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Part One: The Problem With The Right

amirvish Wrote: Aug 15, 2014 6:04 PM
Well said.
If we elect our second affirmative action President, we will have richly deserved all that follows from it. "Fool me once, shame on you; Fool me twice, shame on me."
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Tolerate or Be Stamped Out

amirvish Wrote: Aug 08, 2014 11:58 AM
The solution to all of this is simple (assuming no one continues to respect actual individual rights): simply adopt the methods and reactions of Muslims and all of this anti-Judeo-Christian, anti-traditionalist behavior by the left will stop.
Amen, brother!
Interesting. This from the woman who has spent her entire life denying that there are any fundamental differences between the sexes (hence her support for a coed military, making VMI and the Citadel coed, attacking any general stereotypes about the sexes etc). Apparently, like all feminists, she's only for equality of result and for seeing the sexes as the same, except when she says they're not. A second rate intellect whose only distinction is that she isn't Sotomayor, who is a third rate one and a clear example of affirmative action.
So what is our interest? Do you really think throwing the only democracy in the Middle East under the bus is going to solve our problems in the region, or that Islamic fundamentalism is not fundamentally about Islam and thus about us first? I'd be more inclined to listen to the point of view people like you claim to represent if you actually laid out a case. The absence of one suggests it isn't really our national interests you're talking about.
First, there is a legitimate case to be made that foreign aid should be reviewed to all nations, including Israel. This requires an evaluation of what our interests are and tailoring aid to it. Second, foreign aid is relatively small and Israel's amount isn't going to break the budget. Third, perhaps if we let Israel simply go ahead and completely destroy its enemies, it could reduce its own defense spending and thus allow us to eliminate foreign aid.
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President Joe Biden? Hmmmm...

amirvish Wrote: Jul 15, 2014 5:58 PM
Rather a President Biden than a President Hillary Clinton. At least Joe would be entertaining and likely not try to do too much.
I like Michael Tanner but disagree with him on this issue. Open borders are not an option and the amount of immigration the nation accepts is an entirely political decision that our citizens are entitled to make. The nature, composition, countries of origin, and quantity of immigrants we admit will have a profound impact on our society and that is why we retain the right to limit or completely stop it. Historically, we have always had long periods of very limited immigration while we assimilated the last wave of mass immigrants. Today, or since 1965, we have had virtually unlimited immigration, mostly from 3rd world countries and especially from Mexico. To say this is not affecting our country's basic nature and politics is false, quite apart from the effect on wages.
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When the Last Republican Leaves

amirvish Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 1:27 PM
I agree. By conceding the point that government should be providing this type of benefit, even if on a somewhat more sound basis, we accept our opponents' premise and have little basis to resist more activist government. People need to pay for their own health, old age and everything else.
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The Wrong Type of Values

amirvish Wrote: Jul 04, 2014 1:25 PM
Individual rights, properly understood, do not clash. What was at issue here was whether the owners of a company who are providing health insurance for their employees can decide the scope of what they are going to pay for. Period. No individual woman employee was in any way prevented or denied her rights because no one, male or female, has a right to someone else's property, person, time, labor or good opinion, only to their own. Women are still free to use their wages to purchase whatever they want to buy, contraceptives included. The government has no business providing, let alone dictating the contents of, health insurance.
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