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Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

If you are one that believes the Supreme Court is the final arbiter of what is lawful and constitutional, then you have believed a lie and a myth that Jefferson warned about. The States still retain their rights to this day to defy the federal judiciary, which has become an oligarcy. We just need strong statesmen as governors and legislatures to make that stand!
In writing to William Jarvis, Jefferson said, "You seem . . . to consider the judges as the ultimate arbiters of all constitutional questions; a very dangerous doctrine indeed, and one which would place us under the despotism of an oligarchy."
The germ of dissolution of our federal government is in the constitution of the federal Judiciary; an irresponsible body (for impeachment is scarcely a scare-crow) working like gravity by night and by day, gaining a little today and a little tomorrow, and advancing its noiseless step like a thief, over the field of jurisdiction, until all shall be usurped."

Posted by ruffhouse on 03/23/2019 at 9:08 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

The purpose of the 2nd Amendment is to ensure that the STATES have an armed & trained citizenry (the Militia) which can be used, when push comes to shove, to defend the STATES from the federal gov't and from the federal gov'ts disastrous policies [e.g. unrestricted immigration]. See, e.g., Federalist No. 46 (James Madison).
States no longer have a Militia. With the Dick Act of 1903, the States surrendered the Militia (over which they had control) and allowed it to be federalized - put under federal control. The States' "national guard" are merely adjuncts of the federal military.
The States did it for the money. Yes, they got federal funds for allowing the federal gov't to take over their State Militia.
It is your State governments which sold you down the river.

PH

Posted by ruffhouse on 03/23/2019 at 9:07 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

"Who are the militia? Are they not ourselves? Is it feared, then, that we shall turn our arms each man against his own bosom. Congress have no power to disarm the militia. Their swords, and every other terrible implement of the soldier, are the birthright of an American The unlimited power of the sword is not in the hands of either the federal or state governments, but, where I trust in God it will ever remain, in the hands of the people."
Tench Coxe

Posted by doom on 03/23/2019 at 8:12 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

Mental health is the avenue to gun control..
American Psychiatric Asso says Half of Americans are mentally ill..
After crafting by politicians and Media all will be crazy except for the media/politicians..
300 million prescriptions for psychiatric drugs were written in 2009 alone..
Your children on medication for ADHD?
Single woman with children diagnosed with depression?
be careful what you ask for

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Posted by ruffhouse on 03/23/2019 at 7:28 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

""Ruthouse" and "Doom" declare themselves exerts on rights and go on to declare their right to access guns is effectively unlimited. Notwithstanding these pseudonymous experts, the Constitution begs to differ.

Even Heller, which waved away the word "militia" in the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment, recognized that: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

The 2nd amendment begins with the words: "A well regulated Militia." If the founders had wanted the rights (or the militia) to be unregulated, why did they begin by saying exactly the opposite? What does "well-regulated" mean, if not regulated?

Posted by JohnGreenberg on 03/23/2019 at 7:01 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Wants to Amend Conflict of Interest Policy

It's immaterial whether a councilor specifies a personal "conflict."

These alleged conflicts are all about process.

Burlington city government is about process.

Hartnett is about process.

Process is a great distraction.

Too bad neither Hartnett nor his alleged cheerleaders care less about irrelevant process than about the skyrocketing property taxes.

Councilor Karen Paul's refusal to disclose her alleged conflict is on her.

Weird that Hartnett is suddenly so concerned about Karen Paul as he exits the council - without ever explaining why he chose not to seek re-election.

Kind of ironic, eh, Dave Hartnett? Or maybe hypocritical? Or both?

