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2nd Amend met? The Black Panther tried it.

Posted on May 13, 2018 at 8:41pm 0 Comments

Isn’t this how the Second Amendment is supposed to work?

Citizens were concerned. Loved ones, neighbors, people whom they didn’t know personally were shot.

Citizens devised an odd plan. They purchased copies of Quotations of Chairman Mao - who racked up more deaths than anyone else on the Top-10 Mass murdered list - for 25 cents per copy in Oakland and sold the copies for $1 each to students at Ucal-Berkeley.

With the profits from those sales, shotguns were purchased. Citizens…

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About that First Church of Cannabis case...

Posted on April 5, 2018 at 8:04am 0 Comments

The First Church of Cannabis, and members of the Church, filed a lawsuit in July, 2015, under Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act, to allow members and congregants to use marijuana as a sacrament. The cause number assigned to the case, pending in Marion Circuit Court, is 49C01-1507-MI-022522. I am the attorney who represents the Plaintiffs. The Office of the Indiana Attorney General represents Defendants who are political entities or officials of the State “State Defendants”). The…

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"Winner takes all" selection of electors violates Indiana's Constitution.

Posted on March 27, 2018 at 6:42am 0 Comments

The Electoral College is a vestige of the “Great Compromise” of the 1787 Constitutional Convention, whereby States were apportioned seats in the House of Representatives based on population, but each State - even the smallest - had two (2) seats in the Senate. States in which slavery was allowed benefitted. “Each person in a State, regardless of her or his status, was counted for purposes of apportionment of seats in the House and electoral voes: “Representatives and direct Taxes shall be…

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How to mitigate "unequal protection" of the Electoral College - Part 1

Posted on March 25, 2018 at 5:30am 0 Comments

  The Framers shaped the Constitution on premises that included distrust of, and the need for protections against, democracy and majority rule. The Electoral College was intended, by the Framers of the Constitution, to act as a deliberative body and protect the nation from a person who was incompetent or corrupt.

The manner by which electoral votes were apportioned to each State was based on the Great Compromise, whereby each State received a number of seats in the House of…

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At 6:20am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

Any other guests I should be aware of?

At 6:08am on February 24, 2012, Kurt Lorey said…

I can give it a shot. It would be mainly "shoot from the hip", though.

 
 
 

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