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originally posted by: BuzzyWigs
a reply to: Gryphon66
Here in Kansas in a couple of weeks or so, we are having local congressional elections.
On Aug 2, we will go to the polls and vote. Virtually every congressional seat is up for ....
Brownback has ruined this state. God willing, we will prevail in early August and run them off.
We're not going to snipe, LesMis.
Drop the personal commentary and address the point of discussion.
Please demonstrate how the Supreme Court of the United States has been unaffected with partisan politics.
I'll be glad to have an actual debate with you on the facts, rather than this silly personal back and forth.
I hope this obscene "political experiment" that you guys have had forced on you ends soon.
It's easy to make it a right/left issue, but it isn't. It's a tragic economic experiment gone horribly wrong.
Let the ballot box speak! I believe it will also speak in November regarding the mutable issue of this discussion.
Does anyone on this site have an opinion that wasn't spoon fed to them by Fox News? There's nothing in a Supreme Court Justice's job description that says they have to be impartial in every part of their lives until they die. They have to be impartial in a court case, and only then.
I have already intimated to you the danger of parties in the State, with particular reference to the founding of them on geographical discriminations. Let me now take a more comprehensive view, and warn you in the most solemn manner against the baneful effects of the spirit of party generally.
This spirit, unfortunately, is inseparable from our nature, having its root in the strongest passions of the human mind. It exists under different shapes in all governments, more or less stifled, controlled, or repressed; but, in those of the popular form, it is seen in its greatest rankness, and is truly their worst enemy.
The alternate domination of one faction over another, sharpened by the spirit of revenge, natural to party dissension, which in different ages and countries has perpetrated the most horrid enormities, is itself a frightful despotism. But this leads at length to a more formal and permanent despotism.
The disorders and miseries which result gradually incline the minds of men to seek security and repose in the absolute power of an individual; and sooner or later the chief of some prevailing faction, more able or more fortunate than his competitors, turns this disposition to the purposes of his own elevation, on the ruins of public liberty.
Without looking forward to an extremity of this kind (which nevertheless ought not to be entirely out of sight), the common and continual mischiefs of the spirit of party are sufficient to make it the interest and duty of a wise people to discourage and restrain it.
Does anyone on this site have an opinion that wasn't spoon fed to them by Fox News?
If we can't be real about something this blatantly obvious, at least to ourselves, ... well, let's say I'm not content with that answer.