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February 18, 2013

Only one side of story was told To the editor: The recent front page article about the union picketing outside of Ventra hit a nerve with me....

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 10:18 PM

And we have a nation of SHEEPLE who can't even agree that we have a spending problem...I mean really, how blind do you have to be to not see that, and to think, most of them thought we did under Bush. But not Obama, and if you think differently half of them will tell you you're racist.

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 10:16 PM

That is true, but the "within the limits of the law" part is the most important part. Doesn't really work when either side either ignores the law or just passes unconstitutional laws and can control the legal system that is supposed to stop them from doing it. Special thanks to the Supreme Court for granting THEMSELVES the privilege of "judicial review" which is not granted to them by the Constitution. They aren't supposed to interpret the Constitution, they're supposed to interpret the laws as they pertain to the Constitution. THEY gave themselves the power to interpret the actual document in 1803, Marbury v. Madison.

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 6:21 PM

I'm sure you know what I'm trying to say, the fact is in this country the majority does rule, within the limits of the law.

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 6:19 PM

What makes us different than a democracy is that in our form of government the majority elects the leaders, who represent their electorate. Unlike a democracy all citizens stand on the bill of rights which does not allow the majority to ride ruff shod over the minority. They have the same rights and can hold the same beliefs as always, the majority simply holds the power for the time being. How's that dancing around it. It's the truth.

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 5:34 PM

Way to dance around that one.

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 5:29 PM

And we are a Constitutional Republic!

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 5:28 PM

I agree with what the letter writer said, the majority won.

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 5:25 PM

So, again...you disagree that our country is a Constitutional Republic and not a democracy? Just yes or no, for the record.

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 5:14 PM

won

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Louigi

Feb-19-13 5:13 PM

Let me see I voted for candidates for position of Senator and representative, on the state and federal level. Whether that guy or gal actually got the position, was determined by a majority vote of the electorate. What am I missing? All citizens are protected by the Bill of Rights. So the majority down at the plant voted against the union last time out, it gives them no licence treat the minority as any less of an employee. By the same token those folks in the minority have every right to continue push for a union as long it effects no one else's rights or the Company's operations. If you find your self in the minority you have every right to find another job. If a union had one and I was working there I would be doing the latter.

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 2:25 PM

I would really love for the person who disagreed to challenge what I said. Please...

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GrantMingus

Feb-19-13 8:58 AM

This country was not founded on a majority rule, and in fact, we have a Constitutional Republic designed specifically to protect the minority from being taken advantage of by the majority. What you're talking about is democracy, an unsustainable form of government.

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