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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:16:00 PM »
What items on my list do you support?  What items don't you support?
Call them whatever you want.  Call them "TheCause's crazy slogans" if you wish.

You were the one who labeled them "traditional values."  That's really the main problem I have: the suggestion that just because things are traditional, they must be good.

I wonder how much you've thought these through beyond the slogans.  How, for example, would you suggest that I, as a lawyer, could help preserve the Constitution? 

Well, if you focus on the amendments:
You may have the opportunity to protect the 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th and 8th amendments on a regular basis.  Of course the other amendments might be applicable as well.

I also think the preamble says it well:
We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity...

And there are many ways that you can ensure that the constitution continues to establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defence,  promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to you and your posterity.






So you're good with ACLU lawyers then?  And those of us who want to use the Eighth Amendment to ban the death penalty?

And I was asking you to tell me what those ways are exactly.  In your mind.

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Maybe instead of just having a national service requirement come into play at age 18 or 22 or whatever, we should try to integrate the idea of service from an earlier age.  Obviously not individual requirements at first, but maybe a day a month in kindergarten as a class activity, and build up from there (group projects come junior high, individual projects and requirements come high school).

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 11:56:52 AM »
What items on my list do you support?  What items don't you support?
Call them whatever you want.  Call them "TheCause's crazy slogans" if you wish.

You were the one who labeled them "traditional values."  That's really the main problem I have: the suggestion that just because things are traditional, they must be good.

I wonder how much you've thought these through beyond the slogans.  How, for example, would you suggest that I, as a lawyer, could help preserve the Constitution? 

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:22:00 AM »
Can we go back to stoning people to death and wearing two different kinds of fabric at the same time as being an abomination in the eyes of god. Ah the good old days when women were property and men got goats for marrying one of your daughters.

I believe this is what is called a strawman argument, only it is disguised as a witty sarcastic reply.

Yea I learned how to do it from Rush Limbah, rail against drugs and drug abusers while you send your undocumented housekeeper out to fill fake prescriptions for drugs to support your habit. Or Congressmen Mark Foley advocating legislation to protect minors from sexual exploitation by adults while asking under age page boys to email him naked pictures of themselves. Or the Reverend Ted Haggert, pastor of a 14,000 member church, leader in the anti-gay marriage campaign, president of the evangelical congress and advisor to President Bush on “family values” all the while carrying on a three year meth fueled sexual relationship with a male prostitute. I’ve been a republican for all my life, I’ve gotten pretty dame good at the party line of telling other people and judging them on what is moral and what they should do while ignoring all of that if it severs my personal interest.

So is there something on my list that you have a problem with?

I have a problem with your packaging these individual items as "traditional values" and suggesting that we should support them because they are traditional.

Because let's be honest, just because it's traditional doesn't mean it's right.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:13:07 AM »
Can we go back to stoning people to death and wearing two different kinds of fabric at the same time as being an abomination in the eyes of god. Ah the good old days when women were property and men got goats for marrying one of your daughters.

I believe this is what is called a strawman argument, only it is disguised as a witty sarcastic reply.

The point is valid though: how do you decide what falls into your list of "traditional values?"

I just gave you a list of things that will help America prosper.  Do you have a problem with any of them in particular?

You can try to steer me into an argument about the definition of traditional values, but I'm not interested in participating.

That's probably a good idea.  :)

As for your list, it may help your vision of America prosper.  I may not be interested in that vision.

Care to share your vision?




It involves rejection of simplistic political slogans.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:10:01 AM »
Can we go back to stoning people to death and wearing two different kinds of fabric at the same time as being an abomination in the eyes of god. Ah the good old days when women were property and men got goats for marrying one of your daughters.

I believe this is what is called a strawman argument, only it is disguised as a witty sarcastic reply.

The point is valid though: how do you decide what falls into your list of "traditional values?"

I just gave you a list of things that will help America prosper.  Do you have a problem with any of them in particular?

You can try to steer me into an argument about the definition of traditional values, but I'm not interested in participating.

That's probably a good idea.  :)

As for your list, it may help your vision of America prosper.  I may not be interested in that vision.

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 24, 2009, 12:05:22 AM »
Can we go back to stoning people to death and wearing two different kinds of fabric at the same time as being an abomination in the eyes of god. Ah the good old days when women were property and men got goats for marrying one of your daughters.

I believe this is what is called a strawman argument, only it is disguised as a witty sarcastic reply.

The point is valid though: how do you decide what falls into your list of "traditional values?"

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General Off-Topic Board / Re: We must return to traditional values.
« on: March 23, 2009, 11:35:38 PM »
Why exactly must we return to traditional values?

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Wait List / Re: What is a hold?
« on: March 23, 2009, 09:52:55 PM »
Just so that the OP doesn't get mixed messages, I'd like to reiterate that LawDog3 is correct about an applicant having better chances of getting off a waitlist if she is proactive.  I don't really think the thing to emphasize is how you got into other schools though.  Rather, it makes sense to talk about why the school and the applicant are a good fit.  :)

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