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If you could abolish one American law, what would it be?

  1. madmachio profile image60
    madmachioposted 4 years ago

    We all hate one or many laws the USA has. What one would you get rid of?

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The right of corporations to exist solely for private gain.  Their charters should legally have to include taking the public good into consideration.

      1. Eric Newland profile image59
        Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        That already exists. It's called "taxes." No corporation has been allowed to exist solely for private gain since 1909. smile

        1. madmachio profile image60
          madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Agreed Eric!

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          Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's a byproduct forced upon them against their will.  There is something called a B corporation that actually takes the public good into consideration when making decisions, and it is part of how they do business.  I'm speaking of intentions.

          Instead of just destroying the environment without regard for the future, the B corporation takes pollution and climate change into consideration, along with their employees.

          So yes, the typical American corporation would NOT exist if the greedy robber barons could not make a substantial amount of money from them.  How many times have conservatives claimed that corporations exist SOLELY to make a profit, and everything else is simply a byproduct?  Countless.

          http://www.bcorporation.net/about

          I'm arguing that all corporations should be B types.  Are you seriously trying to argue that the regular American corporation's main INTENTIONS are not just to make a profit?  Most are not Bs.  If corporate taxes were lowered to 0, there would be no public good for them to consider.  B corporations would STILL take the public good into account, even if we all only paid 5% in income taxes. 

          The intention of a typical corporation is to increase profits, and the intentions of a B corporation are not necessarily against profits, but they also don't act as though the lives of human beings do not matter.  Public good is part and parcel of how they do business.

          So you are right that there are corporations who do exist without the main intention being private gain, but these are the Bs.

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      And in case it's not obvious, the Law (one of the laws, this being the foremost) that I'd do away with is the inhumane, criminal-based one that says a woman has the right to MURDER an innocent child just because it's in her womb.

      1. janesix profile image61
        janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Totally agree

      2. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        You are close, not to worry. In Arizona, they are about to say a fertilized egg is a child before you even miss a period! They call it "post-fertilization" human being.

        Now...I am waiting for sperm to be declared life, and men to be charged with murder for self-pleasuring.

        It is the logical next step. And when men's rights are stomped on--THEN we will go back to sanity.
        As it is---crazy train is riding America's rails.

        Choooo Chooooo/Ka-Ching Ka-Ching

        More kids for black-market babies, selling on the foster-care child-line, drug mules, child-prostitution and satanic sacrifices. Way to go Cons!!

        http://motherjones.com/mojo/2012/04/ari … oJoBlog%29

        while they're concerning themselves with our wombs, this happened:

        "U.S. priests accused in 700 sex cases in 2011: report | The Raw Story:" http://bit.ly/ItGLZA

        and their hard-working Jobs Jobs Jobs Tea-Tard Congress: "In 2012, there's been 944 proposals limiting women's healthcare.**A DOZEN A DAY**"

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          Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Men's rights are already being stomped on.  Have been ever since women decided the father of his AND her unborn child has no say in whether that child lives or dies.
          So much for your supposed fighting for fair civil rights.

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Men can do their part by having vasectomies. In fact, if we mandate it, there would be no more abortions.

            Let's have a law forcing men to have the snip. No more unwanted pregnancies.

        2. janesix profile image61
          janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          A fertilized egg is a child.

        3. madmachio profile image60
          madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          "More kids for black-market babies, selling on the foster-care child-line, drug mules, child-prostitution and satanic sacrifices. Way to go Cons!!"

          Really?? 50+ MILLION babies have been killed in this country because of "choice" so
          I'll take the risk of having bad things happen kids before just killing them!
          OH! and
          Last time I checked, If it has a heartbeat, IT'S ALIVE!

          And yea it sucks there are GAY priests in the Catholic church doing those horrible things. On the other hand though, you'll never hear about the other gay ministers in other religons doing the same thing.. HMMMM wierd!!!

          1. lovemychris profile image80
            lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            Do you know the word Bigot?

            1. madmachio profile image60
              madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              HAHA bigot huh? I guess the same could be said about you too. I'm just standing up for human life and what's right. so if that makes me a bigot...oh well. i'm cool with that

  2. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    THIS ONE!!!

    POCATELLO, Idaho - An Idaho woman arrested for inducing her own abortion is taking her case to federal court. Jennie Linn McCormack was charged last year under an obscure Idaho law for ending her pregnancy with RU-486. She joins an increasing number of women who get the so-called abortion pill off the internet.

    http://news.opb.org/article/idaho_woman … oth_sides/

    1. madmachio profile image60
      madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I would abolish the law that allows abortions to happen.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Don't worry...you're almost there.

  3. Eric Newland profile image59
    Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago

    The 16th amendment.

