Eric Morris

Eric Morris 1 day, 13 hours ago on Brodie Farquhar: History check

The proof the system is not working the way it was intended or sold is that in about 65 comments and two letters to the editor not one person has invoked the constitution of Colorado, which save for the 18 or so enumerated powers of the federal Congress and a few amended or added powers, was supposed to be more important or superior.

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Eric Morris 2 days, 9 hours ago on Brodie Farquhar: History check

I don't understand this tangent on the amendment process. There isn't a textualist, originalist, or strict constructionist that doesn't say interpret based on what that particular amendment meant at the time of that amendment's ratification. Mark is right, it is dead letter, but I also say it was an unbloody and illegal coup against the much better because less centralized Articles of Confederation. Finally, Supreme Court interpretations and federal laws generally are really only supreme law of land when in furtherance of the constitution. Since the constitution gives no power to Congress for things like social security, there eventual acceptance by Supreme Court should be null. The best remedy for things like that, though, are states nullifying those laws.

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Eric Morris 1 week, 5 days ago on Oak Creek Town Board tables proposal for building that would house marijuana businesses

Scott, have the architect, engineers, lender, owner, insurance company, utilities, or Fire department determined it to be non-buildable? Have the neighbors determined it would physically infringe on them or impair their use of the building?

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Eric Morris 1 week, 5 days ago on Paula Salky: Anthem deserves respect

Pat, the broke government should be selling off the lands it owns to pay back its creditors. Disney World has a very nice non-government road and transport system; I pay to maintain and plow the road and parking lot at Shadow Run. There are private alternatives. If you read Radley Balko or William Norman Grigg, you would see that many times the "thugs" are the cops themselves.

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Eric Morris 1 week, 5 days ago on Paula Salky: Anthem deserves respect

Many countries have freedom of speech; the speech in this forum is not granted by the government but by the Pilot. Besides, the USG has violated it many times with the Sedition Acts and the Espionage Act used against war dissenters in WW I. I've said nothing publicly about Paula's brother (I have prayed for him), so I don't understand why questioning the foreign policy and flag waving in support of that foreign policy disgraces him, or your family members. To me that foreign policy is both destructive to the foreigners who receive it and the Americans that deliver it. That truth may be painful to accept, but as Ron Paul says: "Truth is treason in the empire of lies."

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Eric Morris 1 week, 5 days ago on Paula Salky: Anthem deserves respect

Joe, thanks for the education about the pledge.

John, would my criticisms of the folly of US foreign policy be more acceptable if I didn't witness it first hand while "getting ahead"? Also, who is this "we" to whom you refer? I consider the U.S. government an entity unto itself, like any corporation where I don't work or own stock, so don't consider myself part of the collective; more like the Mafia which shakes me down every April 15--by the way, I have already or expect to pay more in taxes to it than the total amount it paid me while "getting ahead".

I would down vote you because you did not provide me any facts regarding the good the US government has done in my lifetime to make me look at pledge or anthem as anything more than flowery (and as Joe points out, propangandic) words or a beautiful song, respectively.

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Eric Morris 1 week, 5 days ago on Oak Creek Town Board tables proposal for building that would house marijuana businesses

Whether big or little, such as Oak Creek, government is inimical to freedom. Zoning and building laws are the tyranny of the majority and the do-gooders. Telling someone what their quarters must conform with is as tyrannical as King George telling someone they must quarter a Red Coat.

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Eric Morris 1 week, 6 days ago on Paula Salky: Anthem deserves respect

Dan, I tie anthem and flag to government because government says so through its US Code.

Bret, all the places you mention are meddled with by USG and its allies/pawns, which I believe makes those places worse.

Paula and Mark, I certainly agree the audience should be respectful during a musical performance. If it is particularly good, I believe a standing ovation is appropriate AFTER the performance. Many times, planes fly over ruining the end of the song.

Finally, in many cases US is not or no longer best, such as economic and press freedom and infant mortality and lifespan.

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Eric Morris 2 weeks ago on Paula Salky: Anthem deserves respect

I hear Ben Franklin stopped standing during the playing of "God Save the King" before Philadelphia Phillies cricket matches during the exciting 1774, 1775, and the first half of the war shortened 1776 seasons.

Mr Keith, please educate me on the good things the United States government has done so I can properly indoctrinate my children with the state approved propaganda.

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Eric Morris 2 weeks ago on Pay raises for city employees draw scrutiny at Steamboat City Council budget hearing

I don't understand the formulaic, almost Talmudic, approach. If someone has a higher paying package, taking into account benefits and retirement, and the city values that person more, then the city should just offer to match or better the offer. Otherwise, it is just more of the public employee shakedown of the taxpayers, as Rhys and Fred point out.

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