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Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

Dave H, you are mistaken. The Constitution does not explicitly give the Supreme Court the power of judicial review. Chief Justice John Marshall, in the case of Marbury v. Madison, ruled a provision of the Judiciary Act of 1789 unconstitutional, reinforcing the doctrine of judicial review, which had only been a theoretical power before.

According to Wikipedia, "Historians mostly agree that the framers of the Constitution did plan for the Supreme Court to have some sort of judicial review; what Marshall did was make operational their goals."

The irony of the situation is that the provision the court struck down would have expanded the power of the Supreme Court.

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Posted by Mr. K-- on 07/23/2014 at 4:49 PM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

MR Burns... you forgot about the associated debt. The city can't even afford to keep the streets in fair condition, but you think we should spend 120 million on a stadium that nobody wants and will fall quickly into bankruptcy?

No way the citizens want this project, only Bach and his developer buddies that will reap great profits from the land that they scored prior to the project. Why do you think that they will not put it to a vote?

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Posted by Are you kidding me ? on 07/23/2014 at 3:31 PM

Re: “Taking the 'fed' out of 'freedom'

"Who gets to decide what the U.S. Constitution really says?

A legal scholar would tell you that's the job of the U.S. Supreme Court. "

When it comes to legal precedent, the US Supreme Court is generally the correct answer -- ironically a power given to them via the U.S. Constitution, the very document they are supposed to interpret and apply.

However, it is really the people of the United States who are the final arbiters of what the Constitution actually says.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 3:27 PM

Re: “Here's Peggy

"Littleton and her fellow commissioners have been vocal supporters of gun rights; "


Good!

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 3:16 PM

Re: “Here's Peggy

" Littleton is behind the Lighthouse Program (lighthouseprogram.net), a fledgling organization aimed at setting up communications centers in neighborhoods to be used in the event that a disaster — whether a financial collapse, an act of terror, or natural calamity — takes out the power grid. Littleton envisions ham radio operators and volunteers communicating with the central Emergency Operations Center when all other modes of communication are down."

According to those I have talked with, her Lighthouse Program is overly ambitious, requires community and ham radio operator buy in that just isn't there (except among some Doomsday Prepper types), and is a looong way from writing MOAs/MOUs or being close to fruition, even though it has been in the idea stage for a couple years now. In fact I think they only recently started holding meetings and put up a basic website with any kind of concepts. And there is no guarantee that the City will buy in. Some feedback I received makes it sound like she is trying to invent a system without knowing what other systems are already out there and what their capabilities are.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 3:09 PM

Re: “Fed up!

"In a thoughtful moment, Littleton says of her Lighthouse Program (see "Here's Peggy,") that she hopes it "will really bring Americans back to where I think we need to be, focused on relationships and not stuff. Focused on people. Following the great command given to us all to love one another.""

According to those I have talked with, her Lighthouse Program is overly ambitious, requires community and ham radio operator buy in that just isn't there (except among some Doomsday Prepper types), and is a looong way from writing MOAs/MOUs or being close to fruition, even though it has been in the idea stage for a couple years now. In fact I think they only recently started holding meetings and put up a basic website with any kind of concepts. And there is no guarantee that the City will buy in. Some feedback I received makes it sound like she is trying to invent a system without knowing what other systems are already out there and what their capabilities are.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 3:08 PM

Re: “Fed up!

""Today, we live in a world where the left and the right do not even live in the same universe of facts," he says. "You watch FOX News, you might as well be living on Mars. I mean, it describes a planet which does not even exist in this solar system.""

Potok's vehement hatred of Fox is every bit a part of the problem as hatred of Huffington Post, USA Today, NBC, or CNN. The fact is Potok himself is incredibly biased.

When it comes right down to it, NONE of the big news organizations present all of the facts and all of them present bias. The best thing to do is read/listen to all of them and then sort it out. Unfortunately most people don't have the time for that and instead require being spoon-fed pre-digested pablum, be it from the left or the right.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 2:55 PM

Re: “Fed up!

"Potok says that the Southern Poverty Law Center counted 149 patriot or militia groups in 2008, when President Obama was elected. By 2012, he says, there were 1,360 such groups. A lot of the growth, Potok says, has been exaggerated by the fast pace of changes in the country. Whites are expected to lose their majority within 30 years. Same-sex marriage is on the rise. Back in the 1960s, everyone was getting their news from the same papers and TV channels. Now, he notes, many turn to opinion journalism, talk radio and the blogosphere."


