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Carlos Ponce

"How can your rail against federal government overreach while extending the reach of the state capitol to overrule local control?"
Apparently you need a lesson in Constitutional law especially the 10th Amendment. There are things the Federal government cannot do but states can.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
The state government can do things the Federal government cannot. It's not hypocrisy - it's the LAW. So unless the state constitution and laws prohibit it, it's fair game.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [The state government can do things the Federal government cannot. It's not hypocrisy - it's the LAW. So unless the state constitution and laws prohibit it, it's fair game.]

What about the philosophy of local control. Does yours just stop at state lines?

Carlos Ponce

Little Marky, the answer is found in my last sentence you posted.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Little Marky, the answer is found in my last sentence you posted.]

So you are saying you don't care about local control? Is that correct?

Carlos Ponce

Little Marky, I believe in the Constitution.
"The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people."
Local entities are given authority through charters, that power obtained from the state.

Diane Turski

In other words, yes, I wish people would start putting country over party!! The 2018 elections are a good place to begin practicing that radical concept!

Kelly Naschke

Good points Dave. You definitely hit the nail on the head with “political chaos”. The republican establishment is no better than the democratic establishment and only seem to be interested in perpetuating their own interests. The right is too far right and the left is too far left. One thing you don’t mention though is term limits.....and we have them. It’s our vote. There should be no such thing as a career politician. It breeds corruption. I can’t speak for the Democrats, but I can tell you that establishment republicans all have targets on their backs right now.

Mark Aaron

Leroy: [One thing you don’t mention though is term limits.....and we have them. It’s our vote. There should be no such thing as a career politician. It breeds corruption.]

Or expertise. Corruption is not the only outcome.

==> [ I can’t speak for the Democrats, but I can tell you that establishment republicans all have targets on their backs right now.]

Well that is good to hear.

Carlos Ponce

There are people who call themselves Republican that are not Conservative. They call themselves Republican to ride on someone's coattails or because they live in areas where the label "Democrat" is tantamount to losing an election. By their votes and actions you shall know them.
I am a Conservative. I will vote for Republicans whose ideology is also Conservative but will not back a non-Conservative Republican.
Democrats put their personal feelings aside and vote Liberal in lock step with other Democrats. Personal feelings like non-support for Planned Parenthood and free exercise of religion are set aside. However there are some Democrats who refuse to circumvent the Second Amendment.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [There are people who call themselves Republican that are not Conservative. ]

So you want a purity test? Is your ideology that uncompromising? Do you ever think about the country? I think you are too extreme Carlos. Doesn't your religion say something about excessive pride?

Carlos Ponce

Purity test? No. Proper vetting, yes. Am I am very humble.[innocent]

Kelly Naschke

It's already 9:45 am...how much longer until Mr. Emoji (AKA Mark Aaron) arrives and starts with the insults?

Mark Aaron

Leroy: [...how much longer until Mr. Emoji (AKA Mark Aaron) arrives and starts with the insults?]

Your emoji looks kind of sad today, gray, lifeless, Leroy. So sad.

Carlos Ponce

Little Marky, didn't you just make a statement to me about "excessive pride"?

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Little Marky, didn't you just make a statement to me about "excessive pride"?]

Yes I did. What part of that are you having difficulty with?

Carlos Ponce

Little Marky must be a hypocrite unless he cannot see the "excessive pride" in his own posts.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Little Marky must be a hypocrite unless he cannot see the "excessive pride" in his own posts.]

I have confidence in my posts because I research my answers and rely on facts. So are you saying using facts is prideful, but your purity test isn't ?

Carlos Ponce

No, Little Marky, you rely on questionable sources.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [Little Marky must be a hypocrite unless he cannot see the "excessive pride" in his own posts.

You don't say?]

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