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Communism Survivor Blasts Gun Control: "You Don't Know What Freedom Is" --Libs don't like the truth

Communism Survivor Blasts Gun Control: "You Don't Know What Freedom Is" --Libs don't like the truth | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
My name is Manuel Martinez. Born in Cuba. American Citizen for more than 40 years. I oppose any manipulation, any regulation or disruption of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

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This article is true; manipulating the 2nd amendement of the constitution will not keep our citizens safe.  There are other danger out there and we are not going to be able to fix them all by changing or manipulating the constitution.  Sure we can make improvements, but this is not always going to help the safety of our citizens.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:35 PM

They think regulating law abiding citizens from owning guns and  using more power and control will keep us safe...but that is exactly what led to communisim and facism in other countries like Cuba...loss of freedoms and rights in the name of security. 

jclark's comment, April 11, 2013 11:59 AM
The Second amendment is already used all over the place in politics, especially with the Gun Control Debate. With the NRA reciting the Second amendment like the bible, it's difficult to change it to solve crisis's, like Newtown.
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Back to the future for Mark Sanford

Back to the future for Mark Sanford | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Washington (CNN) -- Mark Sanford is a member of Congress, again.
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I am a person to believe in second chances, but not for a person in congress.  The government represents america; we should not give a man who has lied a second chance.  That is just my opinion.

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12 presidential scandals, controversies and distractions

12 presidential scandals, controversies and distractions | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
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Very interesting to read up on some of the scandals that have occured. I wonder what the next scandal to come to light will be about.

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U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to New Cigarette Labeling

U.S. Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to New Cigarette Labeling | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
But ruling from another court could still delay or thwart use of graphic anti-smoking images
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The labeling should be obvious to the person purchasing the cigarettes.  The  Supreme Court was right to not hear the case of trying to repeal the 2009 federal law.

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Texas governor demands apology over newspaper's plant blast cartoon

Texas governor demands apology over newspaper's plant blast cartoon | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is demanding an apology from a California newspaper that published a cartoon that seemed to link his push for less regulations to the recent fertilizer plant explosion that killed 14.
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The governor should be demanding an apology.  Although this cartoon was horrible, it is not going to be the last thing mocking the explosion.  

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Karzai admits secret US cash 'help'

Karzai admits secret US cash 'help' | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Afghan President Hamid Karzai admits his office received secret payments from the US, but says the amounts were small and used legitimately.
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If our government is sending money to Afghanistan, why does it need to be kept secret.  I understand that other countries need aid, but America has its own goals and needs to focus on.

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South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions

South Korea’s Nuclear Ambitions | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
The United States must not allow the government in Seoul to go down the road to uranium enrichment.
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With rising tensions in North Korea, I think being closer to making nuclear weapons will make the tension even worse.

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Obama Budget Likely to Irritate Both Democrats and Republicans

Obama Budget Likely to Irritate Both Democrats and Republicans | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Compromise is Obama’s aim in budget proposal.
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It is interesting to see the opinions of the two parties about the budget.

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California Bill to Restrict Wireless Communication Shutdowns Clears First Hurdle

California Bill to Restrict Wireless Communication Shutdowns Clears First Hurdle | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
On April 16, a bill to prevent wireless communication interruption was approved by the Senate Energy, Utilities and Communications Committee.
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I think that passing this bill will, obviously, be a good thing.  In an event of a tragedy a person should be able to reach emergency personnel.

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jclark's comment, April 18, 2013 8:25 AM
The Passing of this bill is interesting, it shows that the government may be looking towards the future vs the past (as they have been doing recently)
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Four amendments that almost made it into the Constitution

Four amendments that almost made it into the Constitution | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it

Betty Ford’s “bloomer flag.” Source: Ford Library and Museum

 

March 22 [marked] the 41st anniversary of congressional approval of the Equal Rights Amendment, which almost became part of the Constitution in the 1970s. But it wasn’t the only amendment that came close.

 

The Equal Rights Amendment, or ERA, lost momentum after the House, Senate, and 30 states approved the act, which forbade discrimination based on gender. After Congress passed it by a two-thirds majority in 1972, it still needed the approval of 38 states to become a law.

 

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I find this interesting the it took so long to get the ERA amendment almost ratified.  Congress gave it a 7 year deadline, but then extended the deadline; I do not thing that they should be able to extend the deadline.

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Deanna Dahlsad's curator insight, March 28, 2013 6:48 PM

I *need* that bloomer flag!

MsHaeussinger's comment, April 10, 2013 1:05 PM
We still don't have an equal rights amendment that applies directly to women, however, the 14th amendment is meant to apply to everyone.
jclark's comment, April 11, 2013 11:50 AM
I Hope that congress will eventually be able to work together on stuff that actually matters, as opposed to bickering, and filibustering back and forth. You know, ever since bush got out of office, The republicans have been the whiniest Party i have ever seen, I hope they can pull their heads out of the sand and realize what they are doing to us.
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Communism Survivor Blasts Gun Control: "You Don't Know What Freedom Is" --Libs don't like the truth

Communism Survivor Blasts Gun Control: "You Don't Know What Freedom Is" --Libs don't like the truth | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
My name is Manuel Martinez. Born in Cuba. American Citizen for more than 40 years. I oppose any manipulation, any regulation or disruption of the Second Amendment of the Constitution of the United States.

Via littlebytesnews
Samantha Hafften's insight:

This article is true; manipulating the 2nd amendement of the constitution will not keep our citizens safe.  There are other danger out there and we are not going to be able to fix them all by changing or manipulating the constitution.  Sure we can make improvements, but this is not always going to help the safety of our citizens.

