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Message 1330281 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 2:19:33 UTC

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It has been posted here that SCOTUS is the final arbitrator of law at theis site.


Can you elaborate where anyone said that SCOTUS has anything to do with anything that happens on this site?
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Message 1330294 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 3:47:39 UTC - in response to Message 1330280.

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Message 1330308 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 5:37:13 UTC
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Years ago (early 90s), Rush Limbaugh liked to say "Words mean something" and would frequently claim that liberals like to shift the meanings of things.

http://onphilosophy.wordpress.com/2007/10/29/intellectual-cowardice/

To say that someone is demonstrating intellectual cowardice is to say that they are simultaneously putting forward a claim as a claim and refusing to stand by it. For example, a scientist could demonstrate intellectual cowardice by presenting an empirical generalization on the basis of data but refusing to stand by that generalization as a good one. Intellectual cowardice is motivated by a fear of being shown to be wrong, hence its name, but at the same time desiring to recognized for intellectual accomplishments. And this leads to the somewhat contradictory practice of putting forwards claims in one context, but at the same time adopting the position that the claim is not necessarily worth standing by. This allows them to accept any compliments that come their way as a result of the quality of their claim, but at the same time dismiss any criticism of it as reflecting badly on them, because they refuse to stand by it.


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Casting claims of "intellectual cowardice", incorrectly used, antagonizes all but about 3 posters in the Political Forum. Calling them socialists, when many demonstrably are not, is similar. "Sheeple"? Same logic.

This thread also comes quite close to "comments related to specific moderator actions".

In the last few years, the project scientist acting as the Forum Admin, and the current mods, have worked very hard on fair moderation approaches. They are a lot easier to discuss concerns with. Do keep that in mind when feeling "persecuted".

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Message 1330310 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 5:43:23 UTC - in response to Message 1330281.

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It has been posted here that SCOTUS is the final arbitrator of law at theis[sic] site.


Can you elaborate where anyone said that SCOTUS has anything to do with anything that happens on this site?

SCOTUS isn't the final arbitrator of law, ICJ is the final arbitrator of law. It doesn't matter how much ID protests about it either, the ink is dry.


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Message 1330311 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 6:04:29 UTC

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antagonizes all but about 3 posters in the Political Forum


Definition Of Politics: To Antagonize Others Not Of Your Viewpoints. To Not Discuss and Compromise. To use Rhetoric and Other Very Divisive Devices To Obliterate Opposition. To use The Friendly Media to Further Bury Your Opponent.
Many Tactics will be illegal, nearly illegal, Conspritorial, and Definitely Not Democratic.

In Other Words: To Be POTUS in The 21st Century.

So Why Should A Political Forum Be Any Different?

PROFessor S. Say: Let The Vapid Vicious Vitriol Vaporize Any Vestige Of Violable Compromise Begin.
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Message 1330334 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 10:30:53 UTC - in response to Message 1330310.
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Message 1330456 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 19:16:35 UTC - in response to Message 1330334.


SCOTUS isn't the final arbitrator of law, ICJ is the final arbitrator of law.


So, the next time I lose my case at the SCOTUS, I can appeal to the ICJ. Good to know.

You can as long as you can convince the ICJ to take the case. Enforcing the judgement is another matter.

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Message 1330481 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 20:05:32 UTC - in response to Message 1330387.


SCOTUS isn't the final arbitrator of law, ICJ is the final arbitrator of law.


So, the next time I lose my case at the SCOTUS, I can appeal to the ICJ. Good to know.


LOL! There is NO law made by man in this world that trumps the Constitution. We don't pledge our allegiance to ICJ. Nor did Barry take a oath to the ICJ.

Such people who think so have no understanding of rights. Oaths mean nothing to them. And law is only agreed with if it has a socialist tint.

ALL law has come from God whether the God less want to believe it or not. LOL, law does not come from the ICJ.


Sorry to disavow you of your ignorance about the law.
I live in a country which is NOT covered by the US constitution, indeed somewhat more than 50% of the world's population are not covered by it, however somewhat more than 50% of the world's population do live in countries that have signed up to the IJC as the "final legal arbiter", and that figure includes the USA. No argument, fact, the US constitution is therefore, in legal terms, subservient to the an ICJ ruling.
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Message 1330493 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 20:51:52 UTC - in response to Message 1330481.

No argument, fact, the US constitution is therefore, in legal terms, subservient to the an ICJ ruling.

Yes, the US Constitution even provides for this whereby it delegates the authority for treaties to the President with the consent of the Senate.

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Message 1330511 - Posted: 23 Jan 2013, 22:02:30 UTC

Wrong.
The "Law of The Land" is the whole law, as laid down by statue, not some arbitrary subset, either historical, or contemporary in nature.
Statute that has passed through the various stages of testing and approval by the various parts of the government of the land concerned.
A citizen may not like some, or all of that law, but that is, by definition and statute "The Law of the Land".

I have to say, as an outsider, that the US constitution cannot have been perfect at the outset as it has required a number of amendments over the years to cope with its deficiencies (perceived or real).
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