The conservative groups helping in the petition drive are hoping to get 34,000 signatures by year end so they can present it to state lawmakers in January in hopes they’ll sponsor a constitutional amendment invalidating the federal health reform law. They’re aiming for that number because it matches what would be required in most of the states that allow “public initiative” drives to put proposals on the ballot, a procedure not available in Georgia
Lord have mercy?!?! Attorney General has done what already? State amendment or US Constitutional amendment? Because the Supreme Court has already been down that road. And... a public initiative not available in Georgia would mean? Waste of time.
Go Dawgs! Pay attention to the ball, not the play.posted @ Sunday, November 17, 2013 - 03:48
@Philo Publius: In theory, there is no such thing as a Constitutional Republic. It doesn't make sense. The Constitution determines HOW our republican form of government is governed. So, a Constitutional Republic determines how we elect-democratically- representatives-republic. It is like asking me what type of car I drive and I respond that I drive a 350 motor. A 350 Motor what? The motor is what drives the car, but the Chevy SS is the car that I drive. The motor can be changed is the key. The Constitution is our governance but we elect people to govern us. Perfect example is your last paragraph, you have to elect people to create that change and please keep in mind that the Constitution is amendable. The Constitution has changed 27 times. So saying "revisionist" is not applicable. Also, keep in mind that the Courts have also interpreted the Constitution countless times (McCulloch vs Maryland is a prime example). So, a Constitutional Republic doesn't make sense. We elect people to govern us through elections. Those we elect make laws that change our lives. If we don't like how our lives are being governed, the Constitution gives us ways to elect someone else in two years or get rid of them via a legal process. Furthermore, the Constitution MAY not have mentioned any variation of democracy but the first Article spells out how we democratically elect our representatives. If not, Congress would just elect the president, there wouldn't be a need for a General Election or a process to elect representatives. Plus, the Preamble wouldn't make sense. Even from a Federalist perspective and a State's perspective, we live in a democratic republic. The Constitution just determines HOW we elect representatives. But, I am sure the Federalist Papers and many other publications from the minds of our founding fathers would spell out that we live in a democratic republic. But I digress, I just feel sorry for those who gave you a positive, that's high school civics. I'll go back into hiding and let y'all have at it.
I think the confusion comes from the electoral college, but understand the process. Democratic republic.posted @ Tuesday, November 5, 2013 - 21:22
@Fixit: sorry, you were correct.posted @ Monday, October 21, 2013 - 17:21
@Used2baFreeCountry: there is a difference between Tea Party and Tea Party radicals. Not everyone in the Tea Party are radicals.posted @ Thursday, October 17, 2013 - 08:50
All this for nothing, nothing but theatrics.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 15:53
[quote][b]Used2baFreeCountry[/b] - Liberal democrats are responsible for policies and programs that have had a devastating impact upon the african-american community over the past fifty years.[/quote]
Hmmm, I beg to differ, but that is an interesting perspective. But, constantly critizing isn't helping either. So, you can add yourself to that list of those who are responsible for devastating the African-American community. And, 'haters' have had a more devastating impact on the African-American community than any policy or program.
And...yes, yes, yes, the Obama administration and the liberal media is out to destroy our freedoms. Just keep telling yourself that while disregarding history and whatever you believe in your mind will come true when you go to sleep and dream.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 13:17
In the end, Rosa Esparza's family will be justly compensated.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:20
Hopefully, the chapel will be packed.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:16
@Used2baFreeCountry: I woundn't consider your disposition towards blacks, democrats, and liberals a positive one. You constantly post distracting, deflecting and demeaning posts towards those groups. Perfect example is Al Gore and this cartoon, kind of seems that you have a purpose for these constant posts. So, "hater" seems to be a good description. Oh well, it is still a free country.posted @ Wednesday, October 16, 2013 - 12:08
@JGForster: Worthy topics to discuss in detail, individually.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:04
@melmarino: Obama's behavior has been stellar. He is a true statesman. You should be laughing now, because I am jjoking.
Obama has his faults, there are many, I just wish conservatives would honestly talk about them instead of making up stuff just to have something to talk about. No where does Obama make the statement - or insinuates in the edited video - that he intentionally hurt America to score political points. However, there was a group of republicans who signed an agreement to force a shutdown over Obamacare and a Senator who reneged on a bill to talk for 21 hours that sparked the government shutdown. But oh well. Either way, especially in this case, it would be a great time for republicans or conservatives (or whatever they want to call themselves) to be hollering for "leadership" because the president is surely lacking it during these pressing times.posted @ Monday, October 14, 2013 - 12:00
@JGForster: What I do believe is that conservatives are out of touch with reality and are immersed in conspiracies and falsehoods. It's amazing how anything President Obama says or does is automatically construed to suit conservative ideals, anti-Obama.
