Dan Martin – Wrong man for the job

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Dan Martin’s opinion FRL Response
There is no mention in either the US or Colorado Constitutions of any “basic right of all citizens” to have health care. The Preamble of the Constitution of the United States
We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.

If healthcare doesn’t ‘promote the general welfare’ I don’t know what could. Mr. Martin is attempting reductio ad absurdum. His point is invalid. This same approach has been tried by groups contesting the tax laws. It has failed repeatedly and spectacularly.
The sovereign State of Arizona has the right to protect its borders from foreign invaders, particularly if the Federal government fails in its Constitutional mandate to do so. All criminals do indeed deserve equal protection under the law: criminal law. Illegal immigrants are by definition criminals.
An act of crime is not reduced, much less excused, by gratuitous references to
“…race, gender, religion, sexual orientation and national origin” of the perpetrator. Simple fix: ‘Book ’em, Danno!
This approach has been tried in numerous states and the chaos created in the legal system harms all involved, including the taxpayer. To acheive success with this approach, the state and federal courts would have to hire more judges, more litigators and build more detention facilities – hardly a way to ‘reduce government’ and ‘balance budgets’ as Mr. Martin and his cohorts routinely claim they intend to do. In fact, ‘illegal’ immigrants actually benefit the state of Arizona.
Which Party seems more to support the United States of America, and which supports the United Nations? On November 2nd, please vote for pro-USA candidates – not for pro-UN Progressives who seek to coddle terrorist ‘criminals.’ Any Party that advocates a ‘Department of Peace, which focuses … working with communities on a global level to establish peace and unity‘ is juvenile. What a complete crock of feel-good Pablum !! Mr. Martin’s isolationist views are at direct odds with American business policy. Also, one of the main purposes of the UN is to address human rights violations. The GOP has routinely worked to erode human rights and curtail civil rights whenever possible. By opposing the UN, he makes it abundantly clear that he does not support the very rights he loudly advocates for.

Once again, his very premise is contradictory and fallacious on its face.

Nither party mentions the rights of fathers, parents, or of the unborn taxpayer. Again, Mr. Martin is attempting reductio ad absurdum. He’s also unable to spell – not a good trait in a county clerk and evidence he’s not good with details.
Once the simple,traditional definition of marriage is abandoned, it’s a slippery slope down to “anything goes.” Huh? Is Mr. Martin attempting to employ Rick Santorum’s incredibly irrational ‘Man on dog‘ premise? Besides being incredibly bigoted, it’s just foolish. To allow this man anywhere near the machinery of the state that controls marriage licenses is to invite wholesale cultural war – which is a slippery slope also.
No wonder Democrat bills in Washington D.C. are 2,000+ pages long and legislators do not read (much less write) them. There are some really long-winded and grasping dudes up there.The 2010 Colorado Democrat Party Platform has succeeded in incorporating an impressive array of their favorite
code words and phrases:

(large portion of the dictionary used for filler removed. -frl)
– see if you can find them all.

First, Mr. Martin, it’s the Democratic not the ‘Democrat’ party. This particular ‘error’ creeps in at every opportunity, exposing his hard-core disrespect for the very people he campaigns to represent.

The balance of this section is nothing more than a regurgitation of the rhetoric of the very far right – disconcerting in most candidates but completely and wildly inappropriate for a County Clerk. It has been excised in the interests of not abusing our readers intelligence.

  6 comments for “Dan Martin – Wrong man for the job

  1. September 27, 2010 at 2:19 pm

    The amazing thing about the fruitcake fringe is that they have no self-perception. We no longer have simple differing views. We have the GOTeaP and their disconnect with reality and the rest of us who are trying to correct decades of bad policy that almost destroyed a nation. If Americans don’t get a grip on their fear and anger, a Republican takeover of the reins of power will surely finish the job of destroying the nation.

  2. September 27, 2010 at 9:09 pm

    Mr. Martin refers to FRL as “the most rabidly-liberal blog in the county, maybe the world.” Coming from the hardest of the hard-core right wingers that’s a compliment! Thanks Nasty Dan!

  3. September 27, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    In “the world”! Hat tip, Nasty Dan, hat tip.

  4. September 27, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    I love the UN conspiracy thing… bet $ he’s convinced about UFOs and Area 51 too.

  5. Gregory Iwan
    September 28, 2010 at 8:48 pm

    Many voters say all they want is “new blood” in government who will “stir things up.” Well, I think that is easy to anticipate! Even if disruptive innovation really has the highest POTENTIAL return, it also follows that it brings the greatest degree of risk. Fall of 2011 will be too late to figure that out, folks. Speaking of Fall 2011, I wonder if anyone has seen the large blue “Scott Gessler” campaign signs. I saw a few in Broomfield. They say, “Fair Elections” (he’s running for secretary of state). You mean like ours last year?

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