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Posted by Ted Cohen on 03/23/2019 at 5:28 PM

Re: “Businesses Fret as Delays Extend Construction on St. Paul Street

Hi there, Mr. Imagam, I appreciate you unpacking whatever it is that was packed. Yes, you were lumping in my concerns with the Left. And I assume that means youre Right. Well, my concerns are more about trees than delays, and if you wish not to be delayed I wish you wouldnt read my comments. There may be soil contamination in the park, or there may not. As far as we being against everything Miro does, I think youre the one skipping around the issues. You see no merit in any of my points? You see no merit in anybodys points? Well, the problem is not with me; you and I just seem to be in the grip of opposing forces. We disagree. I can only add that it might be more grown-up of you to have your real name appear. On the other hand, what do I know? Bye, Mr. Imagam.

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Posted by Charlie Messing on 03/23/2019 at 3:43 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

Pennsylvania, September 28, 1776
Article 13. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of themselves and the state; and as standing armies in the time of peace are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; And that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.
North Carolina, December 18, 1776
A Declaration of Rights. Article XVII. That the people have a right to bear arms, for the defence of the State; and, as standing armies, in time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

Vermont, July 8, 1777
Chapter 1. Section XVIII. That the people have a right to bear arms for the defence of the themselves and the State; and as standing armies, in the time of peace, are dangerous to liberty, they ought not to be kept up; and that the military should be kept under strict subordination to, and governed by, the civil power.

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Posted by doom on 03/23/2019 at 1:03 PM

Re: “You've Got Hate Mail: Are This Man's Awful Screeds Protected Speech?

CPhillips, youre telling lies. Those calls made to Bennington PD by Morris (and/or Lawton, her husband) were all pertaining to people who were near their property and in the cemetery across the street. None of those people were Mr. Misch. The BPD and AGs office stated that in their respective reports. Shame on you.

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Posted by Charles Lindbergh on 03/23/2019 at 12:50 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

A well tailored suit, being necessary to a sharp dressed Man, the right of the people to keep and wear clothing, shall not be infringed.

Does the well tailored suit have a right to keep and wear clothing in this sentence? Really?

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Posted by doom on 03/23/2019 at 12:31 PM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

You could probably do something to help yourself learn about how our language works and how it's evolved over time. Maybe an adult education class?
1714: "The practice of all well-regulated courts of justice in the world."

1812: "The equation of time ... is the adjustment of the difference of time as shown by a well-regulated clock and a true sun dial."

1848: "A remissness for which I am sure every well-regulated person will blame the Mayor."

1862: "It appeared to her well-regulated mind, like a clandestine proceeding."

1894: "The newspaper, a never wanting adjunct to every well-regulated American embryo city."
From the Oxford.

It sure looks like they meant exactly the same thing as "laws restricting"! What would they do without a ton of regulations on clocks? It couldn't possibly mean "operating well" or "maintained"
They also said that blacks aren't citizens. Citizens United seems to upset people. Might not want to argue that they always get stuff right.

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Posted by doom on 03/23/2019 at 12:28 PM

Re: “Soundbites: Brian Wilson to Perform at Burlington Discover Jazz Festival

And so 7Days' shilling for Discover Jazz begins, through the estimable JordanAdams, in another vain attempt to assuage the paper's guilt for basically ignoring the festival for years (--see Kamasi Washington cover story, a futile attempt to win the white jazz novice).. Musically speaking, the titular leader of the Beach Boys was barely a presence in the 2016 appearance, his song intros practiced to a fault and only to a slightly lesser extent coached by comrade in arms from the group Al Jardine. whose son actually stole the show singing Brian's parts. It's too much to ask for discerning analysis of music from this rag, but can ya just not be so obvious about your gratuitous public relations for BDJF: the paper still devotes more space to Waking Windows!?!? (and don't make the excuse it's for the sake of local musicians!)

