abortion. I said it earlier in this thread and I'll say it again, if you think Roe vs Wade is "the line" where they're going to stop, you're horribly mistaken, because they are coming for gay marriage soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zython View Post
    Just came here to remind people that the right has no moral conscious. If they ever try to morally scold you, it's not because they think what you're doing is wrong. Is because it's effective, and want to discourage you from doing it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ash
    So, look um, I'm not a grief counselor, but if it's any consolation, I have had to kill and bury loved ones before. A bunch of times actually.
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    I never said I was knowledge-able and I wouldn't even care if I was the least knowledge-able person and the biggest dumb-ass out of all 7.8 billion people on the planet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    I really wonder what the endgame here is. What the heck are these states going to do with the surge in teen pregnancies and huge number of babies dropped off at fire stations? They really think this is a winning issue in the long run?
    Slave labor, basically. They want an easily manipulated and impoverished workforce to fight their wars and sustain the lifestyles enjoyed by the economic elite.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cthulhu 2020 View Post
    Republicans have already stated that their eyes are on "the sanctity of marriage".

    And just imagine, abortion is now no longer a guaranteed right all because Republicans got people riled up over some silly harmless emails.

    "Sanctity of marriage," from a cult that unironically practically worshipped and followed a well known adulterer, and who are represented by senators who haven't really done much to hide their infidelities and marital indiscretions.

    Fuck these people.

    It doesn't take "political will" it just takes people in power willing to do whatever the fuck they want regardless of the laws and consequences. It's the same thing as the bootstrap fallacy that people born with a silver spoon in their mouth. If you work really hard, earning an honest wage, diligently doing your job you'll eventually be just as wealthy as these other wealthy people with absolutely zero scruples to fuck over their fellow man for a dollar. The Dems are currently the honest hard working person with the Republicans as the already wealthy people...in this example anyway.

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    I hope people that choose to abstain from voting or vote Red because the blue candidate is not good enough for them learn that because of how shitty of a system the SC is (life term so they can be "non-Partisan", when it's going to take Partisan effort to put one in it), you can't ever afford to put a red President in office, EVER. If you are actually horrified by what they're doing, vote blue.

    It's probably too late for the next few decades due to life term, but that's the best you can do.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CostinR View Post
    I hold on a personal level that having an abortion is deeply immoral and selfish, also it has a health impact on the woman. However I do stand quite firmly on the view that it should be legal. You can't force morality through legal power.

    My view on sex in general is that people should a lot more responsible then they are today. Condoms and Contraceptives are cheap after all. I absolutely understand it's a heck a lot more comfortable without a plastic sock, believe me I do, but it's not an excuse.

    I will say this however: The poor people excuse I hear a lot of, including from people like Pelosi, should mean zilch.
    Condoms break. Pills fail. Rapes happen. And some abortions are needed specifically to safeguard a woman's health. Your moralizing is flawed af.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenonis View Post
    This is one thing we'll agree on. Why the Dems seem to insist on playing nice, trying to be bipartisan, and just accepting the abuse is beyond me.
    I have a theory, much of it consists on what the Democrats SAY versus what they actually want. Remember how old these people are and what values they grew up in. What their values are based more on that versus what they actually say to their voters and what their voters want. Again, I differ to gay marriage and how the DNC didn't lift a finger and just supported it without action till the Supreme Court took that political football from them.

    Many in the DNC want the exact same thing the RNC want, they just can't say it because of their voters, so they mainly just try and stay out of the way of it happening while throwing a wrench into slowing progress if they think they can and get away with it.

    Explains their intentional weakness pretty well through the decades and makes sense when you are talking about people who are largely 60+ years old and grew up in the time where being a minority meant you weren't human and me being left handed was reason enough to look down on me.

    Also why I said much of this stuff won't be fixed until they and their voters largely die off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lobosan View Post
    Slave labor, basically. They want an easily manipulated and impoverished workforce to fight their wars and sustain the lifestyles enjoyed by the economic elite.
    Also a huge thing, why they attack minorities, gays and anyone else they can. A weakened lower class who doesn't have support is a good source of cheap labor who can also be used to attack the wages of majority while lying to that same majority and blaming those same lower class people to keep them from looking up and watching you steal their children's futures from them before they are even old enough to have it.
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    The boogyman is always "oh these women should be responsible if they choose to have unprotected sex".

    It's pretty consistent though. These people like the vengeful approach. Which is why they also support death penalty. If you fuck up once you deserve to be fucked up for life (except when it happens to them then they start crying about how unfair it is)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Traveler Voltin View Post
    We are going backwards not forwards.
    Indeed, pushing the rest of this aside, the United States is headed back to the 1800's, with 1984 and The Handmaid's Tale being read by the GQP as user guides.

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    The US will continue to go backwards if it cannot solve the issue of Republicans tampering with the law so it disproportionally favors red states. That is indirectly the reason we have 6 conservative judges on the SC, and a few of them are going to be around for a long time to cause way more damage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winter Blossom View Post
    Amd that’s exactly what’s happening. I’m fleeing the red state we’re living in, and my older sister, who’s lived in Texas for years, is taking a GS job in a blue state or overseas.
    Which is the opposite of what needs to happen. People need to move to red states and elect Dems.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctor Amadeus View Post
    Nope States like Texas have made that illegal, so all it takes is for informants to prove a woman had an abortion anywhere out of Texas and she will be arrested and charged with murder.
    The "Bounty Laws" will be interesting to see how they hold up in SCOTUS. Because the Dems already have several ready to come back at the GQP. I sincerely hope they get struck down so I don't have to move to Canada right away.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rethul Ur No View Post
    Actually, it's pretty sweet being in a state that's friendly to both bodily autonomy and guns. But this isn't Le Gun Thread.
    There isn't a state in the country that has both.

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