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[quote author=Martin Prince, Jr. link=topic=4010742.msg5106831#msg5106831
The mechanism available in the US to avoid rewarding bad behavior is to vote the offending party out of office until they have learned their lessons. Rewarding the Republicans by giving them the White House for another four years strikes me as pretty daft, in light of what they have done with the last eight. Looking at polling data, it appears most Americans agree.
I am with Jack on this one. It is not good to jump on the two party bandwagon if no party is getting it done. I feel like I am only choosing which illusion to accept as reason for the advancement of the police state, threat from environment or threat from terrorist. Fear does no illicit rational behavior in most.
Is it my fault that the republicans screwed up ALL of those things? Bill Clinton was probably more conservative in relation to those 7 points than Bush is.
And if you care about social issues such as Abortion and Gay Marriage then it's probably good to remember that the President can't do much about those.
Go ahead and disagree about the 2nd ammendment, taxes, education, ANWR, and trade, but please stop considering the republicans as true representatives of conservative ideals.
Observe there is no oath to "the nation" or to "the flag."
To the OP: I'd say it means adhering to the rule of law, and recognizing and having faith that the Constitution provides a mechanism for dealing with almost all of this nation's challenges. Shredding the 4th Amendment and gobbling up Article 1 powers under a unitary executive vision seem at odds with this oath, wouldn't you agree?
Interesting use of the word "shredding". I agree that "shredding" the 4th admendment and "gobbling up" article one would be at odds with this oath. Now if you're talking about the patriot act, then remember that it was an act of congress. Whether or not protecting the United States from foreign invasion at the expense of certain individual privacy rights is a good idea should be up to the legislature.
no school guarantees biglaw period. i know a few from HYS that couldn't get biglaw. even at UVA there are people that can't get biglaw.
I can speak intelligently about the perceptions of some 0L's. Many think T14=Biglaw, when it is not true outside HYS, if it is even true for them.often get in the way.
I will be taking the June LSAT.
Worry about which schools you are going to apply to after you get your real lsat score. Your real score can drastically change your probability of admission to the schools on your list by going just 2-3 points above or below your current projection.
TITCR... Trying to pick schools based on what you hope you get on the LSAT is like spending your lottery money before you've won.
Psssttt....Foxfield has already come and gone.
Congrats fellow Gator! I'm probably going to drive up and check out Foxfield and see what the buzz is about, and if it can compete with Fall Saturdays in Gainesville. I kinda doubt it.
Thanks!! Congrats on Duke....glad to see fellow Gators doing great things!
By the way, nothing can compete with Fall Saturdays in Gainesville. Man am I going to miss football season at UF . I know I'll be really busy this fall, but I'm going to have to make it to Gainesville for at least one game.