  4. habee profile image91
    habeeposted 4 years ago

    I would legalize pot. Then I would force everyone to smoke it. This would result in a kinder, more creative, more laid-back America. lol

    And...the economy would be booming due to all the sales of Cheetohs, pork rinds, snack cakes, and cookies!

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      Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Haha.  This is true!

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      Hubert Williamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Perhaps a little too laid back, not to mention fatter from "The Munchies Factor".

      1. tammybarnette profile image60
        tammybarnetteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I like the idea of legalizing all drugs,regulate and tax them like cigarettes,this would be the huge revenue investment we need and would eliminate cartels and drug lords. It would also free up a lot of room in over crowded prisons.

        1. madmachio profile image60
          madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Very good point Tammy. Plus, I think the drug lifestyle would lose a lot of appeal to younger kids. Especially when they wouldn't have to hangout with the shady people to get their drugs. Less kids would get tempted or pulled into the hard stuff.

        2. Eric Newland profile image59
          Eric Newlandposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I could kind of get behind marijuana because I favor taxing things I don't do, but I really don't know about the harder stuff. Their addicts tend not to function well as productive citizens, so I think the tax revenue boost would be short-lived.

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            Sooner28posted 4 years ago in reply to this

            I'm with you on that.  I'm more apprehensive about the addictive drugs.  Maybe we could make them legal, and then require background checks to get them.  Also, there would be a limit on how many a person could get in month. 

            This might just leave the black market going though.

            1. tammybarnette profile image60
              tammybarnetteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

              Legal drugs such as pain pills have become the most abused. In my day kids may smoke a little pot but today it's all about prescription pain medication.

    3. madmachio profile image60
      madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      HAHAHAAHA!!!!! Honestly, I don't know why they don't.. IT'd just be another huge cash crop to tax!

      1. tammybarnette profile image60
        tammybarnetteposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        My guess is the big guys make more money off of it being illegal,lol:)

        1. madmachio profile image60
          madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          I think your right!! Plus it'd be giving us another freedom too!

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      idratherbeposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I can only hope the pot statement was a joke? Now if you said, grow hemp, I would agree. Would create a lot of jobs. Not a material better for making ropes.

      1. TheMagician profile image94
        TheMagicianposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Why would the pot statement be a joke? It's actually a very good idea with many good reasons. Even a lot of people who are straight edge or don't smoke it agree it should be legalized. There haven't been any bad scientific studies on it, and the only downfall would be that smoking it is like smoking a TON of cigarettes, but still safer since it's free of those disgusting chemicals.

        Now if people would EAT it instead, that just completely bypasses the above issue with smoke.

        Legalize it, regulate it, move on.

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    Hubert Williamsposted 4 years ago

    Obamacare comes to mind. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA)

    1. lovemychris profile image80
      lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      "Marla Tipping's 14-year-old son Cam has to have his blood cleaned every two weeks. He has a rare condition that makes his body produce too much cholesterol.

      Tipping says her family has had "to be absolutely vigilant in never having a lapse in coverage ... because many carriers would never carry you with a preexisting condition again."

      That was the case before the passage of the Affordable Care Act. Now, children like Cam cannot be denied coverage because of a preexisting condition. (Similar protections for adults are set to start in 2014.) While Tipping says she and her husband still pay between twenty and twenty-five thousand dollars out of pocket every year for costs their insurance won't cover, the ACA at least guarantees that they'll be able to find some kind of policy for Cam, even if they are forced to leave their current plan.

      Likewise, Stacie Ritter, a mother who participated in protests supporting the ACA's passage, no longer has to worry if her twins, who have a rare form of leukemia, will be denied coverage if they have to change insurance providers.

      "This law protects them from being discriminated against if my husband lost his job," Ritter says. "Right now what's protecting us is the fact that my girls can't be discriminated against, we don't have to fear that we don’t have access to insurance. That's a really scary thought if the law is repealed."

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        Hubert Williamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        I am glad that these people find comfort and support from the law. But if we allow the mandate to stand, what choices will the government strip from us next? If our senators and representatives sign another bill to find out what is in it, what will we be forced to swallow next? For the moment the people you talk about are getting the help they need. What happens to them when the bean counters decide that the treatments have been going on too long with no discernible improvement, making the expenditure to great and suspend the coverage as not cost effective? Where will they turn? When we, as citizens, allow the government to take away our freedom to choose what we want to buy, we have in effect turned our lives over to them. We will have lost our freedom.

        1. madmachio profile image60
          madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          It's nice those people got help and all.. but why should I pay for it? Isn't that what charities are for?

  6. maxoxam41 profile image77
    maxoxam41posted 4 years ago

    Any law that restricts my freedom.

