The Ocasio-Cortez Thread

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wrenhal

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that's odd.... I don't recall "the right to vote" being unalienable. Voting is derived by the "consent of the governed".

We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.
No, the right is not in the Constitution, but has been clarified in several Amendments since. So I guess the Amendments do not address inalienable rights, but just items that would be cool for people to be able to do.
Voting is not a right. It's a privilege that you have to apply for and meet requirements for.

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CaliforniaCowboy

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No, the right is not in the Constitution, but has been clarified in several Amendments since. So I guess the Amendments do not address inalienable rights, but just items that would be cool for people to be able to do.
people should be able to vote because it's "cool"? SMH.

I disagree... voting has always been a restricted privilege, and should remain so (without discrimination per "protected" categories).

IMHO, people should have to qualify to vote - such as pass a US citizenship test, or the civil service test.

Insane people are not allowed to vote, and stupid, inadequately prepared people should not be able to vote either.

Voting is way too important and way too impactful to be provided simply because it's "cool".
 
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Find it amusing her miracle garden is in boxes of pressure treated lumber. Trees had to die for the lumber which may have displaced some faux-endangered animal, roads scratched through the wilderness, smoke-billowing diesel trucks hauling the logs to a mill running on insane amounts of electricity, then treated with chemicals, stored in gas-fired kilns to get down to 15% moisture content, trucked or railed to a huge distribution center run on copius amounts of energy, shipped by more trucks to the home improvement store, again run on substantial amounts of energy.

Bet she does not have a clue how "environmentally damaging" the supply chain is to get her the sideboards for her precious garden. The hypocrite, she should have made the planter boxes out of recycled materials.

And all so she can brag about how environmentally conscious she is.
 
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CocoCincinnati

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Find it amusing her miracle garden is in boxes of pressure treated lumber. Trees had to die for the lumber which may have displaced some faux-endangered animal, roads scratched through the wilderness, smoke-billowing diesel trucks hauling the logs to a mill running on insane amounts of electricity, then treated with chemicals, stored in gas-fired kilns to get down to 15% moisture content, trucked or railed to a huge distribution center run on copius amounts of energy, shipped by more trucks to the home improvement store, again run on substantial amounts of energy.

Bet she does not have a clue how "environmentally damaging" the supply chain is to get her the sideboards for her precious garden. The hypocrite, she should have made the planter boxes out of recycled materials.

And all so she can brag about how environmentally conscious she is.
Virtue signalling requires no thought and no serious attempt to actually do anything to help what you claim to be helping. All that's required is a bunch of mindless sheep to clap like seals and pat each other on the back for how good they think they are
 

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Find it amusing her miracle garden is in boxes of pressure treated lumber. Trees had to die for the lumber which may have displaced some faux-endangered animal, roads scratched through the wilderness, smoke-billowing diesel trucks hauling the logs to a mill running on insane amounts of electricity, then treated with chemicals, stored in gas-fired kilns to get down to 15% moisture content, trucked or railed to a huge distribution center run on copius amounts of energy, shipped by more trucks to the home improvement store, again run on substantial amounts of energy.

Bet she does not have a clue how "environmentally damaging" the supply chain is to get her the sideboards for her precious garden. The hypocrite, she should have made the planter boxes out of recycled materials.

And all so she can brag about how environmentally conscious she is.
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