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Posted: Thursday, June 30, 2011 12:00 am | Updated: 6:27 am, Thu Jun 30, 2011.

When will we wake up? I hope before it is too late.

SB 568 will ban Styrofoam containers. Foam containers can be and are recycled. Dart Container of Lodi has about 100 employees. If you don't like foam, bring a Tupperware to dinner next time.

If Democrats don't like something, they outlaw it. If you don't like big American V-8s, don't buy one. Where is it stated that government knows what is best for us? Why don't they pass a law outlawing gang members?

Did we vote on carpool lanes, smoking restriction, skateboarding, riding bikes without a helmet, seat belts, cellphones, etc.? While all good and meaningful, I don't need the state to tell me to wear my seat belt. My father's car that took me home from the hospital didn't have seat belts, and my mom held me in her arms and put me in a crib with bad paint. Maybe that is what is wrong with me, I inhaled the paint on the crib.

We should go back and test all people for lead poisoning, then we can quarantine them.

Dennis Vetica


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  • daniel hutchins posted at 1:34 am on Fri, Jul 1, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1342

    Codes and statutes are contracts, not laws. If they were laws, they would be called "laws."

    Again, U.S. is a corporation, not a government. It was created after the civil war, and after the death of Lincoln.

    Remedies can be found in education, but I cannot teach in a general public forum.

  • daniel hutchins posted at 1:29 am on Fri, Jul 1, 2011.

    daniel hutchins Posts: 1342

    Steve. Sorry. This country is an oligarchy.

    Benjamin Franklin stated that the people of the convention had given the people a republic, "if [the people] can keep it."
    We have not kept the republic.

    Ryan James: "The voters continue to put in politicians who ..."
    I know this is difficult to accept, but the problem with voters is that they register to vote. If a very small number of people would rescind their voter registration, the government on this land could change. This is already happening.

  • Darrell Baumbach posted at 9:46 am on Thu, Jun 30, 2011.

    Darrell Baumbach Posts: 9405

    Ryan... Mr Obama is not an idiot... He knows exactly what he is doing. I think an idiot could not be as effective in succeeding in what he intends. For example, Obama selected Dr. Steven Chu, United States Secretary of Energy, who is in charge of helping implement President Obama's agenda to invest in clean energy and reduce our dependence on foreign oil.
    He publicly stated the United States needs to get gas as high as $10.00 per gallon in order to achieve Obama's goals.
    I think president Obama has been successful as gas prices have increased significantly, but not as much as he wanted.

  • Ryan Jameson posted at 6:43 am on Thu, Jun 30, 2011.

    Ryan Jameson Posts: 195

    A republic is a form of government where the people possess power over the government. One could argue that in the US those roles are being transitioned over time, but for the sake of your argument Steve let's stick with the original meaning of the word "republic". I am to assume, Steve, that what you are basically saying here is that the government passed all the laws stated in Dennis' letter with the will of the people behind it. If that is your assertion then I agree 100%. The voters have only themselves to blame. The general public continues to put these idiots (like the one in the White House) in to office. California is a great example. This state is an absolute train wreck of debt, over-regulation and unemployment. This state has also been solidly "blue" on the political spectrum for decades! The voters continue to put in politicians who clearly are not getting the job done (see current budget issues). So here is my question; are the bigger idiots the politicians, or the people that vote for them?

  • Steve Schmidt posted at 5:27 am on Thu, Jun 30, 2011.

    Steve Schmidt Posts: 2686

    Dennis, this country is a Republic.


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