I'd like to see someone in Washington (or California) arrested by the DEA for legally selling marijuana as far as Washington is concerned use this as their defense:
The defendant was within 100 miles of the border and since the DHS has stated that there are no 4th Amendment rights within 100 miles of the border, there is therefore no Constitution at all within 100 miles of the border. Therefore the State of Washington's constitution is the supreme law of the area where the defendent was selling marijuana, and since it is legal in Washingon to sell marijuana under certain conditions, the defendant has broken no laws.
Troll much? As was pointed out up above, if you can throw out one part of the Constitution at the border, then the whole Constitution is meaningless. And if that's the case, then DHS and all Federal agents have no authority since the very document that grants the Federal government it's legitamacy is invalid.
You can't just pick and chose what parts of the Constitution you want to uphold. It's all or nothing. And if it's nothing, then the Federal government has no authority.
You seem to be the one with his head up his ass, unable to think logically.
Based on many of these anti-football comments, I'm going to go out on a limb and say there's a high percentage of commenters who fall into one or more of the following catagories:
A) Aren't from the US
B) Got picked on by football players in high school
C) Are/were big fans of Magic: The Gathering
D) Didn't lose their virginity until their 20's
It's funny he's earning so much respect from you guys considering he obviously doesn't have his son's respect. Otherwise he could just say, "No more video games until you get a job" and that'd be the end of it. Instead he has to resort to this bizare plot to cajole his son to doing what he wants. Pathetic.
Especially considering the "kid" is 23 years old. How about, "Get a job or get out"?
While I somewhat agree with you, your 6 month moratorium idea is flawed since there are shootings that capture the national attention (remember the Denver movie theater this summer?) less than six months apart at times. So by your standard, we'd never have to talk about it. Which may be what you intend.
My dad sent me an email with a link to a petition to the White House, that basically said, "Don't blame the guns, blame video games." While I support a broad interpretation of the 2nd Amendment, I also support a borad interpretation of the 1st Amendment. I'm not going to sign a petition that includes throwing the 1st Amendment under the bus, and if this is the NRA's strategy, I'm glad I've never donated to their cause.
I told my dad, "Thanks, but no thanks. Video games aren't the cause of what happened any more than what he had for breakfast."
As long as the government doesn't have access to it, I'm fine with Google and Amazon knowing my deepest darkest secrets. It's when the government confiscates the data from the retailers and starts using that to look for "suspicious" patterns that we're screwed.