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littlebytesnews's curator insight, April 8, 2013 9:35 PM

They think regulating law abiding citizens from owning guns and  using more power and control will keep us safe...but that is exactly what led to communisim and facism in other countries like Cuba...loss of freedoms and rights in the name of security. 

jclark's comment, April 11, 2013 11:59 AM
The Second amendment is already used all over the place in politics, especially with the Gun Control Debate. With the NRA reciting the Second amendment like the bible, it's difficult to change it to solve crisis's, like Newtown.
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U.S. requires group to remove 3-D gun instructions from its website

U.S. requires group to remove 3-D gun instructions from its website | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
The U.S. State Department said Thursday it had heard enough from Defense Distributed, the non-profit group at the center of a 3-D gun printing controversy.
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3-D gun instrucions should be required to be taken down.  This new printable 3-D gun is going to be a new issue that is going to take a long time to solve. 

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Aesha's progress: Afghan woman's nose nearly complete

Aesha's progress: Afghan woman's nose nearly complete | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
In front of a mirror, Aesha Mohammadzai sees what is possible.
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This is what America is about.  freeing and helping others in need.

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In South Carolina politics, two very different campaign styles

In South Carolina politics, two very different campaign styles | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Charleston, South Carolina (CNN) - The race for the open U.S. House seat in South Carolina's special election Tuesday showcases two very different candidates with two very different campaign styles.
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The way Busch is campaigning seems the best way to go.  Being outgoing and "loud" about your campaign seems to be a better way to get yourself known.

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Second ricin suspect due in court

Second ricin suspect due in court | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
A Mississippi martial arts instructor is due in court on charges relating to ricin-laced letters that were sent to President Obama, a senator and a judge.
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I do not understand how somebody thinks they can get away with threatening the president.  I also think that both men have something to do with this crime.  

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For Congress, a Question of Cellphone Tracking

For Congress, a Question of Cellphone Tracking | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
The House Judiciary Committee has received dueling arguments over when and how police can track the location of Americans carrying a cellphone.
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I do think that there shoud be a warrant required.  I was reading the comments of the article and though I would state it here.  How easy is it going to be able to prove in court that you were actually with the phone during the time they were tracking you.

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Senators Question Whether Boston Attack Should Enter Immigration Debate

Senators Question Whether Boston Attack Should Enter Immigration Debate | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Members of a bipartisan group urge caution after a senior senator says the approaching debate on immigration overhaul should take into account the revelation that the Boston bombing suspects apparently immigrated to the United States.
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Shoud this attack enter the immigration debate? It seems important; America should be more strict about who and how they can become a citizen.

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One way to fight guns

One way to fight guns | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
Van Jones says posters on GunShowGallery.com show a new generation that wants to change the world for the better.
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There are different ways to try and "kill" violence.  Having the government require tougher background check will help, but will not fix the problem.  Having other people's opionions on the matter of violence will open up new ideas to fight all the violence that is happening.  Just like the article stated that media and video games can be a huge factor to all the violence. 

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Eren Schneiter's comment, April 18, 2013 11:15 AM
I have only one opinion on gun laws, and it's very simple. I don't think guns are the issue. If anything, it is the progressively declining amount of mental care offered towards low income families. A person growing up in a bad house hold is far more likely to harm someone than someone who grew up in a good, caring home. Laws are not what we need. Care and compassion is what is needed. Unless we make people as a whole better, and improve our social care programs and systems, violence will continue to get worse.
MsHaeussinger's comment, April 21, 2013 1:30 PM
Great discussion you two!
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Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. concealed-carry law

Supreme Court turns down challenge to N.Y. concealed-carry law | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
WASHINGTON - The Supreme Court left in doubt Monday whether gun owners have a 2nd Amendment right to carry a firearm in public. Without a comment or dissent, the justices turned down a...
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The 2nd Amendment does state a any persons have the right to keep and bear arms.  I think that every citizen should have the choice to carry a concealed weapon.  Something, obviously, needs to be done about the gun violence, but banning guns will not rid of the violence; there are more weapons than guns.

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MsHaeussinger's comment, April 18, 2013 7:40 AM
interesting! the SC seems to continually differ to the states in determining this matter while still protecting the right at the federal level.
jclark's comment, April 18, 2013 8:27 AM
While true that banning weapons will not get rid of that violence, it will gut a lot of it, for example, both Britain and Canada Banned guns, and the amount of criminals in said countries went down by something like 30%. Without a Gun to rob a store, you can have more people banding together to stomp on whoever decided to bring in something else that could hurt, after all, a Gun is much more dangerous than say.. a bat.
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The many faces of marriage in America

The many faces of marriage in America | Gov & Law Sam Hafften | Scoop.it
A quarter-century ago, 65% of Americans thought interracial marriage was unacceptable for themselves or for other people.

 

How is the institution of marriage changing within the United States?  For politics, civics, government and the law, this might very well be one of the historically defining issues of the era.   


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"the tide of history: it tends to flow from intolerance to acceptance." This statement is very true.  America has come to accept interracial marriage, with the majority of the citizens believe that it has been good for society.  I hope that in the future America can accept gay marriage and keep the tide going.

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jclark's comment, April 11, 2013 11:48 AM
I agree with that assessment, The Institution of Marriage has been very stale, if we institute Gay marriage, then the couple who are Gay, can be happy, and not be the Second Class marriage