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Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48920555) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

which goes well with your general disdain for organized labor. What you have not answered though is why this particular type of freedom of association should be banned when others are not.

I think the IRS, and the general expansion of the administrative state, offer literally hundreds of thousands of reasons why.

Please clarify how that is in line with the statement it was posted in reply to. Other than you hate both organized labor and the IRS, I don't see a connection between the two.

If someone choses of their own free will to be part of a union how is that different from choosing of their own free will to be a member of a specific church?

Crazy thing is, we don't have churches making decisions about how to regulate the lives of random people.

And neither do unions. Unions work for their members. How do you see unions being somehow magically able to "regulate the lives of random people"? Union members pay dues and vote. Arguably unions - which few remain of any relevance, anyways - are a more direct form of democracy than what our country has devolved into (even more quickly so since the passing of Citizens United).

Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 37

by damn_registrars (#48920513) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson

or those who place religious levels of faith in the state.

You have at least as much faith in your conservative heroes as I have in any democrat currently holding office in DC - and for that matter you have vastly more faith in them than I have in President Lawnchair.

The other direction the reaction could go is that people say "Ah, all of these DC abridgements of the Second Amendment are a pile of crap, and we should strike them."

Where does the Second Amendment dictate that people should be able to fire off more than 10 rounds per minute? I've brought up the full text of the second amendment here before and it makes no mention of that - amongst many other things. If the Second Amendment protects the "right" to fire off arbitrary amounts of ammunition in fleetingly short amounts of time, doesn't it also protect the "right" to own hellfire missiles or Sherman Tanks?

And why is it that on other matters you are fine to leave the states and jurisdictions to pass their own laws, but on this particular situation you want the federal government to step in and tell the smaller governments how to do their jobs?

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48920169) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

Government employee unions remain a conflict of interest and a form of delayed mutiny, however.

I believe you have made that statement many times before, which goes well with your general disdain for organized labor. What you have not answered though is why this particular type of freedom of association should be banned when others are not. If someone choses of their own free will to be part of a union how is that different from choosing of their own free will to be a member of a specific church? Why defend so steadfast one and attack so steadfast the other?

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48919797) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

in opposition to your political ambition of putting all government employees out of work

Oh, far from it!

You have given us long and extensive lists of government employees you would like to see lose their jobs, and it goes well beyond only those who hold an elected office or are appointment by people who do.

If one enjoys teaching, is it really work?

So would you enjoy it enough to do it for free, such as to not be a hypocrite asking for the end of employment for other government employees while being one yourself?

Although it seems a lot of your heroes have been collecting checks from the government for some time, so maybe that doesn't bother you.

Are you asserting that government employees should work for free? Wouldn't that be, essentially, stealing their labor from them?

No, I would not say that. I don't hold anything against government employees. I am merely pointing out the hypocrisy of the "government small enough to drown in a bathtub" types who have themselves been government employees for decades. Hell the Kevlar Kandidate has held office longer than President Lawnchair had prior to be elected POTUS, in spite of his attempting to brand himself as some kind of clever "outsider".

Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 37

by damn_registrars (#48919753) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson

Criminal law should be used only if a person intentionally flouts the law or engages in conduct that is morally blameworthy or dangerous.

For example, cannibalism and child molestation are two taboos that remain substantially beyond the pale.

My point is that the whole "morally blameworthy" is excessively squishy. Not only could it incorporate punishment of fully victimless crimes (when it crimes are defined on what people see as "blameworthy") but it does nothing to prevent the problem of unequal enforcement. It appears that your original thesis here is that if the high capacity magazine ban where equally enforced (and existed where the interview you mention took place) then your Mr. Gregory would be expecting to serve jail time. To swing the pendulum back the other way, if your party were to outlaw sodomy, would you really enforce it equally - charging republican politicians, clergymen, etc, as much as charging liberals - or would that bit of unequal enforcement not matter any more?

Comment: Re:Word on the street is that SW rocked (Score 1) 22

by damn_registrars (#48916447) Attached to: The Kevlar Kandidate Starts Kampaigning

I was wondering to myself if I could convince the wife to move out west, where I'm from, and live a relaxed rural existence and teach a little Comp Sci at SWOCC

That job works in opposition to your political ambition of putting all government employees out of work. Even after President Lawnchair's ambition of giving everyone two years free at community college fizzles out and leads to nothing (and we all know it will) you would still be a government employee working for the community college.

Although it seems a lot of your heroes have been collecting checks from the government for some time, so maybe that doesn't bother you.

Comment: Re:Cryptic and useless (Score 1) 10

by damn_registrars (#48914171) Attached to: Department of redundancy department

Why did you assume I didn't know what you were talking about?

Because you are a clueless half-wit who seldom has any idea what he's talking about.

In fact, that answers pretty well all of your questions (aside from your last one which is more a statement of your stupidity than a question) and concludes this discussion, thank you for coming here to aid more support to my earlier statements.

Go back to eating paint chips, junior. Maybe that will eventually resolve the problem completely.

Comment: Re:So your point then... (Score 1) 37

by damn_registrars (#48903329) Attached to: Props to William Jacobson
The master of changing subjects is accusing me of distorting the topic. Honored, I am not.

Need I remind you that you provided a reference that endorsed uneven enforcement of the law based on their own notion of "morality"?

I guess I should probably congratulate you, though; you keep to the topic of the JE far longer than usual this time. We almost had an actual discussion of the topic of your JE. Do I need to try to only post replies to you in the evening, when you are less quick to jump ship?

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