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I'm supposed to be heading out to Colorado next week to move my parents out. I'm wondering if maybe we shouldn't just leave everything and beeline the heck out of town. From the sounds of it teenagers out there are spray shooting the neighborhoods willy nilly. Seems to me that if that is the case, I'd want a Governor who doesn't ignore and bald face lie to their face over and over again. There's just soooo many things wrong with this whole discussion.
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Ted Cruz: Who the Heck is Peter King?

amackent Wrote: Jun 18, 2014 6:41 PM
Here's to having no friends in Washington! Senator Cruz may be the only one in that cesspool who knows who his constituents are. Cruz in 2016!!!
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Wrong Lessons from Cantor Defeat

amackent Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 5:10 PM
Keep telling yourself that and we'll have to blow up the entire party. There is one clear message from Cantor's defeat. We won't tolerate any type of legalization of illegal immigrants. We don't want any part of what is now referred to as comprehensive immigration reform. We want the current laws enforced. We want an end to illegal immigration and visa overstays. If anything, we'd like to make legal immigration more efficient, but overall rates should be lowered especially from Central America. We are not buying anything the Chamber of Commerce or Cantor were selling!
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Amnesty Lite Is Still Amnesty

amackent Wrote: Jun 13, 2014 8:23 AM
I'd say that multiple reforms could be bundled into a package that one could call comprehensive, but any package including any form of legalization for those breaking our immigration laws is rightfully called amnesty and cannot be tolerated. No one respects our laws because we don't respect them ourselves. Until that changes, there's no point in talking about anything.
It would be interesting to see more background regarding the survey itself and how much it changed over time, but the dynamic graph over time is fascinating. More so than ever, there is a clear differentiation between the parties which I think is a good thing. It should be easier than ever to argue on principles. Republican squishes need to figure out who they are and choose a side. Democrats need to come to terms with the fact that they are no friend of freedom or liberty and really only stand for nanny state big government.
This is exactly the message of Cantor's demise. We must be the party of free markets, not crony capitalism. We can't allow the chamber of commerce to specify our immigration policies. Immigration can't be all about getting big businesses cheap labor. We must doggedly pursue limiting government and slashing federal regulations to level the playing field so that all citizens have the opportunity to pursue their American dream.
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Libertarians Versus Conservatives

amackent Wrote: Jun 11, 2014 11:13 AM
I generally agree with Stossel. Like Reagan I believe the best offense is a strong defense. We should be sending troops out to fight less and bringing them home sooner. The war in Iraq was not lost. The peace has been lost. The fact is, we took out Saddam and his regime very quickly. The problem is we stayed there. It's not even like we tried to institute a Constitutional Republic like our own. We let them decide and they democratically picked creation of an Islamic republic. Surprise??? We had no business staying. If that's what they wanted (and why wouldn't they - it's who they are, we should have packed up and shipped out as quickly as we arrived and let them have it.
I've a Master's in Civil Engineering, but am working as a software consultant. The pay's just too much better. My wife has a comp sci degree and is a software developer. My son just graduated with a Comp Sci degree. He accepted a very good offer in February and starts shortly. If you want to be 'happy' (at McDonald's) get a liberal arts degree. If you want a good paying job/career and all the opportunity in the world, get a Computer Science degree.
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White Privilege

amackent Wrote: May 28, 2014 7:58 AM
Good 1.
I have to apologize. I accidentally flagged your message. Sorry about that.
I completely agree with the sentiment, but there are a lot of problems with that short sentence. Our constitution doesn't give anyone or anything rights. Certainly a state can't have rights. Individual people have God given rights that our Constitution recognizes. Also, the US Constitution applies to the US federal government, not the states. The states have their own constitutions and may respect more or fewer individual rights. States are independent entities. They can be pretty much as stupid as they please. People should be smart enough to pack up and move if they do things like this.
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