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  1. Brutus_buckeye

    Gun Rights

    He is a bit of an oddball with his guns, they are his passion. He is also a bit of a right wing nut, but he takes his right very seriously and I respect that in him. He does have a very high level of maturity for carrying a gun. Personally, I would not feel comfortable carrying one around the office but for him, he can do it with confidence so it makes it easier. Plus it is a small office so there are not that many people around and I am the only one who really knows about it in the office. Minority views with a M or m? If you are arguing Minority, then yes, you are correct. My point about minority views being protected were lowercase minority and the Supreme Court is riddled with such examples of this. As far as working in a place with or without guns, that is a matter of liberty. You have the freedom to decide what environment you choose to work in. That is the beautiful thing about liberty, you have choices and so does everyone else around you. If you are uncomfortable, your employer may agree with you and he has the right to ban it, at which time the person with the gun can use their liberty to either comply with the employment requirement or find someplace that does not care that they have a CCW and carry. Having a gun is a great responsibility and both you and I have made the decision that it is a responsibility that we personally do not want to take on in our lives. For those who wish to take on this responsibility, I respect their right to do so because of liberty. As far as what the left pushes that raises the risk of physical harm, you completely miss the point about liberty. There are a lot of things you may not like that other people do, but that does not give us the right to ban them. Sure, you can fight and push a law to try and control the behavior that you find deplorable, but what does that say about respecting their rights to decide what is best for them and their lives. It is quite hypocritical in fact. It says that your opinions are more important than their opinions about how they want to live their own life. It used to be that if someone was not posing a direct threat to you, you would mind your own business. We need to move back to that.
  2. Brutus_buckeye

    Gun Rights

    Because you have the individual choice whether or not you want to carry a gun. Liberty means you have the choice to do what you feel is best for your self, you do not have someone else telling you how to act. Carry a gun or don't carry a gun. Live in an area where you do not need to carry or live in area where you need to carry. That is the beauty of individual liberty.
  3. Brutus_buckeye

    Gun Rights

    It means people who are responsible enough to own a weapon have a right to do so, because of principle of liberty. It means that the fact that we need to be vigilant and have shooting drills because we have a few idiots and jerks out there who do not respect the rule of law does not mean we have a right to interfere with the individual liberty protections of those who are responsible in exercising their rights. Yes, it sucks that we as a society have broken down the social fabric that people think shooting up a school is a legitimate way to act however, that should not change the fact that the vast majority of those who carry such weapons do so very responsibly and they should not be punished for that.
  4. Brutus_buckeye

    Gun Rights

    The problem with modern day liberals and leftists is that they do not understand the fact the Constitution was designed to specifically protect minority rights and opinions, especially from such drastic swings in public opinion that can occur. I used to not understand this until I started studying the Constitution, and used to hold a utilitarian view, that what was best for the many in society should trump individual liberty of a few. I no longer hold this view of course, and specifically see the wisdom in why the Constitution is designed the way it is. Just like @jon81oh I see no inherent value in guns and do not know why people need to own them. That being said, I have no issue with the fact that the guy who sits next to me at work has a cache of 20 guns of different shapes and sizes and openly carries in the office. To him this is his most important right and the individual liberty that is given to him in the Constitution lets him exercise that right so long as it does not harm anyone. I respect this. The fact that I do not love the fact he has a gun in a holster at work all day is my problem to deal with (yes, I could fire him) because he is responsibly carrying his weapon. This is really no different from any other issue where one self righteous party tries to force their beliefs onto another party. The left hates when evangelicals try and do it to them. The right hates when the liberals act this way on guns. It is the same utilitarian philosophy the Constitution seeks to protect against.
  5. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    O puhlease. Not over sensitive. he was getting out ahead of the issue before it blew up on him. It was a smart move. But do you really believe he was apologizing for a tweet from when he was 15 because he had been carrying the guilt around with him for the last 6 years or because some a-hole decided to search his twitter history for something embarrassing to shame him over and to knock him off his pedestal a bit. Let's get real here.
  6. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    He did not apologize because these tweets had been eating at him for the last 6 years or however long they were and he wanted to use the national forum of winning the Heisman to do this. He apologized because some twitter troll went through the bowels of his twitter account looking for any opportunity to knock his star down a bit. It was nice that he apologized, but the individual who shamed him into doing so for a tweet he made when he was in high school is a far worse human being than a teenage Kyler Murray for making an ignorant tweet.
  7. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    It is pretty petty to hold comments a person made in high school against them years later. Newsflash, teenagers are going to do and say stupid things. It is part of growing up and evolving to becoming a well adjusted adult.
  8. Good job! I for one did not have much faith in your group (or more importantly the Columbus business community on this) because of the short time frame needed to get it done. You proved me wrong and it is great to hear there will be a budding soccer rivalry in Ohio over the next couple decades.
  9. Brutus_buckeye

    Global Warming

    https://www.express.co.uk/news/world/1055152/Macron-news-france-crisis-protests-end-of-macron-no-confidence-vote Not necessarily about Global Warming but the fuel tax issue appears to have led to this.
  10. So is the Haslam purchase a done deal or is there still a risk the Crew could go to Austin or somewhere else?
  11. Brutus_buckeye

    Hamilton County Politics

    To your point Jake. The County has wide leeway to adjust the millage on property taxes despite the property value. They do this every day where they adjust the millage year by year to meet their numbers (they have limitations of course), so even in times with declining property values, the amounts collected do not always fall proportionally either. So for the 20% stadium tax break people have received, we probably are really getting nothing because the millage creeps up on the back end anyway.
  12. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    ^ Agreed, lets move back to topic.
  13. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    This was not being uncivil or violating the notice. I have not been violating. I keep things civil and was not disparaging him with my comment. Only asking a question because is comment seemed liked it was not quite on topic, and at worst could have be interpreted as a trolling attempt (which I know he would not do), so I was trying to clarify. But go ahead and continue with your false narrative.
  14. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    Sorry if the topic is a bit over your head intellectually. This was concerning the academic journal process and publishing, not some trite speech given by the first lady a few years ago. Apples and oranges here.
  15. Brutus_buckeye

    Political Correctness

    ^ In regards to the school issue, charter or otherwise, it would create a 5th amendment issue if they were to force the private school to become a public school because of lack of public schools. Regarding the hospitals, I believe ultimately, the religious hospital would probably be allowed to follow their beliefs (it is an interesting question) if the matter were not considered a life or death emergency. That is probably more a question that involves the hospital licensing agencies as well. I don't really know the exact answer in this particular case, but I would tend to think the hospital would have discretion in many areas (that are not life or imminent death)
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