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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.
"They don't tell you how to build a nation, they don’t talk about how they will provide jobs. They just tell people, ‘You have to behave the way we tell you to,’ and they will punish you if you don’t. " said the pot.
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A Supreme Need for Educational Diversity

amackent Wrote: Apr 25, 2014 5:59 PM
Agreed!
And if they can't pay the $1,000 fine, LET THEM EAT CAKE!
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Competition For Thee, But Not for Me

amackent Wrote: Apr 10, 2014 11:42 AM
Brilliant! Huge ditto's.
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