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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

We just lost the forward nacelles, so much is still left intact.

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Untrue, many individuals restrain themselves daily. Some groups do, too.

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Federal is not there to maintain order and stability, just like cops are not your friend.

The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against Invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence.

It's protection against invasion and domestic violence. And only domestic violence when legislatures can't convene.

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philandy 3 points ago +3 / -0

It's the slippery slope, as in the example of gun control. It's easy to get most everyone to agree not everyone should have nukes. But what about grenades? Sniper rifles? Handguns? Machetes? Forks? Bare hands? Intent? Where on that slope of deadly weapons is it no longer covered by 2A? And if a weapon is no longer covered, how long will it take before the next level is up for discussion?

An easy example of this is the masks for 2 weeks.

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

Didn't Donald have specific demands that must be met before he releases his tax returns?

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philandy 4 points ago +4 / -0

This is fine. The 3 flags allowed are usually the flag, POW, and the state flag (which I would argue should be the second flag but meh). Anything else is arguably political.

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

I added a copy of Article V to my OP. I dispute that it is a Federal matter as you propose, rather a framed Right of each state as an Application of the Legislatures [plural]. Do you have precidence that special Convention requirements, as in agreeing on discussion points, would be outside the scope of such an Application?

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

You're thinking Federally. Of course, Federally, it has to be all on the table. However, you're not considering a Convention agenda where the states beyond supersession might simply not discuss some things.

As a real example, a marriage might get a prenuptual agreement, then beyond that get a pet while married. The pet isn't in the prenuptual, but the couple could discuss the pet getting added to their marriage stipulations in other ways.

Regarding a Convention, let's imagine a critical example. Let's say someone comes up with a way for everyone to 3D print nukes, and the Democrats don't want to legislate it at all. So the States agree to have a, hmmmm..."Post-Convention"... and not discuss anything prior to the day these 3D printed WMDs were put in the public domain. Or those people could just destroy themselves.

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

I see, interesting. What are other reasons to have a Convention, if any?

Maybe then limit the Convention istelf like the dead man trigger I suggested in the other comment. Anything legislated before these Special Conventions start cannot be legislated.

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

You overlooked something. I said in the original post that all current legislation would always be off the table at these Special Conventions, or via anything done at these Special Conventions. Is there more ways to bolster that concept even more? Thanks for your feedback!

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philandy 3 points ago +3 / -0

I will mention 3 ways this country can transform overnight by The Constitution, 3 by the Bill of Rights, 3 by overturning later legislation, 3 by a Convention, and 3 by using what we have now.

I chose these 15 because if you understand what's going on from such a DC perspective, you'll likely see some of those same 15 that I see, but some others that would add up to 15 as well. Now kind of rank them from good to bad and reply with your number 15 but keep your list on hand. Pretend someone is going to squash that idea tomorrow and replace it with another idea.

On top of that you could also do that, instead of a DC perspective, with a State perspective.

My number 15 idea, and use site tools here to do what you will if it resonates with you - I feel a Convention of States has the least likely potential at this time so this is from that category. I have also made a new #14 idea (which pushes the old 14 to 15):

Have a Convention of States to vote on Requiring a Convention of States after every Senate Cycle only for Federal Legislation, of which there would only be an opt-in committee where elected State and/or Federal servants can work together to promote such "Conventional" legislation. Royal, K Street, Departmental, (and big laundry list of outside and meta agencies) cannot be involved. This means changing what is already there or this Convention would require another standard Convention of States. This would give states another level of power arguably equitable however more powerful than selecting Senators (which was taken away). I would add in a dead man's trigger, like if certain things are voted on then there are innate consequences.

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philandy 1 point ago +1 / -0

He may have endorsed him as a capitalist media gimmick. If it reads like a cover letter, you can kinda disregard it.

And I was going to look at arena football this year, anyone keeping up with it?

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philandy 7 points ago +7 / -0

How easy is the Govern(at)or there to quick load?

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philandy 7 points ago +7 / -0

Next time you see her ask her which judge is better, hers or RBG.

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

If you don't need an absentee ballot then fine.

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Trebek, I'll take The Rapist for $500.

That's...oh forget it! This former President is a rapist. Who writes these?!

Whom is Bill Clinton?

Incorrect! Whoooooooo is Bill Clinton.

Little fact checking bitch. Just like yo momma! Hahahahaha! You hear that Trebek!

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

This website is a 24/7 rally so getting activities going is not the point. You'll have to get something set up like act.win in the win network. I'd love to see a coordinated unitedstates.win, too!

For decentralization, that's where everyone is both anonymously-ish productive while everyone and no one are the leadership so it cannot be cut down. Kinda like 2A is decentralized.

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philandy 2 points ago +2 / -0

Kinda out of scope. Let me know when you have something else decentralized set up.

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philandy -5 points ago +2 / -7

We do, like my definition of polyamory is different than yours or a card carrying Queer.

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