Andrew, I have a pair of industrial wire cutters in my garage that would do that, but that doesn't mean that I would! I use them for making that kind of security cable.Uh oh...
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Miguel, I think the Rule of Law never really took hold in the USA, unfortunately.Oregon, my adopted home state, is a region of extremes - extreme liberalism, and just plain extremism as well. And, like most states in the United States, one encounters extreme expressions about firearms. In many "blue" (more liberal) states, there is a movement to ban the sale of assault weapons; in many "red" states, they are championed with what at times seems a near quasi-religious fervor. This bumper sticker is making a pun, in an obvious way, about the spelling of "Oregon".
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It's not in America's DNA, after all. We did revolt.Miguel, I think the Rule of Law never really took hold in the USA, unfortunately.
Andrew, all civilized societies are based on, and respect, the three great pillars:It's not in America's DNA, after all. We did revolt.
John, take it easy. My comment was in jest, but it's also not so hard to observe something which disagrees with your principles without lecturing.Andrew, all civilized societies are based on, and respect, the three great pillars:
These cannot be legislated, as these concepts exist outside of government.
- The Doctrine of the Rule of Law;
- The Doctrine of the Natural Justice; and
- The Doctrine of Legitimate Expectation.
Every society must make the effort to implement these things at a personal and community level, and, above all, to insist that their governments aspire to these Doctrines.
They certainly cannot be attained or enforced by force of arms, even though force may be necessary to defend such values, once achieved.
However, we stray towards forbidden territory on this, and most other fora.
Sorry if I came across that way, Andrew. Certainly not my intention.John, take it easy. My comment was in jest, but it's also not so hard to observe something which disagrees with your principles without lecturing.
Not a straw man argument at all, Andrew.This is true, but you put up a straw man to tear down, after acknowledging you are an outside observer. Americans can dissect our dysfunction quite well
I get it, some subjects are viscerally frustrating.