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sangh0 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jul-11-03 03:41 PM
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35. Are you feeling OK?
I said nothing about whether it was a "wrong" act or a "right" act. I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

I won't address the "straw man" of whether or not it was a "Dangerous Precedent". I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

I wont address the "strsw man" of whether or not "it was a way for Congress to actually approve war without technically approving war" I only referred to whether or not it "gave a black check to wage war" to Bush*

Since the Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is generally well-known and in the not-too-distant past, Congress had even less excuse to pass their even lamer blank check for Bush.

But of course you don't hesitate to delcare it a "blank check, even though you are without any explanation or support for the assertion that it *was* a "blank-check". Nope, none at all. But it was a "Dangerous Precedent", so it's OK (in your mind) to call it a "blank check"

Conducting most of our recent wars on the basis of semantic evasion doesn't of itself make that practice right, nor does it make insisting upon the Constitutional apportionment of responsibilities a myth.

The only "semantic evasion" going on here is when you call it a "blank check". The "Constitutional apportionment of responsibilities " was not changed at all by the resolution. That it's not right doesn't justify your distortion of the truth.
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  -Myths on DU and facts redeye  Jul-11-03 11:21 PM   #0 
  - Let me add another myth  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 02:11 PM   #1 
  - I'd be careful  Blitz   Jul-11-03 02:30 PM   #8 
     - Besides...  redeye   Jul-11-03 02:34 PM   #9 
     - There also the little issue of  Brian Sweat   Jul-11-03 02:40 PM   #11 
        - All that is not at issue...  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 02:42 PM   #13 
     - If True...  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 02:37 PM   #10 
        - Anyone can print up a fake newspaper  Brian Sweat   Jul-11-03 02:46 PM   #15 
        - So, you are implying, that...  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 02:58 PM   #18 
        - Even better  sangh0   Jul-11-03 03:03 PM   #21 
        - TV stations and newspapers...  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 03:10 PM   #24 
        - No, I am not saying that the Tennessean is a fake newspaper  Brian Sweat   Jul-11-03 03:14 PM   #26 
        - And Anyone can Print Up Fake Intelligence  MrPrax   Jul-11-03 05:22 PM   #44 
        - I do not think so at all...  TLM   Jul-11-03 03:03 PM   #20 
           - Good point...  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 03:17 PM   #28 
  - Let's widen that from Locke  jpgray   Jul-11-03 02:14 PM   #2 
  - I know...  redeye   Jul-11-03 02:15 PM   #3 
     - Good post though  jpgray   Jul-11-03 02:17 PM   #4 
     - Thanks :-) (n/t)  redeye   Jul-11-03 02:18 PM   #5 
     - Perhaps Locke is not the father of Today's liberalism - given  papau   Jul-11-03 03:00 PM   #19 
  - An additional note with point 4  goobergunch   Jul-11-03 02:24 PM   #6 
  - Good catch...  redeye   Jul-11-03 02:28 PM   #7 
  - I have comments  Mountainman   Jul-11-03 02:41 PM   #12 
  - Then taking what you believe,  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 02:46 PM   #14 
  - Media recount showed FL votes - as cast - had more Gore votes.  papau   Jul-11-03 02:54 PM   #17 
  - Thanks papau, I was gonna correct him, but  rock   Jul-11-03 03:17 PM   #27 
  - I'm not saying why people are liberal...  redeye   Jul-11-03 03:37 PM   #34 
  - Another myth  sangh0   Jul-11-03 02:50 PM   #16 
  - hardly  Iverson   Jul-11-03 03:22 PM   #30 
     - Are you feeling OK?  sangh0   Jul-11-03 03:41 PM   #35 
        - This may help you.  Iverson   Jul-11-03 03:58 PM   #38 
           - You are under the wrong impression  sangh0   Jul-11-03 04:23 PM   #41 
              - interesting  Iverson   Jul-11-03 04:45 PM   #42 
  - You've distorted the facts about 'myth' 4...  Q   Jul-11-03 03:06 PM   #22 
  - Read reply #7  redeye   Jul-11-03 03:19 PM   #29 
  - Was the Supreme Court  skip2mylou   Jul-11-03 03:26 PM   #31 
     - Was that a slam against Al Gore?  nannygoat   Jul-11-03 03:58 PM   #39 
  - well, I think the people who say that Gore won Florida  soupkitchen   Jul-11-03 05:09 PM   #43 
     - Morally, you're right...  redeye   Jul-11-03 10:11 PM   #45 
  - reply  Brian Sweat   Jul-11-03 03:08 PM   #23 
  - problem with myth #4  Iverson   Jul-11-03 03:14 PM   #25 
  - Legal vs. principled...  redeye   Jul-11-03 03:35 PM   #33 
     - sure, but ...  Iverson   Jul-11-03 03:44 PM   #36 
  - Okay, if you say so  nolabels   Jul-11-03 03:28 PM   #32 
  - Modern liberalism was heavily influenced by Christianity  WhoCountsTheVotes   Jul-11-03 03:51 PM   #37 
  - Silesian mining company  teryang   Jul-11-03 04:19 PM   #40 
  - "Myth" 4: "not about race"... BULLSHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!  acerbic   Jul-11-03 10:20 PM   #46 
     - Not literally about race  redeye   Jul-11-03 10:41 PM   #47 

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