"They were stunning. I wish we had the time to rent kayaks and get up close. We just did the basic boat tour. Go see Miners Falls, well, well worth it, we just don't have anything remotely close to such beauty here in Texas."
"First Amendment does two things:
Prevents the establishment of an official state religion,viz. The Church of England, which enjoyed taxation (mandatory tithe) privileges, and prevents the suppression of religion.
Permits free political association,…"
"Article V of the Constitution specifies how the nation may propose and adopt changes and additions to the Constitution. Such changes ARE part of the Constitution. Those changes and additions are called Amendments because that's what Article V…"
"It is being nibbled away at daily by politicians who have a collective vision for America. Just look at the refuse which is being imported daily, and the unconscious bias training being drilled into our troops, who must adhere to its…"
"I see the equivocation I was making between natural rights and legal rights, and that's... annoying.. and I have to concede that.
BUT the question was about the justification for the existence of these natural rights, and presumably that…"
"This is a semantic problem, but let's go into it anyway.
Think about those times basic rights were taken away. Should they have been? If your answer is no, it's because those people had a right not to have them taken away,…"
"Yes, these rights can be taken away, and historically have been time and again. I think that's evidence enough that they don't come from God, if that was the argument.
But my justification for the existence of human rights come from the…"
"I don't think he supported amending the Constitution in his time, but he was smart enough to understand that the world belongs to the living, and in a different time people may have different thoughts.
As for "the rest of us", please…"
"Not what I meant. I'm sure you thought you were being light hearted, it is just that from my own experience of being your age and being in situations with others your age, the light hearted isn't as light as we thought we were being. Hell,…"
"The answer is simple.
If you haven't already, make your feelings for her clear. You don't want to walk away without knowing for sure that you are in the friend zone.
If she puts you in the friend zone, forget about her and move on.…"