Posted by anodyne7@comcast.net on 03/23/2019 at 12:01 PM

Re: “Burlington City Councilor Wants to Amend Conflict of Interest Policy

That's a great idea and long overdue. I think Miro should recuse himself to as many of the people he wants for projects he is friends with such as Don the con

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Posted by Gigrape52@gmail.com on 03/23/2019 at 11:57 AM

Re: “The Ex-Bernie Staffers Behind Beto’s Campaign

What makes O'Rourke a populist as stated here? And what's your basis for implying that these folks left Sanders when they went to work for O'Rourke in 2018 -- do you know that work was available with Sanders then? If not, it's hardly news that people in politics took available jobs. All in all this piece seems flimsy.

Posted by amchoor on 03/23/2019 at 11:03 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

""Ruthouse" and "Doom" declare themselves exerts on rights and go on to declare their right to access guns is effectively unlimited. Notwithstanding these pseudonymous experts, the Constitution begs to differ.

Even Heller, which waved away the word "militia" in the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment, recognized that: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

The 2nd amendment begins with the words: "A well regulated Militia." If the founders had wanted the rights (or the militia) to be unregulated, why did they begin by saying exactly the opposite? What does "well-regulated" mean, if not regulated?

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 03/23/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

"Ruthouse" and "Doom" declare themselves exerts on rights and go on to declare their right to access guns is effectively unlimited. Notwithstanding these pseudonymous experts, the Constitution begs to differ.

Even Heller, which waved away the word "militia" in the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment, recognized that: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

The 2nd amendment begins with the words: "A well regulated Militia." If the founders had wanted the rights (or the militia) to be unregulated, why did they begin by saying exactly the opposite? What does "well-regulated" mean, if not regulated?

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 03/23/2019 at 10:19 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

"Ruthouse" and "Doom" declare themselves exerts on rights and go on to declare their right to access guns is effectively unlimited. Notwithstanding these pseudonymous experts, the Constitution begs to differ.

Even Heller, which waved away the word "militia" in the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment, recognized that: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

The 2nd amendment begins with the words: "A well regulated Militia." If the founders had wanted the rights (or the militia) to be unregulated, why did they begin by saying exactly the opposite? What does "well-regulated" mean, if not regulated?

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 03/23/2019 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Vermont Senate Backs 24-Hour Waiting Period for Gun Sales

"Ruthouse" and "Doom" declare themselves exerts on rights and go on to declare their right to access guns is effectively unlimited. Notwithstanding these pseudonymous experts, the Constitution begs to differ.

Even Heller, which waved away the word "militia" in the prefatory clause of the 2nd amendment, recognized that: Like most rights, the right secured by the Second Amendment is not unlimited. From Blackstone through the 19th-century cases, commentators and courts routinely explained that the right was not a right to keep and carry any weapon whatsoever in any manner whatsoever and for whatever purpose."

The 2nd amendment begins with the words: "A well regulated Militia." If the founders had wanted the rights (or the militia) to be unregulated, why did they begin by saying exactly the opposite? What does "well-regulated" mean, if not regulated?

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Posted by JohnGreenberg on 03/23/2019 at 10:17 AM

Re: “Fee Hike Could Spawn Revenue to Save Salisbury Fish Hatchery

Closing down a fish hatchery in a state that depends almost exclusively on tourism to exist is yet another example of our elitist lawmakers cutting off their collective noses to spite their beautifully lotioned faces. Well- heeled fly fishermen and women will quickly put Vermont on their don,t visit list when the word spreads that there is little chance of catching trout in the green mountains. What is needed is renovation of the Salisbury hatchery, a new additional hatchery, and a massive willow tree planting program along our beautiful rivers to strengthen and preserve the riverbanks. The willow planting could be accomplished in part with an army of volunteer anglers. I would be the first to sign up. And yes I would gladly pay more for a license to improve the trout fishng.

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Posted by wahrheit on 03/23/2019 at 9:43 AM

Re: “Two Men's Trash: How Casella Waste Systems Converted Garbage Into a Sprawling Empire

Wondering if this knowyourassumptions guy has ever been to the Vt State House.

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Posted by bobstannard on 03/23/2019 at 8:08 AM

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