The sad thing is that the callous Obama virus has spread, even to the smart ones. This dangerous virus seems to have mutated and is infecting more people, the "I wanna believe the lies so they must be be true voters" are the most vulnerable since they carry no immunities. The only cure, which has proven to work are vaccinations of common sense, rational thought and a dose of reality. However, republicans have declined the vaccinations because they feel it is government intrusion in their personal decisions.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 21:10
Lord have mercy! Construed, framing, propoganda, misleading? And some people always wonder why the so-called "lame stream media" always gets critizied. I wonder why?
C'mon folks. Sanity!posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 19:05
#4 is funny.posted @ Sunday, October 13, 2013 - 18:56
@DawgFan1988: You must have never read any of my post? If you find one without an error I'll give you a cookie!posted @ Friday, October 11, 2013 - 01:46
two articles, must be important.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:39
28 years is to short.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:37
Benjamin Crump? C'mon, really?
Interesting, though!posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:23
Yay, kick the can down the road so when it is around Thanksgiving- and they are not in session- we will be revisiting this fiasco. Quit being babies and git er done.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:15
He looks infected.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 17:06
@Save our Republic: Eh, the Voting Rights Act is a can of worms I'd rather not open. It served its purpose. Still needed. say no? Look at Texas and NC.
Since we are on laws that are unconstitutional, why are republicans so outraged over Obamacare and not the Patriot Act and the NDAA? Those laws infringe more on our civil liberties than the Affordable Care Act. Plus, when it comes to budgets, the delayed and overdue 2013 Farm Bill affects more people and cost as much as the Affordable Care Act, but there has never been an outcry over it like Obamacare.posted @ Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 15:55
@Save our Republic: Then I need to go back and do my homework.
Ok, I think I understand what you are saying, Amendments are to change the Constitution. Correct, Congress can not make new powers, but Congress can make new laws. For example, the Voting Rights Act of 1964. That law gave the DOJ the authority to regulate voting and districts, etc. State officials were bound by a federal law created by Congress on how citizens would vote and how districts were drawn.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:50
@Save our Republic: it actually started in the House, the version that passed came from the Senate. So how is that illegal?posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 13:10
@fixit: I could easily say the same thing about the Second Amendment,
However, to explain that would be beyond my understanding of Constitutional history and law. But it has something to do with the Marshall courts and the clause is called the "Elastic Clause" or necessary powers or something like that. But, it gives Congress the authority to make laws that promote the "general welfare" of the United States.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:47
@Save our Republic:
Bills to raise taxes must begin in the House of Representatives. In 2009, when President Obama became president, Democrats controlled both Chambers, the Senate and the House. Ironically, republicans and democrats and the American people at that time wanted better healthcare. Pressent Obama campaigned, as well as McCain, on fixing our healthcare system. Obama won and the democrats seized on the opportunity and began legislation. At first republicans, in 2009, assisted the democrats in creating a legislation, but only for a short while. Why did republicans quit, well that's another argument. But from September of 2009 forward, republicans refocused their arguments on fixing the economy and demanded that healthcare reform be delayed.
Well, from the get go, wanting a compromise, the Democrats and Obama modeled their signiture legislation after republican ideals. Mass. and Heritage Foundation. Assuming that republicans saw this bill as a good thing for Obama, whom they wanted to destroy politically, they put up a strong opposition, opposing the healthcare law.
Finally, in March of 2010, the PPACA passed legally by the House, approved by the Senate, and signed into law by the President. No republican signed on to the bill and a couple of Democrats didn't sign either.posted @ Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - 12:33
Summary: Prince Avenue's Christian Payne earned Region 8-A Player of the Year honors after recording 122 tackles this season. Commerce's Chance McClure was named Defensive Player of the Year. Jeff Herron nabbed Coach of the Year honors after leading Prince Avenue to the Class A private quarterfinals. Prince Avenue's Christian Payne earned Region 8-A Player of the Year honors after recording 122 tackles this season. Commerce's Chance McClure was named Defensive Player of the Year. Jeff Herron nabbed Coach of the Year honors after leading Prince Avenue to the Class A private quarterfinals.George Walton's Stanley Williams was named the Offensive Player of the Year.Here are the All-Region selections: Offense read more
Standout running back Kawon Bryant was visited by UGA Tuesday morning at North Oconee. Bryant, who led the area with 2,549 rushing yards and 41 touchdowns on 272 carries this season, is slated to attend bowl practice and meet with coaches next week.