Truth be told, a lot of that "growth" is due to how the SPLC changed their criteria of what a patriot or militia group is and that they started including groups and types of groups that previously existed, but were not counted as patriot or militia groups.

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Posted by Dave H on 07/23/2014 at 2:47 PM

Re: “Tennessee man says quality of Colorado Springs weed 'is an absolute fraud'

If certain strains have helped her in the past, then why wouldn't she have paid attention to what those strains are and obtain that strain?

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Posted by Katie Sage on 07/23/2014 at 2:34 PM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Lamborn's refusal to attend the 2012 State of the Union address and his tar baby comment, coupled with his utter disregard of veterans, show exactly why he needs to be gone.

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Posted by Rhino2 on 07/23/2014 at 1:52 PM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

I met with Irv last Saturday at a meet & greet. I am very impressed not only with his background in the military but his commitment to our vet's and wounded warrior's. I have no doubt that his heart felt convictions are what we need to represent our Colorado Vet's and begin to mend this national disgrace. Go Major General Go!

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Posted by a.cerbic.wit on 07/23/2014 at 1:48 PM

Re: “Fed up!

We don't have to re-elect her, happyfew. Jariah Walker is a great candidate.

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Posted by el producto on 07/23/2014 at 10:59 AM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Attention all active duty and veterans: Lamborn is NOT YOUR FRIEND! Remember this at election time.

Repeat after me, "Doug Lamborn is NOT my Friend." Again. "Doug Lamborn is NOT my Friend."

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:56 AM

Re: “GMOs, Mikey's salary, Iraq redux, and more

Hey Brien, I grew up in LA and I'll tell you, women on hispanic stations have always looked like that. I'll take the girls on telemundo or univision any day. They get it, it's just reading the teleprompter and look pretty reading what your corporate masters tell you, kinda like Obama. They leave politics out of news opposed to here where only leftists can get a job. That's why their anchors look like Sofia Vergara and ours look like Martha Raddatz, or Skeletor with a blonde wig, I get the two confused. Face it, nothing more homely than a leftist woman.

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Posted by Stacy in Woodland Park on 07/23/2014 at 10:50 AM

Re: “Halter scolds Lamborn on vet issue

Lamborn is NOT interested in active duty members and their families or veterans. If he cared he would not have voted to cut WIC or the SNAP programs which some of our active duty and veterans need. Why is he on the Veterans Affairs Committee? He doesn't know or understand the meaning of "taking care of our own" since he's never served our country.

Lamborn is only interested in his donors (i.e. Koch Bros.)who are NOT interested in the welfare of our active duty and veterans only their own selfish agendas.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:43 AM

Re: “The shadows know

25 millionaires trying to run things...the rich should run everything... screw the poor people. profits over environment, profits over morals, profits over education, just profit... everything else just gets in the way of a few rich people making more money. I have a feeling that asking for more money after rejecting recreational MJ is not going to go over so well. the rich newspaper owners will sure and try to make a go at it I am sure. good luck with that.

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2014 at 10:36 AM

Re: “Here's Peggy

This is why I whole heartedly support Jariah Walker! He is a breath of fresh air and even though he doesn't hold this office yet he is at all the functions and actively supports small businesses like mine Her Story Café. We need him to represent our community!!!!
Liz

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Posted by Liz Rosenbaum on 07/23/2014 at 10:22 AM

Re: “Is the C4C resolution a contract?

Ok, Mr. Burns, please discribe the jobs you're referring to. What revenues and where will they go? What do you consider Economic Development? Please answer carefully as you may get a rebuttal.

Mr. Murray is a thorough and meticulus thinker who does not take his task lightly in trying to protect the citizenry from mis-guided fantasies of others. This should be the last community to support corporate welfare. If this is a "power trip or personal vendetta" so be it! The citizens should welcome him.

Mr. K: It is private interests using the government to attain their goals with taxpayer money and NO or very little citizen involvement.

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Posted by Gary Casimir on 07/23/2014 at 10:18 AM

Re: “Fed up!

another whack-a-doodle county commissioner... what else is new around here?

I am sure this will help with our city's image... and we just keep electing this type.

"these groups are animated by paranoia on steroids" EXACTLY!!

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Posted by happyfew on 07/23/2014 at 10:11 AM

Re: “The shadows know

This is the third time this group has formed, each time producing little more than a new FaceBook page with each attempt. But at least they are trying.

Mr. Snider is perpetually confused at what is going on with council.

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Posted by Staci6 on 07/23/2014 at 5:45 AM

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