  7. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    This one:

    "Margaret Atwood warned us in The Handmaid's Tale:

    Commonly referred to as the “fetal pain bill” by Georgian Republicans and as the “women as livestock bill” by everyone else, HB 954 garnered national attention this month when state Rep. Terry England (R-Auburn) compared pregnant women carrying stillborn fetuses to the cows and pigs on his farm. According to Rep. England and his warped thought process, if farmers have to “deliver calves, dead or alive,” then a woman carrying a dead fetus, or one not expected to survive, should have to carry it to term"

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      Brenda Durhamposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Even if Terry England HAD made a bad comparison, it would've been NO worse than the liberals' comparison of a fetus to a useless PARASITE.   But he didn't make a bad comparison.

      And once again it looks like you've inserted paranoia into the assessment of a Republican's words.

      I watched a video of England's words, and he was simply trying to simplify the intent of the proposed Bill.  He was saying that since compassion is felt and shown for EVEN ANIMALS, then much more compassion and recognition of LIFE should be shown for HUMAN BEINGS!

      He even explains this on his webpage.  (He shouldn't even HAVE TO explain it, and if people would actually listen and read without jumping the gun and immediately jumping on a Representative because he's CONSERVATIVE, then there would be no controversy.)

      http://www.terryenglandforgeorgia.com/

      NOBODY but YOU, lovemychris, and liberal-agenda-activists, are saying that the Bill means Republicans want to make women carry DEAD fetuses to term.  Some people are just determined to blow everything out of proportion because they want to be able to KILL unborn babies.

      1. madmachio profile image60
        madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Good point!!! It's funny how most these people will scream and rant about someone killing a minx for a fur coat but not think twice about killing an unborn baby.. HMMMMM wierd!

        1. lovemychris profile image80
          lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          The minx is alive and breathing on the earth...a fertilized egg is just that---a zygote swimming in amnibiotic fluid.

          You cannot discern the difference. Not my problem:)

          1. madmachio profile image60
            madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

            OHHHH!!! so you think animal life and human are on the same level then? HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHA that's funny

  8. Mighty Mom profile image90
    Mighty Momposted 4 years ago

    Citizens United.
    Bad, bad, bad, bad, bad SCOTUS decision.

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    Hubert Williamsposted 4 years ago

    Most corporations are owned by stockholders, who are people. 401Ks grow from investing in corporations. Major charities benefit a great deal from corporations. Most major charities are corporations themselves. Corporations to my knowledge take money from us on a schedule as does the government. Do corporations fire people? yes does government fire people? yes. Do investors thrive when the corporation grows? Yes, dividends increase, jobs increase. Do people thrive when the government grows? No, taxes increase to cover the increased cost. What is wrong with corporations.

  10. innersmiff profile image79
    innersmiffposted 4 years ago

    I would abolish taxes. After that, everything else goes with it!

    1. innersmiff profile image79
      innersmiffposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      I forgot to add: MUAHAHAAAAA

  11. SpanStar profile image61
    SpanStarposted 4 years ago

    Similiar To England when it comes to guns.  I guarantee the crime rate will drop.

  12. lovemychris profile image80
    lovemychrisposted 4 years ago

    Oh..and as long as that egg can't live without its host....the Host is the one that matters. 

    Feel freee to offer your wombs to be host Brenda and jane...that would be walking the walk.....after all--If you are going to demand your ideology be law of the land....that fetus is your responsibilty. IMO

    1. janesix profile image61
      janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      The two people who produced the child are responsible for it.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        Then it is none of anyone's business how they handle it.

        1. janesix profile image61
          janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          You mean if they want to handle it by killing their baby?

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          Hubert Williamsposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          Very well said.

    2. madmachio profile image60
      madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Both do matter!!! It's when the mother kills the baby, that's when it's an issue.

      1. lovemychris profile image80
        lovemychrisposted 4 years ago in reply to this

        What about killing the sperm? That carries life too. I say make it illegal to ej@cul@te unless it's for the purpose of getting pregnant.

        That would surely reduce abortion would it not?

        1. janesix profile image61
          janesixposted 4 years ago in reply to this

          No a sperm doesnt carry human life.only genetiic material.it doesnt have a soul.

  13. Greek One profile image80
    Greek Oneposted 4 years ago

    Penalties for tax evasion

  14. crazyhorsesghost profile image87
    crazyhorsesghostposted 4 years ago

    I would make marijuna legal and tax it with the tax going to repair America's bridges and roads.

    1. madmachio profile image60
      madmachioposted 4 years ago in reply to this

      Good idea.. and paying off the debt too

  15. Onusonus profile image87
    Onusonusposted 4 years ago

    Obamacare.

  16. Paul Wingert profile image77
    Paul Wingertposted 4 years ago

    Abolish Obamacare that has anything to do with corporate health insurance. Instead, instate universal health care, with a low copay (free for indigent patients) for all US citizens. Corporate health insurance would be seperate from government health care and can used for non-emergancy or life/limb threatening injuries and illness where the patient would be on a waiting list, i.e. old high school football injury.

 
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